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“Very nice small hotel in quiet area near center”
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Botaniek Hotel
Ranked #9 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
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181 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Very nice small hotel in quiet area near center”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Nice quiet and comfortable room; bathroom small but workable. Breakfast standard, nothing special. Host/owner was helpful and this was a wonderfully comfortable and restful place. Free wifi, which isn't all that common in parts of Europe. Recommended by Rick Steves.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The staff were great we arrived rather late (over 2 hours after closing) but as they called earlier to check our estimated arrival they were happy to stay up and wait for our arrival. The hotel was very easy to find and Andy the owner very friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is a nice converted house with about 9 rooms. We found ours to be comfortable and a decent size and a good level of cleanliness. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed here based on a recommendation from a family member. I was a little dubious - but my doubts were soon put to rest.

The hotel is small - only about 9 rooms. Ours was on the top floor - and I strongly suggest using the elevator as the stairs are quite steep. But the views from the top are very good, and the attic room feeling is quite cosy.

The bathroom was small and showed signs of hasty (and not very good) repairs. But everything worked - so no complaints.

Breakfasts are help yourself, good, and plentiful. The location is very close to the historic centre of Bruges - literally a 3 minute walk if you go slowly. And it's nice and quiet at night.

This hotel is not a luxury palace - but nor is it a dive. I recommend it for its reasonable price, good standard, and great location.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with shower, and on the top floor so you can admire the view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

My husband and I visited last week for out wedding anniversary and it was a great surprise. This hotel had everything you could wish for, clean with comfy beds, great price, fantastic location and free wifi! The staff were very friendly and breakfast was good too, much more than we could hope for considering the reasonable price. We are returning to Bruges in November hopefully and will definitely be booking this hotel again, thanks for a great stay!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bogota, Colombia
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127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Nice old house converted in a Hotel with friendly staff since you arrive who offered a map and give basic instructions and suggestions about turistic info.
Elevator facility and stairs.
Located close to the main atractions of the city in the historic area.
old fashion decorated rooms. Available kettle with assorted tea bags
I did not find any failure about the cleaning or sanitation procedures.
Breakfast with fresh fruits, assorted jam cheese and breads.
Generaly good with appropriate price for the location.

Room Tip: street windows are huge with enough day light, do not worry about the noice because location is in a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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devon
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

A fine two night stay in room 4. Not the place to go if you are looking for a modern hotel room. Though everything was slightly older, it wasn't lacking in charm. Towels could definitely do with updating. It seemed to be a family-run establishment, and the welcome was very friendly. Breakfast was a serve-yourself buffet, which was adequate. The location was superb, just round the corner from the Vismarkt and only a few minutes walk to the centre of Bruges. I saw one other comment mentioned mosquitoes, and I also had some in my room and ended up bitten, which didn't really add to the experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Followed TA recommendations and for the first time, very disappointed with the outcome. The positives - good location, quiet street but very central to Old Bruges. Staff - friendly. Our room and the general feel of the "Hotel" is run down. The proprietors clearly take your money and do not invest in the upkeep e.g. Stained carpets, peeling paint, green mould on the inside window of our room, rank smell of urine in our room, stained bed covers, off-white towels, mould in bathroom - I could go on. Breakfast minimalist in nature and basically you have a run-down B&B masquerading as Hotel. Warning - we would have walked out straight away but found to our initial astonishment the full cost of our two night stay had been taken from our card 7 days previously. In retrospect, they take your money beforehand to give you little option but to stay. Avoid at all costs..,,,,

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about Botaniek Hotel

Property: Botaniek Hotel
Address: Waalsestraat 23, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Bruges
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
#12 Family Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Botaniek Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Botaniek*** is an 18th Century Mansion elegantly renovated into a charming hotel The Hotel is situated right in the very center of historic Bruges. While located conveniently in the heart of the city. We are very well know for our tranquil atmosphere, which makes the Botaniek*** an ideal Hotel especially after a busy sightseeing day. We are located on a very quiet street only 50 meters from Bruges picturesque and romantic canals. We are also only a few minutes walking distance from the Main-Square, “Burg” and “Market”. There is no better place than the Hotel Botaniek. An ideal starting point from which to discover first-hand the “Venice of the North”. The hotel Botaniek*** is complete with a breakfast room that has been tastefully decorated by the owner, and a quiet sitting room with furniture reminiscent of the Louis XV era. There are only 3 rooms on each floor and each floor may be reached via the elevator. The top floor offers several unique and panoramic views of Bruges and it's wonderful architecture this includes the Church of Our Lady, Botaniek Park, the Belfry Tower and of course a roof top view of the beautiful houses in the neighbourhood. ... more   less 
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