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
From the very first Monet you step on the hotel you notice it is a 5*. The friendliness of the staff at the check in, how fast and helpful they are, the hotel itself, warm and charming, the size of the room with free amenities, really clean, great size bed, very good bathroom (hot water sometimes burns and sometimes gets really cold, needs improvements) and the fact of being inside a castle make of this hotel one of my favorites so far. The breakfast is amazing and has everything you can desire, even big peaces of different chocolates you can cut yourself and get as much as you want. To point something negative, the TV at the room not working properly but at th end I didn't go to Bruges to watch TV. Summarizing, if you can book it, don't miss it.
Beautiful Castle located in the old city with nice size room and bathroom. Great bar and sitting areas. Perfect location within two minutes from the main square. We walked everywhere in this historical town
The hotel is picture perfect. Elegant, luxurious suite, and situated around the corner from the main road into the city center. The staff could not have done enough to make our visit a wonderful experience.