My boyfriend and I travelled to Bruge on one of P&O Ferries 'Mini-Cruises' and decided to stay an extra night in the city centre. Martin's Brugge was not the cheapest, we paid £87 which was about £15 more than the cheapest option, but we decided the location to be worth paying a little more for. It definitely paid off - the location is fantastic, a quiet street just behind the Belfrey (which we could see from our window on the 4th floor!), minutes away from some great shops and a million and one restaurants! The hotel lobby has definite wow-factor, lovely lounge and pleasant little bar which we had a coffee in (happy hour 8-9!), and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We arrived at 10am, 5hrs before check in and they were happy to let us pop our bags in the luggage room whilst we went out for a wander.
The room itself was a little on the small side, with 2 small windows which didn't let in much light, but that would be my only criticism. The bed was big and very comfortable, (with a Martin's teddy bear!), the TV was fine & had BBC 1 & 2 and a music channel, the mini-bar had soft drinks at a very reasonable price (the same as most vending machines in Bruge), and the shower was great. It didn't have a wardrobe, just some hanging space, so for more than 2 or three nights stay it could be frustrating, but it was just right for what we needed.
Bruges is gorgeous, the little boat trips are great fun and we spent hours wandering round the streets looking at all the shops! It is NOT cheap tho' by any means, dinner for 2 with a coupla beers was 60E, and the best value lunch was over 30E, and that was with shopping around. The P&O Ferry deal was well worth it tho', we only paid about £96 for both of us, and it was a great way to see the city. You arrive early and leave at 5pm the next day, plenty of time for a good explore, and I'd certainly recommend Martin's as a great place to rest your head and have a coffee in the bar at the end of a long day's sightseeing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Martin’s is situated just behind the famous 13th-century Belfry and 50 metres from the Grote Markt. It benefits from a tranquil terrace, a trendy cocktail bar and all rooms have a flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Air-conditioned rooms with a work desk and a minibar are offered at Martin's Brugge. The rooms have a rich decor and some of the rooms boast original features such as wooden beams. Brugge Railway Station is a 15-minute walk from Martin's. The brewery "De Halve Maan" and the Beguinage are both 10 minutes’ walk away. The Arentshuis Museum is less than 300 metres from the hotel. Guests can enjoy regionally inspired dishes prepared with local ingredients, such as fish from the Belgian coast, at Arthie's. During the day a range of light meals and snacks are served. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Martin`s Brugge Hotel Bruges