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... since they were paid for anyway. Booked for 3 nights too so had a free stay :) thought it might be a good idea not to bother Lisa too much. So that was it. Tour over. Really glad I did it. Met some awesome people that I will keep in contact with but still wish I had started it from the beginning so that I got to know everyone a lot easier. Now it was time to enjoy London for a bit before Oktoberfest and then it's karate in Canada, Russia and ...
Today we decided to sleep in a bit... Since we were hung over of course! We then started our day and did some grocery shopping and had some food! We then decided to head into the main square in the evening! We went into a few different chocolatiers! It was heaven on earth!! We each got a hand full of different kinds of chocolate and they were absolutely amazing!!!!!! Don't worry family I got a few bars to bring home.. Your welcome! We are off to Paris in the ...
... a considerable temperature change. Yesterday it was up near 30 and today is a top of 21. It is so strange to have such wide changes being hot one day and then carrying around a jacket another. It is actually raining and it is quite nice to see the rain as we haven’t really had much while we have been away, which we have been extremely lucky with.
After a bit of a rest and trying to decide what to do we made our way into the city of Brugge, just outside ...
... After the tour I had a (well needed) nap back at the hostel, and headed down to the hostel bar to find some people to check out Bruges at night. I bumped into one of the guys from the bus in the bar, and we asked reception what the best bars were to have some nice Belgian beers. He suggested 2 so we headed into town to check them out. First on the list was " 'T Poatersgat " which is a nice little bar in a cellar which had quite a young crowd. We tried a few ...
... fires that must have heated these high ceilinged rooms before the advent of radiators. Up a half flight of stairs and just outside our bedroom window is an outdoor terrace, and as our beautiful weather continues, we enjoy reading and relaxing there with the geranium-filled window boxes beside us.
Bruges is a Flemish version of Venice and a must stop for any Belgian beer, chocolate, or waffle gourmand. Just as Paris has its patisseries on every corner and Dublin ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Die Swaene Brugge
Absolute perfection !
The hotel and restaurant are absolute perfection. And Bruges is a true gem. We enjoyed our stay tremendously and we will return, for sure.
Worth every penny.
.. a very nice junior suite which was beautifully decorated
We spend 2 nights at the Small Luxury Hotel Die Swaene at the end of August. The location of the hotel was extremely convenient, right in the historical centre and along a lovely canal.
We had a very nice junior suite which was beautifully decorated. The buffet breakfast was marvellous and no extras were charged for our omelette with mushrooms and bacon. The staff at the front desk was really helpful and friendly. At night we had an excellent dinner in the restaurant. A top of the bill wine-list and the prices were more than reasonable.
What a beautiful place to stay...
What a beautiful place to stay. The food and service outstanding! What a charming and friendly hotel in Bruges.
So helpful and friendly !!
We were so fortunate to stay in the " Die Swaene " hotel in Bruges last month for 3 days. What a place! Our room overlooking the canal was just fantastic: extremely romantic, very spacious bathroom, fresh flowers , luxurious fabrics.... And the staff was superb. So helpful and friendly. In short: a place never to forget !!!
Very Special, precious furnishing,
Beautiful place, beautiful view,
People are very nice. We will go back.
I wanted to book somewhere for a special occasion and this hotel seemed to fit the bill -luxury and romantic. I booked via a travel company which included the Eurostar tickets. We stayed ( July 2004) for two nights in their superior delux room which was in a block just opposite the main hotel. The room was very nice, but should have been at 295 euros a night. It had air con and a gas effect log fire and overlooked the canal, altogether very pleasant. The breakfasts were good and the staff helpful and quick to deal with any request. We never eat dinner there and no one asked us to. The set meals including wine at 99 euros seemed the best bet, but soup at 20 euros seemed very expensive. I certainly enjoyed the trip but probably will not rush back to this hotel. However the location is wonderful. Bruge is a great city and has loads of good hotels this one was nice but expensive and probably not the best value for money.
Die Swanne (the Swan) is centrally located in Brugge along a canal near the fishmarket (now a craft market), within a short walk of the central square. It's location is ideal, and it's staff are friendly and attentive. Most of the structures in Brugge date from the Flemish Renaissance, and so if you are looking for modern appointments of glass and chrome, look elsewhere. Die Swanne has the feel of a Victorian Bed and Breakfast, with narrow stairs, overstuffed furniture, a small lobby, walnut paneling and period fabrics. The rooms are smallish, and configured individually. This is to say, they are not uniform or modern. Plumbing works fine, but is late European 20th century. So, why am I raving about the Swanne? The food. The breakfast buffet and especially dinner in the conservatory are worth every penny. Delicious.
An incredible ripoff. And NOT romantic.
Our room was a shoebox, with tatty furnishings, poor lighting, and a cramped bathroom. When we opened the window (granted, it had a nice view of the canal) our room was soon covered in flies. We had booked a two-night stay, which required that we eat in the hotel's restaurant.
Much to our chagrin, most of the entrees on the menu were in the $40-$50 range! We pleaded with the desk clerk to let us opt out of dinner. He did, but required that we stay at least one of the two nights.
The next morning, we moved to Hotel de Tuilerieen, where we were altogether happier.
What a disappointment!
The hotel is described as charming and romantic, but all you can see is peeling paint, folding doors to the bathroom, and faded vinyl where leather supposed to be. The towels with greyish tint do not remind you of the word 'luxurious' overused in the official description. The hotel is located on a charming canal street full of noisy tourists and sightseeing boats with loud speakers. Since the rooms facing it have no air conditioning, you can forget about quality sleep. The staff is less than friendly and every small service is charged for. If you plan on eating in the pricey restaurant make sure it is open since vacations are in the middle of the summer. They certainly do not belong in the SLH group of hotels.
The Die Swaene is on a quiet canal street central to everything in Bruges - a walkable ancient city. The hotel is well furnished and small (rooms are spacious) with a lovely dining room. Hotel requires you to dine one night at the hotel - sounded like a good idea but .... it's very, very expensive and NO one goes except the hotel guests. We were the only people in the dining room. Food is very elegant and let me repeat, VERY expensive. We paid 128 Euros for one glass of wine each, one entree and a shared salad. Would not consider returning to the hotel because of the dining requirement.