Travel Blogs from Brugge
Our wake up call came way too early! In our haste to shower and dress, we missed breakfast and the deadline to put our bags out for the bus. We lugged ourselves and our bags to the waiting coach and hefted them below then blearily loaded ourselves into our seats. Our chipper, well rested co-passengers asked us if we went into town and what it was …
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Take Back the Waiting Room – smoking cigarettes and reading Life magazine while waiting to have a meat blockage surgically removed from your small intestine.
Take Back the Sitcom – helpful laugh tracks and weekly moral lessons like how giving in to peer pressure can lead to young Sarah getting double-teamed by the Anderson brothers from down the block.
Take Back Sexual Innuendo in the Workplace ...
... Christ's blood on it.
Then we bought a ride in a horse drawn cart/carriage which went for about 30 minutes. It took us all around town and was fantastic! I liked hearing the horse's shoes clopping on the cobbled streets it felt like we had gone back in time!
For the rest of the day we did the usual strolling, photo taking, eating, drinking and shopping. Brugge is ...
... suddenly to avoid some pedestrians and took a tumble that resulted in the loss of her bike headlight and her dignity. No physical injury, fortunately, and no pedestrians were hurt in the incident.
We had a chance to do some sightseeing today. We visited Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk in Lissewege, one of the starting points for the well-known Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage. We lit several candles in the church, thinking of Toos. We ...
... off the iron beautiful creation covered with chocolate and powdered sugar. We eat them and they are light and taste as good as they look and smell, we are just warming up. We wander the stalls and eventually fall victim to the french fries. Ok, when I am old and infirmed set me in a seat at the square in Bruges, give me a beer and let me watch the goings and comings, bring me and occasional treat, wheel me home when the day is done, I'd ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cote Canal Brugge
Merveilleux week end
Merveilleux week end. Nous avons été reçu avec chaleur et gentillesse par nos hôtes, dans un environnement confortable et très raffiné, les chambres sont spacieuses et décorées avec goût et luxe.
Le petit déjeuner est délicieux avec une abondance de mets, dans un cadre des plus agréable.
Pour visiter Brugge c'est un bonheur c'est central.
C'est une adresse à recommander, ce que nous nous sommes empressés de donner à nos amis et relation, en espèrant en reprofiter bientôt.
Lovely B & B in the city center
We stayed here one night in the first week of August.
We found the B & B website through google .
Cote Canal is located just 5 mins walk from the market square. Our suite was spcious, clean and decorated beautifully that makes us feel at home. The owner Caroline was very friendly and helpful with routes to take in the city with beautiful views along the canal and local restaurant suggestions. Downstairs, the dinning and living room area are decorated with taste in 18th Century style. There is a lovely garden where you can sit outside facing the canal! They also provide free internet connection if you have a laptop. We wish we could stayed Brugge longer. For anyone who plans go to Brugge, I suggest that you stay there at least 2 - 3 nights. Brugge is so beautiful, romantic and relaxing. During our short stay, we fell in love with Brugge and Cote Canal, I would defetely go back again!
Beautiful up market b & b
Have just got back from a fabulous stay at this b & b and thoroughly agree with all the previous comments. The Huyze Herstberge / Cote Canal is in a great location, just minutes away from the main square, but in a peaceful location with a lovely small garden which overlooks the canal, where breakfast can be taken, weather permitting. The whole ambience of the place is perfect. We luckily had the place to ourselves, and were lucky enough to be shown round all the bedrooms, all of which were beautiful in different ways and all with views towards the canal. Its really hard to choose the best one as each has a different character. For breakfast there was an excellent selection and nothing was too much trouble. Beer is on tap for you to help yourself to, along with coffee etc. The property is owned by the delightful Caroline, who made us feel so welcome. She has lovingly restored the property herself and has made an amazing job of it. She is a mine of information and she genuinely seems to take an interest in her guests. She certainly made us feel at home. Will certainly recommend this b & b to all our friends and hope to make a return visit some day.
Number 1 in Brugge
We are a family of 4 from Australia who had the wonderful opportunity to stay in this 6 star B&B for 2 nights in May. We were extremely sad to have only two nights as this was the absolute highlight of our one month holiday. Words cannot begin to describe the experience we had at this beautiful home. Caroline is one of those rare gems who has a sincere and genuine interest in people and went out of her way to make sure we had a wonderful stay in Brugge. As we wandered around Brugge we felt so lucky to have found Cote Canal as this is the only B&B that we could see that has a garden overlooking the canal, it also features on many postcards in Brugge. I saw all of the rooms and the cleanliness and opulent standard was the feature of all of them. We personally felt this place was of such a high standard it was almost too good for children and as such really made sure our children were on their best behaviour. We needn't have worried as Caroline really made them feel at home and they still talk about her and Fidel (the dog at the window on the website) We wish Caroline and Hank all the best as they truly deserve it, and hope so much to share it again one day.
No doubt: 5 stars!
I am a Belgian living in Milan and visited Brugge with the parents of my (Italian) girlfriend. I spend a lot of time in hotels when travelling for my job but have not so much experience with B&B. Looking for something "special" I ran into Huyze Hertsberge (Cote Canal) and I somehow had a good feeling about it. The moment I entered I realised this was probably the best possible place to stay. Everything was just perfect. A very warm and charming atmosphere, a perfect host (Caroline) and an incredibly environment. The pictures on the website do not show the actual class of this Bed & Brakfast and for sure do not show how every detail has been studied and nothing was too much to make everything perfect...
A truly lovely place to stay
We stayed at the Cote Canal for 2 nights and I well recommend it. The room (Claire de Lune) was both large and immaculate, and held a wonderful view over the garden and canal. The little touches in the room really set the scene.
My thanks to Caroline, who was extremely helpful in answering any questions about the town such as good local places to eat and attractions to take or avoid. It was a lovely experience to be able to relax in the lounge or sit at a garden table watching the small boats go by, and I thoroughly enjoyed breakfast in the morning with all the different cheeses, jams, meats, and breads. Cote de Canal is right in the centre of Bruge, so a short walk from any shops or restaurants. An excellent bed and breakfast.
We stayed at Cote Canal at the end of April 2006. We had the suite "Clair de Lune" which was stunning. There is amazing attention to detail in the room with many little touches to really make you feel at home. The furnishings were lovely and the view over the garden and canal was beautiful. The room is very spacious. The public areas in the guesthouse were very attractively decorated and Caroline was extremely accommodating and anxious for you to feel that you were at home. Extra little touches included a huge selection of teas, a coffee machine, draft beer and a fully stocked bar.
The garden adjoins the canal and it was very pleasant to take tea in the garden and watch the boats go by.
Breakfast was excellent and the breads bought that morning from the bakery were delicious. There was more food available than could possibly be eaten. We will be recommending this venue to our friends and family and will certainly return.
We visited Brugge a couple of weeks ago and the Cote Canal / Huyze Hertsberge guest house was fantastic. A friend stayed in Brugge over New Year at the Hotel de Orangerie and said it was fantastic, although relatively punchy on the wallet. He met the restaurant owner of Arthies who suggested the Cote Canal and said it was just as nice but better value for money and included a more personal touch. I am very grateful for the information as the guest house was absolutely fantastic.
The building was gorgeous, I would not be surprised if it has been in 25 Beautiful Homes or Homes and Antiques magazines after the spectacular refurbishment. The location was ideal, the breakfast superb and the price was very reasonable. Caroline was more than helpful and the service was excellent. She suggested numerous brilliant restaurants, the Sans Cravate being my favourite.
Brugge is a beautiful place with lots of quality restaurants and bars, and an ideal weekend get away.
It was an excellent trip and we will definitely stay there the next time, probably in the summer as its only one of a few places with a fantastic garden backing onto the canal.
Fantastic......we loved it
We have just returned from an absolutely fantastic stay at the Cote Canal, and a lovely weekend in Bruges. Caroline and Ken made us so welcome, we felt as if we had known them for ages. All of Caroline's suggestions were great for places to visit and restaurants to eat in, we actually felt quite sad leaving even though we had only been there two days.
The hotel was extremely gorgeous, we stayed in the suite Clair de Lune which was beautiful. The Cote Canal is very peaceful and exceptionally welcoming, the breakfast was gorgeous, and in fact we were so satisfied we didn't need to eat again until the evening.
I would definitely recommend the Cote Canal, Caroline and Ken did so much to help us, really adding the personal touch. We shall definitely be returning.
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Lovely B&B in Brugges
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We stayed for one night in the Huyze Herstberge / Cote Canal and loved it. The house was very nice and clean and the rooms were spacious and had alot of character. The loaction is perfect very close to the market and host Caroline was extremely helpful recommending places to eat and so on. We'd highly recommend it and will be returning ourselves as soon as possible.