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Everyone looked horrible this morning haha. I didn't feel too bad since I came back a bit early but getting on the bus at 7am was a mission for all. We had a huge day of travelling ahead doing 4 countries and finishing in London that night. Our first stop was in bruge in Belgium. This is where we stopped for lunch and it was a cool little city. Apparently this is where French fries where actually first created, not sure if that's completely true ...
... we get to the first bridge, we see a booth for boat tour tickets so we grab them and get on the boat. Am so thankful we did because the boats just got more and more crowded and more of them on the canals as the day went on. as it was, we only passed a boat maybe every 5 minutes instead of every minute.
The boatman was humorous which must be hard when he has to give the same spiel 20 times a day or more. He was also giving ...
... yourself walking back into medieval times. But then you get closer to the central market area and you see more and more tourists. You pass countless restaurants, chocolate shops, waffle houses, and everything else that we saw around the Grand Place in Brussels. Central Bruges is just as touristy as central Brussels, but it just feels more authentically old and less like it was touched up or rebuilt Disney-style. And unlike Brussels, it isn’t limited just ...
... which is a Flemish beef stew cooked in local Bruges beer. Mum had the steak. Mine was better by a country mile. Yum! Mum had a Gulden Draak, which was the coffee-flavoured beer my stew was cooked in, while I had a beer which was supposed to be sweet and fruity. It tasted like beer, but didn't appear to be too bad at first...until I tried Mum's. That was much better! I ended up struggling through mine and drinking half of Mum's. We walked home and fell asleep listening to the church ...
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A very pleasant hotel with all the amenities needed to make for a great stay. The attendant who welcomed us clearly takes his job seriously, with a very humorous bent. Clean, comfortable, excellent.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Academie Hotel Brugge
The best breakfast outside the UK!!!
Well situated friendly modern hotel
Clean modern conveniet hotel. Staff friendly and nice area for relaxing. Rooms modern and functional but not luxurious. Despite being on main street, quite quiet. Went in November 03, hoping to go again.
A marvellous hotel
I stayed in hotel Academie at the beginning of August. It is a wonderful hotel, we had a very nice spacy room with a lovely baththub. The staff was so helpfull and polite. The breakfast buffet was delicious! The location is perfect also, right in the middle of the city centre; the most romantic place in Bruges. I can recommend this hotel to anyone who likes comfort & good service at a reasonable price.
Academie was just OK
We stayed at the Academie in early June 2004. The first room we were given had a very strong odor of smoke, even though the room was designated non-smoking. The next room had a slight odor but was not bad enough to make us request yet another room. The room was spacious and clean - not fancy. The hotel is walking distance to the train station and is in a good location. The breakfast buffet was much better than average. So overall while the hotel was OK, for the money we spent I would look for a different place if I ever went back.
Stayed here a couple of night , only one member of staff friendly, smells of stale smoke ,owner rude and arrogant I was shouted at for looking in fishpond by owner, breakfast dishes were dirty and food never topped up.
Comfortable and well placed.
Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in December 2003. The room was a good size, comfortable and quiet; the staff friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was more than ample in choice and quantity, although it lacked any human touch, as there were no staff to be seen!
Internet pictures of hotel were accurate but descriptions misleading!
Asked for "non-smoking" room but very intense smell of stale smoke on booking-in and kept up half the 1st night by people upstairs/below/somewhere??? smoking VERY HEAVILY. (This was reported to Reception but no action was taken) Also, Led to believe hotel had it's own retaurant but was not open (except for buffet breakfast) during our stay.
Great location and great hotel
This Hotel is a 5 min walk from the train station, and close to the town square and all the sites. The staff were friendly and helpful, the hotel is newly rennovated, and the rooms a nice size with bath etc.
Included in the price is breakfast, with all the offerings you need.
Would stay at this place in the future on my next visit.
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. What I was not told was that it was a coach tour hotel. The rooms were clean of a good size but thats about it. No extras or a feel of a good quality hotel. Having said that it was in an excellent position. If you just want a base it's fine,but if you want to feel pampered don't bother.
Don't open the windows!!
Bruges is a lovely place to visit. Acadamie hotel is very nice in good location but DO NOT open your window in summer - the mosquitioes are dreadful!