Hotel Ter Duinen
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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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Ter Duinen Brugge
Travel Blogs from Brugge
... Netherlands, and Luxembourg are all small, right next to each other, and very low in elevation. Together, they are referred to as the "low countries", or as the "Benelux" countries (BElgium-NEtherlands-LUXembourg).
Got into bruges, checked into hostel, went on walking tour with two other americans and a japanese girl. Tour was hosted by an american who has been living in bruges for the last 7 years. Told us some cool stories and pointed out ...
... you know that Bruges is one of the only medieval cities never to be sieged? Me either. It does explain it's current beauty (also they were stinking rich). Anyway they had an amazing defence system that involved narrow canals, a belfry lookout, a net and a lot of archers hiding on a nearby bridge. It sounded impressive yet simple. After the tour we took our guides advice and picked up the best pack of chocolates (at rock bottom prices) and one of the ...
... so did 15km instead of 7 (which was proabably needed). The place had a really good feel about it and is a great place for a weekend getaway. If any of our European friends want a recommendation on a great place to stay, let me know.
Apologies for the lack of photos, my camera is accidentally locked in the car which is tucked away in a park and ride on the outskirts of amsterdam. I'll update the Bruges photo's if we get out of Amsterdam alive.
... town must have looked like centuries ago. Further north we found typical European windmills - as lovely as can be! We climbed to the top of one and found yet another spectacular view. The night was beginning to fall at this point and we lazily attempted to find our way back to a cute little restaurant we previously picked out near our house. I say "lazily" only because we really didn't care where we ended up - there was almost a hope inside us that we'd get lost ...
... city artifacts. Disappointed, we continued on down the lane and were pleased to see that the windmills were still where the book said they'd be. It simply wouldn't do to come to the Low Countries and not see a windmill.
A little more walking, a spot of dinner, and we just caught the train back to Brussels. While I'm sure we'd have found plenty to do with another day in Brugge, I think the amount of time we had was pretty spot on.