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“not up to expectations”
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Montovani Hotel
Ranked #79 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
New Delhi, India
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“not up to expectations”
Reviewed 10 October 2010

We booked online and were led to expect a hotel in the center of Bruges, but this was very much outside the old city, and nowhere near any restaurants, so dinner was a problem. But aside from the location, it was the inhospitable attitude of the owner that was really uncomfortable. Basics like internet, bike rental were not available. The rooms were clean and spacious, and the TV was a real blessing, as one had to stay in one's room. There was no lounge or garden, or any comfortable common area. Most of the place was off limits to the guests, and we were not allowed to sit on the dining chairs which were right next to the reception, as it was not 'breakfast time'. One got the distnict impression that she was running the place out of necessity and did not really like anyone in her house! To cap it all, the front door would not open easily with the key provided, so one had to struggle for a quarter of an hour to open the door. Of course, no one would ans the bell as she had made it clear that she was not going to. For all she cared, we could be outside all night!
However, the owners family, small child and dog made a huge racket outside our door all the time, and that was perfectly fine. We were confined to our room as it was raining, and forced to listen to loud talk and laughter, and the child yelling and crying, while cycling just outside.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Thank msaigal
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Reviewed 29 March 2010

Hotel provides an excellent, friendly service at a reasonable price. Its location is good - 5 minutes walk from Zand, 10 minutes walk from centre; bus outside to station. The reception is very friendly and helpful; en-suite room was spacious and clean. Breakfast limited but quite adequate. There is no bar or lounge but, given that Bruges has 100's of bars and restaurants, that it not a problem.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2010

It`s not too expensive. Rooms may fit 3 persons. Great staff. Lovely city.

Stayed December 2009, travelled solo
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Sussex, England
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2009

Pleasant location about 15 minutes walk from Bruges Markt and 5 minutes walk from several restaurants in t'Zand square. Need to time your arrival to co-incide with Reception being open (check times), otherwise you can't get in when you first arrive. No problem once you are given the key. Clean and friendly with good continental breakfast provided. A pleasant 20 minute canal-side walk from the train station.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank janericsson
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2009

This was a small hotel in a quiet location. The concert hall and 't Zand square were only an 8 minute walk away; the city centre was an easy 15 minute walk and the train station only a 20 minute walk if you did not want to take a taxi. The hotel only offered bed and breakfast but this was no problem given the number of excellent restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. The buffet style continental breakfast was plentiful, fresh and varied. The rooms and bathrooms were clean when we arrived and kept clean during our stay. The rooms we stayed in only had fairly basic provisions, but they did have a mini-bar and multi-channel TV. During our stay there were a number of other guests staying at the hotel but we experienced no noise from them at all.However access to some of the rooms could be difficult for disabled or elderly guests.
The staff were very friendly and always helpful. They were happy to look after our luggage when we arrived early before our check-in time and when we departed late after our room check-out. In all this gave us nearly an extra whole day to explore the city.We felt that our four day/three night stay was very good value for money for anyone intending to see the city of Bruges and its environs.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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1 Thank Helpmeimlost
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Cambridge
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Reviewed 25 February 2009

We ALL found the hotel rooms very clean and comfortable. Well worth the money. The breakfast on offer was plentiful and fresh, also, as we had to leave early in the morning it was arranged that some food would be left in one of the rooms for us. The bread rolls were delivered fresh just before we left the hotel.
The walk into Brugge was just right, especially to work up an appetite and to walk off some of the calories. If you can't walk far find another hotel.
So from my wife, myself and our friends, we would like to say a huge thank you to the staff of the Hotel Montovani.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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Truro
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2008

This has to be one of the worst hotels my husband and I have ever stayed at. Our room was downstairs at the front and it felt like we had landed in someone's front room.

The staff vanished at 6pm and there was no tea or coffee making facilities and the promised complimentary tea and coffee never materialised.

I love children but being woken at 8 every morning by the receptionst's toddler driving his toy tractor repeatedly into the bedroom door was not the most restful way to wake up.

Of prime concern was the en suite which did not contain a hand basin, even though there was room for one. To wash one's hands you had to walk all round the bedroom to an alcove on the other side.

For two of us there was one tiny single wardrobe.

If I was a student backpacking I would probably like this hotel. However as a middle-aged couple on a short break it felt more like a hostel than an hotel and was definitely not what we have experienced before in 2 star accommodation in Europe.

  • Liked — proximity to town centre and railway station
  • Disliked — our room
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank GwenTess
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Property: Montovani Hotel
Address: Schouwvegersstraat 11, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
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Ranked #79 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Montovani Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Montovani is a cosy hotel with 12 rooms. You can find us in a quiet small street within walking distance from the historical centre of Bruges (300 m), restaurants- tea rooms, the station, the concert hall and the tourist office of Bruges. It is easily accessible by car. You can park for free in the neighbourhood (maximum at 500 m). In our hotel you will discover a permanent exposition of aquarelle and acrylic. The salon, the veranda and the small garden are at the disposal of our guests. In the morning you can benefit from an extended breakfast. In the afternoon you can have tea or coffee against payment. ... more   less 
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