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“Somewhat disappointed, but location was good”

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Canalview Hotel Ter Reien
Ranked #62 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Somewhat disappointed, but location was good”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

The hotel was under repair while we recently stayed. I would have appreciated knowing that this was going to be the case, but that said, the beds were comfortable. The bathroom that we had which was room 111 has a bathroom that was added to the room and it looked to be similar to the size of a bathroom found in an RV. It was tiny. The shower being possibly 2x2 feet. That said, we also had room 211 which had a super large bath with a nice large tub and separate shower. So we didn't need to use the tiny shower.
The location of the hotel is decent and immediately across the street is a nice area along the canal for dinner and coffee.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Was a nice situated hotel, 5 min walk to centre. Bathroom was small. Bruges is a very scenic and interesting place. Make sure you go on a boat trip, lasted about 30 minutes and was 7 euro.

Make sure you eat at Ribs n Beer, absolutely gorgeous food. Loads of shops, especially chocolate ones.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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general
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2014

We did not expect the great room we had. In the official photo above, we were at the window at the extreme left (of the grey buildings) at canal level. If one sat in the window alcove reading, one received waves from the tour boats passing a few meters away. (We jokingly discussed - but did not execute - walking nude deeper in the room to give those who were looking in windows a story to take home. We're in our late 60s so this is not about exhibitionism; the point is that it is so close to the canal)

Negatives: (1) tiny bathroom, like many European hotels that have added en suite bathrooms to historic properties but if I were overweight I'd have been touching the shower curtain and walls simultaneously. (2) staff seldom at desk, though can be summoned by a bell. (3) extra one-time charge for wi-fi and/or computer access.

Positives: (1) location, a few blocks from downtown either by the high street or along the canal, (2) canal view!!! (3) price, (4) good and ample breakfast, including soft-boiled eggs I can never quite make that well at home, (5) helpful staff, when they're available (see previous para.) They're even a couple of doors away from a Michelin *** restaurant if you want to blow several times the money you've saved by staying here, and across the street from a simpler restaurant run by the same chef and his son.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

The reviews were a bit mixed so was prepared for disappointment but couldn't have been more wrong - this is a gem of a hotel! The location is perfect, staff helpful, breakfasts amazing. Rooms were basic but comfortable, lovely big bathroom with hot power shower, fresh towels daily. Wi-fi worked perfectly, lovely courtyard overlooking canal for guests to use, vending machine which sold wine! Would definitely return. Very good value for money.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is the 4th hotel I have stayed in whilst in Bruges and was the best by far. Location is excellent, simply laid out but really very nice. Would definitely recommend a canal view room. I usually turn my nose up at the prospect of paying extra for a view but in this case it was absolutely justified. I only booked it because that was the only room available but very pleased I did. I would happily return

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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hainan
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

I only tend to stay in budget hotels, and have done so in Bruge, Pisa, Prague, NYC and a few places in Asia ... my room in this hotel was possibly the most comfortable, and certainly the quietest of all the hotels I've stayed in over the last few years.

The location is pretty good ... Is perhaps 5 - 8 minutes leisurely walk from the main market square.

I had read the reviews that stated a charge for tea service, so I packed a travel kettle ... job done! The lack of wifi is also a bit poor ... but pretty common in the EU ... no wifi meant doing something over than post photos to Facebook though ... not always a bad thing eh!

I loved the breakfasts here. A selection of meat and cheese, rolls, croissants and bread ... fruit juices, tea and coffee ... plus boiled eggs, yoghurts and pancake. A simple continental menu served buffet style but was another big plus point for me.

A freindly welcome ... a trouble-free check out ... 5 stars from me ... nothing to fault at all.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Canalview Hotel Ter Reien
Address: Langestraat 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
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Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #62 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Canalview Hotel Ter Reien 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ter Reien is situated an arm's length from the Burg and the Main Market square. On top of its central location, the hotel has a quiet placement away from all commotion and charges a reasonable price. An ideal choice for those who prefer individual and friendly service. Enjoy your stay in a relaxed and casual ambiance. ... more   less 
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