Hotel Ter Duinen
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... wandering around the little streets, watching, listening, tasting. It continues to amaze and humble me when you chat with the locals and they can speak a variety of languages fluently. While I know little of the history of Belgium, I did learn that a couple of locals played a role in a war that resulted in Belgium having Dutch as the national language, rather than French. Although from our ...
... lunch! We looked at a couple of menu boards and decided on the Gruuthusehof which had a nice selection. Becky had Kraaskroketten (which is cheese croquettes) with a salad and a glass of white wine, Peter had Vlaamse Stoverij (translates to beef stew) with a Belgian dark beer (Brugse Zot Bruin), while Mike and I chose the Toerist menu (no that's not a misspelling that's how it was written in the menu). This was what we would call a set menu: We both began with tomato soup (spelled tomatoe ...
... as an 'experience'... learn about life in the Middle Ages. The animated wax work figures were unbelievable life-like, and the presentation was involved and clever, but the amount of actual content was weak and there was not really an awful lot to see.
The views from the roof were wonderful though and the "Duvelorium" was fun. Duvel has won Lisa over and it is certainly our favourite beer.... at least so far...
So we went in search ...
... Again maybe I'll just let the photos do the talking. It seemed like a 'deluxe' city with intricate buildings, intense sculpture on the buildings, gold on the buildings - But don't most cities in Europe?! We found lunch in a lovely little French cafe before navigating the metro back to the hotel. We were back on the train home by 8. Last weekend -We meet Laura and Hamish and co in Greenwich for lunch at a really cool market. Shane was still at ...
... waiter was like "Belgian people would never ask for tap water!" Now this is what i was saying before....i don't want to "be" Belgian...i am here to travel and experience it. I was pretty shocked how rude he was towards me. I told him that i actually got it here before, but im sorry if im not supposed to order it. Then the dick goes...where did you get it, at a bar? Well yeah i actually did. By that point i was like fine give me a bottle of water. He walked away ...
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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
First Class Hotel
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.
Great hotel & town
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.
The room was a nice size and very clean. My room overlooked the rear courtyard so it was VERY quiet.
Breakfast was very nice in a very pretty dining room.
The hotel is a bit of a walk to town, but considering Brugge is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city the leisurely walk (or short bus ride) to town wasn't bad. In addition, the hotel was quite close to the windmills, which if you are staying in the the center of town, you might not venture to see.
I'd highly recommend the hotel.
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.
There are many lovely small hotels in Brugge, but we would stay at the Hotel ter Duinen again because of the caring and thoughful owners and staff. We felt like very welcome guests.
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.