Hotel Ter Duinen
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Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
... interactive museum where you follow a story of one young man through Brugges in its heyday. This was really neat cause as you walk through the museum you get different smells, wind blowing, snow falling as the story is told. It gives you a very good feel for how Brugges was in the 15th century. It shows you how the town was laid out and how trade and commerce took place.
After we went through this it was time for some lunch. Now of course you know what Belgium ...
... the Belfort, belgiums most iconic clock tower. it is now world heritage listed. We climbed 366 steps i think to the top of the clock tower, and the views were worth every step. We even timed it do we were at the top whilst the bells were ringing. Time was ticking and we had to dart across town, not that across town is very far, and get to our brewery tour. A quick stop for lunch. Soup, cheese croquette 2 beers and 22EU later?!?, we then started ...
... the waffles we headed off with our map and found ourselves just ambling along in no hurry at all. We visited the old fish markets which had some stalls set up and I nearly bought myself a ring but sadly it was a little too small for my poodgy fingers. They were not poodgy before I ate the waffles!
In our travels we found a little restaurant where we could have dinner. It was reasonably priced and friendly looking so we memorized the location in order to find our way ...
... first destination, The Bauhaus hostel, from where we set off to explore the city. We were instantly in awe of the place- the architecture was absolutely beautiful, the sound of horses trotting along echoed through the market square and the scent of hot waffles was just to die for. Naturally we flocked toward one of the many many chocolate shops where we bought a little bag of milk chocolate and to ask directions to 'The Choco Story', a not ...
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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.