LindaStyleDiary loves to travel with Thalys

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Normally I do everything by car, but due to my busy schedules, Thalys is really the solution!

As you might know, I live in Rotterdam and from the Central Station I can take the Thalys to Antwerp, Brussels or Paris.

Last weekend I had to be in Antwerp for work. Unfortunately, I had a fairly busy week that week so I did not want to use the car. I have decided to go to Antwerp with the Thalys, from Rotterdam CS it is only 30 minutes in the train to Antwerp Central Station. With the car I would be on the road for an hour and probably would not arrive as rested as I do with the Thalys. I was also able to easily work that 30-minute journey time.

As you now know, I had a pretty busy week behind me. So I chose to travel with Thalys in Premium class.
Please see the benefits of Premium below:

  • Travel in comfort with a larger seat in a quiet and spacious environment.
  • Enjoy a tasty meal with regional and seasonal produce at any time of the day.
  • Take advantage of faster Wi-Fi and more data to work or surf during your entire trip.
  • Discover a wide selection of multilingual newspapers and magazines that are available for you at the entrance of the carriage.
  • Recharge your electronic devices during your journey thanks to the individual sockets.
  • Extend your trip to Antwerp, Paris or Brussels in peace: our on-board teams reserve your taxi.
  • You can visit our lounges in Paris, Brussels, Cologne and Dusseldorf. The ideal place to relax, work or gain information.

Please click HERE to read more

Thalys makes travel in style even more accessible via ‘Premium Mini’. With this
Additional offer benefit groups of two to six people permanently of all the benefits of the
most luxurious class, at a lower price. Tickets are available for trips from the 4th of 
September 2018.

 

Free wifi, extra spacious seats and a
lovely meal. That is what travelers want
waiting state when they choose
‘Premium mini’. Who wants to use
these facilities on board, does
wise not to wait too long.
Only 2.000 tickets per month
for this rate.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PREMIUM MINI TICKET NOW! 

 

Lots of Love,

Linda

LindaStyleDiary loves Hotel FRANQ (Antwerp)

Antwerp, just an one hour drive from Rotterdam.
But once you arrive you can’t compare this city with Dutch cities.
You really have the feeling that you are on holidays.
Beautiful city, lovely people and don’t forget the Flemish.
Yes, that reminds you that you are abroad.

But it’s not just that one hour drive, it starts to find the best hotel in the city center.
Don’t look further because if you are planning a citytrip to Antwerp,
you must book a room at Hotel FranQ.

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It’s a brand-new luxury boutique hotel in Antwerp, next to the ‘Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Kathedraal’ and the Meir.
And you know what? In the past, the building was a bank. You can still find the details in the cellar. For example, the big safe from this previous bank.

Hotel FranQ is a 4-star hotel which is located in the city center of Antwerp. You really can see that this hotel is brand new!
I am in love with this luxury boutique hotel.
Because, when I arrived at the hotel you really feel like a queen, the decoration, the design and the furniture, everything is just perfect!

They have 5 types of rooms:
Overview
Small Classic Room
Classic Room
Deluxe Room
Junior Suites
Luxury Suites

I chose the ‘Deluxe Room’

The Deluxe rooms do have extra-long king size beds. The Deluxe rooms are furnished with elegancy, all rooms have a desk, 48” smart TV, a minibar, air-conditioning, safe, bluetooth sound system and Wi-Fi. Ideal for guests who are looking for a warm and luxurious room.

25-30m²
Room with extra-long king size beds (180×210)
Twin beds available upon request
Extra bed can be placed into the room upon request
Free espresso, tea and water available
Rain shower and bath
Bath products of Elemental Herbology
Bath robes and slippers available

This room is absolutely stunning!

RESTAURANT FRANQ
Restaurant FRANQ invites you to enjoy a contemporary French-Belgian cuisine at gourmet level. Their chef will spoil you with à la carte breakfast, delicious lunch or stylish dinner. Their team is always ready to make you enjoy tasty food. After a hectic day you can also enjoy these delicious dishes in your room.

BAR FRANQ
Bar FRANQ serves the best wines, delicious cocktails and pure coffee or tea. In addition to these delicious drinks, they have a delicious assortment of finger food or sweet treats.

Personal attention and love for the subject is self-evident. The excellent service, individual approach and overall experience are paramount.

Is there something special? They invite you to have lunch or dinner in their sixteenth century ‘Den Dooren Boom cottage’ or in one of their other stately rooms.

They also have a lovely terrace outside where you can enjoy the sun with a good glass of wine or champagne.

Unfortunately, there was no sun for me but just rain.

Lots of Love,
Linda

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