Hotel Ter Duinen
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Made an early start after a delicious breakfast. Went and parked the car outside the old town as the day before. Today was a special day and the town was blocked off to cars. Thought it would be nice and relaxing not having to worry about crossing roads but did not count on the million and a half push bikes! Nearly got bowled over numerous times. Today was a special day, don't really know what was being celebrated but it was awesome. The sun ...
... since they were paid for anyway. Booked for 3 nights too so had a free stay :) thought it might be a good idea not to bother Lisa too much. So that was it. Tour over. Really glad I did it. Met some awesome people that I will keep in contact with but still wish I had started it from the beginning so that I got to know everyone a lot easier. Now it was time to enjoy London for a bit before Oktoberfest and then it's karate in Canada, Russia and ...
... great to have a personalised tour and we found out some great information about things to do and places to go, as we strolled around the old town with a local.
Interestingly Belgium, was preparing for its national holiday on the following Sunday, and the coronation of a new King in Brussels.
Our guide shared some 'goss' that she probably wouldn't have told a bigger tour group, especially about one of the ...
... mentioned our names or the dates on the passes.
Our hotel in Bruges was thankfully situated really close to the centre, although I don’t think the hosts appreciated our backpacking style. For our first night in Bruges we took a wander around the town and headed to a restaurant recommended to us by the hotel. Unsurprisingly this restaurant was on the other side of Bruges, but was completely worth the effort. It was a lovely ...
... good. But strong - with a bit of lemon, they ended up being quit good. The beer is strong ... I have a buzz at 3pm! After a bit of shopping, I headed to St Salvatorskerkhof. The one thing I really like about Belgian churches is: they play music throughout. And it completely changes the vibe. Most cathedrals in Europe- feel like a museum of things past. However, which the music, it actually feels like a house of worship. If it wasn't so cold, I could sit here all ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Ter Duinen Brugge
Delightful, Charming, Friendly, and a Great Breakfast
My wife and I just returned from a 16-day swing through Amsterdam, Brussels, Brugge, Paris and London. Brugge, and the Hotel Ter Duinen, were the most pleasant surprises of the trip. The warm welcome, the friendly and helpful staff, the air, the light, the views, the spacious room and the 'ample' breakfast were all a cut above what we experienced on this and previous travels.
Ter Duinen was fabulous
Our stay at Ter Duinen was fabulous. Everything about this charming, small hotel is outstanding-from the owners to the food. The decor is warm and inviting. The breakfast were delicious, and much more than a typical continental breakfast. The management went out its way to be as accomodating as possible. Without hesitation, we would recommend this
delightful small hotel to anyone visiting Brugge.
Phyllis and Murray Greenberg
Just back after spending three nights in the Hotel Ter Duinen. There was absolutely nothing we could find fault with at this Hotel. Our room was very spacious and immaculate as was the rest of the Hotel. The breakfast was lovely and a great start to the day. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We asked the Lady who owns it about a tour one day and she said she had a leaflet on it but couldn't find one. We said it was ok and would get it later. We then left the hotel to head into town when the next thing she appeared at the side of us on her bike with a leaflet as she had found one. There is not many people would give you service like that! She also gave excellent advice on places for eating. We loved Bruge and would definately go back but only if we could stay at the Hotel Ter Duinen.
Spent a night in Brugge on a weekend escape from London and thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Hotel ter Duinen. All arrangements were made easily via email with a very prompt response. Upon arrival, Marc (the owner) gave a warm welcome and presented me with a map of the town and his recommendations of places to eat & see. He also gave me a discount card for local museums etc which came in handy during my stay.
Our four night visit to Brugge was spent at this fine small hotel. We had a canal-view room that was nicely appointed and comfortable for two. The breakfast buffet was wonderful both in quality and ambience-- such a gorgeous, inviting dining room! Though not as close in as some other hotels, we had no qualms about the 10-15 minute walk to the town center. A nearby market was handy for purchasing food and beer for picnics in the town. One note, our room faced the street and the traffic noise, though infrequent, was loud with open windows. A lovely view however and the church chimes were charming.
I'd never stay here again
The only redeeming feature of this hotel was the breakfast, which was very lovely. Everything else was a disappointment. We paid luxury hotel prices, but had a hotel room with all the charm of a cheap motel. It was cramped, noisy, and ugly. The service was poor as well. We slept in the first morning, and as we were leaving for the day I asked them to make up the room. They assured me that they would, but they never did. The toilet overflowed. And, to top it all off, they charged me over 2 euros per phone call for calls to toll free numbers, even though there was no posted policy on such charges.
Excellent small hotel, run by extremely helpful couple who speak perfect English. Rooms very comfortable and well furnished, and breakfast truly memorable. We have been twice and would recommend the Ter Duinen to anyone.
Wonderful and charming
Everything about the Ter Duinen was wonderful. I would return in a heart beat. The staff members were extraordinarily friendly and the rooms were great, especially if you can get a view of the canal. A very charming and cozy place to call home. I'll never stay anywhere else in Brugge.
Great hotel, excellent service.
Our stay at the Hotel Ter Duinen was excellent. The rooms are very clean, tastefully decorated, and decently sized (by European standards). It's about a ten minute walk from the Brugge markt to the hotel. We had no problem finding free parking along the nearby streets, even during the busy Easter weekend. The breakfast room, which catches plenty of morning sunshine, was a highlight. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful, directing us to two restaurants on successive nights that were exactly what we were looking for. Fresh flowers in the lobby added a pleasant touch. We'd definitely stay again.
A Delightful Hotel
Hotel ter Duinen is a delightful hotel run by a very friendly couple. The rooms and service are
excellent, and the feakfast is first rate.
The location is a pretty fair walk from town
center but frequent buses run by the front of the hotel. Parking is not a problem.