We stayed for the pre Christmas weekend, first time in Bruges, a beautiful city with plenty to keep you occupied. The hotel is certainly not cheap, but when you approach the courtyard you feel like its money well spent.
Reading some previous reviews I would say some (slight) negative points raised we did not experience ourselves. The staff were very friendly and efficient, the concierge very accommodating and helpfully. The room was roomy, clean, comfortable.
The turn down service for us included attention to the beds and chocolates.
It was disappointing not to have free water and hot drink making facilities, I'm not sure whether free hot drinks were available from the bar?
No issues wit the shower temperature or pressure.
One negative for us was the spa. We hadn't booked treatments in advance of arrival, a mistake as they were unable to fit us in. The pool area is pleasant enough, the steam room could perhaps benefit from a scrub there was mildew on the grouting. Some towels were left behind untidily by other users and we saw no one to clean up. The showers didn't get above cold which was a little annoying.
So all in all, a great location, and impressive hotel, we will be looking for a less expensive hotel next visit, but that's not the hotels fault!
One tip, if breakfast isn't included in your deal, there is a cafe called humpy dumpy about 2 minutes walk away, the food is superb, for 12-50 euros you can have a breakfast to die for!
- Also Known As:
- Kempinski Hotel Dukes Palace
- Kempinski Hotel Bruges
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the former 15th-century Prinsenhof Palace and fromer home to the Dukes' of Burgundy, Kempinski Hotel Dukes' Palace is perfectly situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage city Bruges. The palace was built in 1430 by Duke Philip the Good for his marriage to Isabella van Portugal. The hotel has 93 rooms including 22 suites of which 6 are heritage listed. All rooms offer elegant furnishing with modern conveniences including individually controlled air-conditioning, plasma TV and high-speed Wireless Internet Access. Restaurant 'Manuscript' is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a refined Belgian cuisine. Bar Atelier is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail, chilled draft beer or a wide selection of international wines. The glass windows give you a beautiful view of the 3000 sqm garden. During the summer months, the terrace is the place to be in Bruges! The Spa features an indoor swimming pool sauna, steam bath and fitness center. Additionally, a wide range of facial treatments and massages is offered.The hotel is located in the heart of Bruges, just a few minutes from the bustling Market Square, Groeninge Museum and busy shopping streets. ... more less
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