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“Excellent, owner-run hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Anselmus Hotel

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Anselmus Hotel
Ranked #25 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey, Canada
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186 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Excellent, owner-run hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

This is a great little hotel just off the main square. The couple who run the hotel are extremely helpful and accommodating. Rooms are very well appointed with very modern bathrooms, although the stairs to the upper floors are a bit steep. Those with heavy suitcases or who have difficulty walking should stay to the lower floors (there's no elevator).

The included breakfast is a real treat - excellent fare and boiled eggs brought to your table. The coffee was fresh and very good.

The hotel has a very friendly, B&B feel to it.

Room Tip: No elevator. Higher floors are accessed by a very steep stairwell.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

The hotel is a family run, clean, and convenient. Bruges is an amazing city to visit, and I would highly recommend staying here if you go. The breakfast is very typical but also very good. Great coffee, fruit yoghurt, cereal, muffins and pastries. The rooms were fairly large for a European hotel and the location is walking distance to everything. It is an older style hotel with a lovely garden off the dining room to sit and enjoy, with no noise from the street.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Goods: the excellent location, the breakfast (really good) and breakfast room, the service and the couple managing it, our room was very spacious.
Bads: no overhead showers (at least room 2), you end up wetting everything in the bathroom and the towels were not changed. No coffee or tea in the room. Our room got quite hot and we were facing the street so could not open the windows, a fan would have been good.
I would return, but for the price we paid I would expect a few more standard things in the room.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We stayed here for one night on a road trip across Europe. They had a family room option which allowed 5 of us to stay in one room. Overall we were very pleased with the hotel. The room was spacious, the service was excellent and the breakfast was very good with lots of continental options available. It is located close to the historic centre so we were able to walk around and see some of the sights.

Parking is a little problematic; there is a nearby car park available but we managed to find a space on the street where we could park for free until 9am the next morning.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Very good hotel,run by Avery helpful and friendly couple. Three of us shared a spacious room (27) with comfortable beds and good decoration.The room was cleaned daily and the owners should be proud of how clean the hotel is kept. Breakfast was good with the usual continental selection. One tip our room was at the top of the hotel with a very steep staircase with shallow steps. Would definitely revisit.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Was the first time returning to Brugges in ages and found the Anselmus to be a well located traditional Belgian establishment that was perfect for my family in law who was coming to the country for the first time.

The breakfast is good as is the service and management, while we also found the cleaning staff to be friendly and quite professional as they seemed to always manage to come by the room when we were at breakfast and were done by the time we returned. To add to these features, the internet connection was good, the rooms were clean, and the price was very reasonable by local standards.

The only down side if any at all was that there was no fan or AC in the rooms so if you happen to stop by the city during the summer (on a good day) the rooms can get a bit hot at times if you dont open the window. For most of the year however this will not be an issue. Otherwise, as you would expect in a traditional building, the bedrooms are not so large, but the bathroom is surprisingly big by contrast....despite having no shower curtain.

In sum however, I would most certainly recommend this place to anyone who is coming to this incredible city for the first time. Good management, nice decor, and prime location make this a great option

Room Tip: there are a few rooms on the back side of the hotel that are on ground level, which makes it more di...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at the Amselmus Hotel. Our room was at the front of the hotel. The room and bathroom were both spotlessly clean and there were 2 large windows that we could open wide which was a great help as temperatures were very high during our stay. Our 16 yr old was also very happy with the free wifi in the room.
The hotel is in an excellent location, just a few minutes walk from the main square in historic Bruges.
As the weather was so good we were able to have breakfast in the lovely courtyard garden. The choice of breakfast was excellent and the service from the friendly owners could not be faulted.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Anselmus Hotel

Property: Anselmus Hotel
Address: Riddersstraat 15, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#21 Family Hotel in Bruges
#30 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Anselmus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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