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“Pleasant Stay and Wonderful Owners!” 4 of 5 stars
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Anselmus Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Riddersstraat 15, Bruges 8000, Belgium   |  
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Ranked #18 of 101 Hotels in Bruges
Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Pleasant Stay and Wonderful Owners!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We had a very nice stay at this hotel. The rooms were clean and the owners were always available to answer our questions. They were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was included and was served in a sunny windowed breakfast area. There was also seating in a very cute and very pretty outside garden/courtyard. The hotel was centrally located for everything! Great stay overall!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We booked this hotel as part of a Eurostar package (cheaper then booking separately). It’s a clean, cosy hotel and the proprietor was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is located in a quiet street a short walk from the main square. It’s split across two lovely old buildings connected via a conservatory housing the breakfast area. There’s also a very pretty courtyard garden complete with 2 budgies in a cage! The beds were very comfortable – not the usual hard mattresses most hotels seem to have. There was plenty of choice at the breakfast buffet and you could get as many tea/coffee refills as you could drink.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Booked our stay through Eurostar and we were not disappointed. Scary stairs to the first floor in the main building for the old or infirm, or those returning from a beer tasting! The owner was very helpful, booking a restaurant for us and taking time to explain the Bruges card and the museum card. Couldn't fault the breakfast, plenty of freshly prepared fruit, cheeses, meats and pastries. Very close to the city centre, would definitely use it again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Frome, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We travelled with Lynn H who has already given a rightly glowing review of Hotel Anselmus, it is perfectly located with everything you need a short walk away, the rooms are spacious, and well presented, we were at the back of the hotel (but also facing onto a road) and enjoyed peace and quiet at night.

The owners were unobtrusive whilst always being available when required, they were very helpful and welcoming, the breakfast was varied and well presented, plentiful and always fresh and appetising, we both thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Bruges and would highly recommend staying at Hotel Anselmus.

Thank you to the owners for being so kind and welcoming.

we booked through Eurostar website.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Anselmus in September 2012, we booked it as part of a package through Eurostar after first checking the reviews on this site. The hotel’s location is a major plus point, being only a short walk from the Markt and Burg and the main shopping areas of Brugge, although it was a good 20 minute or so walk from the train station, which might be difficult for some people with cases/children etc, so a taxi might be a better option.

On arrival we were greeted by the lady owner who checked us in, and gave us a Welkom@Brugge card which allowed us to obtain a small discount on several local attractions. Our room number 207, was well appointed with two easy chairs along with a desk and small wardrobe, a wall mounted television and a slightly garish picture on the wall, the room was spotlessly clean. The bathroom was again spotlessly clean but the shower was set very low down which made using it a bit tricky. The door to the bathroom was a flimsy concertinaed door, which did not really offer much in the way of privacy. We were a little disappointed to find that our double was just two single beds pushed close together, our room was in fact a triple with another single bed, which I’m glad to report remained un-used throughout our stay 

The breakfast was the usual continental affair with bread, cheese, cold meats etc, along with cereal, croissants, toast and fruit and the offer of a boiled egg and coffee or tea when we sat down. The food was well presented and perfectly adequate for what we needed.

The owners were not overly friendly and did not intrude, but were perfectly fine. We did have a noise issue on two of the mornings during our three night stay, the person or persons above appeared to be constantly moving about at 5:30-6:00 which rather spoiled which what should have been a restful lie in.

All in all the Anselmus Hotel is an excellent base from which to explore the beautiful city of Brugge and beyond.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thanet, England, United Kingdom
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is a real gem of a hotel situated perfectly right in the heart of( but quietly) in Bruges. It has a welcoming, unobtrusively helpful style which perfectly matched our needs.It is a family run establishment, the owners of which really did everything they could to make our stay a good one. I found out the night before we were due to arrive that there are steep stairs in some parts of the hotel...I contacted them only hours before we arrived to explain I have a slight mobility problem...I then had a return E-Mail from them to confirm we were booked into a ground floor room which was absolutely perfect.
The rooom was sparklingly clean, spacious and well equipped with two arm chairs,wardrobe, desk, en-suite and twin beds which were exceptionally comfortable. It had two large casement windows overlooking the street which was not at all noisy.
The hotel itself is furnished and decorated in a most interesting way. Some really beautiful carved heavy oak chairs, wonderful pottery and ceramics as well as paintings in the Flemish style and sparkling chandeliers in several rooms.There is a lovely lounge area where various drinks, both alcoholic or hot can be arranged and served by the owner.
Breakfasts were really fabulous. NOT an average 'Continental' but a huge array of cheeses, hams, fruits, pastries, juice, yogourt and breads were served every morning with the offer of freshly boiled eggs also available. The tea was lovely and strong( I hate weak tea!) and fresh coffee was replenished as requested.It made a lovely start to each day and was available for a very generous length of time each morning.
The postion of the Hotel Anselmus is perect for exploring the old town of Bruges on foot or cycling. It is very near the main squares and everything we wanted during our three day visit was within very easy reach. The owner gave us maps and help to identify places we would like to visit and organised taxis for us very efficiently.
We loved our stay here and would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a convenient hotel with touches of luxury right in the centre of Bruges! It is gorgeous!!

Room Tip: Steep stairs in some parts, but a request for a ground floor room was efficiently organised
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beckenham
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Stayed 4 nights in October 2012 and couldn't fault anything. Perfectly situated for exploring the city but in quiet side street. Our double en suite room was spacious and well equipped. Good breakfast in bright and airy room looking out on to charming courtyard. You could pay a lot more and do a lot worse!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Riddersstraat 15, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
#24 Family Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Anselmus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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