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#40 of 92 hotels in Bruges
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.6
Value
3.9
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Hotel Die Swaene**** is a sanctuary overlooking one of the most picturesque canals, right at the very heart of the old historical city center and just a stone-throw away from the Market and Burg square. This prize-winning hotel is considered to be one of the most romantic and peaceful boutique hotels in Europe and is renown for its customer-friendliness and excellent service. Quite a unicum in this age of 'time is money' but here one still finds time to listen to the needs of the guest. Die Swaene**** has 24 elegantly furnished and individually decorated rooms and the public rooms have an atmosphere of times past. The authentic salon "Guild of Merchant Taylors" (1779) is classified heritage and a perfect place to relax by the fire-place after a day of exploring the beautiful city. Or do you prefer to take an aperitif in the cozy bar or have a plunge in the swimming pool with sauna? Its all possible in Die Swaene. At the opposite side of the canal one finds the "Pergola" wing with 8 Superior Deluxe rooms, each with fire-place in the room and view over the water. From Monday to Friday we offer a free guided tour with an English speaking guide. Die Swaene**** has everything to make your visit unforgettable !
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
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24-hour front desk
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Czech and 2 more
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LancashireShaz wrote a review Nov 2023
lancashire34 contributions34 helpful votes
The hotel is beautiful in a fantastic setting overlooking the canal. Our rooms had a view of the canal and were beautifully furnished with large comfortable beds. Breakfast is amazing and the staff can’t do enough. We made use of the swimming pool and the sauna, which were great after a day of wondering the city. Got great recommendations on restaurants from the reception. Special big thank you to SHEIKKIJE who looks after everybody at breakfast. She does an amazing job and is so friendly and helpful. We had a serious medical emergency in the early hours of the morning and had to run down and ask her to call an ambulance. She was absolutely brilliant. She stayed calm got us the help we needed and made sure we were all okay. Not related to the hotel I know but the ambulance Fire Brigade and all the staff at Bruges hospital were absolutely amazing and looked after my brother who had a serious seizure. He couldn’t have had better treatment anywhere.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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rick c wrote a review Oct 2023
Milton, New Hampshire4 contributions4 helpful votes
Can't say enough about this hotel The location is the best you will find.It is 5 min from city center and there is a group of restaurants less than 2 min from the front door. We were greeted by Marijke who was wonderful. She pointed out the parking lot, gave us umbrellas as it was raining and when we returned, our luggage had been taken to our room. She was patient with directions, even when we got lost and had to ask again. We were always greeted with a smile when we entered the door. Their customer service is excellent! It was unseasonably warm when we were there and Marijke went out and got us a fan for our room. The room itself was gorgeous, it opened to the canal and we could hear the bells. Just close the door, and you don't hear any noise. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and had everything you could ask for. This hotel was the highlight of our trip.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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OlegVino wrote a review Oct 2023
New York City, New York25 contributions55 helpful votes
I had a non-refundable reservation at Die Swaene Hotel for 2 nights. But the night before we were scheduled to take our flight to Belgium my mother was rushed to the hospital and I had to be there with her for a few days. I sent an email to the hotel and, even though I had a non-refundable reservation, they were very nice about it and let me cancel without any penalty. That is a sign of a great hotel, operated by very nice people. I will definitely stay here when I re-schedule my visit in the Spring.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Carl V wrote a review Jul 2023
Dendermonde, Belgium1 contribution
Very friendly welcome. No question was too much for Marijke and colleagues. Nice hotel that fits perfectly within the Bruges atmosphere. Ideal location to explore the city center. Good beds. Breakfast was abundant and guests were regularly asked if they wanted anything else. Very dog friendly hotel too! The car park on the other side of the canal is located near the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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James B wrote a review Nov 2022
Palm Desert, California126 contributions84 helpful votes
A nice little 17 room hotel in a great location next to the canal and a short walk to the market square. The room was nicely decorated, and the big "living room" with an honor bar was relaxing. Staff were responsive and cheerful. The bathroom shower had no door, and the shower wand was broken and sprayed water at the wall, so taking a shower was a big mess.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Austin F wrote a review Nov 2022
Buenos Aires, Argentina17 contributions35 helpful votes
Die Swaene is absolutely stunning. Charming boutique hotel nestled right on the canal. The staff are amazing and super accommodating. The indoor pool & sauna is a great bonus too! Highly recommend staying here to anyone looking for the best stay In Bruges. Walking distance to everything. Now that Christmas is around the corner, it truly feels like a fairytale. You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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teacherbarnes wrote a review Nov 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom95 contributions15 helpful votes
Nothing was average about this hotel. Some excellent points included the staff, the decor, the interior pool and sauna, the location, the firm beds, I could go on... A distinct smell hits you as soon as you arrive. Curious. Not bad; curious. And it's superb location (genuinely: the closest I've ever found a quiet hotel to the centre!) is partially undone by the mosquito fest so close to the canals: literally squashed mosquitoes on the walls. Overall, though well worth it!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Dekor2013 wrote a review Oct 2022
Leawood, Kansas15 contributions7 helpful votes
We absolutely LOVED staying at Die Swaene Hotel. We were greeted by Conrad who works at the front desk. He took such pride in his hotel and showed us all around and was so welcoming. Our room had a large window that opened so we could hear the church bells ringing while we looked out onto the canal. The rooms and the rest of the hotel were decorated in a way that made us feel like we were transported back in history. The location was right in the heart of everything with restaurants and shopping within a short walk. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and we will definitely return in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Dargent Marcel wrote a review Sep 2022
Lille, France6 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel is beautiful, a pleasant rococo style. Very well located in the center of Bruges, in front of the canal. The staff is helpful and kind and we’ve loved to came with our dog. The swimming pool is great by the way. The parking is cheap. We will return with pleasure !
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Suzy M wrote a review Sep 2022
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I really liked this hotel. It is centrally located, on a canal and its rococo style was sumptuous. I was told that all rooms are different. Mine was very nice with a large Queen bed, furnished in the rococo style that looked onto the canal. It had a bath, which is a nice change. It’s unique that the hotel has a swimming pool. The pool is not large, but still nice and there is sauna, though not Jacuzzi. The breakfast was large and very nice. The service was very good, especially Marijke. I can’t say anything bad about it. Oh… only one thing… the bed was a bit hard, but some people like it hard… I know I did until a few years ago. Maybe I should have asked if they have a topper, but I didn’t.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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$175 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
die swaene bruges, die swaene hotel bruges
LOCATION
BelgiumFlandersWest Flanders ProvinceBrugesSt-anna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Die Swaene
Which popular attractions are close to Die Swaene?
Nearby attractions include Historic Centre of Brugge (0.2 miles), Chocolates & Happiness (0.1 miles), and Brugge BeerWalk (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Die Swaene?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Die Swaene?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Die Swaene?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Die Swaene?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Die Swaene?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Di Kaspi, Park Restaurant, and Oliviers Chocolate Shop & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Die Swaene?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Die Swaene located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Bruges.
Are pets allowed at Die Swaene?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Die Swaene?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Die Swaene?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of Brugge (0.2 miles), Basilica of the Holy Blood (0.08 miles), and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde (0.6 miles).