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.
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Booked this hotel as we knew it was a short walk from the town and Christmas Market. On the plus side the room (with a mini fridge) and the bathroom were well appointed and bed made, towels changed daily.
Room was very dark and you couldn't see to read even with all the lights on.
Towels were small and not of a good quality.
Pillows were small and practically flat.
There was no catch on the windows so you could not have them open with even the slightest wind. The room was too warm so would have been nice to have a window even slightly open.
Drain smell throughout the hotel. Staff on reception pleasant but sadly would not return.
Hotel location is ideal for easy access to all the beautiful sights and attractions in Bruges, 10min walking distance from the train station and a wealth of bars restaurants & cafe on its doorstep. The hotel restaurant or bar is not open for custom and we was not made aware of this at the time of booking which is disappointing.
The hotel itself is clean, tidy with very friendly and helpful staff.
We booked a standard double room without breakfast for a 3 night stay and the room was very basic. We was surprised to see there was no tea and coffee making facilities and no iron, which is usually included with any standard room booking. The water in the shower and bath was luke warm only, we did think it was may be due to peak time usage, this was not the case and seemed to be whenever you used the water. However the room was cleaned every day, fresh towels, bed made but not changed.
Upgrading room is definitely worth considering if you prefer more comforts and facilities, sadly was just to basic for my liking.
The hotel was cheap and clean. We had a very warm welcome at the reception and the lady kindly called a tour company to confirm our booking.
The room itself was cosy and had everything we needed. The decor was basic and comfortable, but it perhaps needs a bit of a touch up in areas. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed, but the location was great just a short walk to the main centre area where we were able to eat.
We enjoyed our stay in Bruges and would certainly stay at this hotel again.
The first thing they told us was the restaurant and bar had closed for the winter (would have been nice to know before we booked) The Lighting was awful could not see to shave. It was cold and there was no carpet in Bedroom. There was only a case on one pillow and one duvet disgusting.
This hotel is well situated on ‘t Zand which is a lovely area near the concert hall, lovely restaurants and the weekend market. The room was quite nice my only downside as has been with much of our travels, is the lack of a mini fridge and tea & coffee making facilities.