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Cote Canal
Ranked #8 of 228 Bruges B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We staid for 4 nights and had an absolutely wonderful experience.  The hospitality from Karen and her staff was impeccable. There was no detail that was overlooked. The house is so charming and our room exceeded every expectation.  The location of the house is perfect for exploring the city but just far enough removed from the main touristy square to provide added peace and quiet. And if anyone needed additional incentive to stay at Cote Canal, they have two adorable dogs.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

The most delightful b and b in Bruges! The vibe is serene and the house decorated in clean shabby chic antiques. The garden is lovingly growing with the owner's vision with space to sit and sip wine or have a cup of tea. The breakfast affords a variety of healthy delicious food. The location is perfectly central, yet private. Caroline, the owner, is a gracious host- available and informed but giving her guests privacy as well. Even the other guests we met were interesting well travelled folk. We loved it for a romantic getaway and are told it fits well with families, too. Recommend it 100%!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Cote Canal is the perfect place to stay in Brugges for a couple! We only wished we've stayed longer! The house is amazing, the garden and the rooms are all great, big and very cozy! Breakfast is also very good. Caroline is so nice and friendly! We really loved it.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

My husband and I really stated at Cote Canal in the suite for 3 nights and it was the perfect place to stay in this magical city. Caroline, the owner of the home and proprietor of the B&B, is the perfect hostess. She genuinely wants her guests to have the best experience possible in Bruges. Her recommendations for the top places to visit were spot on and her restaurant suggestions were delicious.

Cote Canal is wonderfully situated in Bruges - an easy walk to everything but a very quiet, tranquil setting. The garden is so picturesque and we loved watching the birds there. We heard no street noise from our room and Caroline has thoughtfully provided blackout draperies in the rooms for a great night's sleep. Our suite was furnished with a hot pot for coffee/tea and a mini fridge. The toiletries were high quality and we were even provided fluffy robes and slippers. There was ample hot water and great water pressure in the shower.

The full breakfasts were delicious with homemade croissants (to die for), an assortment of breads and rolls, fresh squeezed orange juice, yogurt, fresh fruit, several cereals, meats, and cheeses. It would be easy to skip lunch after such a filling breakfast.

We would definitely stay here again if we return to Bruges, not only because of the top notch accommodations, because Caroline is a thoughtful, friendly hostess. Make your reservations early though because Cote Canal is a popular spot!

Room Tip: The suite is very spacious and has both a soaking tub and a shower. It overlooks the beautiful garde...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

I stayed here with my wife for 3 nights and the place was perfect!

The house is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Bruges so perfectly located for some sightseeing. The room we stayed in was luxurious, clean, well equipped and exactly what you want to come back to at the end of a day of sightseeing/cycling/walking. There was a small fridge with drinks and the usual tea/coffee making facilities. The house has been renovated beautifully to show all it's historical features. Unusually for a house alongside the canal it has a garden too as it was originally built for residential user rather than commercial, and what a garden! We were very lucky with the weather and when we'd had enough sightseeing the garden was like something from a fairytale. Stunning.

All the above would be enough to make me want to go back but the thing that made the place so special was the owner Caroline. She was the most helpful, intelligent, beautiful and passionate host I have ever met. She takes excellent care of her guests and was genuinely interested in everyone that stayed with her. Right from the word go she gave us advice on where to go and where not to go and made us feel incredibly welcome. I chatted with her about the house which has been in her family for many years and the beautiful city surrounding it. She is a masterclass in how to treat your guests and how to run a B&B.

Room Tip: Any room would be a good choice.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed in host Caroline's beautiful home for 3 nights for our 10th wedding anniversary. The location is fabulous, tucked away on a tiny street only a few minutes walk from the main squares - and the beautiful garden backs onto a lovely canal. The canal boat drivers make a point of showing their passengers the house as Caroline's Labrador, Fidel, is a local celebrity - spending his days snoozing in a canal-side window and posing for photos!

We stayed in the Clin d'Oeil room - a high-ceilinged, grand room with a huge bed and lovely deep bath with a separate shower. The fridge with beer, Coke and water was very welcome too.

Caroline is a wonderful host, she takes genuine delight in the guests joining her from around the world and is on hand with advice and recommendations should they be needed (she even knew the exact train times back to Brussels!).

Breakfast is set around a very large table with warm croissant, fresh orange juice and a wide variety of breads, pastries, cereals, cheese, meat, yogurt. Fresh coffee and a great selection of teas.

The Cote Canal offers the luxury of a great hotel with the relaxed atmosphere of a friend's home. Absolutely faultless.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

We stayed at Cote Canal in March for a weekend. Putting it simply, everything was perfect.

The location is amazing, about a 5min walk to the main square and everything you need to see. The rooms are very large, and beautifully decorated. The shared areas are also amazing - the living room, the back garden and the kitchen. Caroline, the host, obviously places so much trust in her guests, as evidenced by the amazing items around the house, the honour system bar, and the items in the kitchen.

Finally, Caroline was the perfect host. Some B&B hosts can be overbearing, fake or rude and disapproving. However, nothing seemed to much for Caroline. She was incredibly friendly and helpful, and just a lovely host. We never felt like we were a pain or a burden - she seemed to really enjoy having us there.

All in all, some B&Bs feel impersonal, some feel like you're intruding in someone's house. With Caroline and Cote Canal, it felt like you were staying a your own amazing house in the middle of Bruges. Possibly the best experience we've had with a hotel or B&B in Europe.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cote Canal

Property: Cote Canal
Address: Hertsbergestraat 10, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 228 B&Bs / Inns in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive Guesthouse - Unique Location! Along one of the most picturesque canals in between the two oldest bridges of town. All of our rooms offer a view on garden and canal. But we offer more than a room: the garden with terrace, the lounge and the dining room are all yours.Official classification: de luxe ... more   less 
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Cote Canal Hotel Bruges

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