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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Die Swaene

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Die Swaene
Ranked #60 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
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8 reviews
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“Luxury service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

Great little oasis in a busy tourist town. Treated like royalty. Loved the staff. We were greeted warmly and provided a tour of the hotel. Such a nice welcome. The room was a little tired but everything you would need was provided. Room was larger than the typical European room. Would have liked a coffee pot in the room. We were offered an upgrade to the canal view but preferred the inside quiet room with air conditioning. The lobby area and tea room was so charming. The pool was a nice relief from the busy streets of Bruges. Included free wifi. The included breakfast was to die for! Every kind of fruit, eggs made to order, fresh bread and pastry. Lovely little quiet breakfast room. We liked staying in the main building rather than the annex. Close th the pool and breakfast room.

  • Stayed September 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

We stayed in the Die Swaene hotel for 2 nights in September and were very impressed. Our room (72) was in the annexe across the canal from the main hotel building. It was not very large, but was luxuriously furnished, and had a fantastic bathroom, although care was needed in the shower not to spray water over the floor. It was wonderful to sit by the window in the room and look at the canal. The staff were all really friendly and attentive.

The pool was a bit tired, but it was very quiet, and we had it all to ourselves.

The restaurant (La Pergola) is in the same building as our room, and has a wonderful terrace where you can have a drink and watch the boats on the canal. We did not eat there as it was fully booked.

The hotel is extremely close to all the central sites of interest (5 minutes walk), yet is very quiet at night. No problems sleeping in our comfortable beds. The only gripe was that we had asked for a double bed, and got two singles. However, they did upgrade us to this room. Apparently the rooms in the annexe are far superior to the main hotel.

We would not hesitate to stay here in the future if we return to Bruges, which I'm sure we shall, as it is such a beautiful city.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

We only went on a weekend trip to Bruges and stayed in Die Swaene. If you're looking for a modern, design hotel, this is certainly not the place to go. Die Swaene is an authentic hotel that gives you the impression to turn back the time (some centuries), service and breakfast are excellent, the beds look very, very old but are comfortable and we did enjoy a good night's sleep. The hotel is situated in the center of Bruges so you don't need your car to visit the town.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

What a lovely hotel ! We stayed for 2 nights together with our friends and had both a room in the main building overlooking the canal. The staff was uttermost friendly and helpful, breakfast a real feast, situation perfect close to all major sites.
We had diner in the Pergola restaurant and were fortunate to be able to eat on the terrace: what a treat ! Romance at its best.
We will definately return.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

We had a lovely stay in this boutique hotel. When you prefer a small hotel with personal service then you will definitely enjoy DIe Swaene hotel. The breakfast was amazing, we had a wonderful dinner at Pergola and our room was spacious and nicely decorated.
We are 'in favour' !

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

We stayed with our toddler child in a room along the kanal (72) and due to late booking we got a discount and free breakfast; the restaurant was terrible with the toddler, as we were encouraged to stay for dinner, but there was no food for the child avaiable at all; we were asked to share our food with our child .... they should have stated that beforehand ....

  • Stayed July 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

We stayed in an annex canal room with 2 children. The kids loved to wave hello to the tourist boats passing outside and bathroom was a good size. The main bed was large enough to take the 3 year old with us, there being enough space for a single bed for the 7 year old (but not much more). The furnishings seemed a little random and the internet didn't seem to work one day; the main drawback was that the annex is on the other side of the canal from the hotel reception/bar.

Bruges is a great stopover, the hotel is very close to the main square and shopping. Just make sure you have printed out properly the directions and map as to how to get to the hotel - it's tricky if you take the wrong entrance gate into Bruges old town.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Die Swaene

Property: Die Swaene
Address: Steenhouwersdijk 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Bruges
#51 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Die Swaene 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Die Swaene**** is a sanctuary overlooking one of the most picturesque canals, right at the very heart of the old historical city center and just a stone-throw away from the Market and Burg square. This prize-winning hotel is considered to be one of the most romantic and peaceful boutique hotels in Europe and is renown for its customer-friendliness and excellent service. Quite a unicum in this age of 'time is money' but here one still finds time to listen to the needs of the guest. Die Swaene**** has 24 elegantly furnished and individually decorated rooms and the public rooms have an atmosphere of times past. The authentic salon "Guild of Merchant Taylors" (1779) is classified heritage and a perfect place to relax by the fire-place after a day of exploring the beautiful city. Or do you prefer to take an aperitif in the cozy bar or have a plunge in the swimming pool with sauna? Its all possible in Die Swaene. At the opposite side of the canal one finds the "Pergola" wing with 8 Superior Deluxe rooms, each with fire-place in the room and view over the water. From Monday to Friday we offer a free guided tour with an English speaking guide. Die Swaene**** has everything to make your visit unforgettable ! ... more   less 
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