Hotel ‘t Putje
What We Love
- A lovely Bruges hotel in the city's historic heart, with breakfast and an optional dinnerThe unbeatable location near the heart of Bruges' medieval center
- Opting for a delicious dinner in the hotel’s charming restaurant
- Having the normally bustling cobbled streets all to yourself in the deep mid-winter
- Celebrating the New Year in this charming city
The perfectly preserved medieval Belgian town of Bruges, near the North Flanders coast, could have stepped straight from the pages of a fairy tale, with its cobbled lanes, dreamy canals and picturesque market squares. Add to this its historic churches, glorious jumble of wonky cottages and whitewashed almshouses, and you’ll find a photo opportunity on every corner. For this reason, it’s often a teeming tourist hotspot in summer, so if you want to have its many charms pretty much to yourself (except during the festive season, when the Christmas markets attract thousands), a winter visit is ideal.
Sitting pretty on a cobbled square near the historic old part of town, Hotel ‘t Putje is perfect for setting forth to explore the town on foot. Occupying an elegant yellow building, the accommodations sit above the hotel’s acclaimed but laid-back restaurant, which is favored by locals and visitors alike. Interiors have recently been refurbished, so you can expect crisp, clean, newly painted décor. Hunker down by the roaring open fire in the lounge, and enjoy a tipple in the cozy bar.
How to Get There
Start with the small negatives.
No tea coffee facilities. No welcome pack, had to Google check out times etc. No explanation of breakfast or dinner etc. Funny drain smell in the lift. Small towels. Not really a problem but an information/welcome pack plus tea and coffee in rooms would be beneficial. The bed was big,clean and very comfortable. We stayed in room 103 which was right next to the balcony. We sat out here with a soft drink in the evening which was lovely and peaceful. The bath was huge and deep. Very welcoming after travelling by car from South Wales in the UK. 2 safes in the room, modern and fairly clean except for a little dust. Quite central to local bars and restraunts. Staff were always polite when coming and going. The little river outside the hotel was nice to sut by to. We bought a bocca (pasta in a box a few minutes walk away, if u like pasta you myst try a bocca) and sat on the steps to eat it with tye company of a couoke of ducks. If visiting bruges again I would come back for sure. Thank you for a lovely stay.
I decided to take a quick break away from my home in Bristol UK, and was always planning to visit Brugge as I have heard about the wonderful architecture and beautiful canals, so going by motorcycle I booked myself onto the euro tunnel crossing for what I would call a very easy and cheep way to get to Europe and planned my route with ease just using a map on my phone.
I left without booking my hotel online and when I arrived that afternoon I was turned away from a few hotels because they were fully booked, but I did manage to get a room for the night at a high cost of £140 which was a little to expensive but a room for me to relax and get myself organised and to get my bearings.
As I said it was it was busy and I was lucky to get anything, this is what happens when you Don't Book In Advance!
To my delight the next day I enquired in the Hotel Putje and spoke to a very lovely lady called Tina and managed to get myself booked in for the remainder of my stay and parking for my motorcycle.
What can I say the room was great and had a shower, tv, storage space and a safe for my belongings, the room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable, I could keep an eye on my bike, easy access in and out of the building that was a stones throw away from all the sites, bars and restaurants.
Breakfast was lovey and the staff were so kind and helpful (Second to none) I will return to this hotel later this year with my partner simply because of the amazing stay I had and the great reception I received and I would not stay anywhere else!, not forgetting the wonderful city of Brugge which I must say was Beautiful.
On my return the tunnel in Calais was clearly signposted and using the tunnel was the quickest and best way for me to travel on my bike, cars are a little more expensive but would be a great idea for families.
Thanks again for a wonderful week.
We had the pleasure of staying here during our family vacation in Bruges.
The staff gave us a heartwarming welcome to Bruges and the hotel. Very helpful during check-in.
The rooms were clean, comfortable and the amenities were good.
My wife, 8 month daughter and I highly recommend this hotel.
We had booked this as a package a few months ago with Superbreaks. We wanted somewhere central and good value for money. Was horrified when I read the more recent reviews just before we went and was dreading it. Yes, it is a bit tired and rather empty , no bar or restaurant apart for breakfast but that was fine as there are plenty on the same street. Our rooms were basic but clean and spacious. Staff were very helpful and welcoming. It was a bit noisy on the street at night but we were in a busy area. Breakfast very basic but adequate,. Very convenient for centre , buses and railway station.
Me and the Mrs stayed here 28th to 29th April 2018. We arrived and the outside looked tired and dilapidated...inside looked much the same...done on a budget, by a mate who knows a mate etc....So we check in, they know its our wedding anniversary so they give us a 'nice room'.... We only wanted a bed, we are not precious. Hopeful we remained and we got to our room 205! Wow, Basic, but clean, wonky T.V,hairdryer unit hanging off the wall and Screw hanging out of the ceiling.... all was silent at check in at 4pm though.... so happy days we thought! After a long day on the beers, chocolate, waffles , Belgium's chips and amazing Ribs at " Ribs and Beer" restaurant.... Basic gaff, but my word the food was incredible ! So we get back at 11pm....now I can accept a bit of noise, it's a hotel, however a full rave going on at a club up the road( next to room 205!) was not what I had in mind ! Rave up it was! Not impressed...night manager ...not much we can do for you sir...it should be off by midnight.... 2 30am it was ! Ear plugs and even Bridget Jones couldn't send us two pissheads to sleep with that racket ! Eventually we slept and luckily havijg a 1year old at home we were grateful for just the 6hours of peaceful sleep! If you want a nice quiet location with a nice hotel bar for a night cap...this is not the place. we paid about 120 quid for the night...not worth 60! Great location and if you are party animals and will be out late yourselves, this is worth every penny ..... Sarcasm aside...we will not be returning. I told the front of house in the morning and they were shocked until they mentioned the club up the road only opened up recently.... shame for them! Clean, Basic, Noisey, Good location. enjoy.