Hotels in Belgium
In the Patershol district, British transplants Simon Turner and Christopher Joseph opened this B&B at their casual coffeehouse. The Art Nouveau building has two contemporary rooms with funky white fluorescent light fixtures and sandstone bathrooms.
The Hotel Amigo is situated just a half-mile walk from the best antiques dealers in the and around the Place du Grand Sablon, a cobbled and gabled square. The 173-room converted property was designed by Olga Polizzi, in her traditional yet contemporary style.
It's a gimmick, but it works: this 61-room hotel features one distinctive Pantone color per floor, ranging from vivid to more subdued. The Pantone Hotel is built on contrasts; white walls provide a blank canvas for saturated colors to pop.
Check out the 11-room minimalist “love shack” in the middle of Antwerp. Those Belgians sure are naughty: there are handcuffs in the mini-bar.
A perennial favorite, this whitewashed hotel (the name, after all, means "white lily") is comprised of a row of three 17th-century restored town houses that contain a total of 10 spacious guest rooms, each filled with fresh flowers.
Check into Violetta and Vera Pepa’s petite B&B, and a smiling sister will show you to the gold leaf–filled double room (tiny and sexy) or one of two airy suites. Croissants, fresh fruit, and strong coffee await outside your door each morning.
The husband-and-wife team run a cooking school in the cellar where guests learn to make Belgian chocolate. Upstairs, you’ll find three spacious guest rooms—the best of which is the honeymoon suite, with private access to a vine-covered garden.
Heaven knows what the 15th-century Dominican friars would make of this ornate modern pleasure palace, which now occupies the site of their long-ago city monastery. The hotel, opened in 2007 by Dutch design duo FG Stijl, has hardly anything in common with its predecessor apart from its name.
The monumental white façade of the Conrad dominates the boutiques of Avenue Louise, the capital’s fashionista thoroughfare.
A three-suite B&B in the happening Zuid district.
This lovely B&B is comprised of four enormous rooms in a former mansion.
The two charcoal-colored town houses of the Hotel Julien are surrounded by 17th-century churches, gabled mansions, and cobblestoned alleys. The pared-down interiors combine blond-wood surfaces with whitewashed furniture and handmade white porcelain vases.
Here’s where you book if proximity to old-town charm is important. The hotel is just a cobblestone's throw from the historic market, Grote Markt, and is wedged between gently listing 350-year-old merchants' houses.
At the family-run property, top-floor rooms have views of the Kraanlei canal and the city's tiled rooftops.