This is undoubtedly a good hotel. The recently upgraded and enlarged building is wrapped around an older hotel which has largely disappeared. The car park was full of high end saloons. Everything about the hotel is professionally run and the rooms are large, comfortable, and very well equipped ...but the decorators opulence has not given the place any real character.
The positive is that the rooms and the food are excellent...even the orange juice at the very generous breakfast was freshly squeezed before our eyes....but the location is a 20 euro taxi ride out of Bruges and in the middle of nowhere with major roads around.
It is not best suited for a visit to nearby Bruges as there are equally good hotels in that city, but as a stopover ...albeit not cheap...it is excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Van der Valk Hotel Brugge - Oostkamp is established in the former Kasteel-Restaurant Cruydenhove at the edge of the beautiful city of Bruges also called the Venice of the North. The city received this name because of its magnificent monumental buildings, the canals and beautiful squares. Besides Bruges, the towns Ghent, Ostend and Knokke are also easily accessible from the hotel. Here you can enjoy the green surroundings or get a breath of fresh sea air at the Belgian Coast. The hotel offers deluxe rooms and suites. The rooms are all equipped with a comfortable bathroom with a bath or shower, toilet and a hair dryer. The rooms also have air conditioning, a refrigerator, free wifi, safe, telephone, television, balcony or terrace and free coffee and tea making facilities. ... more less
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