5 of the most romantic hotels in Bruges

Bruges is out there with Venice, Paris, Florence or Prague to be elected as one of the most romantic cities in the world. With its canals, cobblestone alleyways, quaint medieval townhouses and windmills, Bruges will sweep you away into a fairy tale. For a romantic getaway, choose among these luxurious abodes.

Hotel Pand

A boutique 18th century hotel a few steps from the Vis Markt (the medieval fish market, still operating today), voted repeatedly as one of the most charming hotels in town. Wood-panelled walls, open fireplaces and antiques create a very cosy and intimate environment. In the evening, head to the candle-lit bar for a very romantic pre-dinner tte–tte.

Pand

Hotel de Tuilerien

A Small Luxury Hotels of The World boutique hotel situatedin a 15th century patrician house with view over one of the nicest canals in Bruges.
It is one of the few hotels in the city with an indoor swimming pool, great for a morning swim or to relax after a day sightseeing.
The cosy and romantic bar is best enjoyed in winter, when fireplaces are litand you can warm up with a real Belgian hot chocolate.

Tuillerien

B&B Cte Canal

It sits in front two of the oldest and most photographed bridges, with a pretty little garden right on the waterfront. Winston Churchill used to sit and paint this corner of Bruges and the house appears depicted in one of his many works.
TheB&B and itstwo bedrooms are decorated with antique furniture found hidden in the attic and retain many of the original features of this 18th century town house, which the owner inherited from her grand-parents.

Cote Canal

Hotel Hof Van Cleef

A boutique hotel with a sunny terrace overlooking the Sint Anna canal. A stylish italianate mansion which cleverly mixes contemporary design, Italian furniture and opulent classical ornaments. Two of the most splendid rooms are the Herms and Missoni Suites, decorated with linen from the two world famous Maisons.

Hof van cleef

De Orangerie

The clue is in the name. Romantik Hotel De Orangerie. Situated in a renovated 15th century convent overlooking on the most portrayed canals in Bruges, the Dijver, the hotel is a sumptuous symphony of antique furniture, wood-panelled walls, floral fabrics and classical wallpapers in a true British countryside manor style. They even serve a proper afternoon-tea, very English like!

Orangerie

Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande is Director ofPassepartout Homes Ltd.

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  1. Johan Barnard says:

    Great article and just in time as we are planning our trip to Belgium. We will be sure to make use of at least one of the recommended hotels

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