A four-star hotel in charming Bruges, with breakfast, museum discounts, chocolate perks and moreSampling exquisite chocolate during your degustation at a royal-warrant-holding chocolatier
Staying in a centrally located historic property
Blowing the froth off a delicious Belgium beer
The medieval charm of this gorgeous city
What To Know
Located just a 10-minute walk from Market Square and the Belfry of Bruges
Bruges Train Station is about a mile away
A four-star Edwardian hotel in medieval Bruges, with breakfast and a heavenly chocolate degustation
It takes only a quick glance to realize that time has stood still on the medieval streets of Bruges. Belgium’s most visited city is a postcard-perfect mix of traditional canals, bustling squares and chocolate-box alms houses. With loads of personality and Old World charm, this beloved destination more than deserves its reputation as one Europe's prettiest and best-preserved cities.
Tucked away on a quiet street, Hotel Montanus is a four-star Edwardian hotel located near the Church of Our Lady. The historic building used to be the mansion of Frank Van Acker, former mayor of Bruges. Bearing this in mind, the architecture and décor is suitably grand – think a beautifully imposing façade and entrance – giving the property a classical feel.
Once you’re inside, though, it’s right back to the 21st century. Interiors are calm, cool and collected, featuring contemporary décor, chic en suites and luxurious linens. Historic charm and modern comforts... isn't that what they call the best of both worlds?
The cozy Superior Garden rooms occupy a quiet portion of the building, next to a well-tended garden. Rooms are furnished to suit modern tastes, with a minimalist color scheme and the occasional flourish of an accent color on the soft furnishings.
Den Heerd is a garden-facing restaurant that serves a delectable menu of traditional and contemporary cuisine in a minimalist-chic setting. The décor is all cool-slate walls and low-slung warm lighting, creating an atmosphere that’s both super-stylish and welcoming.
The hotel is right in the center of Bruges, within easy walking distance to several key destinations. Doorstep attractions include the Hans Hemling Museum, the Church of Our Lady and the Groenigemuseum. The Lake of Love and the Basilica of the Holy Blood are nearby, and the Old St. John congress site is just a short stroll from the hotel. Without doubt, the best way to get around the city is by bike, and there are plenty of affordable bike-rental shops in the city center.