Travel Blogs from Brugge
We woke up after a nice sleep at the hotel and hit the Breaky room and then on to St Pancreas International Train Station, a 10 minute walk. It was a lovely morning and quite warm, I didn't even need my cardy.
We went through customs and waited in the lounge area for our train to board. The lounge area and actually the whole experience was …
Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
... but fools. Bruges is already one large madhouse !’ Since then the people of Bruges are called ‘Brugse Zotten’ (fools of Bruges).
Another story he told was how all the swans came to be on the canals in Bruges
The legend of the Bruges swans came about in the period after Mary of Burgundy’s passing. Pieter Lanchals, a name which means 'long neck', who was one of the town administrators belonging to the court of Maximilian of Austria, ...
... s got better tourist infrastructure, far better nightlife, and is a little more pleasant to walk through than bustling, traffic-filled Urfa. But Urfa has a lot going for it too. Urfa’s big park area beats anything Mardin has. The park with its pools and mosques is incredibly pretty, and you can go into Urfa’s ruined castle, while Mardin’s is off limits. Urfa’s bazaar ...
... flat and of course there are bikes everywhere. They have their own space at the edge of the footpath and we keep forgetting on stray on to them and have nearly been bowled more than once!! They move so fast and are big bikes but riders seem to be able to manoeuvre them very well ... especially around thoughtless tourists!.
Tuesday. Packing today. Not a easy job as there is so much to fit in a small space. I am WELL over the limit. On to Hong Kong ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Aragon Brugge
What a wonderful hotel. The employees were all so nice and the facilities were top-notch. The buffet breakfast was delicious and the rooms nicely decorated and furnished. It's less than five minutes' walk from the Grote Markt and just 50m or so from Vino Vino, a Spanish tapas blues bar favored by locals and run by an engaging and fun-loving owner. A stay at Hotel Aragon is the perfect way to put an exclamation point on a tour of this beautiful and accessible city.
Fantastic Comfortable Hotel
Loved the Hotel Aragon Brugge, on a quiet street but near the main square, this hotel had such nice big comfy beds, a fantastic bath and shower. Big sized room and clean. Plus a great breakfast. Highly recommend this place and also very friendly staff.
Nice Easter weekend at the Hotel Aragon
A nice hotel in a central location. Very nice and clean room, medium sized, good facilities. Nice breakfast, but limited choice as with any continental breakfast. Helpful and friendly staff. Brugge gets very busy over the Easter weekend, so I'd recommend reserving a room.
We'd definitely stay there again.
Getting there by car was interesting, but that's due to Brugge's one-way roads (virtually the whole town centre is one-way cobbled streets). Just head for the underground parking behind the hotel (cost us 12 Euros for 48 hours parking, which is pretty cheap), and make sure you've got a decent street map or directions.
Go for the Aragon
My wife and I have just returned from three nights at the Hotel Aragon.
(25-28.02.05) The weather was more like the Siberian desert but we found the Hotel warm and and welcoming. The rooms have been refurbished to a very high standard and the breakfast menu was varied to suit all tastes (except those who require the full English breakfast). I was astonished at the linguistic skills of the staff - all European languages seem to be catered for. Their professional and polite approach proved refreshing and helped to forget the cold weather.
I highly recommend a visit to this establishment if Brugges is on your tourist list.
Being Australian we have stayed at many hotels and for the price we would certainly recommend the Hotel Aragon. Stayed Feb 2005. Location terrific and with a bus stop 2 minutes away outside the Library so easy to get around. Rooms were light, clean and very quite. Continental Breakfast was of a high standard with everything you need.
Just as a point get the bus from the station to the library and walk the two minutes to the hotel. Its 1 euro p/p and goes every 15 minutes. A taxis will cost 15 euro.
This hotel is location location location and of a very good standard while being well priced.
The Aragon is a good base to explore the city as it is located near the Markt in the centre. Rooms were reasonably sized and ours have a pleasant enough view. Breakfast was ok, no cooked option but plenty of variety. Friendly staff. So good but not exceptional.
We stayed at the Aragon in early September 2003, and had a delightful stay. The front desk staff was very nice, and when we reached our room we were very pleasantly surprised. I was a bit worried, since we had made our reservation before reading the review that mentions the frosted glass bathroom door. However it did not take away any privacy at all, and I found it to be no different than a normal door. The room was very bright and airy, and not at all too small. It was very warm outside, but the air conditioning was a huge help, and we were quite comfortable. I am trying to think of a single complaint, and I am not sure I have one. For the first time in my life I used a mini-bar, because the prices were similar to the stores. Oh wait - one complaint, my husband and I were celebrating our first anniversary, and our double bed was actually two twins pushed together. But it still worked out fine, and I would not in a moment hesitate to stay here again. Bruges is so relaxed and beautiful, and the hotel only added to our enjoyment.
We stayed here in August 2003, having booked a room and breakfast for two at a promotional rate of 100. The service from the hotel staff from the moment we made a booking enquiry until the moment we left was first class.The hotel is very light, and the air conditioning in the public rooms and bedrooms was most welcome given the temperatures of over 30 degrees C. Each bedroom has digital temperature controls for the air conditioning.The bedroom wasn't the biggest I've stayed in but, at the same time, it doesn't give the impression of being cramped with the modern light furnishings. Yes, the bathroom door is frosted glass, but most of this is screened by an opaque backing which has been applied to the doors.The receptionist on duty when we arrived was happy to recommend restaurants around the city, and the parking space that I had requested when booking the room had been reserved for me, keeping my car sheltered from the sun.Breakfast was, as expected, a standard continental style, but with plenty there for a filling meal before a day exploring the beautiful city.The hotel's location is superb, and given that a room in an Ibis or similar would have been more expensive, we were very happy with our whole experience with the Hotel Aragon, and would definitely stay there again.
Glass toilet doors!
We stayed in this hotel in 2002. The location is ideal but our room was tiny and claustrophobic- you have to upgrade if you want a decent sized room which costs. The breakfast wasnt very 4* The only egg option was hard boiled. The worst feature of this hotel was however the frosted glass toilet doors. They mean that you can hear and see your partner in the bathroom even with the door shut! I think this hotel has been given the wrong number of stars. It would make a pleasant 3* but is in no way a 4* We would not stay here again.