We took my 75 year old mother for her birthday to Bruges in October. Her preference was for a modern hotel rather than the traditional one, which we had in mind. She was very pleased with the Karos Hotel because it has been refurbished in modern, minimalist decor and furniture. We had two twin rooms for 3 of us. Mum had the smaller one, which would have been a bit of a squeeze for two, but not impossible.
The breakfast was a buffet with plenty of fresh items to choose from-- cereals, yogurt and fresh apples for the health conscious-- bacon, eggs, cheese, cold meats, croissants, toast, jam, honey and lashings of butter for the rest of us.
The lovely heated pool was often deserted, allowing for personal swims. We watched a film late evening in the comfortable childrens corner complete with large cushions for lounging. The public areas are well provided with seating and cushions. There is an up to the minute fast access Apple Mac computer for free use at reception with free wi-fi all over the hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
The only gripe was that the rooms are prone to condensation, which can lead to steamy windows and drips, unless you open them for a while. We took our travel kettles as we had been informed that there were no tea/coffee makers in the rooms. There are no mini- bars either.
This hotel is 15 minutes walk from the station, the Markt and the Burg. There are lots of places to eat within 5 to 10 mins walk away. Eating out is not cheap in Bruges, but we liked the small bistro called 't Pallieterke at 'tZand 28, which has several excellent fixed price menus. It is run by the owner, who is charming and ensures all is well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Floris Karos hotel is a 3 *** star hotel centrally located in Bruges just a 15 minute walk away from the market square with its Belfry tower. 'T Zand square, where travelers can enjoy a variety of local restaurants, vivid bars and local markets on certain dates, is situated a 2 minute walk away. From 'T Zand square on guests can enter the most important shopping streets of Bruges, which are leading towards the market square. Bruges Railway Station is to be found only 1.5 Km from the hotel and easy reachable by taxi or bus. All attractions and museums of Bruges, as well as the typical charming canals where boat tours take place, are situated within walking distance from the hotel. When entering this hotel with its traditional Norman facade, you will be surprised by its modern colonial-style interior, its large entrance hall with a cozy bar and welcoming reception area where you can enjoy calm evenings around the cozy fireplace. We invite you to have a drink at our bar where various beverages are served including local Belgian beers. The Floris hotel offers also a heated indoor swimming pool where you can relax and enjoy a swim in the evening after a busy day of sightseeing in Bruges. For those even more sportive among us a fitness is available on site. Apart from several relaxing seating areas where parents can relax, there is a well an equipped kids' corner with flat screen TV, large variety of games and Xbox available. A large-screened Apple iMac with internet connection can be used free of charge and is available in the lounge area. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire building during the entire stay of our guests. Flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a work desk are provided as standard in the rooms at Floris Hotel Bruges. The rooms offer comfortable beds, modern decoration and spacious bathrooms with bath and/or shower combination to make you feel at home. Parquet floors give the interiors a modern feel. To kick start the day guests can enjoy a delicious continental-style breakfast with pastries, bacon and warm egg dishes in the breakfast room each morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Floris Karos
- Floris Karos Bruges
- Karos Hotel