The Best A review of Crowne Plaza Brugge
In my 47 years I had never been to Brugge, imagining it to be an over-hyped small town, infested with grey tourists and coach parties on their way back from Holland (no offence).
So with trepidation I booked for my family and rather bravely decided to take the car.
I first rang the hotel and checked they could accommodate our son in a seperate bed, and that they had a swimming pool. I was politely re-assured this was the case.
With my map off the Internet, we faced Brugge at rush hour but to my amazement found the hotel at first attempt, and I am talking a location in the heart of the old city. There is an underground car park and in short order we were checked in. We were put in a lovely wooden panelled room overlooking a quiet side street.
We had a very pleasant evening in Brugge and back to the hotel where they supplied milk for our son.
Back in the room there was a good range of toiletries, robes, etc and two large double beds. We had a few things from the mini bar, expensive, but hey we're on holiday
We used the hotel Pool which unusually is up high in the building rather than in a basement.
Breakfast next morning was the best ever I've had in a hotel. Served in a sunny conservatory facing a Square, there was every conceivable option. I pigged out on smoked salmon and croissants.
Checkout was faultless.
I've looked on the web site since and prices seem to have drifted upwards, perhaps out our range for a holiday stop-over.
If you arrive by train its either a 20/30 min walk, a taxi or there is a minibus that stops nearby if you can fathom the timetable.
If you can afford it, this hotel as great.