Novotel Brugge Centrum
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Well, we did sleep well, and left the lovely Holland site. I think we may come back here. We drove past Antwerp and the traffic built up, so of course Sat Nav Sally took us on a scenic detour, luckily for us. We passed a beautiful place called Damme, which we definitely go back to, just a few miles out of Bruges. Imagine long straight …
Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
... We just wanted to find the hotel and drop our things. I yelled a lot about being mad at my mom for not giving me a map or proper directions to the hotel she booked for us.
We tried to ask for directions a couple times, but surprisingly not many spoke English (they were young people). We eventually were given directions, and had to cross a carnival in the square to our hotel.
The carnival was Mayfoor, or May Fair. Rides, games, and ...
... this ponderous state of mind, whilst I sat at St Pancras International gazing romantically at the list of evocative departures, when I was pulled dramatically back to reality. A lumbersome, lone man had plonked himself down on the next seat, so close that our thighs gently brushed each others with any slight adjustment. I had barely pulled my gaze from the departure board before the waft of the morning drunk filled my nostrils.
... of the only people up there made it that much more special.
We enjoyed a Belgium waffle and decided to book a local beer tour for the evening. After the interesting tour which included a roof top view at night of the city we enjoyed a free beer that we loved so much we decided to try some more of the local talent. We had to drink slowly as the alcohol percentage is quite high in Beligum, the lowest we had all evening had to be 9%. A local pub, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Brugge Centrum
Graded this a B+, but it worked for what I needed
With extreme heat waves, the nice outside pool was indeed a treat. Given the age of Brugges, it was also one of the few I am sure. This hotel offers the basics in a nice location and within a fantastic city. The price is great and you'll be pleased that it's a basic clean and nice place WITH a great pool for those hot summer days. It worked out great.
Bog standard stay
Disappointing for Novotel. An Ibis by any other name - except the room was spacious!
The air conditioning was rather ineffective. The hotel was not in the centre.
Otherwise, clean, friendly reception staff - very helpful for directions on the phone.
Ladies with hair styling tongs beware - no mirror in bedroom, no plug near the mirror by the wardrobe area!
Good value for money
Stay here if you are looking for a clean, well located, budget priced hotel. Our room was well equipt for two adults and 2 children. The hotel lacked any local charm, it was a standard American style, basic hotel. The staff were frienly and helpful. We needed assistance in the middle of the night and the staff were prompt and happy to help us. For the price we felt we had great value for money. We booked via the internet and secured an excellent rate.
Great location, spacious accommodations
great location and spacious accommodations.if only the restaraunt service was quicker but this is Belgium.
Convenient location, great food
I stayed at the Novotel in Brugge because of its location (easy walking distance to the main sights) and the availability of parking.
The rooms were comfortable and clean, though nothing that special. The restaurant was excellent. I don't usually eat at hotel restaurants but after I tried it on the first night, I went back three more times. The food was excellent, the service was very good and it was also good value for money.
If you are looking for a cheaper hotel, the Ibis is next door to the Novotel and shares the same car park with it. I don't know any more about the Ibis than that however.
I would definitely stay at the Novotel on any future visits to Brugge.
We spent 3 days here in August. Rooms were clean and modern and staff extremely friendly. Got a great rate off the Accor website which included breakfast. Location is excellent with a 5 minute walk to the city centre and cheap parking underneath the hotel. Bruges itself is lovely although slightly expensive. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a good hotel at a reasonable rate.
Go Novotel Centrum !!
A really good hotel, ideal for kids. Has all the facilities plus a very nice swimming pool area and a table tennis table. The restaurant is good and cheaper than a lot of the over-priced ones elsewhere. Centrally located and I would highly recommend it.
Absolutely fine for a couple of nights, bang in the middle of Brugges with underground parking and easy walking to all the major touristy bits.
We had a lovely stay in Brugge at the Novotel Centrum, just over a 5 minute walk from the main square but much closer to the 'Minnewater'. The staff are very friendly and helpful, there is a nice bar area and the room was big and clean with a large comfortable bed, essential after sightseeing all day! Breakfast was extra which meant we could go and try a different teahouse each morning. Overall we were really pleased and had a great stay in Brugge.
Fine for an overnight
Stayed here for an overnight. Great location, has underground parking (difficult in Brugges.) Breakfast was large with hot/cold choices.
Family friendly hotel. Rooms are very dorm-ish...no character except for looking out your window, but they were clean and functional. Staff friendly, willing to hold luggage.