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Nestled in the centre of (sometimes very overcast) Brussels, the Scott invites you to its cosy world. The Scott pays tribute to the Roaring Twenties as is inspired by it’s namesake Scott Fitzgerald – this beautiful boutique hotel, with the use of impeccable Gatsby-esque interior design creates an atmosphere that is cosy and subdued and gives the impression of being welcomed by a refined host who invites you into his home. The wood panelling of the ceilings, the open fire crackling in the fireplace, the large library, laden with objects found at flea markets and inspiring books, invite guests to enjoy the sweetness of life by settling into a velvet armchair.

Upon entering you are greeted by an understated lobby and an open breakfast bar which features some of the best we’ve seen in a hotel of its size. The breakfast is truly one to behold with a wide range of items from more continental to more classic Belgian style delicacies. It was a real highlight every morning during our stay and gave us something to look forward to each morning during our stay. Guests take a small elevator or the stairs to their rooms which are situated over eight floors, luckily our room was on one of the top floors and featured incredibly impressive double height ceilings and panoramic views over the city. Windows faced in three directions in our room.

The rooms are much larger than one would imagine from the exterior, which is a real treat for a more understated city based hotel. Think jewel-tones, draping curtains, mahogany finishing and photos reminiscent of the bygone era, these rooms feature an apartment-style simplicity while still keeping in tone with the lavish and decadent zeitgeist of the Roaring Twenties.

The Scott is affordable and really comfortable for a city based stay, especially in a city that is not always famed for its good weather, which means that even on rainy days, you will be coming back to a warm and comfortable space that feels incredibly inviting.

We noticed a particular effort into ensuring bedding, towels and amenities were plentifully stocked and provided for, another feature of a smaller hotel you often only associate with luxury lodgings.

GT recommends the Scott for travellers in search of the perfect place to stay in the centre of Brussels for short weekend or business trips. The Scott offers the best of both worlds. An elegant and warm atmosphere, less than a stone’s throw from the capital’s trendiest eateries, high-end shops and theatres and other museums.

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