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“A stones throw away from the centre of Bruges” 4 of 5 stars
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Novotel Brugge Centrum
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Katelijnestraat 65B, Bruges 8000, Belgium   |  
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“A stones throw away from the centre of Bruges”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

A 10 minute walk from the station ( arrived by Eurostar) and close to all the main attractions but tucked away in a quiet square. A good hotel and excellently priced package with Eurostar. Spacious, clean room, comfortable bed and enjoyable stay. Friendly helpful staff. Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: My room was at the end of the corridor so probably quieter as not so much footfall. Room overlooked...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Good central location just a few minutes from the markt. Convenient car park underground 8.70euros for 24hours. Nice welcome, good sized room, comfy bed. Bathroom basic but what's required. Struggled to work the shower but called reception and someone came very quickly and sorted it out. Restaurant was very quiet. Nice menu, very tasty and well presented and served. Breakfast consisted of buffet to help yourself. Vast choice including continental and full English.

Would stay again and recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel together with my husband in October 2012. We really enjoyed our stay here, especially since the hotel was only 2 minutes away from the centre of town. The rooms were large, we had a double room, however it also included a sofa, the TV was very new - they were just changing it as we got there, and the in-room dining options were not very expensive. Breakfast options were good as well, although sometimes it took a bit longer to replace the food that had finished. Overall, we loved the hotel, and we would clearly return there if we visited Brugge again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Enjoyed 3 days at the Novotel Brugge. Rooms are modern, clean and spacious. Far enough from town center as to be quiet, but only a short walk to the best that Brugge has to offer. Great breakfast is included. Worth a regular visit.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The good thing about a Novotel is that you know exactly what you're getting. It is a nice, clean hotel in a good location - half mile from the train station and about half a mile from Markt. Our room was spacious and had a sofabed and bed. I had a cracking night's sleep as well - and isn't that what it is mostly about?

The highlight was the staff. We had interacted with a number of them and they were all super-nice. They tried their best to make our stay relaxing and pleasant. I cannot say enough about how great they are.

The lowlight was the coffee. While the bartender was really nice, the coffee was appalling. That is because they don't use a real espresso machine - not the bartender's fault. However, who chooses a hotel base on coffee when there a gazillion cafes within a mile from the hotel? You can tell I am struggling to find fault.

My top tip is to skip the hotel breakfast. There are a heap of cute cafes in the area which will do a better breakfast for half the price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Very nice and quiet hotel in a good location. Good breakfast with wide range of food but expensive. Ideally located near the ring of Brugge and unexpensive garage near by. Only five minutes walk from the city center.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

this hotel and its sister hotel the Ibis are centrally located about 1/2 mile from the train station and no more than 1/2 mile from the principal sites in Brugge. The rooms are comfortable, modern and upto date - they are more Ikea than Ritz but I hope you are not going to Brugge to spend time in your room when there is so much to see. One of the nice things about Novotel hotels is that they are reliable - everything works as it should. There is free wifi with a fast connection. The breakfast includes fresh squeezed orange juice plus a large assortment of eggs, breads, cheese, meats, fruits etc. The Ibis group often is not on hotel web sites but their rooms usually are a bit spartan but at a lower cost

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Novotel Brugge Centrum

Address: Katelijnestraat 65B, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Bruges
#32 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Novotel Brugge Centrum 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Brugge Centrum is a 3 star hotel in the historic centre of Bruges, a unique European city known as the Venice of the North. It features 126 comfortable and functional rooms, a bar and restaurant, plus 8 rooms for meetings and conferences and1 large multifunctional room. The hotel is equally suited to business trips and holidays in Bruges with your partner or family, boasting a garden, terrace and outdoor heated pool in summer. Public pay parking available under the hotel. ... more   less 
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