In Antwerp’s city centre there are not many places to relax and feel the calmness that the capital of diamonds commerce can also offer us. But, if you pay attention on the little streets, near the cathedral, hidden behind two large grey doors, you will find this cosmopolitan oasis, Hotel Julien. Once you enter you won’t want to leave it…


Constructed from two XVI cent. buildings around green patios, the member of Best Design Hotels of the world has been completely transformed for the new generation: with a decoration that combines a subtle mix of antique, mid-century and modern, with a dash of Art Deco thrown in.


The soft lines, light tone woods with the neutral and cream tones joined with comfort creates a trendy city atmosphere.


At the very 60’s inspired bar you can meet a Serge Gainsbourg black and white photo gallery and enjoy your drink while sitting room next door, with a restored historic ceiling and furnished with classic Vitra and Eames chairs and sofas. In here you can find many books and magazines for all kind of taste as well as some contemporary photography art pieces to relish.


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In the way to your room you are welcome by a gleaming gold leaf wall with Carrara marble at the end of a cool white corridor with white mosaic floor.


The Design Hotel features 21 contemporary, white and lightly rooms, all with oversized bathubor rainshower, fluffy linen and Nespresso coffee. The rooms have big windows with a view to the internal gardens, but you can also choose between two rooms with private terrace as spacious as an outdoor living room. Or go to the top floor that accomodates a roof terrace were you can enjoy a breathtaking view over Antwerp’s old city skyline.

The relaxing experience goes from your bedroom until the basement that previously was a wine cellar and now houses a luxurious spa. The partnership with REN provides the full experience of relax treatment with high quality products. You can enjoy a unique moment in the sauna and stream bath, the ultimate in attentive and individualized service.


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To finish your stay in well you can delight the informal approach of the dining room that creates a pleasant atmosphere for fresh light meals, delicious homemade cakes and finger food, any time of the day.


With a very zen mood and the Excellence certificate from Tripadvisor, Hotel Julien provides the ideal escape from every day stress. You can’t possibly leave Antwerp without trying this coveted hotel that offers you both comfort, peace and lifestyle.

Source: Covet Edition Magazine