Saturday, 25 February 2012

Luxury and fantastic breakfast in Hotel Die Swaene, Brugge

Hotel Die Swaene is probably the most famous hotel in Brugge. The hotel dates from the 18th century and is member of the SLH, the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Only 6 hotels in Belgium have the privilege to be part of this group. Hotel “Die Swaene” was once the location for a police episode of ASPE. The hotel service was excellent, valet parking, baggage delivered to your room, free map of Brugge with tips, and a perfect tour in the hotel with welcome drink in the 250 year old salon.

We had a room under the roof with a super view on the historical centre of Brugge. Above our bed, a golden angel was looking down, luckily the light is out at night. Next to the bedroom we had a small lounge and two small bathrooms. The interior of our rooms was antique like the hotel and tasteful. In the late afternoon we enjoyed a sauna next to the indoor swimming pool. The breakfast was excellent with top ingredients. I would certainly recommend this hotel to everyone, a historic hotel in a historic city.

Hotel Die Swaene is waarschijnlijk het meest beroemde hotel van Brugge. Het hotel dateert uit de 18de eeuw en is lid van SLH, de “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”. Slechts 6 hotels in België hebben het voorrecht deel uit te maken van deze groep. Hotel “Die Swaene” werd tevens gebruikt als filmlocatie voor een aflevering van ASPE. De dienstverlening in het hotel was uitstekend, valet parking, bagage wordt bezorgt in de kamer, je krijgt een gratis kaart van Brugge met tips, en een perfect verzorgde rondleiding in het hotel met welkomstdrank in het 250 jaar oude salon.

We hadden een kamer onder het dak met een ongelooflijk zicht op de oude stad van Brugge. Boven ons bed hing een gouden engel die naar beneden keek, gelukkig was het licht gedoofd gedurende de nacht. Naast de slaapkamer, hadden we een kleine living en twee badkamers. Het interieur was smaakvol bemeubeld met antiek. In de late namiddag genoten we nog van een sauna naast het binnenzwembad. Het ontbijt was uitstekend met top ingrediënten. Wij kunnen dit hotel aan iedereen aanbevelen, een historisch hotel in een historische stad..

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14 comments:

  1. A fantastic place with glamour and glory. Wonderful photos. Enjoy it and have a great weekend.
    Kind regards, Synnöve

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  2. Wonderfull fotos from a beautifull old hotel. It would be nice to visit there..
    You might had a great weekend.
    Greetings, orvokki

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  3. Hi Filip, What a grand old hotel - I love the intricate wainscoting & ceiling details. That angel above the bed looks a bit combative. I'm in the city now - a beautiful springlike day here in Denver so the snow is melting rapidly.

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  4. Wow, this is a really fancy hotel, it looks like a palace! The statues below, I love the birds and the mermaid in the water best.

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  5. I have not been in a luxury hotel, as Ginny said, it looks like a palace; then again, I have not been in a palace ! Just seems so luxury, expensive ...

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  6. looks a very elegant hotel with a touch of past, beautiful.

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  7. What a beautiful hotel! I would love the opportunity to spend a few days in a place like this.

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  8. wonderful pictures of a very beautiful place...

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  9. Looks beautiful. Have to check their rates....maybe too expensive!

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  10. You get to stay in some beautiful hotels. This must have been like going back in time splendour of affluent times.

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  11. the interior from the first 6-7 pictures really function like a time-machine, fantastic! glad you had good time there, and BEDANKT for making me discover the SLH of the world few year ago with Twin Palms:-)))

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  12. I have wanted to visit Brugge after watching the movie. I see what you mean by the angels looking over you on the bed and everywhere else at the hotel.

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  13. Wow, 1 out of 6 in Belfium? Must be really special!

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  14. Wow such a nice place looking wise beautiful and also images are to good i really like it this place.

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