The 5 most luxurious hotels in Brussels

1) Dominican

Located in a former mediaeval monastery, the Dominican was once home to the French artist Jacques-Louis David. Now a sophisticated hotel with an interior designed by the Amsterdam firm FG Stijl, it strikes a calm note in the city centre with its airy cloister, rich fabrics and countless orchids.

lobby area of the Dominican

2) Amigo

Built for the Brussels Expo in 1958, the Amigo Hotel looks much older. It is a comfortable, elegant hotel in a prime location oGrand-Place, making it a favourite with Europe’s national leaders when they are in town for a summit. The presidential suite has a terrace with a spectacular view of the Gothic town hall.

room interior of Amigo hotel

3) Stanhope

The Stanhope is a refuge of traditional British style amid the concrete horrors of the European Quarter. Occupying three town houses and a modern addition, it is a rambling place where Europe’s bureaucrats can retreat after work. The lobby is a cool marble space that was once occupied by a smart pharmacy while the courtyard is a delightfully secluded spot shaded by an old magnolia.

interior of hotel room at Stanhope

Rue du Commerce 9, Ixelles

+32 (0)2 506 91 11

http://www.stanhope.be

4) Le Dixseptième

This beautiful, rambling 17th-century mansion close to Grand-Place once belonged to the Spanish ambassador. It is now a stylish hotel with large, luxurious rooms.

hotel room at Le Dixseptième

5) Le Plaza

This grand hotel with marble floors and chandeliers was built in 1930 in the style of the Georges V in Paris. It closed down in the 1970s but reopened in 1995 after a costly renovation. It has the grandest lobby in town, along with spacious bedrooms and a curious Moorish theatre. The neighbourhood sadly still has a few old porn cinemas that refuse to budge.

hotel room at Le Plaza

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