Floris Hotel Karos is in a good location – about a 20 minute walk from the train station, and 10 minute walk to the Markt square.
Unfortunately the first thing you notice when you walk in is the smell! Other people have mentioned it in their reviews too – it does smell like a sewage problem. Clearly there is no straightforward solution, which is why the problem persists. To their credit staff tried to address this by using fragrance sprays but it didn’t mask the stink. It is mainly, but not confined to the lobby - whiffs crept up to the first floor communal area (didn’t explore any further), but luckily you didn’t notice it in the room.
The room was basic - no fridge mini bar, which I think is a shame! Nice to have a fridge to keep drinks cool, any food you want to buy from the supermarket. The shower was OK but struggled to maintain a constant temperature. Another gripe was the towels - I'm sure they were clean but they smelt like chemicals! There was a nice size flat screen TV.
The Decor was actually quite cool – a beach theme in the breakfast area. The food was good – bacon, scrambled eggs, cereals, toast, croissants, rolls, cheese, ham, fruits and yogurts to choose from.
There are a few things to its credit at the Floris Hotel Karos, as I’ve mentioned above (free WiFi was also great too) but I won’t be returning. The smell is a big problem – it’s not nice coming back to after your fantastic day in Bruges (nor to be welcomed to after hours of travelling). Please sort out the stink!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Floris Karos hotel is a 3 *** star hotel centrally located in Bruges just a 15 minute walk away from the market square with its Belfry tower. 'T Zand square, where travelers can enjoy a variety of local restaurants, vivid bars and local markets on certain dates, is situated a 2 minute walk away. From 'T Zand square on guests can enter the most important shopping streets of Bruges, which are leading towards the market square. Bruges Railway Station is to be found only 1.5 Km from the hotel and easy reachable by taxi or bus. All attractions and museums of Bruges, as well as the typical charming canals where boat tours take place, are situated within walking distance from the hotel. When entering this hotel with its traditional Norman facade, you will be surprised by its modern colonial-style interior, its large entrance hall with a cozy bar and welcoming reception area where you can enjoy calm evenings around the cozy fireplace. We invite you to have a drink at our bar where various beverages are served including local Belgian beers. The Floris hotel offers also a heated indoor swimming pool where you can relax and enjoy a swim in the evening after a busy day of sightseeing in Bruges. For those even more sportive among us a fitness is available on site. Apart from several relaxing seating areas where parents can relax, there is a well an equipped kids' corner with flat screen TV, large variety of games and Xbox available. A large-screened Apple iMac with internet connection can be used free of charge and is available in the lounge area. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire building during the entire stay of our guests. Flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a work desk are provided as standard in the rooms at Floris Hotel Bruges. The rooms offer comfortable beds, modern decoration and spacious bathrooms with bath and/or shower combination to make you feel at home. Parquet floors give the interiors a modern feel. To kick start the day guests can enjoy a delicious continental-style breakfast with pastries, bacon and warm egg dishes in the breakfast room each morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Floris Karos
- Floris Karos Bruges
- Karos Hotel