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Steps away from The Grand Place, the Hotel Amigo offers classic luxury, with René Magritte images in all the rooms and Tintin cartoons and figurines in each bathroom. Wake up hungry, as the copious breakfast buffet is accompanied by your choice of egg dishes, along with pancakes and waffles as a finale.
The Domenican, tucked behind the opera house, recently opened and is touted as the first design hotel in Brussels—albeit one with a 15th-century flair. The building was formerly an abbey (which explains the piped-in chanting in the elevators, the dim lighting and cloisters incorporated into the design). Later it was home to the French painter Jacques-Louis David.