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Academie Hotel
Ranked #18 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very good location very near the centre of Brugge and only 10 minutes walk from the station. The room was clean and comfortable the staff helpful, breakfast was continental offering a good variety. Brugge is a lovley old city with plenty of retaurants and lots to see. We recommend a visit to the brewery and the chocolate museum. A trip to Ghent is also recomended another lovely old medieval ctiy only 40 minutes away by train at a cost of 5 euros. We would definitley return to this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights over New Years and this hotel was everything we needed. It was close to both the city centre and railway stations (both about 10 mins stroll) along picturesque routes - it look longer as I kept stopping for photos!

We had bed & breakfast, which was served later on 01/01 - great idea! - and comprised your usual Continental fare of cereals, meats, cheeses, juices, pastries and a bit of hot food. The hotel bar was also very accommodating with a nice choice of local beers. There is also a nice, cosy bar (http://www.brugschbieratelier.com/) a couple of doors down.

Our room was on the first floor and next to two other rooms - which is where my only complaint comes from - the other doors were very close to ours so when anyone came in/out of the their room it sounded like they were coming into our room which is a bit disturbing when you're waking up in the morning or trying to get to sleep.

Apart from that the room was very spacious, with an awesome shower and good facilities.

I'd recommend anyone considering Bruges to check out this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great place, clean and modern. Staff were great, very on the ball, alert and helpful and responsive. They helped us get a nice restaurant around the corner on our first night. Our room was spacious and clean and modern, I particularly like the lighting controls, on/off or dim to taste when swith was kept pressed. Shower was OK, a little weak and off angle, that was my only slight gripe, but it worked fine. Bed was very comfortable and room was quite, but I used earplugs anyway. Didn't try the breakfast or bar facilities but they seemed well subscribes, heard lots of English accents there. Location is great, restuarants and chocolateries and bars, canals parks monasteries etc aplenty within a stones throw, (plus an excellent comics store, om par with anything in Paris). About 10 mins lovely walk to the main square, but you'd be happy staying in the neighbourhood too. A very nice place to stay in one of the nicest cities in the world. I deduct a star purely because it isn't 5-star, but it's absolutely fine. Christmas time is a great time to visit, but then again we were lucky with the weather - cool/mild, dry and clear.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed at the academie hotel for three nights and found it to be in a fantastic location for exploring Brugge. Only a few minutes walk to the main square and other tourist sites, it is located down a narrow side street. Our room was directly above the main entrance but we were never disturbed by any noise during the night and the bed was very comfy. It was great to look out of our room window at the horse and carriages that regularly went up and down the street. Breakfast was very nice with a good selection and the staff were friendly and helpful. Was part of a 4 day package holiday with Riviera travel and we had a fantastic time. Brugge is a lovely place to visit and if we were to go back I would have no hesitation in staying at the Academie again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed in this hotel from December 30th to 2nd January and really had a lovely time.Although we arrived early, our first floor room was ready for us, which was much appreciated. The room was very spacious and overlooked the side street on which the hotel is situated. Although a busy little street (we loved watching the horse drawn carriages that used it as part of their city tour) there was suprisingly little noise disturbance.The bed was fantastically comfortable! We had a special deal which included breakfast and I am pleased to be able to contradict a previous review which was very negative on this front.The choice of both hot and cold food, cereals,breads,juices etc was plentiful, fresh and constantly replenished by attentive staff. From the young and lively team on Reception, to the breakfast and cleaning staff, we found all those employed by the hotel to be well trained, professional and very friendly. I would certainly advise others to stay here.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had a great 2013 New Year stay at the Academie Hotel - the staff are really helpful - Jerome is a real star and helped us find a restaurant and celebrations for new year's eve. The room was large with a table/chairs and fridge so we could self cater. it is walking distance from the railway through Minnewater Park and also walking distance to all the main tourist sites.

Also the grill restaurant to doors down is fantastic - also my husband was in beer heaven at the beer tasting next door!

Bruge is a great place for a short stay,we enjoyed the belfry towerand bought a 3 day pass which was also discounted with the hotel card so worth remembering.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

we stayed here 30th Dec - 2nd Jan 2012/2013 and could not fault it. The rooms were great,beds comfortable and nothing to much trouble for the staff, we were made very welcome. Location is great to discover Bruges with the squares just 10 mins walk away. Breakfast was continental with plenty of choice so you wouldn't go hungry.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Academie Hotel

Address: Wijngaardstraat 7-9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Bruges
#11 Luxury Hotel in Bruges
#24 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
#27 Family Hotel in Bruges
Price Range: $102 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Academie Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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