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Bonobo Apart Hotel
Ranked #4 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Dorset
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24 reviews
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“Good”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Good to have self catering accommodation in a central location. 4 of us were comfortable as 2 single soda beds in lounge and a twin bed in bedroom.
Could have done with an extra sofa as only seated 2.
Basic but clean and warm. No oven just a hob and microwave.
Adequate for us though.
Location great and owners helpful.
Love the Belgian beers.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

We have just returned from a 7 night stay at Bonobo - we stayed in a self-catered apartment, which was spotlessly clean and well equipped. It is about as central as it gets, and yet set slightly off the main areas so lovely and quiet on an evening. We're very glad we went for self-catering as Bruges is quite expensive for eating out (and not especially veggie-friendly in our case), and the location of the apartment meant that we could pop back easily as necessary. The owners of the hotel are very friendly and accomodating, and provided us with lots of information throughout our stay.

Would definitely recommend this hotel to a friend!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, UK
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

Decided to have a change of scenery between Christmas and New Year and Bruges looked appealing with its character and Christmas Market. Travelled as a family with daughters of 17 and 20.

Arrived at the Bonobo weary after quite a drive and Eurotunnel and we were given a warm welcome by Hans and Magda. Our rooms were excellent: clean, spacious and well equipped. Unfortunately we were only staying for a couple of nights but will definitely return and would recommend the accommodation. It is central for all the sites yet in a quiet position. There is plenty of information to hand regarding where to go, what to see and a discount card which we made use of. The secure, off the road parking was a bonus for only 7 euros a day.

Great aparthotel and Bruges is well worth a visit, so compact. The only negative comment is that it is expensive (particularly with two kids in tow!). Will do it again though!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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weston
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Conveniently located.
Very comfortable, clean and nice place.
Quit great, will return.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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london
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

We had three nights in the Bonobo. We opted for self-catering and the apartments in Bonobo proved a good choice. Bruges is not a cheap place to stay in and Bonobo is priced very reasonably, allowing you the opportunity to make your own breakfast – and it is so centrally located that you have the option of popping back to make some lunch if you don't want the expense of eating out two or three times every day. Hans and Magda were very friendly and welcoming, Hans was always around to offer advice and share a little of his dry wit with you. We were fortunate to be offered an upgrade to a larger apartment on arrival, which obviously they didn't have to do.

The bedroom was large, there was a TV with some English channels to watch. The en-suite bathroom was very modern, clean and functional, with good towels and a hair dryer. The kitchen with a hob, plenty of pans/crockery etc, a microwave, kettle and a coffee machine. The lounge had a good dining table and two pretty crappy, but comfortable enough, sofa chairs (I think they might fold out into beds if you have more people staying). And another TV in the lounge room. Plenty of storage around. Views of a cathedral. We drove there and our car was safely locked in their car park for the stay. The only slight complaint we had was that we were a bit cold at times (December) in the apartment, but there were extra blankets around, so it wasn't really an issue.

This is a fairly budget-line hotel, so we didn't expect anything plush or luxurious. Bruges is full of luxury, historic hotels and it would be lovely to stay at some of them another time, but for a cheap short break away, this was ideal and won't leave you with much to complain about, so I would definitely recommend Bonobo (and confirm other people's high ratings of Bonobo). And don't miss out on an evening in Brug's Bertje pub, the barmen will recommend you plenty of Belgian beers to sample!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2011

This hotel is fantastic. We had a self catering apartment for 75 euros per night, which included a double bedroom, separate en-suite bathroom and a living room with sofa, tv, kitchenette and dining table. It was perfect for a short break. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, and the rooms were immaculately clean. They gave us a key that opened the front doors, car park gate and our room so that we could come and go as we pleased no matter what time it was. The hotel is literally a 5 minute walk to the Markt (central market square). I would definitely recommend this hotel as it also helps to keep eating costs down as many of the central restaurants can be quite expensive. Car park very cheap at just 7 euros per night.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

We stayed in an L on a self catering basis, which was 72 euros a night. Good size bedroom and bathroom, with then a lounge and kitchen area (room 21).
The staff we very helpful both before arrival and then on arrival. The set up is ideal - they leave you alone and you just get in touch if you need anything.

They leave a map and local information in your room, there is free wifi throughout the hotel which is a strong connection, and you come and go as you please.

The apartments are walking distance from Bruges train station, but then very central so you can get everywhere on foot.

Exactly what we wanted for our long weekend to Bruges. Would stay again if we went back.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bonobo Apart Hotel
Address: Goezeputstraat 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bruges
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
#6 Best Value Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Bonobo Apart Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bonobo Apart Hotel is situated in the historical heart of Bruges in a very quiet and picturesque street. The hotel has 11 large apartments for 1 to 6 persons. Each apartment has a kitchenette, safe, wifi, flatscreen television. 3 of the apartments are situated in the terrace and 1 of these apartments is wheelchairs accessible. Extra: family hotel, pets not allowed, no smoking, private carpark next to the hotel, sunny terrace, elevator. ... more   less 
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