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Preserved history of Belgium: long-standing and ancient hotels

Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk The Belgians, living in a country rich in history, not only maintain their own history but also try to extract a lot of benefits from it. Historical buildings have been long adapted for hotels, which also turned out to be in no way inferior, but sometimes superior to modern hotels in terms of comfort. In a house built in 1930, which survived the most terrible war in the history of mankind, is the B & B hotel. Just some walking distance from it is the elite district of Brussels, Ixelles. You will find located near the hotel, the Flagey square, sophisticated bars, and a concert hall. Functionality and modern amenities both combine to create a pleasant atmosphere of fun and relaxation here. The Kempinski Hotel Dukes’ Palace in Bruges is located in a 15th-century building that previously housed the Prinsenhof Castle. The interiors of the hotel are richly decorated with images and ornaments from the dawn of the castle. Today, the hotel offers a spa, fitness center, bar and swimming pool to its guests.
Photo of Place 2 stay, Gent Place 2 stay, Gent A miniature old building, the look and décor of which are in line with classic national traditions, has become home for Place 2 stay . This hotel offers only 7 comfortable apartments with elegant design and clean lines, which still keep the atmosphere of past centuries. Some rooms come with small balconies with stone fencing. Guests will admire these balconies since they feature a magnificent panoramic view of St-Braafs Square. Large windows of different shapes allow much of daylight in, while the presence of modern electronics makes a stay at Place 2 Stay hotel very comfortable. Independent travelers will be pleased with a fully equipped kitchen with tableware, an oven, and a microwave.
Hotel Firean, Antwerpen Hotel Firean is a family run small hotel that has become famous far beyond the borders of the city thanks to its one-of-a-kind historic design. The building of the hotel, which is a marvelous example of the art deco style, was built in 1929. The building belongs to the Iserbyt family, who decided to transform a posh mansion into a hotel in 1986. During more than 30 years the hotel has been providing the best service for its guests. The magnificent hotel has only 9 guestrooms decorated with precious antique items. All the rooms have different design, so a stay at this hotel will never be boring.
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Photo of Guesthouse Vakantie Logies Hollywood, Brugge Vakantie Logies Hollywood, Brugge Vakantie Logies Hollywood is one of the most interesting historic hotels in Bruges. As it is not hard to guess from its name, the hotel’s design is dedicated to Hollywood. It is located in a typical historic building with the preserved original wooden carcass. Besides antique furniture, the hotel exhibits an interesting collection of vintage photographs. In the photos, you will see Hollywood stars of the middle of the 20th century, retro filmmaking equipment and interesting on set moments. When it’s warm outside, guests of this wonderful hotel are welcome to relax on an open terrace, where they will be treated with best sorts of Belgian beer.
Photo of Hotel Noga, Brussels Hotel Noga, Brussels A charming house not far from the old fishing market of St. Catherine has become home for Hotel Noga . A team of talented designers worked hard to create a warm and pleasant atmosphere of the middle of the 20th century. Walls in rooms are covered with cute vintage wallpapers and feature colorful textiles carefully selected in accordance with trends of the past. Many rooms and public zones are decorated with interesting vintage items – beautiful furniture, paintings, ship models, hand-painted vases and lamps, antique carpets and other interesting accessories that will certainly draw the attention of history fans.
Photo of Best Western Residence Cour St Georges, Gent Best Western Residence Cour St Georges, Gent The historical part of Ghent is home to one more amazing hotel, Best Western Residence Cour St Georges , that is open in a grandiose 18th-century building. Its guest rooms are mostly made in elegant colors, and some rooms still have the original arched ceilings. Convenient location remains one of the main attractive points of the historical hotel. The famous Huis van Alijn Museum, Gravensteen Castle, and St. Nicolas Church are located just a couple of minutes away from the hotel. Every morning, a hearty breakfast is served for hotel guests. The breakfast includes numerous national delicacies and fresh baking.
Photo of Erasmus Hotel, Gent Erasmus Hotel, Gent Erasmus Hotel is open in a unique 16th-centry building with carefully preserved original elements of décor. Spiral stairs with high wooden banisters, amazing fireplaces, and antique furniture, crystal chandeliers, historical candelabras and clocks – the design of Erasmus Hotel is reminiscent of a museum of history. There is even a charming ancient garden that is still decorated with original landscape compositions.
Photo of The Pand Hotel - Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Bruges The Pand, Brugge The Pand is another wonderful historic hotel, which is located in an 18th-century mansion. The family, which owns the hotel, is keen on art, so the refined taste of the owners has reflected in design and atmosphere of the hotel. Romantic guestrooms come with large beds with canopies, premium textiles, antique furniture, and are decorated with valuable artworks. A peaceful inner yard with a charming fountain, a library with a great collection of old books, a wonderful bar – the atmosphere of elegance and comfort reigns throughout the hotel. On demand of travelers, fine breakfasts on silver tableware and premium champagne can be served directly in guestrooms.
Photo of Hotel Gravensteen, Gent Hotel Gravensteen, Gent Hotel Gravensteen is open in a beautiful building that belongs to the middle of the 19th century. Only several steps separate the building from the same named building. Guests of Hotel Gravensteen find will peaceful relaxation in the atmosphere of luxury and comfort. In the morning, the stylish salon is used to serve buffet type breakfast for guests. The beautifully furnished bar of the hotel is an ideal place for trying delicious Belgian beer that is always offered with a wide choice of different signature snacks. The historical hotel is surrounded by a lush garden with centuries-old trees and magnificent flowerbeds.
Photo of B&B The Baron, Antwerpen B&B The Baron, Antwerpen The luxury Baroque style town house, which was built in 1860, was transformed into B&B The Baron hotel. Its luxurious rooms made in retro style are simply stunning with their antique wallpapers, authentic historic furniture and precious artworks throughout the hotel. Guestrooms for couples are very charming and romantic as they have king size beds with valance, old paintings and finest china. Public zones are no less wonderful as the hotel’s owners managed to keep the original décor, high ceiling with fretwork and carved columns.
Photo of NH Brugge, Bruges NH Brugge, Brugge With its original stained-glass windows, brick fireplaces and old beam ceilings, historic NH Brugge resembles a 17th-century monastery. Guestrooms are mostly made in French countryside style. The stone terrace of the hotel is an ideal place to have a cup of coffee in the morning or relax and enjoy a delicious cocktail in the evening. The hotel’s staff is very friendly, hospitable and tries to do their best to make sure guests feel comfortable and are pleased with their stay at NH Brugge.
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Remarkable old hotels in the top cities of Belgium

Brussels
Travellers, who are fond of staying at historic hotels in Brussels, are recommended to pay attention to Hotel Manos Stephanie, which is located right in the heart of the city, not far from Avenue Louise. This magnificent hotel will bring its guests to the elegant period of Louis XVI. The hotel simply strikes visitors with its outstanding design and genuine antiquities. Behind the entrance doors, guests will find a spacious hall with marble columns and crystal chandeliers. Guests of the hotel … Read more
Brugge
With its original stained-glass windows, brick fireplaces and old beam ceilings, historic NH Brugge resembles a 17th-century monastery. Guestrooms are mostly made in French countryside style. The stone terrace of the hotel is an ideal place to have a cup of coffee in the morning or relax and enjoy a delicious cocktail in the evening. The hotel’s staff is very friendly, hospitable and tries to do their best to make sure guests feel comfortable and are pleased with their stay at NH Brugge. The … Read more
Antwerpen
The luxury Baroque style town house, which was built in 1860, was transformed into B&B The Baron hotel. Its luxurious rooms made in retro style are simply stunning with their antique wallpapers, authentic historic furniture and precious artworks throughout the hotel. Guestrooms for couples are very charming and romantic as they have king size beds with valance, old paintings and finest china. Public zones are no less wonderful as the hotel’s owners managed to keep the original décor, high … Read more
Gent
Hotel Gravensteen is open in a beautiful building that belongs to the middle of the 19th century. Only several steps separate the building from the same named building. Guests of Hotel Gravensteen find will peaceful relaxation in the atmosphere of luxury and comfort. In the morning, the stylish salon is used to serve buffet type breakfast for guests. The beautifully furnished bar of the hotel is an ideal place for trying delicious Belgian beer that is always offered with a wide choice of … Read more

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