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Hotel Dukes' Palace Bruges

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Prinsenhof 8, Bruges 8000, Belgium (Formerly Kempinski Hotel Dukes' Palace)
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Having just returned from the Kempinski, travelling with others so two rooms needed, we found the much reported shower fluctating temperatures to be very evident. If you feel the shower temperature change, then step back quick, because it will go either very hot or very cold in a few seconds. It will then stabalise again, but not for long. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

As you approach the hotel which is situated in the centre of town, you know it will be good. The place is a real picture. It must have been amazing as a private resident. Great rooms, friendly staff who like all in Belgium happily speak English and are very friendly and very efficient. Lot's of great little touches throughout the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

We were expecting MUCH more from the Kempinski Dukes' Palace. Our experience with other Kempinski properties have always been stellar. We spoke to Mr. Alexis van den Reeck THREE times prior to our arrival. We told him we were celebrating a special occasion, and wanted our trip to memorable. Upon arrival, no one was available to take our luggage from... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We stayed here with friends on a city break. When you see the building ahead of you on arrival you know you are going to enjoy your stay. The staff are really friendly and gave us lots of local knowledge for bars and restaurants. The bedrooms are comfortable and well designed. The weekend we were there they did have a... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

We stayed at this lovely hotel for two nights. It is impressive upon arrival. We were greeted by a helpful staff, a pretty lobby where you actually sit down to check in, an elegant spiral staircase, drawing room with a large fireplace and comfortable couches, lovely floral arrangements, candles, nice bar, and large courtyard. The hotel is historic, was once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We stayed here as part of a pre cruise package with Vantage Travel and were overwhelmed by the beauty of the hotel. It is down a little alley, set apart from the street and is just beautiful. It is close to all- market square, canal rides etc. The rooms were elegant and comfortable- even heated floors in the bathrooms!! You... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

This past week end we decided to make a romantic gateaway to Brugges and we were disapointed with the 5 star experience of the Kempinski hotel. *As chocolate lovers we took the choc a licious package which was a TOTAL RIP OFF. No chocolate upon arrival or return to hotel, when requested, they sent us in our room a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Dukes' Palace for our first wedding anniversary. We had the most amazing weekend, in both the hotel and Bruges. We arrived on Friday evening, and found the hotel to be elegant, spacious, and charming. We checked in with the very helpful receptionist, and were very pleasantly surprised to be upgraded from our paid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We enjoyed 2 nights at the "Kempi" in Bruges ! Right in the center of town, it is a beautiful building. Check-in was easy and our room (Deluxe Junior Suite) was spectacular. Lots of space and spotlessly clean. Large Flat TV, Nescafé coffee machine and "Molton Brown" toiletries. The bed and pillows were very comfortable ! Breakfast was superb. Dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Central location but in a quiet location, great service loverly rooms. Large pink poodle in the garden, differnt. Doubt there a better hotel you can staay in Brugge.

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