My partner had booked a package Eurostar package to Bruges for my birthday weekend - which is also Valentine's weekend it would turn out to be the weekend we got engaged! So quite a big weekend! The package included hotel accommodation at the very highly rated Heritage Hotel. However, when we arrived at the Heritage Hotel they explained they had over booked and would be transferring us over to their sister hotel - Hotel Montanus. I was pretty annoyed at this - having specifically chosen Hotel Heritage after the great reviews on Trip Advisor.
However, the manager gave us glasses of champagne and chocolates whilst we waited for our taxi and booked us a restaurant for dinner that night. We were also upgraded to a package including breakfast at Hotel Montanus.
Anyway when we eventually got to Hotel Montanus, my fears were washed away as the hotel and staff were lovely! Very hip but calm decor - lovely salon to sit and read in, tiny but funky bar area and a conservatory like breakfast area.
Our room was also lovely and huge - as was the bathroom. My only complaint was the bed - was actually twin beds pushed together - not exactly romantic!
Location wise the hotel is about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the main attractions so not in the thick of it but certainly walkable.
Breakfast was buffet style & yummy - choice of typical continental bread, cheese, cold meat along with hot bacon, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs. Also cereal and pastries.
We had a couple of drinks from the bar at the end of both evenings - you had to call the receptionist over to serve the drinks but no biggie - we had the bar to ourselves which was nice!
Having looked back over the reviews on this site - I think the hotel has recently been refurbished. We stayed in the main house not in one of the garden rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This historic, romantic hotel is located in the heart of Bruges. Both the cottage-style garden pavilion and the grand mansion provide romantic guest rooms. Relax in the lovely garden and wake up pleasantly in our breakfast room with lots of natural daylight, where you can enjoy fresh local products and a real chocolate fountain ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montanus Hotel Bruges