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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ensor

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Ensor
Ranked #59 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Tewkesbury,Gloucestershire
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Budget Hotel worth booking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We visted this hotel for three days in September 2012. The owner was delightful and very welcoming. He even changed our room so I could use the lift and not have to walk upstairs when he saw I was limping !!! The room we had (No 6) was large with dual aspect windows overlooking the canal. We even had an entrance hall/dressing room area as well as a large bathroom. The hotel is tired looking but quirky and could do with an injection of cash, but for a hotel so close to the centre, was very good value. Breakfast was delightful and filling, the usual continental style. WiFi was free but we could only use it in the dining room. The only thing I missed was a TV in the room, otherwise this was a good value hotel and well worth booking for a few days in Bruges

Room Tip: Don't expect the highest quality from this budget hotel. You get what you pay for but the owner...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

this suited us perfectly BUT be warned, this is a very BASIC (and not so clean) hotel. If you are there for a few nights and you only use it for a place to sleep rather than chill out then it's ideal.
We are a same sex couple and there was not even a hint of a raised eyebrow so that's a good start. The room was very dusty and the bathroom/bathcupboard was mouldy - on the evening we came home with the windows shut we could smell it. Sheets were clean though.
No coffee or tea making facilities and, well, ill matched and dirty furniture BUT the view was priceless (if you are lucky to get one of the rooms at the front over looking one of the only canals that doesn't have boat trips. Willow in the breeze, ducks, swans, quiet. Sat on the window-ledge in the morning and soaked it up. We lucked out with room 3)
Have to say, you are really left alone here and you can just come and go. You get a key to the frontdoor so you can come and go at any hour.
Breakfast was a good. I'm veggie (just to make things awkward) but LOADS to choose from. (not cooked obviously)
nb. only found the one Ensor painting within the whole place!
Oh, and the sun terrace is worth a giggle!!! (just watch your footing)

Room Tip: room 3 for the view...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Biarritz, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

It has clearly been a while since this hotel has been renovated. Lots of doors don't work and getting in the lift was a worrying experience. The furniture and layout is a complete mismatch. The whole place could do with a deep clean too.
We had the only room with a balcony (Room 5). It was warm but the wifi didn't work particularly well and we could easily hear the people in the room next door. The doors to the balcony wouldn't shut properly so people walking past the window late at night could be clearly heard. There was also a temporary fairground set up at t'Zand.
On a positive note, it is close to the centre and it is supposedly has its own secure parking. This is the reason we chose the hotel but it turned out there weren't any spaces available in the car park so we had to park in the t'Zand multi-storey, a 5 minute walk away. The receptionist was helpful with my questions. Breakfast was surprisingly good, with warm pancakes available.

Room Tip: Room number 5 is the only one with a balcony overlooking the canal.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Durham, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

This hotel is located on a very quiet street bordering a very pretty canal. It is a short walk to all attractions. We had the only room with a balcony and the view was charming. That sums up the good points. The room was small and dreary. Heat did not seem to be controllable except by opening windows. The bathroom consisted of a small compartment with a toilet and a separate small compartment with a sink and stall shower. There was no shelf space in bathroom for toiletries and no towel bars or hooks. 2 drawers and a hanger bar in a plastic laminate wardrobe. No coffee in room or in lobby except at breakfast. No tv in room. Breakfast was minimal. Proprietors were not particularly cordial, just going through the motions. The whole place had an air of nobody cares much, and was generally shabby and run down. Next time I would pay a little more for a better experience.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Hotel is very well situated for easy access to Bruges center, just a short walk and you are in the market place or Burg square. The room we stayed in was warm, with on suite, but no coffee or tea, and the room needed redecoration , but if you can get over that , it is ideal for a short stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

It is a very old house very well kept. We only stayed for a night, but we were very happy with the room and location. Breakfast was excellent. I would return next time.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

The location is great but the rooms are horrible. Lots, lots of dust everywhere! And the walls are very old with mould on it. The bathroom was very nasty, also with mould on de walls and floor en in de sink and shower there were still tuft of hairs... not really fancy indeed!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ensor
Address: Speelmansrei 10, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
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Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Bruges
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Hotel Class:2 star — Ensor 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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