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“Great B&B in Excellent location”
Review of Absoluut Verhulst

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Absoluut Verhulst
Ranked #30 of 231 Bruges B&B and Inns
Vancouver
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191 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great B&B in Excellent location”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

This was one of three stays in an old house converted to a B&B that we enjoyed on our trip.

The family room located at the top of the house is a spacious living room with two single beds and small toilet room and sink on one floor, with an upper bedroom level with full bathroom.

The stairway to these rooms was very steep so not appropriate for those with mobility or tripping issues. The sitting room area was nicely appointed, with comfortable couches, a tv and dvd’s to watch. There was also a table, a fridge, and a kettle for coffee and tea.
The floors were very creaky so nighttime or early risers were disruptive to others in the room - don't know about the people in the rooms below us.

The hosts were very friendly and breakfast was very good. Quality local/typical foods.

The exterior door locking system left me a bit concerned about exit in case of an emergency, as keys were used to lock the door on both sides.

The conversion was very well executed and the historical aspects of the 400 year old house were well preserved with excellent modern replacements for the essentials. As the hosts say, the house is original except for a few modern conveniences like inside toilets, electricity, heat, and lighting!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

This is the best B&B that we stayed during our trip in Europe. The decor in this 400 year old home was lovely, the bed was heavenly, and the hosts were amazing. The breakfast was fantastic, and they offered great suggestions for dining and how to get around. Parking was around the corner in a paid lot, and everything in Bruge was in close proximity. This is a wonderful place to stay, and we cannot recommend it enough. The cost of the room was very reasonable.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the B&B for two nights and had a lovely time. The location is ideal - on a quiet street just a few minutes walk from the centre of Bruges. Frieda and Benno were fantastic hosts - very friendly and accommodating.
The rooms were spacious, well decorated and comfortable. The highlight was the breakfast!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

I've stayed at Absoluut Verhulst twice now during weekend city breaks to Bruges. It will always be my first choice for accommodation when visiting the city. Frieda and Benno are the perfect hosts; they couldn't do enough for us. They have a beautiful and characterful home with extremely comfortable and spacious rooms. We had everything we needed and more during our stays. The B&B itself is ideally located for exploring the city on foot. And after a great night's sleep, you'll be treated to a top class breakfast. I cannot fault this B&B. It gets everything just right. Perfect!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We have been staying here for ten years and it's a family favourite. Very welcoming couple run it and its a pretty 5 minute walk into the centre.
We stay in the top floor family loft that has a downstairs with a twin bedroom and sitting room and in a mezzanine upstairs a. Huge double room with ensuite. It's 180 euros a night for all this and much better for a family than two rooms in a hotel as you can really spread out here.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Absolutely loved this B&B! The couple who run it are incredibly helpful. They have numerous travel guides available to borrow, city maps, and even their own food tour map for ideas of places to eat and drink. The rooms are lovely, spacious, clean. And the highlight of our stay was the amazing breakfast they serve up... Juice, coffee, croissants, Danish's, eggs, bacon, yogurt, fruit salad, breads, jams.... You will not go hungry! Can't recommend this place enough, it's also only a couple of minutes walk into the centre of town.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Shropshire
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We have just returned from a relaxing few days in Bruges and were so glad we chose to stay with Benno and Frieda. They were the perfect hosts, always ready to help and advise but not intrusive. The location is perfect, near enough to the centre to wlak everywhere but on a quiet side street so peaceful nights sleep. Our room was warm and spacious with ensuite shower room, breakfasts were served in the sitting/dining room overlooking the courtyard. As mentioned by previous reviews Benno ( and Frieda) made delicious eggs, served with bacon, cheese and tomatoes. I particularly enjoyed the selection of breakfast pastries and belgian hot chocolate to die for! Will definitely recommend to family and friends - thank you!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Absoluut Verhulst
Address: Verbrand Nieuwland 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
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Ranked #30 of 231 B&Bs / Inns in Bruges
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Number of rooms: 3
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