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“We won't hurry back and they probably don't care.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Central

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Central
Ranked #89 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“We won't hurry back and they probably don't care.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We ended up lunching here as it had proved tricky to find something quick, light and economic in Bruges. We wanted to sit outside but not eat too much, nor spend a fortune.

In the end the food was ok but the service was brusque and amateurish. For both started and main in the economy lunch (€14) we were handed the wrong dishes. Most laughable of all was that bed-and-breakfast-style mustard and ketchup appeared on the bill at €1 each. This kind of charmless cynicism sums up the experience.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here twice now bit not stayed at the hotel. The first time we visited this restaurant was in August 2013 we sat outside in the sunshine and ordered the Kwak to drink, some of us had pizzas and some of us had pasta, the food was great, just what you'd expect for the price at a city centre restaurant, the second time was in December 2013 we sat inside and it was warm and welcoming the food again was very good. The waiter was what really made this place for us we had the same one both times. He really made us feel welcome had a little laugh and joke with us and spoke perfect English. After we tipped him we were presented with a gratis festive drink. :-) you get what you pay for here. Will be back again next time were in Bruges.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank Sarah-L-P8
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Scotland
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and yes the rooms are really basics but confortable. The staff are very friendly and always had the time to chat with us. We had lunch and found the food nice and good price. We really enjoyed to be seating next to open fire.
Overhall, good location and easy to be in and out which it is a bonus if you haven't much time.
If we ever go back to Brugges, we would stay at the Central again.
Also would take the opportunity to Thank you all the staff for the kindless.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sophie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here just recent & overall found it extremely good rooms average but clean & tidy & staff pleasant & helpful one downside no toilet in the room on next level upstairs but not a major problem. Location was amazing bein right in the square & close to everything for attractions. Overall a beautiful place to visit & would recommend this hotel

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Carl M
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Rushden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. wonderful service from the staff. The last lunch we enjoyed a pizza in "the sirene d'or" with a mixed salad to share and a bottle of water. Not cheap but everywhere you pay the right location, right? All in all price quality, success!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank John B
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Belfast, Maine
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Four of us stopped at Hotel Central for a light evening meal on the evening of September 12. Food was good, but wait staff spoiled what could have been a lovely evening. Our table was ignored as waiter lavished attention on others. Numerous waiters literally yelled back and forth to each other and ran down to talk to a cabbie that stopped in the square. I had to go up to the head waiter for our tab and even then he didn't stop talking to a friend who had stopped into the restaurant.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Ate here last week, the food is decent but completely over priced as are there local beers. A great location however situated in the main square. The staff are unfriendly and do not hesitate in asking do you want to leave a tip. I would suggest eating in some of the side streets off the main square.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Thomas D
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Additional Information about Central

Property: Central
Address: Markt 30, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Central 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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