We stayed here for one night from the 29th to the 30th of April 2012. The quality of service was excellent, and we enjoyed the dry wit of the man who checked us in. The night porter was equally engaging. Breakfast was exceptional, both in the quality of service, and with reference to the selections available, which included fresh fruit, baked apples and a freshly prepared omlette. The public areas of the hotel were most attractive, and the small swimming pool looked appealing, although we had forgotten our swimming costumes, and did not use the pool. The hotel's position was first class, next to the Vismarkt, and a stone's throw from the Burg.
Unfortunately, the room was not ready when we wanted to check in at 2pm. The man on the front desk was very obliging, and we were able to leave our bags in the room. We were assured that the room would be ready within half an hour. We were told that because it was a Sunday, lots of guests had checked out at the last minute, leaving the maids insufficient time to get the room ready. That's not the point though. Check in was 2pm. We were paying €140 for the night. For the room to be still in need of cleaning was indicative of very poor organisation on the part of the hotel.
The room was comfortable, as one would expect. The bathroom was poky. The grouting around the shower area was discoloured. The shower was above a bath, and it was cramped. We have had better rooms in Brugge for far less money, and would advise, with regret (primarily because the staff were so charming) that you should shop around. You can and will get better value in Brugge. Parking at the hotel costs €15 per day. Municipal parking 't Pandreitje, a 200m walk away, costs €8.70 for 24 hours, and we recommend that you self park at 't Pandreitje instead of paying for a space at Die Swaene.
Unless you are teetotal, you must visit the bars De Garre and 't Brugs Beertje. De Garre does not do food, but 't Brugs Beertje does. Bearing in mind the cost of eating out in Brugge, you can do a lot worse than have a spaghetti bolognese in 't Brugs Beertje for about €9.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Die Swaene Bruges
- Die Swaene Hotel Bruges