Travel Blogs from Brugge
... videotaped the ceremony thank goodness! I will share with you later. The Menin Gate - is a memorial to all British and commonwealth soldiers (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) that have no known grave - over 55,000!!! The ceremony has taken place every evening at 8pm since 1927 - except during German occupation during WWII. It was standing room only at the ceremony this evening Looong day - looking forward to bed ...
... this treasure and I still don't know what exactly was in the tube. It was a vile but the blood had turned solid and I could tell it was very old. Anyways, very neat! The vile came to Bruges during the crusades as one of the knights brought it back as a present for the duke (or something). The stain glass in the church describes how the vile came to Bruges. The church itself is very beautiful and probably one of the best decorated church I have seen. It has paintings ...
... the MSK, Ghent's excellent fine-arts museum featuring the best Belgian (and some Dutch) painters and sculptors from the 14th century on. The museum had yet another great collection of works by the Dutch Masters; it's been wonderful to get to sink my teeth into such a specific region and period of art, one that I knew only a little bit about before visiting Belgium (though one that Dennis has always loved). The most famous work was Van Eyck's ...
... sandstone (the beginning of Ghent's economic decline), and red brick (the poor-man's building material). It was said that the people of Ghent turned their noses up to the Bruggians because Bruges was built mostly from red brick. Rick Steve's describes the late 1800s and early 1900s as a time of powerful nationalism for Ghent. Talking with some young Ghent's in ...
... face, an the constant backdrop of the Nordzee and the endless beaches stretching straight along the coastline. Holland is protected by a wall of concrete, steel and sand. I quickly arrived in Middelburg where I stoppped for lunch. I had a couple of waffles and a lage fruit smoothie- the first fruit I'd had for some days at this point. It tasted Gorgeous. I had a look around the village, charged some electronics and headed ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Flanders Hotel Brugge
I stayed at the Flanders Hotel on July 15, 2004. The hotel was very clean and in a decent location. However, I think the reviews on this site are a little too glowing. I was expecting a hotel with a little more charm. The rooms were an ok size but the furniture was very plain and the bed was a little low and lumpy. Breakfast was good and the staff was very helpful. I think it was a clean, nice place but I would not stay here again.
Must stay at the Flanders!
Had a great weekend relaxing in Brugge. I highly recommend the Flanders Hotel. Very comfortable and clean with welcoming,friendly staff.
my girlfriend and i had a pleasant stay at the Flanders hotel for a couple of nights. the room we stayed in was pretty basic but had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. For breakfast in the morning we had a wide variety of food to choose from and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, would recommend.
Spotless Accommodation, Superb Breakfast and helpful staff!
In early May we arranged through "Bridge" Travel Agents to spend a few days in Bruges and selected the Flanders Hotel option. In our view a very wise choice as on arrival, we were greeted with enthusiasm and warmth at reception. For the whole of our stay all the staff were helpful and dealt with any enquiries or requests very promptly and cheerfully. Very importantly the accommodation was spotless and the breakfast buffet superb!!.
Very Nice Hotel!
This was a really nice hote. Friendly staff, excellent service and very clean and tidy. On top of that we booke via lastminute.com and received an extra night free of charge.As stsed the breakfast is very nice and very fresh. The location is ideal for toring Bruge.What else can I say...Excellent!PS Do I get a free stay at the Flanders for this?
Loved Brugges and found the hotel flanders a great place to enjoy it from.The breakfast was fab and the room was clean and modern.Only one fault was that we booked a deluxe room with the bigger bed and got a double and a single matress put together whitch would seperate in the middle of the night. But other that it was a great place to stay. Also would recomend Arthies rest for a gourmet meal, delicious. Steve and Emma
Great Location and Helpful Staff!
We booked this hotel last minute, and were pleasantly surprised. Rooms are clean and just the right size, breakfast buffet is generous and caters to all tastes, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.
They recommended some outstanding restaurants, made reservations and drew detailed maps to each one. The location is just on the edge of a residental area, but just a few minutes walk to the main square. I would definitely stay here again.
Beyond all expectations!
We recently stayed at this hotel and were pleasantly surprised by the hospitability of the staff and the overall qualilty of the facilities and accommodation. Such genuine interest in us enjoying our stay is rare these days, even my husband does not often come across such a level of service, even though he travels the world for his business. I must admit that we were initially hesitant as a result of the first review that this hotel received but due to availability restrictions elsewhere made the booking anyway...It showed us that a "fluke" negative review is often not very representative of the hotel in question...the Flanders certainly deserves better and we will most definitely be back to Bruges and this delightful and charming location.
Well recommended hotel
Well organised and helpful staff, Beautifull rooms,good restaurant recommendation. We will certainely stay at the flanders hotel again.
We went to Brugge for a very special occation, and when I mentioned this when booking, the receptionist promised us chocolates and champagne in our (Deluxe) room. The room was ok, though with a cold, empty feeling, and of course none of the promised extras. I spoke to management about this, but, when reception denied the promise, they believed her and ignored the request. Obviously when you stay in an expensive room, the small value of these extras is nothing, but it would have been nice, and since we were expecting a romantic room and atmosphere, it was a big dissappointment. The way that we were handled was also very harsh. I would not recommend staying at this hotel.