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#55 of 98 in Bruges
Location
4.2
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4.2
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4.2
Value
4.0

See why so many travelers make De Barge Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Bruges. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Beguinage (Begijnhof) (0.4 mi) and St Bonifacius Bridge (0.6 mi) make Hotel De Barge a great place to stay when visiting Bruges.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, and you can stay connected during your stay as De Barge Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features express check-in and check-out, baggage storage, and a sun terrace. Plus, De Barge Hotel offers free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, there is paid public parking available nearby.

If you like Italian restaurants, Hotel De Barge is conveniently located near Bocca, Sale e Pepe, and Carlito's Restaurant.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Historic Centre of Brugge (0.9 mi), Belfort (0.8 mi), or The Markt (0.2 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

At De Barge Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Bruges.

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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
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Suki j wrote a review Mar 2021
Brussels, Belgium1 contribution
Please tell me we got the worst room in the hotel. We booked via Air Bnb and book largely on the appearance of the room, as I like to spend time in the room. Now I know this is a barge and it comes with quirks. The platform cut wood for the TV is coated in a layer of dust and spider webs were hanging at the bottom of the window. When we turned on the lights you could smell the dust burning off the exposed and mismatched light bulbs. I am scared to check the top of the cabinets. Obviously it was painted with little care as the brown stain is all over the walls and mirrors. The paint job is really poorly done. There is still old paper tape on the wood above my head in the bed room. All the furniture is damaged. There was a piece 9f dirty plastic glued to the top of the toilet tank and the silicone around the bathroom was slapped on with a spatula. There is no matrass cover. They advertised Covid clean. I expected a bright clean room like the pictures we saw. Dinner. Walked in and the dirty linens and dishes of the people before us were on the counter next to my table. The food was very dated, 1970s dated, and bland. The portions were way to big and I wish they had put the money spent on it into smaller portions and good quality. I can't believe this food was made by a chef. I barely ate my food and it was very over-priced for the quality. Covid regulations made things odd but that didn't bother me. That they cleared out bedrooms and used them as individual dining rooms and fed us in shifts was clever. But instead of putting on gloves and removing our plates we had to clean our own table. This place is a gold mine for someone who understands having a smaller menu and better quality is profitable. A real modern chef. Who cares about details like the design of the rooms. My heart was really broken. It was my first time outside of Brussels in a year. I loved being on a barge and despite our neighbors playing cheap electronic music a part of the night I figured well a boat has thin walls ok. Instead of apologizing about the dirty dishes etc in our dining DURING Covid the response was "mistakes happen". One ok, two or three...100 is another thing. Despite the fact we filled in our menu early at check in and discussed it with the lady I never got my aperitif, and parts of the order were wrong. I'm vegetarian so requested mashed potatoes and vegetables, nice to accommodate me, I thought. I got a mushy plate of nothing fresh. Well one thing but I didn't know what it was. Really a shame. So many possibilities for this place and in general such a nice staff.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled
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valtango wrote a review Oct 2020
De Haan, Belgium254 contributions69 helpful votes
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We only live in De Haan, but have wanted to stay here for some time, just curious. We tried to stay new years eve a couple of yeas ago, as we were going to new years eve party on the wonderful mayflower, and it would have been convenient not to have to drive home afterwards, but we had to stay two nights!!! So we didn't bother. Now it was our 47th wedding anniversary, and we had booked an evening meal on the lovely Mayflower next door. My husband wanted to go early, but I didn't know he had booked a room on de barge. A lovely surprise. WE had the captains room which was very nice, I had heard that the rooms are pokey but this one wasn't. On the bed flowers and a heart with 47 heart chocolates, it was lovely. But that was thanks to my husband. It was all very pretty and nice, quite special to sleep on a boat on the canal. the bed wasn't overly comfortable, and in fact neither of us slept well. Staff were rather cool, and breakfast we had told would be served, but in fact it was a buffet, just the bread was in a paper bag on the table. It was rather off putting to sit next to the aquarium with lobsters and oysters in very dirty water!!! I have to say 5 euro to have tea and coffee making facilities was a lot!! I know this isn't run of the mill in Belgium like it is in England, even the humblest b and b has tea and coffee (free) in the room!! But knowing not everywhere in Belgium has this service, I always have my own travel kettle ad tea and coffee along. So we have stayed there once, curiosity is satisfied, but we won't stay there again. It was very pretty, but really could have been a lot better.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: The captains room at the back of the boat was a nice size.
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Heidi G wrote a review Aug 2020
Belgium176 contributions90 helpful votes
As we were looking for a different experience, the boat hotel was nice. Sleeping on a boat, room and bathroom are small as to be expected. The interieur is already a bit outdated, but it is in mid price range. Breakfast was properly arranged according the COVID-19 guidelines. Didn't have a problem getting the preferred timeslot. Rooms were not airconditioned, but a fan was provided. We liked the quiet environment, and as we had our bikes with us, it was only a 10 minute ride to the city centre. No problems with bed bugs. The only thing we could fault, was that the all room keys can actually be accessed by all hotel guests if you leave them at reception (as there is no permanence overnight). And they are huge to take with.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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E17_KJ wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom1126 contributions202 helpful votes
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I booked for four nights so was quite nervous when I then read the most recent reviews. But they didn’t at all reflect my experience. My room was really nice - I can’t remember exactly what I booked but it was an upstairs cabin overlooking the canal, big enough to sleep three. The bathroom was small, but fine. A large fan was provided, which was much appreciated at nighttime. Speaking of which, as you’re right on the water mosquito repellent is a necessity in summer. Because of the current breakfast arrangements (as below) I think it would be a nice touch to provide free tea/coffee facilities in the rooms, as 10am is a long wait for my first coffee of the day! Special measures are in place due to COVID-19 to ensure breakfast doesn’t get too crowded; you need to book a slot every morning, sometime between 8 and 10. Each table is pre-laid with a bag of bread and a bag of pastries, and you can serve yourself a pre-prepared covered plate of ham and cold meat, as well as cereals, fresh fruit etc, hot drinks and juice. Boiled eggs are also available but only really at the early sittings - would have been nice if they kept some back for the 10am sitting. As well as being asked to wear a mask in all communal areas, including when serving yourself breakfast, there are bottles of hand sanitiser all around the hotel. You must use it before using the coffee machine etc, all very sensible I think. The hotel is a 12/15 minute walk from the station (once you discover the shortcut over the Bargebrug, which Google Maps incorrectly claims is temporarily closed), and about the same distance from a good selection of restaurants. Some of the closest restaurants are currently closed, possibly due to the pandemic. It’s true that the immediate surrounding area does appear to be a coach park, but right now there aren’t any coaches, so was very quiet. Just beyond that is a very nice wooded park and some beautiful bridges. If you fancy a different kind of overnight stay, I recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Jacqui W wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Bedrooms are riddled with bedbugs. We were eaten alive. Hotel nice enough, a bit musty and quite a way from Brugge centre. No restaurants near by Staff were sullen and not particularly interested Not a great experience
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Julian Richardson wrote a review Dec 2019
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Had 2 nights in bruge third was meant to be here. Was told it was 15 20 min walk to markets (which I had spent last 2 days exploring so knew locations).. The young girl on reception if u could call it that seemed to be put out she had guests arrive... Couldn't find me.. Once found we were told restaurant was closed Sundays and Monday... Great as this dump is situated in what appears to be the arse end of coach parks.. No where to park my merc so had to chance the road.. Had such a bad feeling so went to check room before the long walk with bags.. Well that was the end of it.. Very little room cold felt damp. No mini bar. Tiny TV etc.. Kettles a extra 5 euros. We had just had 2 beautiful days in another hotel. We went straight online a found another hotel. I went to say we are checking out she said why.. I said its a dump. She replied no refund. To which I replied.. Keep it. I wouldn't let my dog sleep at this place. Avoid it at all costs. Nearly ruined my 4 day stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Sdoherty wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Awful place Rooms dirty , rude staff , tv didn't work Littered outside with cigerettes and rubbish Restaurant closed, payment had already been made isn't taken on arrival Stayed long enough to get on booking.com and arrange another hotel for the night
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled
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bettinabungle wrote a review Nov 2019
plymouth97 contributions47 helpful votes
Supposedly had a superior room (certainly paid 20 euros extra for it) but it was small. Much smaller and basic than expected. Nice canal view. Old furniture but in keeping with the barge theme. Breakfast was lovely. Really nice dining room. Nice selection of food. However notices telling guests not to take food to their rooms or make lunch (!) sort of put me off. Notice saying that there were cameras were also disappointing. Rather like the guests were being watched or were criminals!! Indeed there was a camera. We didn't take any food. However some guests might not like a big breakfast so to take a piece of fruit or whatever would hardly have been the end of the world. We were disappointed with the barge hotel due to the expense of it. The quality could have been higher for what we paid. Lastly they need to sort their communication out. They'd confirmed to me in an email that despite the booking being secured with a credit card, we could pay cash on arrival. However on arrival, the credit card had been debited. The receptionist admitted their communication had failed. This was a disappointing start. However, all in all, it was a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled
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ChelseaSimon wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom283 contributions148 helpful votes
A little quirky and a little pricey but it was great to stay somewhere unusual and unique. We was wonderful to wake up to the peace of the canal and have a morning run straight out of the door along the beautiful canal path.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled
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sctx2010 wrote a review Oct 2019
Georgetown, Texas31 contributions7 helpful votes
This was an acutal barge in one of the canals! The rooms were clean, slightly on the small side but certainly comfortable. Quiet area and an easy walk to town and market square. We didn't use it but the train station is an easy walk as well. Breakfast was great and the bar/lounge area pleasant. We had dinner there both nights and were never disappointed. The staff was pleasant and helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$116 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
de barge bruges
LOCATION
BelgiumFlandersWest Flanders ProvinceBruges
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about De Barge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to De Barge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Minnewater Lake (0.3 miles), Minnewaterpark (0.3 miles), and Gentpoort (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at De Barge Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at De Barge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at De Barge Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to De Barge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sivalai Thai Restaurant, Het Visioen, and Mount Gorkha.
Is De Barge Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Bruges.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at De Barge Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to De Barge Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of Brugge (0.9 miles), Basilica of the Holy Blood (0.9 miles), and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde (0.4 miles).
Does De Barge Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.