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“Gorgeous apartment very close to the town centre”
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House of Elements
Ranked #18 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Bruges
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Gorgeous apartment very close to the town centre”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

I was searching for somewhere affordable within 10 minutes of the city centre and came across the House of Elements. I initially made contact with the owners via email and unlike a few other property owners, they actually emailed me back...and quickly! They were very pleasant to deal with and helped me book the Water apartment.
When we arrived (2hrs early) they was a little confusion on how to find the reception to ask if we could give our bags - when we found them they helped us straight to our room.
The apartment is gorgeous, spotlessly clean and very comfortable...and the bonus is we are right around the corner from the town square!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the 'Water' apartment, which was spacious and very well presented. Also in a very central location, great for a group of friends visiting beautiful Brugge. We weren't too bothered by the noise from the adjacent night club although this could be a problem in the summer months when you need to have windows open, wouldn't stop me staying here again though.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic find . This place is so central that it makes it perfect for a quick weekend trip. It is beautifully appointed with very comfortable beds and chairs . The bathroom was also excellent. It is very close to all attractions and restaurants in the historic centre

All the arrangements were practical and efficient . I would highly recommend

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

I booked the Art Deco loft and mistral apartment for a group of 15. The quality of the apartments is high. They were very clean.

The location is superb and couldn't have been closer to the shops, bars and chocolate museum that we needed.

The bar nearby was not so loud as it disturbed us at all. Most of the group are planning to return to Bruges and to stay in the apartments again

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

The apartment (Fire) is very comfortable and elegant. Lots of open space and well stocked. Very modern.
The location to the Markt square and other sights is excellent! The bakery at the corner within 50 meters was to die for.
hOWEVER, as all good things have a "chink in the armor", the Restuarant/nightclub is a deal breaker. Since it was very warm at this time of year, we needed to sleep with our windows open but the club stayed open until very early in the morning and worst yet, the party scene just flowed outside. LOUD..LOUD! Don't understand how the neighbors allow this. I missed this in the reviews I read prior to booking my reservation.
I'd book again, if 1) they could close down the bar or2) I kept the windows shut.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Water apartment was excellent, very clean and spacious. The shower wasn't working in one of the bathrooms but the jacuzzi had a shower attached. Wifi didn't work for my phone but the rest of the group had no trouble. Location fantastic and central. Only issue I had is right across the road is a very popular pub (in most guide books) which then turns into a club later on. From 3am until 6am the noise was terrible - luckily my baby slept through it. Noise doesn't normally bother me, but I could not sleep through it. Ear plugs helped to muffle the noise. Great apartment for groups who enjoy a night out, not really for those who seek a quiet night in.

Room Tip: Great for groups who enjoy clubbing and don't mind noise at night. Location excellent.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We were a group of 13 cyclists who couldn't have been more happy with our apartments. We were split across two apartments (Metal and Water) due to numbers, but the dining area in the ground floor flat was plenty big enough for us all to eat together. The owner allowed us to store our cycles inside the Metal flat in an unused hallway. The apartments are centrally located and we found they were very quiet, and had no disturbance from neighbouring establishments or nighttime revellers, even though we were there over Easter.
We had a fantastic trip and would definitely recommend staying here. In fact some of our party are planning a return trip.

Room Tip: We can recommend both Metal and Water.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: House of Elements
Address: Kraanplein 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
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Ranked #18 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Bruges
Number of rooms: 6
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