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“What other hotel includes life jackets with the room?” 4 of 5 bubbles
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De Barge Hotel
Ranked #45 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Brooklyn NY
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“What other hotel includes life jackets with the room?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This cute little hotel is about a 10-minute walk from the train, and the same 10 minute walk gets you into town. One previous review said "odd location", but I think this is the closest you can get to the train if you don't have a car. The map that displayed on the page today is incorrect - the hotel is obviously on the canal, which rings the town. Yes, there are a couple of rooms that might overlook the parking lot, so definitely ask for a canal-side room. And it is a working canal - you won't believe the size of some of the vessels passing by! You can't feel the boat rock since none of the barge traffic actually leaves a wake.
Breakfast was very good. The room we had was tiny, but when in Bruges you will find you are in town most of the time. By all means rent a bike! We finished up every day with a glass of wine in the garden just outside the front door. We were able to store our bags both before the room was ready and again after checkout. We will definitely come back next time we are in Bruges.

Room Tip: Always ask for canal-side room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

This is a lovely unique hotel. One side faces the canal the other onto the car park which is mainly coaches but great for us as we could park right outside hotel for free. The cabins are small but very comfortable and perfectly adequate. Breakfast is plentiful with a good choice. To get to the town is only about 10 mins walk which is through lovely gardens. I loved my stay here and would have no hesitation returning. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: We had room overlooking canal which I would think is probably nicer.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Denmark
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48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Very good base for visiting Brügge - a few minutes walk to the beautiful historic town centre.
If (as we were) you are lucky enough to get a free parking space right outside and a cabin overlooking the canal, it could not be better. Good breakfast, too.

Room Tip: Ask for a cabin with a view to the canal - the opposite side towards the bus parking is less charmin...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed here in March whilst on a weekend break to explore Bruges. Hotel was very good, very helpful staff who were always willing to help.

Odd location, about 5-10mins walk from the centre, directly opposite a coach part on the canal. Luckily we had a room overlooking the canal and not the coaches!

Rooms were a bit small, but as we didn’t spend a lot of time in them this didn’t really matter.

Breakfast was fantastic, great choice and quality. Typical choices were waffles, bacon, eggs, fresh baguettes, fruit, cereal and the list goes on!

Overall enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it if you don’t mind not being near the centre.

Room Tip: Definitely try to get a canal facing room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Matthew H
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Unusual hotel. 1 side the Canal with barges going by. Downside is other side views of coaches and flyover, BUT we did NOT hear any noise when at the hotel.
Good bits are it's away from busy part of Bruges. Also easy access to main parts of Bruges. We went via Minnewater Park. Also walking distance of Konningin Park with fountain/pond and a Band Stand.
The Hotel internal is all Nautical. Breakfast /Resteraunt is set out well. Breakfast was great with plenty of Choice, Fresh Food.
Standard Room is small But this is expected on a Barge. The room was decorated simple but nice.
Only down was a dirty drain of the Shower
Will go again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank shelly F
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Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

The hotel was very nice! But the cleaning staff was horrible! Such rude ladies!! But other than that it was awesome! It was very close to everything and the breakfast was delicious! I truly recommend it, nice getaway!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Just come back from a 4 day break in Bruges. We stayed in the lovely De Barge Hotel. The place was spotless and the manager 'Guy' was super helpful. The breakfasts were excellent with lots of choice. The rooms are small but have everything you need and the bed linen was crispy and white. We loved the main town with its quirky streets and endless shops selling beer, waffles and chocolate. We hired bikes from Pete's bike shop, excellent value at 8 Euro for 4 hours, didn't need them for longer than that as you can cycle around the perimeter of the town in 45 minutes. If you are looking for lively then this is probably not for you, but its perfect for a quiet break with lots of outdoor things to do. The boat trips on the canal are a good way of getting around and the market square and Belfry tower are a must. Would definitely visit this city again. One restaurant to avoid is Vivaldi's, waiters are very rude.... Bruges is not cheap so make sure you have plenty of cash.

Room Tip: Room 35 was lovely
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: De Barge Hotel
Address: Bargeweg 15, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#47 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — De Barge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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