Hotel Neuvice's cozy communal room with light shining in from the sunbathed patio | Courtesy of Hotel Neuvice
With the city’s history as one of the oldest Belgian strongholds and many alluring sights such as the Prince-Bishops’ Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and a state-of-the-art railway station, there’s plenty of places to see in Liège. Read Culture Trip‘s guide to the best places to stay.
Hotel Neuvice owes its name to its location on Liège's oldest and coziest of shopping alleys, En Neuvice | Courtesy of Hotel Neuvice
Located on what is considered to be the city’s most charming street, Hotel Neuvice, in Liège’s historic center, takes shape around a patio with stunning wooden details. Its trio of connected houses dates back to the 18th century, making sure it fits in perfectly with the rest of En Neuvice. The alley, with its cobblestones, gourmet shops and art galleries, is one of the most picturesque parts of Liège and perfect for a romantic evening stroll.
If you’re hoping to spend a couple of days in the city for a low price, take a look at the Liège Youth Hostel. With breakfast, an à la carte restaurant menu and private bathrooms, its price–quality ratio is very decent. Add to that a central location and great spaces to socialize in, and you’ve got a winner.
In the heart of Liège on the lovely Square Saint-Etienne, a five-minute walk from the party neighborhood of Carré and close to the tranquil botanical gardens, Amosa does industrial design well. Exposed piping and chrome details in the common areas are contrasted with plush, comfortable bedrooms. Savan. Its South African restaurant treats you to an authentic meal in equally stylish décor.
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For those preferring a homier approach to their travels, Smartflats has decorated apartments all over Liège available for you to move in to for a couple of days or even weeks. With locations named for their proximity to the Royal Opera House, the Prince-Bishops’ Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral, you can pick and choose the Liège neighborhood you’d most like to live in for a while.
The blend of industrial-cool and chic comfort continues in the Liège sister to the Pentahotel we mentioned in our Leuven list. With pool tables, wooden bookcases, gentlemanly chairs and a bar stocked with a great selection of Belgian beer, you might even be tempted to stay in for the night.
The bar at Pentahotel Liège, a sea of comfort in an industrial setting | Courtesy of Pentahotel
Crowne Plaza Liège
Only barely outside the city center, yet somehow an oasis of peace, the Crowne Plaza lives up to its royal name. The old digs of the La Marck family (the household which would give Liège one of its prince-bishops) that was later bought up and restored by baron Maurice de Sélys Longchamps, the exceptional mansion makes for quite the luxurious stay. A number of cozy terraces and an impeccably kept internal garden provide south of France atmospheres on sunny days.
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Hôtel Hors Château
One of the smaller and more intimate establishments, the Hôtel Hors Château, in a renovated historic redbrick, only counts nine rooms, including a lavish suite. Deep in the old town center, it’s the perfect departure point for a day of cultured museum-hopping.
Also in possession of a grand garden is the classic Ramada Plaza. Distinguishing it from other hotels is its pet-friendly policy and its 17th century wing, which used to be a convent. Returning on foot from an excursion to the city becomes rather romantic in the evening, with the nearby river reflecting the city’s many lights.