4.5
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What We Love

  • 20 individually designed rooms, giving the hotel an intimate, residential feel
  • Transfers can be made via Bentley (for a fee) stocked with champagne
  • A cozy bar with two fireplaces for coffee, aperitifs or high tea

What To Know

  • Some of the rooms are tiny: as small as 161 square feet.
  • Breakfast is an additional 25 euros.
  • Any no-show or cancellation made less than one full week before check-in will be charged in full.

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Room Service
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Overview

15th-century convent turned romantic boutique hotel overlooking the postcard-perfect Den Dyver canal in central Bruges

The Lowdown

Staying at Bruges’ historic, utterly romantic Hotel de Orangerie is less like sleeping in a hotel than time traveling to the well-turned-out home of a Belgian aristocrat from centuries ago. The 20-room hotel is a cozy cocoon of intoxicating scents, warm colors, opulent fabrics, antiques, fragrant bouquet, and crackling fireplaces. Service is warm and personal, and again more residential than hotel-like. There’s no proper restaurant for dinner (though some of Bruges’ top restaurants are nearby), gym or spa. But breakfast comes with a très romantic glass of champagne and is served on a pretty terrace or in a glass-walled dining room overlooking the canal, and afternoon tea or evening aperitifs are served in a fireplace-warmed living room. In summer, the Orangerie Beach Club sets up guests in the nearby coastal resort of Knokke, with wooden cabanas and umbrellas, snacks and drinks from the beach bar, and picnic lunches from the hotel.

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

Romantik Hotel de Orangerie
Kartuizerinnenstraat 10
Bruges, 8000 Belgium

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 836 Reviews
Quality hotel with cold unprofessional front Desk
Reviewed 1 day ago

This is a one night hotel ..quality without question
However the parking instructions are not clear and
The ground floor room s are noisy ...as one wall is
Glass doors and the main rd through the old town is only 40 meters away...The shower also leaks badly
And the heating is far 2 hot...apparently it is under the the ground floor rooms.!!!
The Breakfast room and sitting room are historic
And are unique.
The receptionist who checked us in was uninterested and couldn’t get rid of us fast enough
And when I asked a question...I was obviously inconveniencing her.
Other staff we encountered did endeavour to help ...
Thank you.

Brilliant
Reviewed 4 days ago

DOG FRIENDLY. We've stayed three times and love the Orangerie. If you are driving from England it is only an hour from the Eurotunnel. The hotel is bang in the centre of Bruges with a private terrace sitting on one of the larger canals, with tourist boats a two minute walk from the hotel. Couldn't be more central. Parking is available, booked in advance, a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel itself is beautiful and very welcoming. Our favourite part is the residents lounge with roaring log fire. It's a lovely space to retire to in the evening with a bottle of wine. You'll feel like you're in your own private chateau. Breakfast is very good, served in the very elegant dining room. Staff were very friendly, Manon is charming as is her father. An exceptionally well run family hotel. Highly recommended

Pretty good
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were very good and professional, accommodation is characterful and quirky and its location is great. The only downside was the penny pinching nature of their kitchen management - we had a continental breakfast at €10 each - very basic and when one of our party asked for a bit of jam to put on the tiny croissant he was told that wasn’t included! He even offered to pay extra(!) but nothing was forthcoming. Breakfast at €25 is extortionate - lots of lovely breakfast bars in the town.

Wonderful hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted warmly upon arrival and it only got better from there. Staff was delightful - very friendly and very helpful. Provided good recommendations for things to see, places to visit and restaurants to eat - including taking care of all reservations.

Our room was awesome. It was large, comfortable and had a great view over the canal. Bathroom was large and bright with a great shower.

Breakfast was delicious and offered plenty of choices on the buffet as well as special orders if desired. We took advantage of a nice day to have high tea on the patio and absolutely loved it.

I would highly recommend the hotel and would stay again upon returning.

An amazing hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

friendly staff, beautiful sun terrace on the water.
The breakfast was 10/10 with personalized service, great range of all breakfast options and in a beautiful setting in a well restored and decorated breakfast room. romantic rooms with view on the canal....

We are coming back