Beautiful boutique hotel in a great location to explore magical Brugge.
I can not fault this charming hotel.
Our room (double sash windows) looking out onto the main canal was beautiful and tastefully decorated and very, very comfortable. Arriving in December (Eurostar) it was a cold winters evening and we were delighted to find they had taken the trouble to light the fire in our room. As the snow started to fall we ventured outside to wander this small city. In the centre was the Christmas market stalls, Ice rink, Belfry Tower, Belgian Inns and cafe's. The twinkling Christmas lights, the smells of cooking in the air from various different stalls, the sound of horses hooves as they trod on the cobbles taking visitors around the streets was just magical! After finding a superb little restaurant we arrived back at the hotels lounge, snuggled into the huge settee's infront of another log fire and talked about our plans for the remaining few days. The following morning we came down to a delicious breakfast in the pannelled dinning room before venturing out to view the sights.
This is the perfect place to spoil yourself when visiting Brugge and the perfect location to explore the beautiful medieval centre.
Having been twice in December for the Christmas markets and found it magical - I can't wait to come back in other seasons to experience my favourite city by far!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- De Orangerie Hotel is located right on the most picturesque canal of medieval Bruges in the very heart of the city centre. This small XV century monastery of the Sisters Karthuizerinnen has been converted into a wonderful "boutique hotel", furnished with exclusive fabrics (Braquenié, Pierre Frey, Bennison, Ralph Lauren), antiques, and objets d'art.All of the 20 graciously proportioned bedrooms have been individually decorated with antiques, and offer all the modern comfort that the discerning traveller expects. In the elegant lounge along the canal, guests can relax by the open fire, in comfortable sofas while going through the available art books and international magazines, and enjoying a drink which is served round the clock. The winter garden lounge with its views on the “trompe l’oeil” Italian gardens is a haven of rest and tranquillity in fresh white and light-greyish colours. It is recommended to enjoy the typical English “Afternoon Tea” or an aperitif either on the waterfront terrace or in the cozy lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Martins Orangerie Bruges
- Martins Orangerie Hotel Bruges