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“Excellent Hotel, would recommend and intend to return” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Academie Hotel
Ranked #20 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
lincoln
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel, would recommend and intend to return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2010

This hotel is 1st Class.
Our first trip to Brugge and I found this hotel on the trip advisor site, it had a good overall review, but the few that were bad left me worrying I had made a mistake.
All I can say is the people who found fault must be very hard to please.
It location is ideal, literally a 10 minute’s walk from the Train/Bus Station, and a 2 minute walk up to join the main street.
The hotel staff were helpful and friendly and spoke perfect English, we arrived early and we were given our room keys without any problem.
The reception is clean and modern. It has an area to sit and relax both inside and out, as well as a deep red velvet bar area.
Inside the hotel between floors is a pool with coi carp that runs under a little bridge.
The room itself was lovely, clean and modern, with a huge bed(larger than king size), it had a table and chairs as well as the dressing table, large wardrobe and TV.
The bathroom was lovely with both a bath and shower.
We looked out onto a side street onto a lovely building and gardens which we later found to be a church.
Some people had left reviews of having to listen to horse and carriages go past on the cobles…this was not a problem, sure they went by, but it was charming, part of the holiday experience…when do you hear horse and carriages at home?
As I mentioned it was a couple of minutes one way to the main street, but this did not make it noisy, just very convenient, in the other direction was lots of bars and restaurants, and the Lake of Love which is beautiful.
The breakfast was also very good, a mix of continental and semi English…do not travel abroad and expect to be given a Full English…if you want that stay in England. Apart from the croissants,rolls,toast,,election of meats and cheeses,cereals etc, was also scrambled egg with chopped bacon, boiled eggs and min frankfurters, it was very nice and I’d certainly choose it again.
We had a thoroughly lovely time and not only will we go back to Brugge we will certainly go back to the Hotel Academie, it was wonderful.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Frinton on Sea
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2010

This is a pleasant hotel in an excellent position, being only a few minutes from the main attractions. The rooms are a good size - my only criticism being that the window area is rather small, leading to a darkish room most of the day.
The staff are friendly and informative and the breakfasts are adequate (the coffee is particularly good).
A small point but I did find it rather inconvenient having to pay cash every time we used the bar. We were a party of 8 and used the facility quite extensively but could not charge the bills to our rooms.
Internet access from reception is a rather hit and miss affair - mostly miss. The wi-fi had not worked for months and the wired internet connection was down more than up! For a 4-star hotel this was a disappointment.
We did not have a car but the car park in the basement will cost you €15 per night.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony014
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Berlin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2010

The hotel is located right in the centre of Bruges. Just outside are several restaurants and shops and the first sights of Bruges. The hotel felt luxurious. Everything seemed very clean in the hotel. We chose to park at the main train station which is a bit of a walk from the hotel, but is much cheaper than other options. The breakfast was good.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank angcha
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2010

Could not fault it! Very helpful and friendly staff, excellent location with parking albeit for a modest charge.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 186338david
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Surrey,UK
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2010

We strongly advise that if you want your double room to have a double bed as stated on the booking form do not expect to automatically get one, as you may be told it is merely ' a preference'. We have never been told that one before and neither of us got a double bed!

Tired decor, stained carpets and basins, cracked tiles and small square lumpy pillows.

if you would like more than two teas or coffees, milks and sugars be prepared to go to Reception and buy them; the hospitality tray does not stretch that far.

Our thanks to the delightful, helpful staff. Where was the Manager and why has he not
answered our polite letter?

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChyVean
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Nottingham
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2010

We found the Hotel Academie to be very welcoming, attractive and quiet. It was a hotel that was easy to relax in. Staff were most helpful and the rooms had all the facilities you would expect in a modern hotel. A degree in electronics is required however to figure out how the room light switches work. The provision of a room safe gave a sense of security when leaving valuables.
Breakfast is a buffet affair so you can fill yourself up and go about your days affairs without feeling hungry.
Hotel Academie has a four star rating and we really enjoyed our stay but one or two facilities whilst ok had a slightly tired feeling about them - we would say that a four star rating is just about deserved.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matures
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london
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2010

Fantastic location (quiet) very close to main historic centre of Bruges. Clean, comfortable room overlooking courtyard garden (Room 116). However although it does have tea and coffee making faciities, (room has fridge) you will have to buy your own milk; has horrible plastic cups, but I guess that's me being picky. Rooms have digital lighting (very irritating) which is somewhat confounding and only really mastered just as your about to leave!! Hotel is undergoing refurbishment so our TV was very poor (not LCD). Most staff pleasant. Has cosy bar but no restaurant for evening meal. Breakfast disappointing for a 4 star hotel, all self-service. Scrambled eggs/baked beans barely tepid in temperature. Didn't appear to have any fresh fruit and only processed cheeses. There are only small teaplates for your food, expected more from a 4 star hotel. Biggest thing in its favour is its location, which is why on balance I would recommend.

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hazelhLondon
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Property: Academie Hotel
Address: Wijngaardstraat 7-9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Bruges
#24 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
#27 Family Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Academie Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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