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“Right in the Historic area”
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Botaniek Hotel
Ranked #11 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
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Bogota, Colombia
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123 reviews
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“Right in the Historic area”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Nice old house converted in a Hotel with friendly staff since you arrive who offered a map and give basic instructions and suggestions about turistic info.
Elevator facility and stairs.
Located close to the main atractions of the city in the historic area.
old fashion decorated rooms. Available kettle with assorted tea bags
I did not find any failure about the cleaning or sanitation procedures.
Breakfast with fresh fruits, assorted jam cheese and breads.
Generaly good with appropriate price for the location.

Room Tip: street windows are huge with enough day light, do not worry about the noice because location is in a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

A fine two night stay in room 4. Not the place to go if you are looking for a modern hotel room. Though everything was slightly older, it wasn't lacking in charm. Towels could definitely do with updating. It seemed to be a family-run establishment, and the welcome was very friendly. Breakfast was a serve-yourself buffet, which was adequate. The location was superb, just round the corner from the Vismarkt and only a few minutes walk to the centre of Bruges. I saw one other comment mentioned mosquitoes, and I also had some in my room and ended up bitten, which didn't really add to the experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Worcestershire
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Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Followed TA recommendations and for the first time, very disappointed with the outcome. The positives - good location, quiet street but very central to Old Bruges. Staff - friendly. Our room and the general feel of the "Hotel" is run down. The proprietors clearly take your money and do not invest in the upkeep e.g. Stained carpets, peeling paint, green mould on the inside window of our room, rank smell of urine in our room, stained bed covers, off-white towels, mould in bathroom - I could go on. Breakfast minimalist in nature and basically you have a run-down B&B masquerading as Hotel. Warning - we would have walked out straight away but found to our initial astonishment the full cost of our two night stay had been taken from our card 7 days previously. In retrospect, they take your money beforehand to give you little option but to stay. Avoid at all costs..,,,,

  • Stayed August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Deserves its 3* star rating in every way but there is NO small fridge in rooms and the TV channel selection is quite limited. Plus the bed in room 4 (the room I got during my stay from July 30th to August 1st) is not comfortable (spongy and a bit uneven, but I did get enough zzz's). I would recommend this hotel for it being homely and well situated for visiting the enchanted charming little city of Bruges.

Room Tip: Room 4 (2nd floor) is decent if you like the bed.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great location, in 5 minutes you have everything you need, city centre, pubs, restaurants, cheese shop (20 yards), big parking 2 minutes walk (Pandreitje 10euros day).
Owners and staff are very friendly and helpuful !
Room clean and tidy but a bit small like the bathroom
Good breakfast for quality and quantity

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vallensbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

A very small and very nice hotel with a superb location close to the center of Brugge. The staff was very helpfull with suggestions as to restaurants etc.,and the breakfast was good too. The room was a bit small though.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for two nights in this fantastic little hotel. Located in the historical centre of Bruges the Hotel is only two minutes walk from bars and restaurants and five minutes walk from the main square ( slightly longer in heels because of beautiful cobbled streets!!)
We were welcomed by Andy the friendly hotel owner who showed us to our immaculately clean rooms. We had chosen to reserve a place in the local carpark and Andy had the details ready for us. After a quick freshen up we walked through Bruges occasionally stopping to enjoy their wonderful beers and hospitality!!
The following morning after a great nights sleep we wandered down for our bountiful breakfast. Cereal, fruit and yoghurt, ham and cheese, hot rolls, croissants and fruit juices all served with hot coffee and tea. Lovely.
We were delighted with the hotel and all the good things far outweighed the roadworks outside the hotel. Will definitely return to Bruges, the Hotel Botaniek and the beer!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Botaniek Hotel
Address: Waalsestraat 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Bruges
#12 Family Hotel in Bruges
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Botaniek Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Botaniek*** is an 18th Century Mansion elegantly renovated into a charming hotel The Hotel is situated right in the very center of historic Bruges. While located conveniently in the heart of the city. We are very well know for our tranquil atmosphere, which makes the Botaniek*** an ideal Hotel especially after a busy sightseeing day. We are located on a very quiet street only 50 meters from Bruges picturesque and romantic canals. We are also only a few minutes walking distance from the Main-Square, “Burg” and “Market”. There is no better place than the Hotel Botaniek. An ideal starting point from which to discover first-hand the “Venice of the North”. The hotel Botaniek*** is complete with a breakfast room that has been tastefully decorated by the owner, and a quiet sitting room with furniture reminiscent of the Louis XV era. There are only 3 rooms on each floor and each floor may be reached via the elevator. The top floor offers several unique and panoramic views of Bruges and it's wonderful architecture this includes the Church of Our Lady, Botaniek Park, the Belfry Tower and of course a roof top view of the beautiful houses in the neighbourhood. ... more   less 
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