Centre Antwerp, 5 min waking from Central Station, 10 min walking from the old city and river. Room with double bed in spacious old (website hidden), internet, use of kitchen and bathroom.
Situated next to the big shopping street and area, lots of restaurants very near, also the important musea
Public transport to the region of the city is in front of the door.
There is a cat.
Logeren bij Raf is alsof je na een lange reis thuis komt bij een oude vriend. Hij stelt zijn huis royaal voor je open, volgens het motto 'mi case es su casa, en dat geldt tot en met zijn ketchupfles. Je krijgt zijn prachtige appartement geheel tot je beschikking en af en toe informeert Raf of alles goed verloopt en geeft hij een rake tip voor een niet te missen stripboekenwinkel om de hoek. Het huis ligt zeer centraal, pal tegenover de opera (prachtig uitzicht!) en, omdat je op de derde verdieping zit, toren je hoog boven alles uit en zie je het verkeer geruisloos voorbij schieten. Interieur is stijlvol doorleefd. Ja, de douchekop blijft niet zitten aan de douchestang, maar wie heeft er daarover wanneer de open haard knispert, je over krakend oude vloeren kunt wandelen naar een muziekkast vol oude jazz? Absolute aanrader, maar vertel het niet niet verder, anders zit Raf straks vol en kunnen wij niet nóg een keer!
We stayed in Raf's huge place. We really liked the shabby and original style of the appartment and above all the really nice and friendly cat! Raf as a host was awesome and extremely friendly, too. He chatted with us and gave us two sets of keys so that we could come and go freely. Do not expect a super clean place, it's an old crumbling building after all which certainly has its charm.
**The perfect host for a tired traveler.
Read on and I will let you know more about RAf and his amazing condo.
First of all the apartment is HUGE.
It has like idk 3 bathrooms LOL
An amazing suite bedroom with vintage style decor.
The whole apartment is neatly organized and has that rustic feel that makes you feel like you just came "home" in that 2nd home away from home :)
He is patient, helpful ( he even helps you carry your baggage and gets you extra washing powders hehe ) and he is a very friendly chap who makes you feel welcome and not just hosted.
He understands traveling is tiresome and makes sure you can get rested.
He is there to answer any questions you need and really lends you his whole house.
All that while never being in the way, obtrusive at all.
I highly recommend this host to anyone and off course the great vintage apartment.
P.s I even came and applied to him late but he still hosted and welcomed me another BIG plus right there guys!
Great place! Huge living room with a working fire place. Breathing a lot of atmosphere, classic furniture, a big wall full of mirrors and a view on the Opera building. The place is a bit lived though.
Raf was very friendly and accommodating while giving us enough privacy.
The house is centrally located, all the hot spots are at a walking distance. Parking in front of the house is inexpensive and the train station is a 5 minutes walk.
Where to start... this apparment is more like a palace. It's huge and inviting, interesting and cosy. The location is suberb and Raf, the host, is so kind! We fell in love with the cat. A beautiful blue grey old lady. We would highly recommend staying here. It felt like home.
Raf is very nice and flexible. His appartment is very spacious, very well-located to enjoy Antwerpen (in front of the Opera). It has lot of charma and seems very typical. Overall atmosphere is very special and we can recommend it for that.
But, the flat is very old and not so clean (especially bathroom, and kitchen), so we did not fully appreciate our trip to Raf's place.
Het appartement van Raf is ontzetttend ruim, en ligt heel centraal. Het is een unieke plek om te verblijven, een kijkje in iemand anders leven. Met boeken van verschillende filosofen, en jazzmuziek, waan je je voor eventjes in een andere wereld. Een inspirerend weekend dat ik niet snel zal vergeten. Ik denk dat ik in Antwerpen wil wonen!
Amazing! Rof was a fantastic host and his apartment is exquisite. The place is very conveniently located - minutes from the Central Station and easy to go the center of the city. The room was soooo special and huge we love it! Rof was very helpful and helped us a lot! A big thumbs up! We'll definitely stay with Rof again.
The house is right in the center of Antwerpen, a stone's throw from the central train station and in front of the Opera. The place is very nice and big, everything inside is cosy and relaxing. The apartment would be highly recommended just for the place itself, but the icing on the cake is the owner Raf. My friends and I fell in love with him immediately because of his hospitality, friendliness and kindness. Raf and his friend Yuri welcomed us as friends and for us they've been parents, city guides and above all great people it's a pleasure to consider our friends.
The best souvenir of our week in Belgium!
This place has a awesome location. It's just 1 sec away from the Meir and few minutes walking for Central Station. On the top floor you actually have THE view of the Opera building, as you're right opposite of it. The apartment was huge, and I do mean huge. It def has my style of vintage look, but if you're looking for a spotless, modern, sterile kinda of look, this is not it. The building is old and that's it's charm. We loved it. We actually wanted to live in it :)
The owner wasn't there, but a friendly neighbor showed us around. Overall a great location and huge amount of space. Will return gladly!