Hotel Jan Brito
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Just arrived in Bruges after travelling for 15 hours. Just checked in, will try to post pics later.
Update: long day. after 32 hrs we decided to go to bed.
... consisting of mayonnaise, ketchup and raw onion! Later in the day we sat in the market square and watched one of the concerts and had a beer! Yes I actually drank some believe it or not! Belgium beer is much more pleasant than Aussie beer. About 5pm we decided to call it a day. Rather than go back to the B&B we decided to take a drive to the coast and see the North Sea. We drove to Oostende where it was cold and raining lightly. Saw the ...
... area and started walking. It's a good thing we had the map, although not always helpful, because next to Venice, Bruges ranks right up there on the confusion, turned around, where the Hell am I scale. However, I did have help from my crack navigator, Joanne. It never ceases to amaze me how she can have no idea what direction we are going but she knows we need to go past the Clark Shoes, turn right at the chocolate store and left at the gelateria. Who says males and ...
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 ...
... Amsterdam. Cait and I went to the hostel, we all knew that we'd try catch the train which left in an hour. 27 minutes before it leaves we are at the hostel and we get a message on Facebook from ty, 'what is your location' after a few 'to the point' words we grabbed his bag and lugged it to the train station. 6 minutes till the train leaves and we still can't find him. Cait and I take it in turn to do laps whist the other stays in the arranged ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Jan Brito Brugge
Nice Original Hotel
Just returned from long weekend in Brugge on sunday 17th Oct.
We originally booked the standard 'Knights' room but on arrival was slightly dissapointed at the size of the room so we asked for an upgrade to the
Baroness - A gorgeous and very clean room with a lovely chandalier, the Bathroom had a seperate bath and shower and the temperature was just right.
There was some noise at night but it is such a small town and what with most streets being cobled there's bound to be some noise.
On the whole will recommend it to everyone (do not book the standard room though)
Nice place to stay
My husband and I stayed 2 nights in the Baroness room at this hotel. The hotel is on a very quiet side street yet walking distance to the middle of the town. The staff was nice and the breakfast was great. Our room overlooked the garden courtyard. It was very clean and the bathrooms were quite large. We had a 2 story room, and with 2 huge suitcases this was challenging getting them up the stairs. The stairs can be a problem as they are a little smaller then what I am used to, but it is well worth the stay. We would stay at this hotel again on our next visit to Brugge.
We had a problem with the booking due to an erro at the travel agent. The staff sorted it out and were considerate in the polite at all times.
We plan to go back to Brugge and will use the hotel again
Not quite sure why people are rating the Jan Brito so highly.its an ok hotel but certainly not at the level that people have described .Its position just off the main tourist area is ideal and the staff are pleasant but it certainly doesnt fall into an "outstanding" hotel . I stayed in a Baroness room but was a little disappointed after some of the descriptions . The bathroom was plain ,the shower ( a simple shower hose and curtain around the bath ) was below average with random temp changes !! . The bedroom was bigger than normal but certainly not "enormous " .The furniture was mainly old sale items and although the view over the garden was nice the curtians would not pull together so most people had as good a view of me as i had of them in the evening .
My husband & I stayed at the Jan Brito hotel for 4 nights in April 2004. It was outstanding. We requested a Baroness (luxury - mid range) room. Although it wasn't a listed as a suite, it might as well have been. The room was enormous & it it had a separate sitting room with a TV, etc... So if one of us was napping, the other could close the doors to the sitting room, & watch TV, read, etc... The bathroom was also huge with a separate shower & tub, towel warmer, etc.... The only draw back was that our room (Rm #19) was on the 1st floor. So you would occasionally get noise from others passing with loud shoes on the wood floors, either in the morning going to breakfast, or coming in late @ night.... But since ours was the only room on the first floor of the main house... maybe thats why it was so large???
My boyfriend and I have just returned from a weekend in Brugge, staying at the Hotel Jan Brito. What can we say... except that we can find no fault with the hotel at all. Before leaving we decided that we will be returning again.We cant recommend this hotel enough.
Another thumbs up for the Jan Brito
Mercifully the Hotel Jan Brito is not right in the middle of the touristy section of central Brugge, but on a quiet side street that is still only steps away from anything your tour book recommends. We stayed in the charming and near-opulent Baroness room, with its paneled and gilded walls (and roomy modern bathroom) and enjoyed a peaceful night's sleep in January. During busier months, booking a room overlooking the garden probably affords maximum quiet. The breakfast was amazingly delicious: even in winter the fruits were fantastically fresh, and the crisp croissants, smoked salmon and hot eggs were just the right thing. But above all, the staff at the Hotel Jan Brito was unfailingly sweet and helpful.
A perfect hotel. Right in the centre of Brugge with private parking. We stayed in the Baroness Room -an amazingly large room decorated to a very high standard. The bathroom was enormous with big bath, separate shower & the toilet in a separate room. We opted for "breakfast in bed" & received the biggest tray of food you can imagine. The room was so wonderful that we really had to drag ourselves out to explore. Even our little dog was made to feel welcome - there's a park opposite the hotel so ideal for walkies! I can't recommend this hotel enough. We have already booked to go back!
Our large (Baroness -or middle- category) room was on the (US) 2nd floor on the street side. It could have been an unpleasant situation as the city was getting ready to make repairs, and there were several jack hammers in operation. Fortunately it was Friday, and so the workmen not only quit at 4 PM --and didn't come back until we were ready to leave-- but, because of the construction, the authorities closed the street for the entire weekend..The rooms at the Jan Brito are all individually decorated and differ significantly in size. But , all else equal, if noise bothers you, try to get a room on the garden side.The staff was quite helpful with suggestions for dinner. One - De Lottenburg - provided us with what was an absolutely outstanding meal: we splurged and got the set dinner with wines (two bottles, matched perfectly with the food, for the four of us). It was a culinary delight!And speaking of meals, breakfast at the Jan Brito was well above average --with lots of fruit, juices, cheeses and meats and an ample choice of warm dishes.The Jan Brito is not a luxury establishment, but it is a good, solid, well-run four-star hotel, and we would not hestitate to stay there again.
Hotel Jan Brito
The Hotel Jan Brito is well-located in Bruges on a peaceful side street, but just minutes walk away from wherever you want to be.
Formerly three (17th century?) houses formed together to create an intimate hotel in 1995. Loads of atmosphere. We stayed in one of the 2nd (top) floor rooms with wonderful old beams, yet all the mod cons you would expect from a 4 star hotel were in evidence. We overlooked the lovely garden to the rear of the property. The staff were friendly and welcoming. I'd stay there again.