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“Brilliant B&B”
Review of The Townhouse

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The Townhouse
Ranked #6 of 232 Bruges B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 18, 2013

My partner and I stayed 4 nights at the stylish Townhouse last week. It started with a very friendly welcome from Brit abroad Jason, then we were shown our 2nd floor Plum Room which was even more impressive than it looked on the website.

Jason, and his Dutch wife Sandra who spent around a year renovating this characterful house didn't cut any corners on decor, furniture or facilities (though a fridge would have been handy, they do have an honesty bar in the dining area if you fancy a sneaky late night drink). From the extra comfy bed to the walk-in shower and double sink, from the SMART Samsung TV with multi-language channels (including BBC 1 & 2) to the Belgian chocs (to accompany in-room tea and coffee) that are refreshed every day.

The J&S double act comes into its own at breakfast. It's not rushed but you won't wait long for the next tasty local or homemade course. Fresh fruit is followed by yoghurt plus compote, then for the egg-y segment I can wholeheartedly recommend Sandra's pancakes. Oh and the coffee is excellent too and I'm something of a coffee snob. To finish, the fresh rolls and pastries will keep you going well past lunch

On almost every day after breakfast my partner and I had some very engaging chats with Jason and Sandra, so much so I could have happily chatted til lunch (not sure that would've gone down so well with my better half!).

It's such a pleasure to spend time at a B&B where the owners clearly love what they do and are very good at it too. My only health warning for first time visitors to Bruges is that the J&S experience is so good it won't prepare you for the uneven customer service you'll get around Bruges (see my review of the restaurant Christophe for a flavour).

A couple of examples of top-notch Townhouse hospitality: Jason noticed our half-finished bottle of wine left out in our room during the day so put it in the kitchen fridge and handed it to us when we returned in the evening; and he loaned us a plug adapter when we asked if he knew any shops we could buy a spare from...

I can't recommend The Townhouse enough. It's in an excellent location, a 5-10 minute walk to the Market Square and a short walk to many Bruges attractions. And if you aren't sure where to eat or go just ask J&S, their local knowledge is impressive.

For a memorable boutique B&B Bruges experience, it's got to be The Townhouse!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

My partner and I spent two lovely nights at this B&B and cannot say enough positive things about it. From the exceptionally helpful and friendly owners, the spacious and perfectly clean rooms to the excellent breakfasts and central location.

Jason and Sandra have obviously spent a lot of time and attention on not just the overall B&B but the little details which altogether sets this place part from the rest. We were given very helpful advice and hints about exploring Bruges and excellent recommendations for where to eat, including having our table booked by Jason to ensure we wouldn't miss out!

When I go back to Bruges I won't think twice about booking here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed for one night in this fabulous B&B, but was much better than many a hotel we have stayed in. We were greeted by Jason and Sandra and they were very helpful about showing us where to visit in Brugges and where to eat etc. We stayed in the Cinnamon family suite and the children loved having their own separate room without being in a completely different room. They were very accommodating with us also having a baby with us. The room was fabulous and had everything you needed. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and very filling, setting us up well for our day ahead. We would definitely recommend to any family or friends (or anyone else!) to stay here. We hope they continue to do well in their second year of the B&B.

Room Tip: The Cinnamon suite was ideal for a family of 5.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Our family of 2 adults and 2 teenaged children stayed in the Cinnamon room this early August. Our stay at the Townhouse was fabulous! Sandra and Jason were wonderful hosts. When we first arrived, Sandra spent about 20 minutes with us giving valuable tips on the sites of Bruges and suggestions of where to eat. Our room was very modern, immaculately clean, bright, quiet, and seemed to be about 800 square feet with plenty of space for the 4 of us. Everything worked fine including the wi-fi. The room had 2 fans but did not have air conditioning. The daytime highs were in the low 70's degrees F during our visit and we felt comfortable in the room. The delicious and nutritious made to order gourmet breakfast was cheerfully served by Sandra and Jason. We will definitely consider staying again at The Townhouse!

Room Tip: The bedroom for the children had a bunk bed and for some people, it can be tricky to get to the top...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had a perfect trip in Bruges at The Townhouse and felt so welcomed by Jason and Sandra who looked after us wonderfully and we felt very at home. Ideally located 10 minutes walk from the town centre and beautifully furnished. It is much better than staying in a stuffy hotel and we will be back for sure. Our room had everything you could want and was very romantic.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This townhouse, recently renovated by Jason and his wife Sandra, is ideally placed in Bruges for all the attractions that you would want to visit. It is a lovely old house, beautifully restored with 4 capacious bedrooms, all ensuite. The beds are comfortable, the showers are excellent, the breakfast is delicious and Jason and his wife do everything they can to make you feel at home.

If we go back to Bruges, it will certainly be to stay at the Townhouse.

Jill and Jim

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Although we have spent just one night on The Townhouse it was just PERFECT!!!! Sandra and Jason are very kind and helpful and the house and rooms are awesome! Much better than stay in a hotel! Certainly we will come back with more time to enjoy the place and the city which is remarkable!

Room Tip: All of the rooms seems to be good but we stayed in Vanilla and we loved it!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Werkhuisstraat 18, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 232 B&Bs / Inns in Bruges
Price Range: $132 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Townhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After an extensive renovation project 'The Townhouse' Luxury Bed & Breakfast in Bruges has opened its doors and has welcomed their first guests on June 3rd 2012.The 19th century building has been turned into a beautiful B&B and home for the Barnes family. The house is located in the historic city centre just 5 minutes walking distance from the most romantic spot in Bruges, 'Het Minnewater', and 10 minutes from the market square. Email us with your enquiries or book online now. We look forward to welcoming you in one ofour 3 luxury suites or our luxury family suite. ... more   less 
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