Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage
What We Love
- A classical 19th-century mansion in the medieval core of Bruges, with 22 lavish rooms and suitesStaying in a classic 19th-century private mansion right in the heart of Bruges
- Working out in the 24-hour fitness centre housed in the building’s ancient cellar
- Unwinding in classically-styled rooms featuring iPad and beautiful marble-clad bathrooms
What To Know
- Located in the romantic, historic heart of Bruges just steps from Market Square
- Rooms are elegant yet modern
- Free WiFi works really well
It’s easy to be seduced by the Belgium city of Bruges. Nicknamed the Venice of the North for its gorgeous canals and waterways, it’s a fairytale-like place packed out with awe-inspiring Gothic buildings, cobbled streets, quaint medieval houses, fascinating museums and wonderful open-air markets. And the beer, chips and gourmet chocolate aren’t bad either.
Set in the centre of what has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, this private 19th-century mansion opened as a four-star hotel in 1993. Following renovations in 2008, it now comes with a fitness centre housed in the ancient cellar, stylish bar and stunning-restaurant that has two forks in the Michelin Guide for its modern Belgian-French cuisine.
The treats continue in the 22 unique guest rooms and suites, all of which pile on the luxe with grandiose décor, lavish furnishings, rich fabrics, carpeted flooring, lovely marble-clad bathrooms and a truly homely vibe. But it’s the thoughtful extras that bring things right up to date; mostly the flatscreen TVs, Nespresso machines and writing desks with iPads. Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage was unsurprisingly awarded the title of Best Luxury Boutique Hotel at the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2014.
How to Get There
This beautiful hotel belongs to the chain Relais &Chateaux and it’s absolutely fantastic.
It’s centraly located in Bruges ( you can walk from there to any point of interest ) and has lots of good restaurants in a walking distance as well .
Rooms are not big but are well appointed and the bed is absolutely wonderful.The bathroom is quite small but has all the amenities it should have .
The staff is extremely professional and extremely nice . They are always ready to give indications about good restaurants, arrange transportation or anything you need .
The hotel itself has a 1 Michelin star restaurant, which I didn’t try with regret but I preferred to try local restaurants.
The bar and lounge is small but quite beautiful and cozy .
Price is very reasonable.
I certainly will return to this hotel if I go back to Bruges.
Perfectly situated in a quiet street just a block from the busy Market Square this old gem is charming. The service is first rate and friendly. The rooms are individually and tastefully decorated with gorgeous bathrooms. You can walk to everything in the old town from here and you immediately feel like part of the community. A favorite nook after a day of exploring is the quiet library bar or the lounge just off the library where you can enjoy your drink in a big cozy chair by the fire. They have excellent values from time to time if you check their website and we took advantage of a stay three nights pay for two nights offer that made this a very affordable stay. A lovely spot with a lovely staff. Thank You Heritage. We enjoyed each and every moment with you.
Everything about this hotel is beautiful - from the sumptuous decor, elegant window dressings and luxurious furniture, to the gorgeous breakfast buffet and delightful library-bar. Attention to detail is evident everywhere.
Situated just a moment away from the famous town square, it is perfectly located. Whether it's a short walk to a coffee shop, or an afternoon hunting antiques, that you're after, this hotel is great.
The staff took away my car when I arrived and I didn't see it again until it was time to leave. In between, I walked the cobbled streets, enjoyed the street performers and bought boxes and boxes of Belgium chocolate.
Great hotel. Great service. Great location. Great weekend.