Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Room service
Photos of Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Prinsenhof Bruges Brugge
Hotel is in a good location. Walkable to everywhere in town. Lobby and restaurant are very nice. Hotel staff went above and beyond to welcome us. Turn down service complete with Belgium chocolate on the bed is great. Our room is a bit small for a suite but it is very comfortable. Has a nice nice bath with a huge tub, which is unusual for Europe.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
The lobby was quaint and inviting, with a tile fireplace, the staff exceptionally hospitable. Our room was spacious, and bath area spacious, and the complimentary soaps and lotions, delectable.
We only stayed one night, but if we were to spend more time in Brugge, we will definitely return.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges Brugge
This hotel was perfection personified. Being a member of the Relais du Silence chain, which as the name implies, ensures a quiet location, in spite of the convenient, central position. And it was quiet. The hotel staff deserve special mention for being so attentive - nothing was ever too much trouble. There is no restaurant, but there are a number of good ones within a few minutes walk of the hotel. Overall, highly recommended. Definitely would stay again.
Small, but perfectly formed
A lovely little hotel in a quiet side street near to all the main sights. I travelled with my husband and 9 year old daughter and our room was spacious and comfortable with a large double bed and a sofa bed. The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean. The breakfast buffet was part of our package and there was an excellent choice of cooked items as well as cold meats, cheeses, bread and pastries.
The staff were very friendly and genuine and recommended some rather good restaurants for dinner.
All in all, I enjoyed my stay and would return to Bruges and the Prinsenhof.
A taste of luxury
Probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in, both in the UK and abroad, and I am very fussy! We had booked the 'jewel in the crown' package for three nights, which included breakfast, a welcoming glass of champagne and tea/coffee on the first day. Due to building work we were upgraded to a superior deluxe room, which was large and comfortable, with every mod con - didn't see any of the other rooms, which may have been smaller. The bed was comfy too, which makes a nice change - I often return from holidays with a bad back due to sagging mattresses!
The hotel is in a side road, quiet and peaceful, but convenient for the centre of Bruges. Thoughtful touches like big fluffy bathrobes and a bowl of sweets in the room added to the feeling of being pampered. When we returned after dinner the bed was turned down, there were chocolates on the pillows and soft music playing! The hotel is small enough to have a real family atmosphere; all the staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble - attentive without being intrusive, which is often a difficult balance to achieve. There was a huge variety of food at breakfast to suit every taste, didn't really need lunch!
As regards local amenities - there are a lot of restaurants ranging from traditional Flemish cuisine to Chinese; something to suit everyone, but we thought they were generally on the expensive side. It's worth noting that nearly all the museums and galleries are closed Mondays. We recommend the battlefields tour, which can be booked through the hotel.
Great comfort, friendly staff
I notice that there are no very recent reviews of the Prinsenhof on TripAdvisor. Having just returned, I can report that all the positive things said below are true. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and help with all arrangements, including giving directions and booking restaurants and tours. The rooms are decorated in a formal, romantic style. Our room (number 34) had a cloud like light blue canopy. Sheets and pillows were excellent. The bathroom was sparkling clean and had nice extras like fluffy robes and toiletries. Note that a number of things carry extra charges, including parking and internet access in the room (a computer with free access is provided on the first floor landing). At the time of our visit there was a construction project going on across the street, as a former convent is being converted into a luxury hotel. Our room looked out on the scaffolding of this construction, and we could hear the noise of the work starting early in the morning. I realize the hotel cannot do anything to control this noise, but potential visitors might want to take it into consideration.
We enjoyed a very comfortable stay at this hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the buffet breakfast excellent.
I would stay here again.
This being my second trip in 2 years to Brugge, I tried the Prinsenhof this time around. (Last time I stayed at the Cordonier which while nice, wasn't quite what I'd hoped.) I was very pleased with the room at the Prins, the service, and location. Nice quiet street just a 2 minute walk from the Markt. Staff was very helpful and attentive and the room was very clean and well kept. The walls to the adjoining rooms were a little thin, but I have *yet* to stay in a 3 or 4 start hotel in europe where this isn't the case. Light sleepers may want to bring earplugs. Breakfast here is an additional 15 euros extra, but while it's convenient and adequate, it is much easier (and cheaper) to stroll a half a block down the street to get a light breakfast and coffee at the numerous tea rooms, broodje shops, etc. The hotel also has a lift and free computer access to check email. I will definitely return to the prinsenhof next time I'm in town.
The Hotel Prinsenhof in quaint Bruges was the perfect place to spend the first few jet lagged days in Europe. The hotel was charming, adorable, comfortable, and quiet (all I heard was church bells and birds chirping.) The bathroom was large, new, sparkling. Wireless internet! Air conditioning! Tiny elevator! Turn down service every night! WOnderful employees and very helpful owners (with the world's cutest dog.) I stayed in the least expensive room and it was lovely, I am sure the pricier rooms were even better. An A+ all around.
What A Wonderful Place to Stay
We stayed here in February 2004 and could not believe what a wonderful place it was. The service was amazing, as was the wonderful breakfast. Each night we returned to our room the staff had turned up the heating, turned on some classical music and left a lovely chocolate and goodnight wish on our pillows. Every morning we received a mini newspaper telling us the news back home. All of these little touches made us feel pampered and helped us enjoy our stay. It was extremely clean and very nicely decorated.
We cannot recommend it enough. Excellent location within Brugges centre, easy walking distance from all attractions.
We shall be visiting again next year.
Beautiful hotel in beautiful city
this is a fantastic family run hotel in a lovely part of the city. the service, rooms and overall ambience is great. it is certainly to be recommended if considering a stay in bruges.
This family run hotel is just excellent. The stay are friendly and helpfull, the rooms are very comfortable. We will go again.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges Brugge
Travel Blogs from Brugge
... and the overall commitment to service is something I appreciate and hold important.
Except for the weather, I actually think it is a place I could transplant to if I had to without too much adjustment. I just don't understand how they can be so slim with all that good food, copious amounts of beer (which they view as a health drink), heavenly chocolate at every corner and Frittes smothered in mayonnaise? I must be doing something wrong!
... after the Nockalm we headed to the Grossglockner. It was on my way there I got my first speeding ticket by the Austrian authorities! We got off fairly lightly considering (just a 30 euro fine) but it put me slightly on edge before we went on to tackle the grossglockner. This is the highest alpine pass in Austria. The road was stunning - long and winding, through tunnels and following the curves of the mountains beautifully. We stopped at the top to take in the views before ...
... be played at least 55,000 times – so far, since the ceremony was initiated in 1928, it is estimated that the last post has been played 25,000 times.
After our break in Ypres we went to look at some trenches that have recently been excavated and restored back to how they would have looked during the war, following their construction by men from Yorkshire. They were dug to a sufficient depth so that duck-boards could ...
... the weird and wonderful world that is Lucifernum. What greets me is, for lack of better words, strangely wonderful. There are mannequin heads and those old 'cigar men' dotted around the walls - artworks (apparently painted by Willy) lining the hall, and rather strange but very chilled music playing. I pick out a table that would suffice for 'people watching', order my drink from the rum only menu of rum with 3 shots of curaco (yes, rocket fuel!) and sit back to take in what is ...
... center, since last time I was here it was closed for some reason. The famous bell tower in Brugge, called the Belfry, quite a site. There are actually about 10+ bells in the tower and they play so beautifully when they all go off. Last time they were doing some repairs and the bells didn't even go off so this time was such a treat to not only get to hear the bells play but to climb the ...