Fun and funky, the Belgian capital’s Jam Hotel is brilliant for those looking for something with soul. It's also a fantastic option for those visiting Brussels with kids, who love hanging out in the cool games room with its table football, ping pong, pinball and vintage arcade machines. Younger guests also adore the rooftop terrace with its heated outdoor pool (intended for relaxing in, not swimming) and the colourful restaurant renowned for its pizzas and pasta.
This is an especially useful option with larger families – some rooms sleep up to six. The decor is a mix of industrial chic (original raw-concrete roofs and exposed brick walls) and cosy (vintage furnishings, Moroccan blankets and seating nooks with plump cushions). Extras available free of charge include bathrobes, yoga mats, a Belgian Monopoly set, playing cards, and even skateboards and scooters to take out with you on your urban explorations.
Occupying, fittingly, a former art school, this unique hotel is in the hip St Gilles district, a 20-minute bus ride or half-hour’s walk from the Grand-Place.