Hotel Dukes’ Palace Bruges
What We Love
- The 32,000-square-foot secluded garden
- A spa with an indoor swimming pool and 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 3 euros per hour or 30 euros per day.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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, indoor swimming pool, 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
A fantastic experience. Both the room and staff were of a high quality. Service was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the ground floor bar after late returns to the Hotel after doing the Tourist Thing.
We stayed here for 3 nights for my partners birthday. We had the standard room which was a good size but not much of a view . There's a mini bar but no freebies as some 5 star European hotels we have stayed in . The service was professional as you would expect . We were a bit disappointed there wasn't a pool area but the spa looked lovely .
The hotel bar was lovely but I think you need to dress up - we went for a drink after our day out and we weren't dressed up. The staff service was very good.
It was a lovely hotel.
Excellent hotel, perfect location, staff very friendly and professional. Bedroom very comfortable and quiet with everything you could need, only downfall was the air conditioning, which didn’t seem to work. It states it is set at 21degrees with ability to decrease to 19 or increase to 21, but nothing changed the room temperature. Beautiful garden area and food excellent, loved the Viennese Cappuccino with cream.
Will definitely return to this well deserved 5star hotel.🤗
We stayed at the Hotel Dukes' Palace to celebrate an anniversary and it was definitely not a disappointment! The room was updated and I love that the complementary toiletries were from L'Occitane. The bed was incredible comfortable, but the pillows, although pretty, were much too bulky to sleep on with a bad neck. I would definitely ask for a much thinner pillow next time.
Welcomed by a lovely young man on the reception, asked us about our trip and showed us where to go on the map and offered advice on Bruges. First impression of the the hotel was.. wow..stunning. The reception was clean and beautifully decorated... well presented helpful staff. The room is well equipped with all the usual stuff, although had a set of weighing scales in the bathroom! Don’t want them on holiday!! ;0)) the bed is huge, could easily fit four in it! Very comfortable and quiet.. although I’m sure the beers we drank helped us sleep! The room is very comfortable and homely though. Went for an explore around the bar, restaurant and spa.. you get a dressing gown and slippers in your room for use in the spa. We had a drink in the bar and with your order you get complimentary nibbles.. watch out for the wasabi coated nuts.. spicy!! All very pleasant and a good choice of beers and Gin. Two more days to go, although impressed so far.