Floris Hotel Karos
What We Love
- Escape to the fairytale streets of Bruges, with an elegant city-centre hotel stayWaking up to a tempting buffet breakfast each morning
- Meandering through Bruges medieval streets
- Taking a ride in a horse and carriage to explore the city
What To Know
- It's a 15-minute walk from the train station and 5-10 minutes from the center of town
- Free WiFi works well
- There's a small indoor pool and gym
With a rich religious heritage, historic sites around every corner and a charming lace work of meandering canals, it’s impossible to begrudge Bruges its UNESCO World Heritage City status. Ascend the Market Square’s 83-metre tower to gaze over the city’s unique vista, where cobbled streets wind past medieval buildings, horse-drawn carriages set a distinctive fairy-tale vibe and the flood-lit evening streets of the city create an ambience all their own.
Floris Hotel Karos is located in the midst of it all, just a short walk from Grote Markt. The elegant and modern guest rooms are spacious, providing a lush respite from the city’s buzz, and you’ll find an indoor pool and a fitness area making up the leisure facilities. You can kick off each day grazing over the continental buffet breakfast, before heading into the city to discover Bruges brilliance.
Good to know
Please note that a city tax of €2.12 per person, per night is payable at the hotel upon check-out. Private parking is also available for an extra fee of €15 per day. Please call the hotel prior to arrival in order to book.
This hotel is pet-friendly. One dog is welcome. Charges may apply. (Please contact the hotel directly prior to your arrival to arrange).
How to Get There
I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights with a coach group from our local U3A. The hotel itself is a very good base for tourist attractions. I was in room 253 at the back of the hotel on the 2nd floor. There are lifts to all floors. The room was large, airy and very clean. The bed was huge but a little hard for my liking though of course its all relative to your own personal likes.The roomy bathroom had a bath with a shower over it. Breakfast was served from 7-10am. The dining room did get very busy and was quite warm but a few of us sat outside of the dining room in a cooler area. Food was plentiful. Being picky, I would have preferred a better selection of fresh fruit and not the tinned variety which was on offer. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful.There was a bar. Judging by the comments of my fellow travellers, I'd say that we would indeed go back to the hotel should we visit that area again. There was a small gym and a swimming pool but I used neither so cannot comment.
This hotel is excellent value with fantastic customer service. We arrived and was a little early to check in the young lady proceeded with our check in letting us leave our cases while we went for lunch. She gave us loads of information about Bruges she also gave us a list of local restaurants with there opening times and days closed which was really useful. We went to 2 restaurants which were really good. Ribs and Beer and Poules and Moules both 10 minutes from the hotel. The hotel was clean and quiet considering its on a busy road. The breakfast was really good and plenty of choice the lady in charge so helpful and friendly also worked very hard to make sure there was plenty of food available. The room we had was large and very comfy. There is a small swimming pool which we used after exploring Bruges. We went on the boat trip good value also the city tour bus trip but there is plenty to see just walking. Great trip made better by excellent staff in this hotel .
This is a reasonable hotel, booked via a Eurostar deal. I found out afterwards that it could have been booked cheaper separately and you would have got a free breakfast and coffee and tea making in the room.
The room basic, but ok, nothing special, small and clean, the bathroom was not bad, also clean.
We paid €15 for a buffet breakfast, one of the worst I have ever experienced. The scrambled egg looked like it was mixed with green snot and dog turds. The rolled fatty razor blades were supposed to be bacon. The cornflakes and the musli were both stale and the milk was awful. Even the water from the machine tasted weird. The bread ham and cheese were fine.
I’m not sure if the “chef” was having an off day, or was just off that day.
The second day in the main square, we had a vastly superior breakfast, eggs, bacon, croissant, rolls, butter, tea or coffee and an orange juice. All this for €8.50.
Location is reasonable, about 10 - 15 minutes walk to center.