The best hotels near 10 of Europe’s major rail hubs

The Guardian – 2023

“Urban Yard is a boutique hotel five minutes’ walk from the Gare du Midi, Brussels’ Eurostar terminal. Converted from an old building on Square de l’Aviation, it is a light, garden-inspired oasis, full of plants and flowers – including living ceilings – with an internal courtyard. Room types come in three sizes from Florist (the smallest) to Gardener and Botanist (the largest, sleeping three), and each has contemporary floral furnishings and interactive wallpaper showing Brussels tourist attractions via an augmented reality app. It’s a stone’s throw from one of Europe’s biggest markets, the Midi, which takes place on Sunday mornings.”