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“An Inconvenient Stay”
Review of Albert 1 Hotel

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Albert 1 Hotel
Ranked #17 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“An Inconvenient Stay”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

My husband and I recently returned from Bruges where we were celebrating his birthday. Our stay at the Albert 1 was made uncomfortable by the construction occuring in the hotel, directly in the rooms below ours. It was a horrible noise and because of the nature of the work being done the heat had to be turned off one of the days - in January. Additionally, one of the workmen entered our room with a key without knocking, and on the third day of works they started to paint. The fumes were unpleasant to say the least. We were disappointed that we would have to put up with such unprofessionalism on the part of the owner/manager booking guests who would have to tolerate this sort of thing. We won't be recommending or returning to this hotel. Luckily, Bruges is lovely and we enjoyed the town, however it was disheartening to have to return to this hotel in the evenings.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2012

I have stayed here 3 times over some years and it's a hotel that is welcoming and in a convenient location. Walking distance from the train station, with good-quality rooms and furnishings, and friendly owners and staff. Breakfast is buffet-style and very enjoyable. Bruges is a lovely city and this is an economical place to stay.

Room Tip: Back of the hotel is quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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320 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2011

My sister and I stayed here in 2010. We booked and paid for on the internet.
When we arrived we were greeted very well. The room was very nice, quiet and sunny.
The hotel was great for walking into the city and seeing all the lovely sights there.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Xstof68, Propriétaire at Albert 1 Hotel, responded to this review, 23 August 2015
Thanks for staying with us, we work hard to make our guests happy. We appreciate your feedback!
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Las Cruces NM USA
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

The Albert 1 Hotel provided a comfortable room for our one night in Bruges. The location was perfect and easy walking distance to the sights. We used a cab to get from the train station to the hotel. Station is very close, but we were unsure of Google instructions. It definitely is close enough to walk. Perhaps, contact hotel for walking directions that are more understandable. The breakfast was very good. Our room was small, but the bathroom was large and nicely updated. We were very pleased with our stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2011

We stayed there a couple of night. The beds were confortable, the room nicely warm (it was really cold outside) and quiet and the breakfast offered good choice of breads, croissants, pains au chocolats, cheeses, hams, eggs, yogurts, cereals, fruits etc...
The staff was friendly and the location was perfect.
Only minus point was that we had twin beds instead of a double bed. Not very romantic. We didn't mention it to them but then they didn't give us a choice when we checked in.
All in all a lovely stay and we'll be happy to go back if we can get a double bed!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Located just outside the busy part of the city. Pleasant walk to tourist sites. Breakfast was great. Room was a bit small but comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Bristol, UK
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

Very warm welcome with detailed directions of how to get to the car park. Don't be too shocked by your initial impressions opposite the bus station. You get used to it and it's an easy walk to town. Our room - room 12 was certainly not like any photos. Although a double room the only place to unpack our cases was on the bed - we moved one upright chair to the bathroom to create a bit more space.
Breakfast was as shown in the photos - although basic it was really good and the coffee great. The lady serving was so friendly and very helpful.

Room Tip: Don't choose room 12
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Albert 1 Hotel
Address: Koning Albert I Iaan 2-4 ('t Zand), Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Bruges
#28 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Albert 1 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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, hair dryer, flat screen TV with digital channels 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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