Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
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.
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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.
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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.
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It's like a ******* fairy tale in Bruges....needs a few more chocolate and beer shops though. Yes, we've arrived in a dream world following a bus from Delft full of 'In Bruges' quotes. After dropping our bags I picked up a few beers (gay beers like Duvel, La Chouffe and Grimbergen Blonde) ready for our evening stroll around the beautiful canals of Bruges. We could both see why it was such a talked about and loved destination. Quaint little terrace ...
... Belgian occupational therapy student, Nicolaas, in what looks like a full-out bishop get-up. He said 'do you know who I am?' I said the pope? haha. Or a bishop? NO NO!..
He was Sinterklaas; the man who visits on the 6th of December and he wanted to see if I had been a "good girl" this year!
He beckons me to come sit on his lap... *time for thinking of my response*... hahaha.
... He was a big man, and we both commented that it would take a lot to get him down. Unfortunately we forgot about this later and did not take this as the warning we perhaps should have. The beer was delicious and went down really well (and quickly) so we ordered one more each but said we would drink them much slower this time, then go and get some dinner.
As we were drinking, an older American guy joined us who has been living ...
... underneath was first captured. I felt really, unbelievably sad at the lives that were lost, but also a sense of pride that these Australian men, and boys, had fought so bravely. It was at that point that two middle aged American tourists came along....this was their conversation,
'Hey Bill, you might wana get a photo of this'
'Oh yeah I will, looks cool'
Bill then proceded to take a photo and a without giving the monument a second thought, walked ...
... wrong. Who knows? (Probably historians, or doctors shh.)
That's it, I got on a train and headed back to Amsterdam for the night. It was a whirlwind trip through Belgium but so has the rest of this trip so why would this be any different.
Oh I did stop in Antwerp and had a Belgian waffle. I had three bites and threw it away it was so sweet. But I'm sure everyone else would love it.