After Brussels, Bruges is Belgium’s most popular city, with visitors coming from all over the world. The city deserves its popularity thanks to its picturesque canals including the incredibly beautiful Rosary Quay (Rozenhoedkaai) along with the historic architecture, bustling squares and wonderful museums. In this guide, we recommend boutique hotels in Bruges that are close to the city’s main sights and attractions.
Boutique Hotels in Bruges
When deciding where to stay in Bruges, look for hotels close to Grote Markt or Burg, the two main squares in the centre of Bruges. More or less anywhere in Steenstraat Quarter or Burg Quarter will be central with easy access to the city’s highlights. Bruges train station is in the southwest of the city (Brugge Station on Stationsplein), around a 20-minute walk to Grote Markt.
Top PickHotel De Castillion
Address: Heilige Geeststraat 1, Historic Centre of Brugge, Bruges, Belgium
Hotel De Castillion is one of the best boutique hotels in Bruges thanks to its wonderful staff, exceptional location and high-quality rooms. The rooms are large with huge beds, a sitting area and plush furnishings. The bathrooms are classically designed, spotlessly clean with bathrobe and slippers included. The Castillion is the perfect mix of historic and modern, as is reflected in the reviews.
- Great location close to Rozenhoedkaai, Grote Markt, Burg and other sights.
- Recently renovated rooms with stylish finishes.
- Art Deco salon and bar onsite.
- Helpful and welcoming staff.
Pros: A modern hotel in a historic building located in one of the best areas of Bruges. The hotel is rated as exceptional in all categories.
Cons: As a luxury boutique hotel, it is not the most affordable of hotels, however, it is cheaper than a number of other boutique hotels in Bruges.Check Availability
Boutique Hotel Sablon
Address: Kopstraat 10, Bruges, Belgium
The recently renovated Hotel Sablon is one of the most popular of Bruges’ boutique hotels. The location near Market Square (Grote Markt) is ideal and even though the hotel is in a lively area, the rooms are quiet. Rooms in the Sablon are large with extremely comfortable beds. Some rooms have city views.
Hotel Van Cleef
Address: Molenmeers 11, Brugge, Belgium
Hotel Van Cleef is the most luxurious boutique hotel in Bruges. It’s at the higher end of the market so it won’t be within everyone’s budget but if you’re looking for somewhere special to stay, this is a great option. The hotel is known for its exceptionally warm, welcoming and thoughtful staff along with the amazing breakfast, stylish rooms and excellent location close to Market Square.
Boutiquehotel ‘t Fraeyhuis
Address: 15 Minnewater, Historic Centre of Brugge
Fraeyhuis is located outside of the historic centre of Bruges, close to Minnewaterpark and Brugge Train Station. Although this location won’t suit everyone, the hotel is beautifully designed with modern furniture, large comfortable beds, an excellent restaurant and an incredible breakfast. The hotel grounds include stunning green open spaces that add to the calmness of the retreat.
This article is part of our series on places to stay in Belgium.
Location of Rozenhoedkaai in Historic Bruges
For ideas and inspiration for things to do in Bruges (Brugge in Flemish), Visit Bruges is a great resource where you can find itineraries, museum information, top attractions and cultural events.
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