We travelled to Bruges with Riviera Travel via the Eurostar, with accommodation for three nights b & b at the Academie. The hotel is ideally placed for visiting Bruges, there are numerous restaurants within easy walking distance and the sights are also easily reached with a 10 minute walk. The staff were very welcoming and for the most part very helpful and friendly.
The weather was extremely hot during our stay, the first night was very uncomfortable and we did not sleep very well. We discovered that our air conditioning was not working and having reported it expected it to be a quick fix. One of the receptionists came to our room and it was apparent that she did not know what she was talking about, she told us that the a/c was working and that it had only just been serviced. When I explained that I thought the system needed the freon topping up because there was no cold air coming out she said that it wouldn't work properly because it was too hot! Eventually she agreed to call in an engineer and get the thing looked at. He duly arrived and was unable to fix it. We were given a fan for our room which was great for moving the hot air around but did nothing to cool the room. We spent the next 2 nights on top of the bed with the fan going full blast, not impressed.
We were part of a large group so that breakfast was a bit of a bun fight. There was plenty of choice and everything was well presented but we were glad that we didn't have to eat all of our meals at the hotel.
This was an enjoyable break which was spoiled by the poor sleep quality in our room.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Academie Bruges
- Academie Hotel Bruges