What a delightful little hotel. It’s cosy, comfy, inviting, quiet and exceptional value for money.
Check in was painless, when I arrived back from a stroll I found my bags already in my room. A point to note here might be that there is NO lift so if mobility is a problem, maybe a ground floor room might be advisable.
The tiny, elegant, hotel foyer separates the secure guest area. The key for your room also gains you access to this area as well as the front door if you arrive home after the reception has closed.
I had room 3, up one flight of stairs and tucked behind a door with a corridor making it very private and quiet, the only noise (not loud), I heard was from the person in the next room when they return home.
The room was very large by European standards. It had 2 single (I think king singles) pushed together making a queen bed. The linen was crisp and clean. The pillows were comfortable.
Also in the room was a small dining table, 2 dining chairs, a large comfy leather single seater chair, good sized wardrobe (some clothes hangers included) with lots of shelves. Added extras included a safe, hairdyer, TV (I never got around to turning it on so I’m not sure about the variety of channels available), tea & coffee making facilities (topped up daily), clock and phone. Also the room had quite a number of power points.
I noticed that some reviewers commented on the colour of the decor. I loved it! It made a nice change from the usual neutral colours of hotel rooms. The floors are wood, great for allergy sufferers.
I had no problems writing or reading by the lights provided.
My only suggestion to improve this lovely place would be the inclusion of a fan, as in summer the rooms can be a bit stuffy. The room does have a large window, alas no flyscreens so the mossies might be a problem.
The bathroom was clean with body/shampoo gel provided along with soap and shower cap. Towels were large and good quality, changed daily, if that’s what you want. The shower is reasonably large, there isn’t a bath though. The water was hot and plentiful. My only comment about the shower is the shower rose could do with updating as water tends to go in all directions.
The view from room 3 is above the tiny walled courtyard where they serve afternoon tea (something else I never quite got around to trying).
The included breakfast, down the stairs in the 16C cellar, had a nice selection, not vast but more than adequate. They had 3 or 4 different cereals, a couple of juices, 4/5 different yogurts, fruit, eggs (you boil your own), breads, rolls, cheese, a couple of cold cuts and a selection of crackers and sweet breads plus tea and coffee. More than enough to provide steam for an energetic day’s sightseeing.
Near the breakfast room is a small lounge area with novels which can be borrowed along with local information.
This hotel is spotlessly clean and in good condition.
Situated literally about 200mt from the Burg and therefore central to everything including a large selection of restaurants, that are away from the overpriced and often very average eateries in the Burg and Markt.
There are 2 small convenience shops nearby,one on Phillipstockstraat and another on Hoogstraat .
Check out was equally painless, Frank was happy to call a taxi to get me to the train station on time.
I couldn’t fault the service that Frank, Darlene and their support staff provided and would be happy to recommend this hotel to a friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Malleberg is a comfortable, friendly, family-run hotel at a unique location just 200 m from the market square. Situated in the heart of magnificent Bruges, the hotel is ideal for cyclists and perfect for discovering the old town of Bruges and its surrounding area. A warm welcome awaits you in a quiet and friendly atmosphere. Our pleasant rooms provide every comfort and they all have their own bathroom with shower. Coffee and tea facilities in the room are standard. You will experience Belgian hospitality in this typical Bruges town house that instantly becomes home to every guest. Families are very welcome to our family suite, which is ideal for parents and their children. You start the day with a full, refined, hearty breakfast in our 16th-century cellar. Please let us know if you need any information on tourist attractions, excursions, bicycle rental, museums, etc. In the afternoons you are invited to have a free cup of coffee or tea in our lounge. A PC is available at no extra charge and there is free Wi-Fi all over the hotel and in all the rooms. On a nice day you can enjoy our patio with its gorgeous flowers and plants. Our hotel becomes a home to every guest! The Vienne-Van Lersberghe family ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Malleberg Hotel Bruges