Grand Hotel Casselbergh Bruges
What We Love
- Luxurious L’Occitane bath products
- A wellness center with a Turkish bath located in 14th-, 16th- and 17th-century cellars
- A great, central location near Bruges’ main shopping street and historical highlights
What To Know
- There’s a restaurant for breakfast and a lounge serving Belgian beers and wines, but you’ll have to go out for lunch and dinner
- Free WiFi
- Parking must be reserved in advance and is an additional cost
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The luxurious Grand Hotel Casselbergh was created out of three historical residences of centuries’ worth of leading citizens and local aristocracy. Originally known as Casselbergh, Zeven Torens, and Fransch Schildt, they retrain the elegance of their genteel age, and have been complemented by a new wing in the rear. The 118 rooms combine modern conveniences with the 18th-century charm of Bruges. Breakfast is an inviting continental buffet—or it’s served in your room if you’ve found the ambience too romantic to get up—and in the evening the scene moves to the hotel bar, which has a variety of Belgian beers on tap and other spirits to get things flowing before guests head out to some of Bruges’ top restaurants, as recommended by the concierge.
In the Area
One of Belgium’s (if not Europe’s) most beautiful cities, the medieval city of Bruges positively drips with magic and romance. The well-preserved city center of this “Venice of the North,” as it is known, has earned a UNESCO designation. Historium Bruges allows guests to visit a re-creation of medieval times—and now sells tickets that include a tasting of Belgian beers. Bruges Ballooning offers aerial tours over the city in its modern-day incarnation. Further afield, the steamship Lamme Goedzak takes guests on a half-hour cruise to the charming village of Damme.
How to Get There
Lovely hotel, charismatic and fabulous location. The room was regal and luxury with high ceilings and lovely decor. Very romantic with ambiance of class and style.Breakfast was very good. Hotel has underground parking which is accessed via a lift that takes your car down. Perfect as parking is limited in such a central location. High recommend.
This is a very classy hotel. Our room was large and beautifully appointed and maintained. It was also kept very clean each day. The decor in the lounge during this Christmas Season was beautiful and the drinks and service were excellent. In a very expensive city, I was surprised at the reasonable prices which were no more than where I live. The breakfast was spectacular-There were many options, well presented and well prepared. The first word of this hotel’s name says it all!
A wonderful break in this hotel. Brilliant location and we were able to walk everywhere and keep popping back. I particularly liked our room which was so comfortable and luxurious. We have stayed in many nice hotels but this hotel felt very homely and provided us with everything. Loved the buffet breakfast and the highlight was sitting by the roaring fire and Christmas tree in the lounge.
For us as travelers, and for myself as a travel counselor I often look for places where we can associate the past to the present. Grand Hotel Casselbergh did just that for us with wonderful décor, welcoming employees, great location.
This is a superb hotel in the centre of Bruges and is GRAND in every sense. High ceilings, massive chandeliers, immaculate rooms, excellent service. This used to be the palace of King Charles II when in exile. We didn't eat there (breakfast eu25 per head) so cannot comment on any aspect of the food. We went for the Christmas market - there are two. One not so good near the ice skating and the other much better further on. The hot chocolate is not to be missed and we love the cuberdons on sale in the sweetshops. The lace is just breathtaking and the antique lace (not so white as modern lace which is made of cotton thread whereas the old lace is made with linen thread) while expensive is just amazing.