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Monty Small Design Hotel, Brussels

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
101 Boulevard Brand Whitlock
Belgium 1200
Tel: 32 2 734 5636
Fax: 32 2 734 5636's insider take:

This 18-room hotel aims to furnish traditional spaces in contemporary styles. Aficionados can have fun identifying big-name pieces: Ron Arad, Charles Eames, Ingo Maurer, Philippe Starck et al. are represented in furniture and fittings—and very handsome it all looks against the blue-gray walls and cranberry woodwork. Aside from said furniture and fittings, facilities are modest, though there's a comprehensive buffet breakfast (which you can take in the garden on fine days) and limited room service. The location could be either a drawback or a plus: It's in the southeast EU lands, nestled between the Quartier Léopold, and Parc du Cinquantenaire, en route to Tervuren—but if you're not here on Eurobusiness, there's a Métro on the doorstep to effect your escape.

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