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“Just a basic hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Boterhuis
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Sint-Jakobsstraat 40, Bruges 8000, Belgium   |  
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Ranked #85 of 215 Bruges B&B and Inns
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“Just a basic hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

If your looking for somewhere cheap to stay and your not bothered about the decor well this is fine. The old lady in reception is miserable but you don't really see her. The steps going up to the rooms are steep and windy be careful. Air conditioning didn't work so opened windows got attached by Mosquitos. Overall average, location not bad.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I've now stayed here twice, once in winter and once (just now) in summer. A delightful place. It's in a great location - just a couple of minutes from the central squares, with nice restaurants and cafes close by. The staff are friendly, straightforward and helpful, the breakfasts are leisurely and generous, the rooms clean, warm, quiet, spacious. There's free Wifi, great showers and the bells from the various towers on Sunday morning are icing on the cake. If the tourist crocodiles are too much, it is a retreat; if a busy city is what you need, it's on the doorstep.

I'd recommend it to anyone - although I guess the stairs in the snug, front part of the cluster of buildings might present a problem to people with mobility issues.

Bruges is a wonder: Boterhuis matches it.

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  • Stayed June 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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Morehead City, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed for two nights at this beautiful hotel. Perfectly clean, comfortable and the breakfast can NOT BE BEAT.....The location is perfect and the hosts very nice and helpful. If you can stay here, do, you'll love it.. we had a room for three with our 12 year old daughter and she loved it too.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Boterhuis is reasonably priced, very spacious and well appointed rooms, free Wi Fi which worked well. Breakfast was very good, anything you asked was given. The staff/owners could not have been nicer or more helpful. The place is immaculately clean. It's location is great, handy, walking distance to anything you may want. Thanks for an excellent two night stay

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Everything was great and at a very reasonable price for Bruges standards. The hotel is situated in the heart of Bruges historic centre, next to the market square. It is a cluster of renovated buildings and each room has a different character.
The first good impression came from the very friendly owners of the hotel. The room was very nicely restored, renovated and decorated, and really spacious including an old fireplace. The breakfast buffet was a good effort, there is space for improvement though. A minor problem was that the (free) wi-fi signal was not strong.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Boterhuis lived up to all the positive reviews on Trip Advisor so thanks everyone. Our first floor room at the back was a good size and so was the bathroom with two hand basins. A bit tricky hauling our suitcases up a narrow flight of winding stairs but we had been warned by previous reviewers.
Boterhuis is only a couple of blocks from the main square and a great range of cafes and restaurants. The only thing that lets this hotel down is breakfast. Ask for fried eggs and you get one fried egg; bread for making your own toast is wafer thin and the buffet options are limited. Otherwise all good in this charming city of Bruges.

  • Stayed May 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were thrilled to find a room in Bruges that fit our family of four, was centrally located and didn't break the bank. When we actually saw it, our jaws dropped. It was at the very top of the hotel with a great view, awesome bathroom and a raised sleeping berth for the kids --- like sleeping in their own tree house. Parking was close by, everything was in walking distance and breakfast was excellent. I would wholeheartedly recommend Hotel Boterhuis.

Just one word of caution: If you or your children don't do well with stairs, our room would not have suited you... it required climbing two flights of winding stairs, and then there was a ladder up to the twin beds. Not suitable for very small kids or anyone with mobility issues.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Boterhuis

Address: Sint-Jakobsstraat 40, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 215 B&Bs / Inns in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Boterhuis 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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