Accommodation In Belgium
Three cultures in one at Brussels
Brussels' bilingual community means that most of the locals you meet will be fluent in French, Dutch and English. Far from causing confusion, this gives the capital an exotic and multicultural flair that few other cities in the world can claim. Despite playing host to numerous European institutions, Brussels maintains its own unique personality, strengthened by the stunning Grand Place-Grote Market and its charming boroughs.
Accommodation in the city includes worldwide brands such as Best Western, ibis, Novotel, Marriott and Sheraton, which maintain their international standards of excellence and affordability. Accompanying these is a range of independent hotels that deliver memorable luxuries.
French-speaking Wallonia in the south
From Belgium's capital city, Brussels, the further south you travel the more prevalent the French tongue becomes. This is the Wallonia region, which borders France in the south-west and is known for its wealth of cultural and historical sights. The most populous province is Hainaut, home to the cities of Mons, Tournai and Charleroi.
Mons, the capital of Hainaut, is a historic hotspot home to reliable hotels such as ibis, Mercure and Best Western. Wallonia's capital city, Namur, is blessed with quintessentially Belgium architecture best displayed in the city's streets and the impressive citadel. With award-winning hotels, gorgeous chateaus and budget-friendly central accommodation to choose from, all travellers are sorted.
Dutch-speaking Flanders in the south
Flanders to the north is known as the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium, sitting snug between the Netherlands and Brussels. A major Flanders destination is Antwerp, where friendly people, good food and fascinating sights complement the quality hotels, from international brands to local boutiques.
Hasselt, the capital city of Limburg, delivers an array of memorable monuments, parks and public fields, along with educational museums. You have the choice of splendid 4-star hotels and more affordable 2- and 3-star varieties. Venture into Ypres, where World War I history is rich, and sombre memorials and cemeteries give way to a wonderful countryside. The city and surrounding area are dotted with cosy hotels and family-run B&Bs.