This is a typical European hotel, and that's not a criticism. My room was on the smaller side, and the bathroom was a very small prefabricated unit that had been inserted into the room. I saw someone on here complain about that, but I consider it OK, because 20 years ago this would not have existed, and you'd have been walking down a hall and waiting in line. I appreciate the eforts of hotel owners to make these rooms ensuite.
I should also note that I was on the ground floor, right across from the bus station, and had no problems with noise. I can't see a normal person having a problem with that, though I saw reviews here that complained. I booked anyway, and glad I did. The included breakfast was very good, and the lady went to the trouble of making me a pot of hot chocolate. Great English and perfect hospitality. Internet available in a side room at a very low rate - something like 50 cents for half an hour.
This hotel is near the Concert Gebow and that's the best way to find it from the train station, because the streets are complicated. About 10 minutes to Grote Markt, but an interesting walk past chops, and a lot of cafes and restaurants across the plaza from this hotel. I really liked this place, but admit I don't expect a European hotel to be exactly like one in Nashville or Phoenix or San Francisco. That's why I travel to Europe, and these folks made me feel welcome on my first day over. And Brugge/Bruges is a great place to visit, Don't overlook this city - it's pretty darned nice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Albert 1 is tucked away behind the attractive façade of a strikingly beautiful and typical Bruges town house close to the Concert Hall. Visitors are just a few minutes’ walk away from the historic centre of Bruges and yet they are able to enjoy all the peace and quiet of a tranquil oasis. No single stone has been left unturned in the desire to create total comfort for guests in the beautiful English cottage-style interior with its sumptuous ambiance. The 13 tastefully furnished rooms have all modern amenities such as bath/shower, toilet, hairdryer, cosmetic mirror, flat screen TV with digital channels, radio and telephone with direct outside line as well as free internet access and a safe. 12 of the rooms have air-conditioning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albert 1 Bruges