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Jacobs Hotel
Ranked #72 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Melbourne, Australia
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed here for one night in October. The hotel wasn't our first choice but we loved it. We found it easy to find, as bus stops close by. The staff were very friendly on arrival and helpful. Our room was very spacious and large! TV, comfy big bed, warm shower, all very clean and disco lights above the bed for a extra touch. Breakfast was included and had a good variety of foods. We were able to leave our luggage the day we checked out in a locked room. Free wifi connection. The hotel is about a 5-10 minute walk into the city centre but we loved the walk due to the beautiful cobble streets of brugge. The staff recommend attractions, restaurants etc. we really enjoyed staying here, definitely good value for money and would come back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

This hotel is quaint, clean and comfortable. It has a great location and an easy walk to all the sights in Brugge. Parking is very easy and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good which was included in the room price.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Drensteinfurt, Deutschland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed a Week in the Hotel Jacobs.
The Rooms are very small and noisy, but for the Night it is OK.
The Staff ist very friendly and takes care of your Car (almost the whole City is a restricted parking Area). A big plus for the Hotel is the very quiet location in front of a church but just 5 Minutes to the central Marketplace by foot!

The Breakfast is just low quality, convinience baked bread. Very simple...

We take for our next Trip a Hotel which lays a little bit off the centre (Bruges is a small City) and take a better category for almost the same Price.

But for just 2-3 Days the Hotel Jacobs is the perfect choice!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

I can confirm the many negative reviews on here

The good

Staff were generally friendly and helpful
Bed was comfortable
Hotel was in a quiet area but close to Bruges centre
Rooms had obviously been refurbished (except bathroom) and were clean.

The bad

Walls were thin so inevitable noise from other occupants
Superior room was not as described on website
Shower was over bath but sideways on so difficult not to get water everywhere
Bathroom was old and toilet cramped
Wi-fi was very slow

The ugly

Breakfast was a bit of a joke. Buffet laid out but if you wanted fresh toast or pancakes the staff would bring a few pancakes or slices of toast out at a time for 20/30 people leading to a mad rush by everyone. Same thing with the coffee. Seemed like the hotel was a penny-pinching.

The "City Tax". As per other reviews they do charge a city tax. This varies city to city in Belgium, Gent DO charge 2.50 pppn and leave up to the hotels how to collect. There is a city tax in Bruges but this is supposed to be part of the room rate. As they take your credit card details you have no option but to pay. Also they have a notice on reception - Please pay the City Tax - as if it was an option.

In summary I cannot recommend this hotel and would suggest it is poor value on a par with low end chain hotels in the UK

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

I stayed here with my family for 2 nights recently. As we arrived on Eurostar quite late in the evening, we took a taxi, cost was around 8 euro's, too far to walk to the hotel and we weren't sure about the buses. Reception was very welcoming and helpful on good places to eat / drink. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was enjoyable. The hotel is within walking distance of the main attractions.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Rochdale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

My friend and I stayed for three nights at Jacobs Hotel. It was a very pleasant stay.The hotel is within walking distance of all the main attractions. The railway station is a twenty five minute walk with luggage, but buses are frequent and reasonably priced. Rooms were comfortable and well appointed with an excellent bathroom. Breakfast was plentiful and of an excellent standard. Staff were pleasant and helpful. We were provided with a city map and given tips where to visit and eat. All in all a very pleasant few days.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Hi Guys,

I visited the Jacobs hotel in July 2013 as part of my engagement celebrations. We were plesantly surprised by the standard of the hotel. As it says, it is newly renovated and everything is great. Clean rooms/bathrooms, Nice dining area/bar, nice breakfast and very friendly staff who love to chat and can offer help on what you should do whilst on your stay.

Lovely location, which is a 5 minute walk from the main square. Situated in the (central) north east of the town the architecture of the surrounding area is wonderful and you will greatly enjoy your stay. Front door is locked from 10pm, open's at any hour with your key card.

Well recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Jacobs Hotel
Address: Baliestraat 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Jacobs Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Feel at home in Bruges and enjoy a breezing charm of Jacobs Hotel in a quiet and picturesque area of medieval Bruges, next to Belfort and the main Market Square of Bruges -'Grote Markt' . The romantic canals of Bruges are only a few steps away from Jacobs hotel, ideal for a nice evening stroll ending your beautiful day in Bruges.All hotel rooms completely renovated in April-June 2012 have private facilities with shower/toilet, hairdryer, flat screen LED -TV, direct telephone line, "living vcolors"ambiant lights. The spacious breakfast room, a peaceful lounge and a cozy bar will help you to relax during your stay in Bruges. ... more   less 
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