Tenbosch House: exclusive guesthouse in Brussels

Tenbosch House is an exclusive boutique hotel in Brussels, located in the lively Ch√Ętelain neighborhood, south of the city center, an area filled with chic restaurants, boutiques and bars. It is close to the Victor Horta Museum, the house and atelier built by Horta, the famous Belgian Art Nouveau architect. This museum is one of […]

Hotel Cafe Pacific: chic intimate boutique hotel in the heart of Brussels

If you are going to Brussels and want to stay in an intimate boutique hotel with lots of style and flair, the Hotel Cafe Pacific is one of the best in the city. Located on Brussels’ most famous shopping street, the rue Antoine Dansaert, the hotel has only 12 rooms and one large duplex spread […]

Aloft Brussels Schuman: stylish high-tech boutique hotel

If you are going to Brussels and want a stylish, modern hotel with reasonable prices, check out the Aloft Brussels Schuman, located ¬†close to the offices of the European Union’s institutions. The hotel has 147 rooms with a choice of either an Aloft room or a Breezy loft. All rooms are very spacious with nine-foot […]

Hotel The Black: Antwerp’s new elegant address

Antwerp, Belgium is a city that, despite being off the beaten track, is filled with marvelous boutique hotels and chic B&Bs. Perhaps it’s because the city is the fashion and design capital of Belgium. A new hotel on the map is The Black, located in the trendy southern part of the city (Antwerp-Zuid). The owner, […]

Mapplr’s favorite hotels and Bed and Breakfasts in Antwerp

Antwerp is a city with two personalities: one lives in the world of Rubens and 17th century Flemish architecture, the other favors minimalist furniture from Maarten van Severen and parties with the fashion crowd in Antwerp Zuid, the new trendy neighborhood where Belgian designers Dries van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester have their flagship stores. But, […]

Romantic dinner in a rustic setting: L'Eau Vive in Belgium

If I were to pick a romantic place to have dinner in a rustic setting, I would go to L’Eau Vive just outside the town of Profondeville in Belgium, not far from the city of Namur (in the Ardennes). The restaurant is located in an old water mill and boasts of one Michelin star. I’ve […]