The Concept Hotel challenges the idea that style and affordability rarely meet on a central city square. Poised on the edge of the Grand-Place, it impresses with elegant, vintage-inspired décor. Antique mirrors, distressed wood, muted colours, period detailing and curios combine for a refined but homely setting, all a short stroll from museums, shops and restaurants. The owners can also suggest the best places to visit.
Concept Hotel, 39 Grand-Place, Brussels (00 32 474 03 2470; www.concepthotel.be). Doubles start at €120, including breakfast.