Are you interested in booking a romantic getaway in Bruges in Belgium? These boutique hotels are among the very best in Bruges and by staying there you’ll make your holiday even more unforgettable.
Think romantic walks through the historic cobblestoned streets, a boat ride on the quaint canals and gourmet experiences that Belgium is truly known for.
All of these boutique hotels have their own unique style and will guarantee to make your holiday one you’ll never forget!
I always prefer staying at a boutique hotel instead of a big resort. It has a more personal feel and staff have more time to attend to your wishes and needs. Hence you get more value for what you’ve paid!
All of these boutique hotels in Bruges have been handpicked by myself, are aesthetically pleasing and have an excellent location!
So without further ado, here are the very best boutique hotels in Bruges!
The 12 Very Best Boutique Hotels In Bruges
The best boutique hotels in Bruges – Comparison Table
|Boutiquehotel ‘t Fraeyhuis
|Hotel Van Cleef
|Boutique Hotel De Castillion
|Boutique Hotel Die Swaene
|8.5 Very Good
|8.4 Very Good
|Hotel De Orangerie
|The Pand Hotel
The Very Best Boutique Hotels In Bruges
1. Boutiquehotel ‘t Fraeyhuis
Boutique Hotel ‘t Fraeyhuis **** is a luxurious – new – adults only, four star hotel in the heart of Bruges. The hotel is located in a historical building in the Minnewaterpark, just a stone’s throw away from the central market, within walking distance of the shopping streets and near all tourist sites that Bruges had to offer.
The rooms, among which elegant suites and deluxe rooms are unique and offer all modern conveniences. A luxurious interior, romantic and charming décor, the perfect place to make your visit to Bruges more pleasant, to settle down and relax.
There are sufficient parking spaces at the hotel that don’t need to be reserved in advance.
2. Hotel Van Cleef – One of the most incredible boutique hotels in Bruges
A grand Italianate mansion with an incredible sense of history, The Van Cleef , can be considered a stately home in a fabulous setting, the heart of Bruges. For over 700 years it has been dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure and power and has been called home to the various Counts and Dukes of the Van Cleef dynasty.
Today, The Van Cleef is transformed to a small, luxury boutique hotel where style comes with substance, where classical is mixed with contemporary and where cutting edge facilities are combined with good old-fashioned service standards.
The hotel is run as a private residence and is exclusively open to hotel-guests or to non-guests for breakfast and afternoon tea, however only upon prior reservation.
Their aim is to create a haven of peace in the middle of the busy touristic city, so one can relax, read, sleep, eat and … feel at home.
3. Boutique Hotel De Castillion
Hotel De Castillion is a family-run and recently completely renovated four-star hotel. The mid-eighteenth century hotel served as a residence of Bruges’ 15th bishop, Monseigneur Joannes Baptista Ludovicus de Castillion.
Their 20 rooms have been decorated meticulously and some of them even come with a stand alone bath tub. Perfect to relax in after a busy day of exploring Bruges. Every morning you can indulge in their lavish breakfast buffet which is held in their medieval basement.
Bruges is far from the only city to have seen so many of its art deco interiors vanish over time. But as luck would have it, the four-star Hotel De Castillion is home to one of the amazing remaining gems of the period: the Golden Salon!
4. La Clé
A recently renovated 16th century townhouse, ideally located between Sint-Anna quarter and the Langestraat quarter. You will find yourself in one of the most culinary streets of Bruges filled with restaurants, local bars and grocery stores.
The heart of the city is within seven minutes walking distance while a five minutes walk in the other direction encounters you with Bruges’ famous windmills. Their home is the ideal point of departure for your cultural, romantic and gastronomic discoveries without compromising comfort and privacy!
The preservation and integration of authentic elements with a modern touch was their highest priority during this journey. This culminated in the discovery of what might be the smallest gothic window of Bruges.
They offer five different guest rooms, each of them having their own style and individuality. The minimal interior of the rooms along with the centuries-old ceiling beams create a unique atmosphere.
5. Boutique Hotel Die Swaene
Hotel Die Swaene is a small 17-bedroom hotel, situated in the very historical heart of Bruges, along one of the most picturesque canals ‘Groenerei’.
All their rooms are elegantly and individually decorated. Die Swaene serves a full buffet breakfast, with fresh orange juice and eggs prepared according to your wishes.
The main theme of the hotel is in true Victorian style and you can even book a night in their Pink Suite.
In their attractive mansion with Bruges’ stepped gables, you stay in a historic building dating from 1924, situated on the edge of the historic city centre, in a quiet location with free public parking facilities.
The authentic building was completely renovated in 2020-2021, with respect for the past, provided with the highest comfort, and luxuriously furnished and decorated by the Belgian interior company Flamant.
You can choose from four luxurious guest rooms, each of which has been tastefully but differently furnished and decorated. Expect no typical standard ‘hotel rooms’ but attractively furnished rooms & suites. Each guest room was given the name of a Bruges city gate.
To provide the necessary qualitative peace, the entire residence is Adults Only. The extensive luxury breakfast (with various hot side dishes) is served in the authentic Mansion9 breakfast room with table service.
On the ground floor you will find a small Flamant shop with delicious scented candles & perfumes, exclusively accessible to their guests.
Raphaëlles is a boutique b&b in the heart of Bruges, tucked away within the historic streets between the Central Market and ’t Zand. This is the perfect place to both relax and come alive in the heart of Bruges.
You’ll stay in a spectacular building that perfectly exudes the feeling of minimalism and luxury.
At Raphaëlles it’s all about the experience. You don’t just come here to spend the night but also to enjoy the finer things in life. From the elegant interior to the atmospheric garden and their lavish breakfast to their vibrant bar.
They will make your stay truly unforgettable and an incredible experience that tickles all your senses.
Molenmeers is a hidden treasure along the city canals of Bruges, which is absolutely recommend for lovers of nostalgia who seek peace and the grandeur of past times.
Hospitality is also very important at Molenmeers. Guests can always turn to host Patrick Counasse during their stay at Molenmeers. Patrick know Bruges very well and will be more than happy to assist you during your visit and in finding the best addresses.
9. Dukes’ Arches
A 19th century aristocratic house is the setting of this elegant four-star hotel in the heart of Bruges. The 50 rooms are elegantly decorated and have all modern facilities.
The lounges, the wellness room in the authentic basements, the graceful courtyard and the bar are just perfect to relax after a day of sightseeing in the world heritage city. Dukes’ Arches is an adults only hotel (18+).
You feel that the atmosphere of the old historic city and the atmosphere within the hotel are in perfect harmony.
10. Martin’s Relais
Imagine travelling back in time to experience Bruges in a different epoch. That’s exactly where this charming hotel transports you with its 46 bright rooms – just with more modern comforts!
Martin’s Relais offers guests a truly exceptional welcome. The 46 rooms and suites range in size from 25 to 50m² – you’ll be able to find the perfect space whether you’re visiting for business or enjoying Bruges as a family.
The hotel itself is full of personality and guarantees a comfortable stay right in the middle of the city’s historic district. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Spiegelrei canal and their inner courtyard and gardens.
11. Hotel De Orangerie
In its current incarnation, this former Carthusian convent dating from the 15th century has turned out to be a most luxurious and romantic boutique hotel. Situated in the cultural and historic heart of Bruges, along ‘De Dijver’ canal.
De Orangerie is also part of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels Of The World‘, a grand collection of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Past and present mingle in a décor of antiquities and fresh, airy colours. A terrace with a view of the canal for the summer and English High Tea by the crackling fireplace during winter.
12. The Pand Hotel
The Pand Hotel is housed in a former carriage house dating back to the 18th century. It was transformed into an exclusive boutique hotel featuring 26 rooms and suites.
The hotel is located in a quiet side street of the Rozenhoedkaai, Bruges’ most photographed place. The Market Square, The Burg Square, the canals, the museums, the shops… are all within walking distance.
The Pand Hotel is the proud holder of various awards. In addition to the favourable reviews by journalists from all over the world, the hotel enjoys numerous extremely positive comments from its guests.
Art objects, exquisite fabrics, precious antiques, a charming atmosphere and an impeccable service characterize this hidden gem.
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