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Hotel Olympia Bruges
Ranked #57 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Thionville, France
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Olympia Hotel, a very good location without car”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Very convenient hotel. Very good location : you can park your car free and walk to the historical center (10 min.). Rooms clean but a little bit noisy between the floors.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Lovely 4 day break in the beautiful city of Bruges.
Travelled from St Pancras to Brussels by Eurostar and then changed at Brussels for train to Bruges.See the "man in seat 61" website for travel info-its an excellent site.
Had read some negative feedback re Bruges Xmas market.
Well we thought it was great!
Gorgeous buildings, lots of Xmas lights, ice rink near the square and trees tastefully lit up.
Yes lots of stalls selling gloves scarfs and hats-but it is winter!
Many places to eat and the occasional burger with cheap mulled wine!
We have travelled extensively across Europe and the world, and would say the people were the nicest, most polite friendly locals we have met.
Its 14 years since we were last in Bruge and it is prettier than last time.
Lots of buildings continue to be renovated in tradional style to a very high quality of workmanship.
Hotel is a standard 3 star, ok for a break, furnishings a little tired , but room size and bed fine.
Walls a little thin and you can hear people in the adjacent room.
Hotel 15 mins from city centre, and a pleasant walk.
Thought we may be a little bored(having been there before, but quite the opposite.
Could easily have stopped here a few more days.
Canal trips not available this time of the year(but knew this before booking).
A highly recommended trip, to this lovely City!

Room Tip: we stopped in room 104-this is away from the lift!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2011

We stayed in this clean and comfortable Hotel for 4 nights with Leger Tours. Room and breakfast excellent for the price and the staff were the nicest Hotel staff I have met in years. The walk into Town is about 15 minutes and there are two very friendly bars on route. The Eating experience in the Town Centre is excellent but beware the Restaurants in the Market Square as the unwary request for a glass of white wine will bring a glass of Sancerre Wine at E6.50 a glass - you have been warned. The Hotel Bar is expensive for spirits but a nice glass of beer or a snack are very reasonably priced for a hotel.

Room Tip: The stairs are a little steep (There is a lift) much better in a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Wirral England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2011

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights on a Beautiful Bruges trip with Leger Holidays. This was our third time on this holiday and other people on the trip had been a few times so the hotel is obviously very good. The rooms are comfortable and clean with plenty of wardrobe space. The hotel rooms are on the ground and first floor and there is a lift for anybody who has a problem with stairs. The staff are very polite and all speak English very well. Reception is not 24 hour so you are given a code to get back into the hotel if you arrive back after 11pm or you want to go outside for a smoke. The bar is quite cosy and serves a good selection of drinks, prices are not much dearer than in Bruges which is good for a hotel. The bar closes at 11pm. There is no restaurant but you can buy soup or a toastie at the bar. Breakfast is served on the first floor from 8am to 10am, plenty of choice of breads, cereal, cheese and meats. The bread is delivered just before breakfast is served so it is very fresh. There are jams, honey etc. and freshly boiled eggs, nice yellow yokes not dark green like you get in most hotels because the eggs have been prepared the night before. The hotel is very quiet as it is in a mainly residential street but it only takes 10-15 minutes to walk to the historic centre of Bruges. For people who have difficulty walking, there is a frequent bus service with a bus stop very close to the hotel. If we travelled independantly to Bruges we would stay at this hotel as we have never had a bad experience on any of our visits.

Room Tip: In a quiet area so no need to book a specific room
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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east midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2011

We stayed for 4 nights at the Olympia in Oct 2011 as part of a Ledger "Beautiful Bruges" trip.
The choice of the hotel was fine by us. The coach drivers showed us where we would come out on a square and how to get from there to the main square. They then showed us the street opposite the hotel to walk along to get to the first square. This by the way is typical of the service you receive from Ledger drivers. It took us about 15 mins to get to the first square and then a further 10 mins to get to the Main Square. For those that find this a bit much the hotel has an arrangement with a taxi company to get a cab for 7 Euros. A nice touch when you are not sure how much it could cost.

The hotel had all our keys ready in reception so we could go straight to our rooms after the journey. Our room was clean, maybe the furniture was a little rudimentary but the bed was comfortable and the room quiet. The only comment I would make is about the bathroom. It was clean and there was plenty of hot water, the thermostat didn't always work and it could get very hot but there was a funny small bath and both of us slipped and sat down with a bump because the bottom was rounded. However other guests in our group had a mat in the bath so maybe we were just unlucky.

Much has been written about the breakfasts. It was ready on time, plentiful and the bread was fresh with various types. If you want a 5 star breakfast with all the trimmings go to a 5 star hotel. It was a typical 3 star continental breakfast with as many returns to the buffet as you wished and most important for me as many cups of tea as you wanted.

The staff were friendly and made sure that we had the code to get back into the hotel if we returned after reception closed and the door was locked. The little bar in the evening was good for a coffee or tea after a meal in town as well as something stronger. Yes it was expensive but so was everywhere in Bruges!! Doesn't matter they don't serve dinner, there are so many really good restaurants around the two squares. Try the Flemish rabbit stew or the Mussels in white wine sauce. Shouldn't leave Bruges without eating these.

Finally, the trip was made for us by the drivers from Ledger, they provided maps for Ghent, Ypres, Bruges and central Brussels although if you go on this trip, we found the day in Brussels a bit of a waste. Spend an extra day walking around Bruges. A lovely break

All in all a quiet hotel from which to wander around "beautiful Bruges"

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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British
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2011

Probably the most frendly and helpful staff of any hotel we have stayed in. The hotel is situated in a pleasant quite residential district about half an hours walk from the centre, with plenty of on road parking. The hotel is very clean with comfortable beds, athough the decor is looking dated. Very good value.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2011

We enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Our room was spacious, the bathroom was fine. The hotel is in a very quiet location but there seems to be little soundproofing between the rooms. Fortunately our neighbors were quiet and we had a good night's sleep. My husband enjoyed the artwork on the walls.
Our room was on the ground floor. The window was very large and when it was open it seemed as if anyone could just walk into the room. Therefore we had to close the window at night. There is a bar in the lounge which also serves cheese toast. This is a nice convenience.

The breakfast was a disappointment. My tea was terrible. There was no fresh fruit, not even an apple, and minimal selection of other foods.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Olympia Bruges
Address: Magdalenastraat 16, Bruges 8200, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #57 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Olympia Bruges 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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