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“Good hotel, great location, but a few flaws” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Navarra
Ranked #17 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good hotel, great location, but a few flaws”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

This hotel has a great location right near the market square. Rooms are a good size, but some are a long trek from reception (I noticed because I am currently 6 months pregnant and have MS so I could have done without the extra walk along long corridors and up and down stairs on the way in). Breakfast was a good buffet selection in a nice room, but one day they ran out of white bread before 10:15 and didn't put out any more (it was a weekend, so breakfast was being served for another 45 minutes). The hotel bar is excellent.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms 45-56 as these are the furthest away
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Great hotel in a super location - quiet but very close to the main square. We booked this hotel on the basis of previous reviews and we weren't disappointed. It's clean, very comfortable, nice service and very stylish. We got the impression that the room we were in had been refurbished in the last year or so. Practical stylish bathrooom and very comfortable beds. It was quite warm - unseasonally so - but the aircon in the room was working.
Great restaurant not far away - Poulet Moules.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pattaya - Amsterdam - Curacao
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Let's start by saying I owned and operated my own hotel. This might make me a little more critical then others. In this case, it was also a one night stay and on a Saturday in a very busy city Brugge. As a matter of fact Hotel Navarra was the only hotel on both tripadvisor or booking.com had any rooms available (maybe because frequent travelers like myself don't go back). But I got a room and here is my experiences.
Arrived on foot as we were told the hotel had no parking. When I arrived I asked if I could go and get my car because they DID have a parking lot!!! Their answer "we cannot guarantee you a parking spot" (this while there were plenty of spaces available - they refused to reserve one) Next we were shown our room. It was so small even the person who showed room 166 to us seemed embarrassed. It was about the same size as we had had the night before but that was for $65 not $200 a night - in my opinion this was a grossly overvalued room not a 4 star in any way but like a clean 3 star and about $100 per night over priced. Sleep quality is individual and will not comment on. It was clean. But my overall opinion of the room is it was used for employees and should not be used for anyone paying $200. The small bathroom had a bath perfect for my 4.11 foot wife but no way could I (5.10) use it. To make matters worse you have to climb over the bar of the bath to use the shower and this is simply "dangerous". But the next problem I had when I checked on the wall where the maximum prices are required to be shown. Sure enough Navarra was allowed to charge $200 for the room. BUT the maximum price for the breakfast was supposed to be no more then $17 but when we checked in and asked if we wanted breakfast they asked $27. In the hotel business in my country,this is illegal. Plain and simple. And when checking out I asked about this price of breakfast the man at the front desk tried to explain it that it was for people who had reservations. If you like this kind of service and quality you will love Navarra

All in all a very overpriced and disappointing hotel and I at least cannot recommend this hotel for anyone unless they want to get ripped off for a good location

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Bibbrugge, Manager at Hotel Navarra, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Dear Sir,
We do our utmost to delight all our guests. We do apoligize for the fact that we could not achieve your expectations. Please accept our apologies. Benedikte De Bruycker
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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Easy to find with the sat nav. Parking was good as we could leave the car and walk everywhere. It is a historical monument,fascinating history. Room was large and very modern bathroom .really comfortable beds and helpful staff. Perfect location for centre which has loads of places to eat from snacks to top rate restaurants. With 86 chocolate shops in Bruges what more do you want.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Penny W
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a 4 night stay recently and found the location fine. 15 Euro taxi drive from the train station. 150 yards from the Towns main square and major shopping streets. Good quality clean rooms with a nice Jazz bar for that final nightcap. The breakfast is ok but we found a lovely little tea room a 5 minute stroll away.(turn right out of the hotel and walk to the square, turn left at the square and left again after 50 yards and the tea house is on your right) it's called Prestige. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and knowledgeable. A very good hotel for a short break which is ideal for all locations.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Friendly, helpful staff, good-sized rooms and very good breakfasts. The gym is reasonably equipped and the pool is nice.
It's 2 minutes from The Markt (the main square with the famous Belfry Tower).
The noise from the street (cobblestones) means that you can't sleep with the windows open so it's quite hot in the room.

Room Tip: I'm not sure if you can specify a room away from the street, but if you can, do it.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marco2311
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Cricklade, England
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271 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

A really good hotel - very close to the Market Square and all of the other 'interesting bits' of Bruges - and there really are a lot of these. Our room (305) was a bit on the small side - but that is the only slight niggle with this hotel - there was sufficient hanging / drawer space - the bed was comfortable - all of the bathroom bits worked well - the staff were attentive and friendly - and the breakfast was really very good - an excellent selection of both hot and cold food - with really good fresh bread rolls.
Highly recommended - we would certainly stay here again if we were ever to return to Bruges

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlanP00le
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Additional Information about Hotel Navarra

Property: Hotel Navarra
Address: St-Jakobsstraat 41, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Bruges
#5 Business Hotel in Bruges
#8 Family Hotel in Bruges
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bruges
#16 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Navarra 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming, family-run 4-star hotel enjoying a prime location right in the heart of the historical city centre of Bruges, within walking distance (just 100m away) from the Market Square (with its famous Belfry tower), all major attractions and main shopping streets. This elegant 17th-century listed mansion has been fully renovated with great flair and intensive care to detail. All rooms are spotlessly clean and enjoy air conditioning , free wifi, flatscreen satellite television, in-room safe and complimentary coffee & tea making facilities. Also enjoy our delicious buffet breakfast and make free use of our indoor pool, sauna and fitness room. Our private car park is exclusively at the disposal of our guests. Hotel Navarra is renowned for its warm atmosphere! ... more   less 
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