If the idea of staying in your own Belle Epoque apartment holds more allure than booking a hotel, then Le Coup de Coeur in Brussels will appeal. Oozing old-world charm and effortless modernity, these three beautiful apartments in the heart of the city have all the finery of a luxury hotel but are perfectly discreet to come and go as you please. Given a new lease of life by owner Arnaud Rasquinet, the suites have been individually decorated with a quirky mix of old and new, offsetting the grandeur of the 19th Century vaulted beamed ceilings, parquet floor and ornate internal doors with designer comforts, contemporary furniture and art. And all perfectly located for a spot of weekend antique shopping at the Place du Sablon. Find Venetian mirrors, Art Deco wall lights and mid-century modern furniture - all at half the price of Paris. Prices from €135 per night.