Reunion in Brugge A review of Absoluut Verhulst
Two friends and I converged from London, Paris, and the US to spend three nights last week at Absoluut Verhulst and we cannot say enough positives about our experience. We arrived late Sunday evening while Frieda and Benno were entertaining guests - they immediately attended to our needs, including lugging a large suitcase up the winding staircase. The rooms were wonderful - my two friends had the suite with a loft, allowing them each to have privacy while sharing common space. My room was on the floor below and was extremely comfortable with a large double bed, sitting area, refrigerator, and bathroom with shower.
The location is perfect - a short walk to virtually any destination in the town, and easily identified on return from a distance by its distinctive red color. Others have mentioned Frieda and Benno's hospitality, which we found to be superb. The maps, the recommendations, the breakfasts (including one at 4:45am so I could make a 5:30am train to the Brussels Airport), and the kind sharing of Frieda and Benno themselves made the stay a memorable three days, surpassing even the expectations that had been generated by reading previous reviews on this site. It was truly a great highlight of our time in Belgium and set a perfect tone for visiting the lovely town of Brugge.