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“Worth a stay but we have stayed in better”
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Hotel Jan Brito
Ranked #25 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We booked this hotel as the other hotels we normally stay in in Brugge were booked because of a public holiday. The hotel is very pretty and authentically old which is what we wanted as we had friends from USA with us where nothing is more than 100 years old. I booked a parking space with the hotel in the underground car park round the corner which is necessary as the car park is very busy and parking in the street difficult. The staff were more than helpful and booked a restaurant in the town as they do not have one. The position is great with just a short walk to the main square and all the sights you would want. The bedroom was very small and had a lovely bathroom which was bigger than the bedroom. The bed was comfortable but small and the bathroom had a shower and a bath and nice towels and shampoo, soap etc. We had no trouble with the wifi which we got in our room. The breakfast which was included in the price was excellent with eggs, bacon, cheese, ham, rolls, cereals, fruit etc which is the only reason I have given the rating for value good. We never even turned on the TV as there is too much to see in the town before you go to bed dog tired. We had no window in the room and only a door with a small opening above it , it had a heavy curtain floor to ceiling which was very difficult to close and let the light in through the gap. Make sure you take the boat ride round the town. Go to the chocolate museum, Buy lots of choccy but beware of the cost of linen and table cloths as very expensive in some shops. If you are not a wimp with strange foreign foods and prepared to try something different order the moules frites (mussels and chips) in a white wine sauce and have hot chocolate to drink. I have marked the swimming pool and restaurant with one star as they don't have either and trip adviser do not offer a suitable alternative.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Location, location, location. Close to everything, a hop skip and jump from the canals. The staff are friendly and helpful. And a historic building that dates from the 16th century. Makes the Bruges visit a pleasure. Breakfast is nice and plentiful with lots of choices. Loved the hotel with its unique homey historic feel.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Spent 3 nights in this period hotel. Had room 18 on second floor (very small) with very sloping eaves, which made sitting up in bed difficult. Wifi very hit and miss in bedrooms but fine in bar. NO English speaking channels, not even BBC World.

However hotel centrally located amongst everything you would want for a break in this beautiful city. We hired bikes at the hotel which really allows you to see lovely areas outside the city walls which you would otherwise miss. Breakfast very good, lots of great restaurants.

Room Tip: Room 18 ok for short stay but would be too small for longer.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We booked a Knight's room for our 5 night stay in this wonderful city at the end of April but were delighted to be given a suite in the stable section which was probably the best hotel room we have ever stayed in. With its helpful staff, excellent breakfasts and central location plus its old world charm the Jan Bito more than met our expectations. There is no restaurant but why would you want one with such a great selection of restaurants nearby? One word of warning, our satnav (tomtom) insisted on taking us to a car park the other side of the city when looking for either Freren Fonteinstraat or the nearby Pandreitje underground car park. The best solution is to set it for the nearby Meerstraat.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We found out from one of the art galleries that this is one of the last few privately owned hotels in the city. And it is lovely. Beautifully appointed, very period, extremely comfortable beds. Lovely gardens and HUGE rooms and bathrooms. It is everything you would want in a period hotel. The breakfast was absolutely lovely and had a full compliment to choose from. The dining room was gorgeous. It is within walking to everything you would want to see in Brugge. There is inexpensive public parking very nearby. Highly recommend. Some might think it is a little pricey but it is worth it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Spent 2 nights here with 2 friends in one of the duplex "family rooms" - king size bed when you walk in, with a treacherous staircase up to a loft with 2 twin size beds. Great air circulation, TVs (2), but wifi very spotty in room - mostly used wifi access in lobby and breakfast room. Breakfast might be the best reason to stay here - a huge assortment of cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, cheese, breakfast meats, pastries and breads - great way to start a long day.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

I was disappointed in this hotel. They gave us a really depressing room in the annex. Thankfully we were hardly there. Everything about Bruges is so beautiful and charming. The highlight of our trip was finding a superb restaurant, Spinola! It was unbeliveably delicious, fresh and fine food.
The hotel is in a good location, away from tourist commotion, yet close to everything.Also, very good breakfast.

Room Tip: Maybe we just were unlucky with our room.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Freren Fonteinstraat 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Bruges
#23 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
#33 Family Hotel in Bruges
Price Range: $124 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Jan Brito 4*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the center of Bruges in a 16th-century listed building. Much more than the exterior has been preserved. This impressive mansion has been tastefully refurbished, conserving unique decorations from former centuries: marble mantelpieces, paintings, oak staircase, exposed oak beams. Quietly situated in the heart of Bruges : 20 mtrs from the most romantic and picturesque canals, 200 mtrs from the Burg square (City Hall) and Market square (Belfry). 37 Rooms fully en-suite, hairdryer, telephone, television with English language programs, minibar, free coffee and tea making facilities. Breakfast buffet, lift, bar, wifi, lounge, large renaissance garden with 100 year old beech tree. Public underground parking at only 200 meters (please make a reservation). Since October 2016 the hotel also has a fitness, sauna and hammam in the garden pavillion. ... more   less 
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