The location of Aramis was ideal for visiting all the sights in Bruges. It was away from the busy centre but close enough to walk everywhere, and pop back to the flat during the day if we needed to warm up! The flat was warm and comfortable with a lovely hot shower and the basic cooking facilities which were all we needed. We would recommend 'Books and Brunch' nearby for breakfast and 'Gruuthuis Hof' for dinner (especially the fixed 3 course menu for about 17 Euros). There is a butcher, baker and small, but well stocked, Carrefour supermarket only a few metres from the flats. We also came across a delicatessen, favoured by locals, at the far end of Nieuwe Gentweg, where we could buy a beautfully cooked ready meal to zap in the microwave for about 6 Euros....enough for 2 people.
One word of caution; we found that neither of us could ring a local number using our mobile phones while in Bruges, so best not to rely on that to give time of arrival...give an estimation of arrival time from home before making the journey!
We took the Eurostar to Brussels, changed trains for Bruges, then it's an easy walk to Aramis. It is best to look at which platform you need at Brussels for Bruges before leaving home because departure boards at Brussels work with the final destination, which isn't Bruges.
Would certainly recommend these flats.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aramis property is an 18th-century stylish house entirely renovated into 6 elegant and inviting apartments, located a few minutes from all of Bruges' best attractions. The famous Museums, the romantic canals and beautiful churches are just a short stroll away. Around the corner you'll find the open space of the Minnewaterpark, the enchanting Lake of Love, and the 'world-Heritage Beguinage'. The Aramis apartment has a pleasant living room with a sitting and dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette, one generous bedroom with fitted wardrobes. The bathroom with white and blue tiles has a trendy shower, heated towel rails, hairdryer and large mirrors. There are also very comfortable sleeping facilities in the sitting area of the living room in each flat. Amenities include cable-TV, CD-DVD player, bed and bath and kitchen linen. Free Wi-Fi. The non-smoking holiday apartments can be rented by the week, midweek or weekend, min stay 3 nights. Special rates/longer stays. Railway station = 10min walk. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aramis Holiday Flats Hotel Bruges