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
First the positives - really friendly, helpful staff! We had a big room. The lobby area is nice and the play area for kids was very welcome. Easy walking distance from town. Good breakfast.
However... there were many things that made it a bit ‘Faulty Towers’- broken fixtures and fittings, the window leaked, the corridors smelt horrible and were in great need of TLC... however overall I would stay here again!
Visited mid November as a surprise treat. This looks to me like a hotel in transition but we were not advised of this so cannot confirm. From what we could see, the improvements are of a high standard but our room was definitely unfinished. Bit of a tight squeeze around the bed as well although the shower area within the room was excellent. A disappointment is that there were no coffee/tea facilities in the room . One morning we came down to breakfast to find that the breakfast room was full of what looked to be a bus load of refugees who had pretty much taken over the room. Having said that there was plenty of breakfast available along with tea and coffee. The main reception area was well staffed with knowledgeable and polite people who were also multilingual. Once the improvements are completed this will be a very pleasant hotel and I would score it higher. A further plus is the easy access to the centre of Bruges and the Fridaymarkt.
We stayed for 3 nights here and had no complaints. The rooms are cosy, but then that fits with the architecture, and I'd rather it be like that than them ruin the buildings.
Slept great, shower was nice and powerful, though again, this being a street view near the slanted roof, the ceiling sloped in so, a bit of bending required for the taller visitor. No extras, but that's only a minor ( very minor ) point.
The breakfast is nice enough to set you up for the day, the choice is adequate without exceeding expectations, but it was very nice nonetheless. Perhaps one of the nicer elements is the lounge reception area, it is actually a very nice and cosy place to enjoy a night cap in the evening, so if you're struggling to find somewhere in town the in-house bar is a nice place to hang out.
Didn't use the gymn or pool but for a 3 star hotel it looked decent.
This hotel is exactly what I needed for a nice, safe, reasonable place to stay while touring Bruges. Easy walk to everything, great and friendly staff, great amenities like breakfast, luggage storage, pool. Room is simple but nice and clean. Hallways are older but rooms and lobby has been renovated nicely. One tip is to ask for a room that is not under stairs, that’s the only noise I noticed. Otherwise great, highly recommend!
It's not so much the hotel that I'm reviewing, more the staff at this hotel. Wow! We've been all over and been to many places, but the staff at this hotel not only made us feel valued and welcomed, but whilst we were there, managed to assist another family who were having some difficulty with a pre booked day trip as well. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and every single staff member was ready with a "good morning" and "hello" with a smile.
On arrival, we got to our room. I wasn't too keen on it as it seemed very dark and the window opened onto a side street. My husband went to reception to ask if there were any other rooms available. He was shown not One but Two other double bedrooms to chose from. One of which had literally just had a re-fitted (and very nice) bathroom. The rooms are clean, comfortable and basic but what you would expect. There were families and couples and small groups of friends so a nice mix. The pool looked lovely. The lounging areas were really nice and we enjoyed coffee a couple of evenings there. We had a lovely stay here and I would definitely visit again.
We did all the usual sightseeing and loved every minute of it too. We also walked the whole way round the outskirts of the City just because we felt like it and get a non tourist perspective. Its so clean and perfect. We've fallen in love a little bit ❤.
Just a little word of warning: we found Bruges very, very expensive for eating out! Even though we avoided the central locations as advised, most places were vastly overpriced. We had a meal at an Indian restaurant that came to €64, for 1 Starter, 2 Main courses 1 Naan and 2 Cokes. That's no desserts and no coffee! So take some extra cash and fill up on your Breakfast!