The rooms in this former monastery in the Belgian Quarter are spare but not spartan, though a startlingly realistic sculpture of a bishop, sitting in the reception area, serves as a constant reminder of the building's ecclesiastic origins. Modern paintings by Köln artists don the walls of the hotel, located on a quiet street lined with ginkos. The rooms are not huge but are well-kept, and the atmosphere is airy. The smartly appointed restaurant Et Cetera serves upscale
Mediterranean cuisine and has delightful garden seating.