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... picture for a school that dates back to the 17th century. Brick building, huge trees and bicycles everywhere! We walked through the nuns convent which is right across the school that Jaey went to. The convent itself is really quite serene, there is no talking allowed and it was the perfect weather to be going for a walk. Along our walk from the convent there is a canal which had swans and ducks. It was so beautiful, I am obsessed with swans and they are everywhere in Europe.
... quote the free, because hey, you bought the ticket) beers. Needless to say, my mom is not quite the beer drinker her last name would suggest. I guess she's forgiven since she married into the family. Now, I raised on some basic principles: don't waste money, and don't waste beer. With these in mind, I just had to use all four of our free beer tokens. Thus, I drank three and mom drank one. As a result, I would later take a Heineken nap, but first a canal cruise. As we had been ...
... out a sidewalk cafe where we sat in the sun with a beer and enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment ,having cycled 69 km, until Caroline became the target of a passing pigeon. We went on then to a restaurant where we had excellent meals, including rabbit, Flemish beef stew in beer, mussels and goat cheese salad. The day ended much as it had begun, with us arguing about which way to go to get back to our ...
... which is housed in the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral so we were keen to see it. We were not disappointed either; it was lovely, sculpted in 1503 and one of his few pieces located outside Italy.
There are so many museums in Bruges you need to pick and choose so we opted for the Diamond museum and a demonstration in polishing and cutting the facets of the diamond. The girl glided easily between three languages and ...
In my planning, I knew that halfway through my trip I would want to curl into a fetal position and just be untaxed in any way. I figured Flanders was as good a place as any to go catatonic. I did manage to have a pretty active day.
After waking up, I just started to walk around without any real plan, beyond not spending any time directly adjacent to any of the bigger sites in the city. I wasn't disappointed. The city ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Golden Tree Brugge
Bon accueil mais chambre minuscule !
Un très bon accueil, le gérant est sympathique et à l'écoute. Cependant nous avions une chambre qui donnait sur le parking et la porte d'accès de nuit. Le bruit des personnes rentrant durant la nuit par cette porte était assez dérangeant. De plus, la chambre était très petite avec une toute petite fenetre... Pas de problème de propreté. Le petit déjeuner compris dans le prix était très appréciable.
A beautiful hotel in beautiful Brugge
From the moment of stepping through the front door into the lovely light filled reception area, our experience at The Golden Tree Hotel was a memorable one.
The Hotel has a lovely atmosphere, and the Breakfast room is simply gorgeous.
The staff are warm, friendly and welcoming, and were a great help to us in finding the places we wanted to see in Brugge.
Their personal recommendations of the best chocolate shops etc were fantastic, and right on the money.
The rooms are lovely and clean, with very comfortable beds.
The hotel is situated very centrally, just off the main town square, and allows great access to the many attractions of Brugge, and allows you to go out for dinner within walking distance of your hotel.
All in all, our stay was absolutely wonderful, and we thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a visit to Brugge.
Beautiful hotel - perfect base
The Golden Tree Hotel was beautiful. Such fantastic value for money and somewhere I'd recommend for a relaxing getaway!
The breakfasts were amazing and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in were spacious and clean and had all we could ask for.
We are looking forward to our next trip.
Awful traffic noise
Brugge is a lovely city and the Golden Tree is ideally situated as a base from which to explore it. The main problem we had with the hotel was the awful traffic noise. The hotel is on a main through road that is very busy with traffic throughout the day and for most of the night. Some of this is heavy lorry traffic presumably on its way to Zeebrugge. The noise is probably worse at the front of the hotel (we were in room 22). It was so loud that it was difficult to sleep. We also felt that the quality of the room (size and quality of furniture and fittings) was poor for a 3 star rating. There were for example many broken bathroom tiles. The breakfast was however very good and as mentioned it is conveniently located. If driving, the car park and location would be very helpful indeed.
Stilvolles Hotel mit gutem Service; allerdings an sehr befahrener Straße!
Das stilvolle Hotel in Randlage zur Altstadt ist ideal für Ausflüge zu Fuß in die Stadt! Der Chef "Dave" an der Reception spricht englisch & französisch. Er gibt bereitwillig Auskunft zu Ausflügen, Restaurants ect. Das Frühstücksbuffet ist Durchschnitt.Leider muß man den lauten Strassenlärm direkt vor dem Hotel erwähnen, da eine der 4-spurigen Hauptstrassen direkt vor dem Hotel lang läuft. Da ist ein Fenster zum Hof gold wert, aber selten!
Super: der kostenlose Parkplatz im Hof!
Hauptkritikpunkt war die Buchung über Expedia:
Bei Expedia besteht die Buchungsbestätigung aus einer e-mail. Das ist eigentlich nicht weiter schlimm. Schlimm ist allerdings, dass die gebuchten Leistungen leider NICHT auf der Mail erwähnt werden; wie z.B. das Frühstücksbuffet. Ich bat Expedia 2 mal um eine schriftliche Bestätigung des gebuchten Frühstücks- leider vergebens-. Im Hotel angekommen wurde uns erstmal wegen des Angebotspreises das Frühstück aberkannt. Erst nach langen Diskussionen durften wir dann doch ans Buffet. Traurig traurig!!!!
Friendly and convenient
I couldn't have stayed in a more friendly, courteous hotel. Comfortable room, super food, Classic surroundings, car park and convenient location. Above all, the friendliness of Francine and Dave, their local knowledge of the best pubs, beer, restaurants and chocolate shops shared enthusiastically. I have no hesitation in recommending the Golden Tree to anyone visiting Bruges and I intend to visit there again next year.
This is a well run hotel of character, centrally located and good value for money. We were made to feel very welcome by the proprietors whose understanding and knowledge of Brugge made our stay all the more enjoyable.
We stayed at the Inter Hotel (as it was then) between Christmas and New Year, for a couple of nights. The staff were extremely friendly and were very efficient with allocating our room. The room itself was, as the advert said, "confortable", but could do with a little updating but am sure this will happen soon. The location was ideal to explore the t'Zand square and was only a brisk walk down the main shopping street to the main market square. The breakfast was continental and just what we needed to start the day. We would recommend this hotel and stay here again, should we return to Bruges.
A good base from which to explore
Both good and bad about Inter Hotel
My husband and I just returned from Brugge and we stayed at the Inter Hotel, which is just a stone's throw from the t'Zand and the Concertgebouw, and about 10 minutes walking distance from all the main attractions.The outside and lobby of the hotel suggest lavishness. We were greeted very warmly by the proprieter, who speaks several languages fluently (so you never have to worry about communicating).I found it a tad overpriced, considering the location. Like I said, it was not very close to the tourist attractions, and it was on a busy street. So there was a lot of noise. The room was extremely basic and very plain looking, despite the lavishness of the lobby and breakfast room. The bed was not comfortable. And if you're allergic to dogs, you might not want to stay there, as the owner's dog is a constant fixture (I enjoyed the dog, but it did bark a lot).Good points: a parking lot with free parking, phenomenal breakfast (all you can eat buffet consisting of assorted breads, meats, cheeses, yogurt, jams, honey, nutella, cream cheese, juice, tea, coffee). We enjoyed our stay for the most part, but the largest problem, aside from the noise, was the price. I wouldn't pay that much again for such basic amenities and such a small and bland room and uncomfortable bed. And the shower head in our bathroom was about knee high, which made taking showers very interesting.