Romantik Hotel de Orangerie
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.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
Very romantic atmosphere in this hotel!
There are very comfortable sofas to read a book in front of a fireplace. There is a great "Teatime" in the afternoon with homemade scones. The rooms are tastefully decorated and very clean. The only disappointment for us was breakfast. The products are not seasonal (like strawberries in November...?) and there are just a few choices at the buffet, not enough for such a beautiful hotel. That's a pity. For the rest, we had a wonderful stay!
We found this a good hotel with exellent location near the market square of Bruges. Our room was nicely decorated but not over the top.We loved the Hermes products that was not replenished on the second day. Still missing the grand luxury for a SLH.and the price we paid.
Just back from Hotel D’Orangerie. Breakfast excellent, staff extremely helpful, location excellent, cleanliness excellent.
However if possible avoid Room 103. You are on the ground floor in the hotel entrance. You have to keep the blinds closed at all times so other guests aren’t looking in as they enter and exit the hotel. You have no view and your bathroom window opens on to the street. Can be noisy at night. We initially thought we were being shown to the lift.