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“Sad and dreary hotel in good location”
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Ensor
Ranked #57 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Durham, NC
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Sad and dreary hotel in good location”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

This hotel is located on a very quiet street bordering a very pretty canal. It is a short walk to all attractions. We had the only room with a balcony and the view was charming. That sums up the good points. The room was small and dreary. Heat did not seem to be controllable except by opening windows. The bathroom consisted of a small compartment with a toilet and a separate small compartment with a sink and stall shower. There was no shelf space in bathroom for toiletries and no towel bars or hooks. 2 drawers and a hanger bar in a plastic laminate wardrobe. No coffee in room or in lobby except at breakfast. No tv in room. Breakfast was minimal. Proprietors were not particularly cordial, just going through the motions. The whole place had an air of nobody cares much, and was generally shabby and run down. Next time I would pay a little more for a better experience.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Hotel is very well situated for easy access to Bruges center, just a short walk and you are in the market place or Burg square. The room we stayed in was warm, with on suite, but no coffee or tea, and the room needed redecoration , but if you can get over that , it is ideal for a short stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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112 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

It is a very old house very well kept. We only stayed for a night, but we were very happy with the room and location. Breakfast was excellent. I would return next time.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2011

The location is great but the rooms are horrible. Lots, lots of dust everywhere! And the walls are very old with mould on it. The bathroom was very nasty, also with mould on de walls and floor en in de sink and shower there were still tuft of hairs... not really fancy indeed!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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switzerland
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

Given that Bruges is lovely but so reserved that Flemish discretion could almost be taken for rudeness, it is refreshing to come across a gem like the Ensor.
The hotel is simple, unpretentious, with occasional signs of DIY reparations - which adds to its charm. Long, creaky wooden corridors, winding stairways that make you feel very 16th century, and a front door that spills directly out into the little streets that lead you into the labyrinth that is Bruges. The owner, born and bred in Bruges, used to be a baker before opening the Ensor, and knows and loves his city. We found him a wonderful source of advice, stories, explanations, and it was he, along with his magic little hotel that made our stay in Bruges an unforgettable one.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Indiana
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

We spent two nights here in October. We took a bus from the train station, but walked back in about 15 minutes when we left. We also walked to all the sights in town. Our room had a small balcony overlooking the canal. The area was quiet, but very near a row of cafes and also the Saturday Market.
Breakfast included breads, cereals, fruits and yogurt. The second morning we also had fresh crepes.
The decor in the room was a bit dated, but it was clean. Stairs are steep, but they do have a small lift. The staff at the desk was helpful in suggesting places to eat and also stored our luggage on check-out day.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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112 reviews
112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2011

Ensor was great. 15 min walk from the main train station and 10 min from the town hall. Had a room with a bathroom which was bright and clean, and the bed was comfortable. It was right next to a canal and close to many restaurants. Breakfast was included cereals, breads, pasteries, fruits, meats and cheeses. It was very quaint and comfortable. Impressed considering we got the room for such a good rate. I would definetly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Ensor
Address: Speelmansrei 10, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
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Ranked #57 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ensor 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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