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Hotel Ter Brughe
Ranked #33 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Just back from a 3 night stay in this charming hotel. I cannot do much more than endorse the good comments made by the other guests.

The hotel is situated on the canal within easy walking distance, despite the cobbles, of the city centre and its numerous bars and restaurants.

From the moment we arrived to the time we left we found the staff very welcoming and helpful.
We had a room on the first floor overlooking the courtyard which was a reasonable size, with a small TV, 2 easy chairs and a very large wardrobe. As has been mentioned before, the bathroom has a bath but no shower, just a hand held shower head. If I had one small criticism, there was a lack of drawer space but as we were only staying 3 nights this didn’t present too much of an issue.

The breakfasts were typically continental with an as much as you could eat buffet where you could fuel yourself up for the day. The setting of the breakfast room looking out onto the canal makes for a pleasant start to the day.

The hotel has a small bar, handy for a late evening drink should you want one and a pleasant terrace area, where if the weather had been more kind, you could enjoy a drink in the evening, or during the day if you so wished.

One word of warning, as I had never encountered this in Bruges before. We were supplied in our room with a mosquito plug and tablets. I’m not sure if this was because of our proximity to the canal as we stayed in a hotel close to the canal on a previous visit but this was something new. However, as my wife will testify after sitting by the bedroom window reading her book, mosquitoes are definitely a problem, so make sure you keep your repellent handy.

Overall a very enjoyable stay and would certainly return.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

The Hotel Ter Brughe is situated a bit out of the main areas you would want to see, but it's literally a 4 minute stroll to get to the main market square (and you would already have passed plenty of restaurants to get there). It is in a very quiet area of Bruges. We walked from the train station to the hotel which took about 20 mins, but I would recommend taking a taxi as the streets in Bruges are all cobbled which makes for a very noisy walk with your wheeled luggage. We took a Taxi back which cost €10.

Reception and our welcome was excellent. Very polite and very helpful, happy to look after our luggage (we arrived early) and point us in the direction of some local food.

We stayed for a couple of nights, originally booked a standard room but were apparently upgraded. We ended up in a room in the basement over looking the canal (room 32).

On walking down to our room, those with a sensitive nose (e.g. me) would be able to smell a little bit of mustiness but actually inside the room it was perfectly fine and you could no longer smell it even though the floor of the room must be below the canal water line. The room was large and very clean, the television was small and old with no English channels on it, the beds have seen some action, it was a little dark with one small window. The bathroom was a good size with an excellent bath although no standing shower (Mrs Chunkylover said she wanted to come back just for the bath, apparently its dimensions and shape were perfect). It could get a little stuffy throughout (especially after a bath) as the extractor fan is past its best. The room was incredibly quiet, which is perfect (a little sound in the bathroom which must be through the ventilation system connections). Overall very pleased with the room, after all it's just a base for exploring but it was much better than average.

There's a little public area on the ground floor which has some seating and a small bar all priced reasonably for the area. Buffet breakfast in the morning was nothing special, but certainly enough choice to fuel you through to lunch.

Overall was very pleased with our choice in the Hotel Ter Brughe. If I were to return to Bruges on a mid ranged budget then I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

I have just returned from a 3 night break at this hotel, it was a real find, very friendly staff, excellent breakfast with plenty of choice, the room was a good size with a bright clean modern bathroom and the hotel is in a superb location. My only criticism is the lack of tea and coffee making facilities in the room and it is for this reason only that I am not sure if I will stay here next time I visit Bruges and is the only reason I could not give the five stars it otherwise deserves

Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

The hotel is positively charming and located in a perfect spot, away from the hubub of the market area but close enough to be within walking distance of everything. We arrived just in time for the Pageant of the Holy Blood (always in May) which is the longest continuously held religious pageant in Europe (700 years). Consequently, there were a LOT of people in town but our hotel was perfectly quiet.

We'd stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the canal. The views are charming.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Stayed two nights and really enjoyed it! Location was great and quiet on the canal side. I'd say it took us 5-7 minutes to get to the center. We had a canal view (beautiful), and the bedding was so comfortable. Breakfast was great (cereal, yogurt, eggs and many types of rolls and croissants. I would stay here again in the heart beat. Quick tip if you get into the train station and the tourist office is closed, they have a vending machine outside and for .50 euro they provide a great map. Only complaint was the shower, no curtain or anything (knew that before booking though).

Room Tip: Canal view is a must
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

Had a 2 night stay in the Hotel Ter Brughe over a weekend and it was a perfect hotel. Close enough to all the main attractions in Bruges to easily walk everywhere but far enough away for it to be relaxing. The room was excellent, lovely view of the canal, big bath and fantastic period features (as well as free wifi).

Breakfast was 'no frills' but all you could need to start the day (a little more fruit might be nice though). Excellent service for the staff who were polite and freindly. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Very Good location, very quiet area of Bruges. Very Good Breakfast, nice room.
Had a taxi from the Station. Staff very friendly.

Room Tip: Visited beginning of May, central heating was on, so rooms were very warm. But cool weather for Ma...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Ter Brughe

Address: Oost-Gistelhof 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Bruges
#20 Luxury Hotel in Bruges
#31 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
Price Range: $124 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ter Brughe 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ter Brughe is situated in the centre of Bruges. The Markt, the shopping streets, all main attractions, nice restaurants and cozy bars are within walking distance. Along one of the most picturesque canals in the peaceful old quarter of St.Gillis, between the Augustine Bridge and the Tower Bridge , you will find the hotel. The oldest reference to the building dates from 1470. Believed is that the beautiful vaulted cellar is older. Built originally as a warehouse for goods which were brought here along the canals, it serves today as a magnificent setting for your buffet breakfast. The hotel is non-smoking and has 46 comfortable rooms. Since 1985 hotel Ter Brughe is a listed building. Therefore there is no elevator in the hotel. ... more   less 
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