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Die Swaene

Steenhouwersdijk 1, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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#46 of 97 hotels in Bruges
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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)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Czech and 2 more
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Dutchhouse wrote a review Aug 2020
Frankfurt, Germany346 contributions103 helpful votes
What a beautiful gem in the heart of Brugge, Belgium. Stayed here only one night but wish we could have stayed longer. Location is 10 out of 10 and the property itself feels like you’ve stepped back in time yet has all the modern amenities a proper 5 star boutique hotel should provide.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
AlexMa1981 wrote a review Feb 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom447 contributions29 helpful votes
We stayed for a Christmas market and loved it so much we booked again for February. The staff are very friendly and helpful, all from reception through cleaning ladies to breakfast room. We stayed in a superior room which was fabulously decorated , in historic rather than modern style, very in-keeping with Bruges town, including a poster bed dated 1703. The bathroom was modern with a large walk-in shower and a separate toilet. The pool and sauna facilities were great too. A very nice selection of foods for breakfast. Would definitely go back again!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
sparkles609 wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubllin2 contributions
Beautiful hotel, we stayed in the Superior Room with private patio. There is no expense spared at this hotel, the staff could not do enough for you. On arrival we were taken on a little tour of the hotel which we weren't expecting and on departure they were still looking after us. The indoor pool made it even better :) This hotel is definitely worth a visit and literally 3mins walk from the Markt. There is no doubt we will be returning to stay in room 42.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Erdo_2015 wrote a review Jan 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands15 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. We had a beautiful room with great atmosphere and a view on the canal. The location is fantastic, close to all the hot spots and nice restaurants. The wellness facility is very nice and relaxing. The people working at the hotel are just wonderful. I’ve stayed in many hotels, but the sincere and kind service you receive here is rare. Ps: do visit the House of Waffles as well for a local treat...
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
R Lyon wrote a review Dec 2019
Claygate, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at De Swaene during the Bruges Christmas Market - so an extremely busy time in the town. I'd like to preface this review by saying that everyone at the hotel is extremely friendly and the service is excellent. The common areas are beautiful, opulent and well maintained. We booked a "superior double/twin" room for our stay. The rooms pictured under this description on the website looked beautiful with modern bathrooms befitting of a 4* hotel. We paid around €250 per night for our stay which, whilst pricey, seemed reasonable for the time of year and the images showing the quality of the rooms. We arrived half an hour early for check-in and our room wasnt ready but the sweet lady at reception took our bags for us (she said that they would be put in our rooms once it was ready) and gave us some information about the town. We left to get some lunch and on our return were shown to our (now ready) room. Our luggage was indeed inside the room - when we arrived there the door was wide open and unlocked, which seemed reckless (albeit we don't know how long the door was left open for - it could have been seconds). Luckily nothing had been taken. I would describe the room itself as tired - the valance was stained in places, there were a couple of marks on the wallpaper. The juliet balcony doors didnt close very well, leaving a draught and there were cigarettes in the cracks of the floor outside. The setup of the tv included an extension cord wrapped around a shelf, which is not particularly attractive to look at. We had neither a mini bar or a safe (and no milk for tea/coffee!). The bathroom was extremely disappointing - the bath was small and stained with a shower attachment that was both inadequate in height and pressure. The shower screen could only be moved about 2cms each way for some reason. The toilet was ancient and the flush extremely inelegant. Basically the room fell far short of our expectations and we were very disappointed. I am prepared to accept that this is the worst room in what is otherwise a very beautiful hotel, but I dont feel that it is acceptable that this room can be priced the same as the "superior doubles" pictured on the website. I would suggest that this is remedied to avoid disappointment in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from dirk bossche, Eigenaar at Die Swaene
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Dear Rosanagh, Thanks for your feed back and evaluation. I am sorry your experience did not correspond with your expectations. I am not looking for excuses but since I took over the hotel last year we have been working on the rooms and facilities to bring everything to the standards you expect. In the meanwhile we took care of the room you refer to because this was necessary as you mentioned correctly. Therefor please allow me to invite you to spend another night with us as soon as this Corona crisis ends. Please contact us and refer to this mail. Stay healthy and take care of yourself. Kind regards Dirk
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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 Park Restaurant, Brazi's, and Le Mystique - Relais & Chateaux.
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).