Hotel Dukes’ Palace Bruges
What We Love
- The 32,000-square-foot secluded garden
- A spa with a hammam
- An onsite art gallery
What To Know
- Recent reports have it that service can sometimes be slow
- The swimming pool is a bit small
- The hotel has private underground parking for a fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Former residence of Burgundian aristocracy in the heart of medieval Bruges with a spectacular garden, terraces, and beautiful lounges
A former royal residence and now a rambling country-house-style hotel, the Dukes’ Palace has 69 rooms and 25 suites, all of them unique in their combinations of contemporary comforts (24-hour room service, high-speed Internet) and authentic 15th-century elegance (stained glass windows, elaborate crown moldings). Along with a serviceable restaurant and bar, the hotel has one of the most extensive spas in Bruges, with a sauna, hammam, and fitness center, and a variety of body scrubs and wraps, therapeutic massages, and facials.
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
My wife and I have long wanted to visit Bruges. Every element of our trip lived up to expectations, including this hotel. Very nice lounge and bar areas and the view from the room was perfect, we could see the Belfort tower from bed!
The hotel is in a good location, very close to the centre.
The room was clean, however it was not a 5 star room. The room was quite small and had a terrible view. You could hardly see anything else besides the roof. We were next to the lifts so there was a bit of noise. The bathroom was clean but there was a strong sewage smell after using the bath tube which seemed to overflow in the shower cabin.
The breakfast was good and there was a fair bit of selection but nothing spectacular.
The receptionist were very professional and friendly.
It is a nice hotel, but we were let down by what we found given this is a 5 star hotel.
Very good rooms in the hotel garden. Peaceful and beautiful. Waking up in the morning, walking cross the garden and we were at the dining room ready for breakfast. Very good selection of foods, chocklate and shampagne started every day more than nicely. Location in the city center but on a side street was perfect. Only a couple of minutes walk to the main street. Very good service too,
We were there from May 3rd to May 6th 2018 (it was not possible to select that time in TripAdvisor). I was meaning to write this review straight after the trip, but was too busy and forgot. Only remembered to write now as we are planning the next trip.