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“Average guesthouse” 3 of 5 stars
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Maraboe Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hoefijzerlaan 9, Bruges B-8000, Belgium   |  
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Ranked #44 of 101 Hotels in Bruges
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Average guesthouse”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This guest hotel is more of a guesthouse. While friendly enough, it was unremarkable. The breakfast was not very good, with little choice of food. The gym was full of equipment that didn't work properly. The location, however, was pretty good.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The hotel is in a very good location. We waited for 10 - 15 minutes on arrival to check in to our rooms as no one appeared to be around to check us in. When they finally arrived there was no apology.

We were paying the top of the pay scale for the bedrooms, but the windows overlooked brick walls and not much else.

The hotel was distinctly average. I cannot say I neither loved it nor hated it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We have just returned from a three night weekend at The Maraboe and found it to be a small, friendly and comfortable hotel which was very well run and in an excellent location within easy walking distance of the centre and railway station. Our double room was spacious with a modern and bright bathroom on the first floor lacking only in a draw or two. The breakfast room was modern and served a very good continental breakfast with unlimited tea/coffee. We certainly would stay at this hotel again and have no hesitation in recommending it to other visitors to Brugge

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Bratislava, Slovakia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The Maraboe gives you a calm and friendly experience - breakfast is well done, rooms are clean and comfortable and entire place feels cozy and cared for. The owners do a wonderful job of making you feel you are guests in a large home. Location is perfect - not in amongst the streets filled with people, just off the beaten path so it provides easy access to bus station and city center.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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South East England, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We went with the three of us and had a very large room with a very large double bed and a single bed. Large and modern separate bathroom and separate toilet. It's a large converted house and you can still see its orginal features. The entrance seems v authentic (nice tiled floor). There's parking underneath which we used (small and need to book). Very friendly hotel owners and staff, breakfast was really good, it has everything a continental breakfast should have and more (just no cooked breakfast which we certainly didn't miss) and the breakfast room is very grand and cosy at the same time. The hotel is located at the edge of the shopping area and inner city historic attractions so 1 or 2 minutes and you're there. We went last year in August and are going back in May bringing my parents and brother.

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  • Stayed August 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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Stayed here for a stag do and had an amazing time. we took over 3 rooms (2 triples and a double), the hotel was clean the staff very friendly and even joked with us the next morning when we accidentally woke them up coming in at 4am. Close to the center of Bruges so ideal for a city break or weekend away. Breakfast is simple but very filling. Rooms are tidy and clean with free Wi-Fi throughout. Close to local sites (we were there to sight see more than the usual drinking on stag do's) and shops. Walkable from the train station and opposite a large market on saturdays.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Worried about finding this hotel after reviews bit no robs with sat nav.Very welcoming at reception with easy instructions to parking area under hotel.
Brerakfast a bit mish msh-too many tables squashed into breakfast area but food-variable and to most peoples needs.
Staff very friendly and helpful-hotel so near to all attractions=having stayed before in the borth of the city-this is so better situated with an elderly mother!
Market on Satrday was fab!! -wanted to buy everything

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Maraboe Hotel

Address: Hoefijzerlaan 9, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Bruges
#43 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Maraboe Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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