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Academie Hotel
Ranked #21 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Thessaloniki, Greece
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79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Best choice”
Reviewed December 30, 2010

Very good hotel for the money, nice breakfast with few good choices, EXCELLENT stuff, close to the Markt (center), very quite, clean.
The only things I did not like were the internet ONLY in the lobby, and after a long day walk you really need to relax into your room, not to go downstairs for connection. And, in the morning, going to breakfast, we had to pass through an open corridor, right into the winter coldness, shortly after a hot shower. A bit risky...
As a tip, if you want to change your bedsheets, you just have to take them off and place them on the floor. Otherwise...as with the towels. They don't change them unless you put them on the floor.
I would go again anytime and I REALLY recommend this hotel. I believe one of the best choices in Bruges.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Tonbridge, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2010

Stayed here for a short break over Christmas. Very conveniently situated between the station and the Markt. Our room was spacious, and the breakfast selection of hot and cold dishes was extensive. (But beware the hash brown lookalikes that turn out to be sweet pancakey things!)
Christmas in Bruges is magical!

  • Stayed December 2010
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed November 29, 2010

Our first experience of the hotel was to ask if they would look after our suitcase at 1045am on the morning of our arrival, we knew the check in time was 3.00pm. The receptionist, without hesitation, looked to see if our room was available and checked us in there and then. Our room on the ground floor, was very clean and equipped to a very good standard with coffee making facilities, which in our experience is unusual for hotels in Europe.
Generally, the staff were very helpful, breakfast was acceptable with hot and cold choices, the bar is very pleasant with the price of a local beer at 3.5 euros.
A five minute walk from the town centre, it was ideal for our needs.
Overall a very good hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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London UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2010

In a quiet street close to the attractive convent of Beguines and a short walk from the wonderful Memlings in the old hospital, this hotel has an excellent position for sight-seers. Our room was large, more like a suite, with a similarly large bathroom. My only complaint was the hard mattress but that is so common in modern hotels. Breakfast was very good, with fruit, yogurts, decent coffee, scrambled egg with bacon for my husband and the best croissants I have eaten for a long time.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2010

Good location of Hotel, 10 min walk to city center and close to Minnewater and other beautiful city sights. Wi-Fi available only at reception, which could be quite inconvenient, especially if you live in another section and need access to the Internet at night.
The stuff was not really welcoming and didn´t seem to show willing to help if you have extra questions. Breakfast included in the roomprice, however if you leave earlier breakfast time, the stuff won´t take it into account.... It makes a bad impression of service.
The room was too small, the bathroom not clean. But what was most unpleasant - dirty bed linen, that they simply forgot to change!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2010

Well - having read a few of the reviews, my friend and I were a little sceptical about choosing this hotel for our trip to Bruges. We shouldn't have worried, as this hotel was excellent!

We arrived on the Friday morning at about 11am, after making good time from Calais. Parked in the underground car park, and went up to reception to ask if it was ok to leave the car for a few hours until the 3pm check in. Well, Inga on reception couldn't have been more helpful and we were checked in then and there.

Was a bit of a trek to find the hotel room - but that was because we had one of the newer rooms which was lovely. Comfy bed, clean bathroom and a nice view over some of the beautiful buildings that are abundent in Bruges.

Breakfast was excellent, with options for hot and cold food. So unsure where the negative comments came from.

Finally, the TV - not sure why people are bothered about English speaking channels when you go abroad for a holiday! If you want to watch English TV, why not stay at home! Anyway - there were plenty of options with lots of English-speaking programmes with subtitles for Belgians added.

All in all - a lovely hotel, and definitely somewhere where we would visit again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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East Midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2010

This hotel was a real find and much, much better than I anticipated ! I was expecting a glorified travelodge full of coach travellers with budget style functional rooms but we were delighted by what we found. The hotel is perfectly situated in a quiet street within the 'walking tour' area of the city as identified on the map supplied by reception on arrival. The only passing traffic is the odd car and a few horses pulling carts along the cobbled street outside. The staff at reception were charming and couldnt be more helpful. Our triple room (105) was excellent and much more contemporary and stylish than photos on some web sites had lead us to believe. The beds were the best we had slept in and the cleanliness of the room could not be faulted. The lighting system was more amusing than annoying - we were spoilt for choice for lighting effects ! We didnt eat in the hotel as we found 2 lovely restaurants at the end of the road (although you are spoilt for choice all over the town !) and could find breakfast from the bakery opposite the hotel ! Another bonus was the secure car park directly underneath the hotel , which although a little pricy at 15 euros a night gave us peace of mind and storage for all the beer and chocolate we brought to take home !! This was the perfect short break, especially in the Autumn - Bruges has it all - Beautiful Scenery, Atmosphere, Attractions, Romance, Good Food , Friendly people and all in walking distance from this hotel ! As I'm writing this I cant wait to go back !!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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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
#13 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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