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Die Swaene

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed our stay for a weekend here with friends. The hotel is a little dated but it doesn't matter. The staff are friendly and helpful. They recommended a very good restaurant to us for dinner (De Brugis) which was very busy but they managed to get a table booked for us. The hotel is canalside and only a... More 

Thank Chris W
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in a number of hotels in Bruges and this is certainly the best. Lovely room overlooking canal. One of the best breakfasts, friendly and helpful staff. Sadly Levan has left but Anna is doing a grand job.

Thank Jane H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My wife and I stayed for two nights whilst visiting beautiful Bruges. What a disappointment this hotel is. It is in need of investment and upgrading and does not anywhere match the quality of other hotels in Bruges.

Thank Tony T
Lagos, Portugal
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57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

6 of us booked this hotel 7 months ago on the recommendation of friends who had stayed there, albeit some years ago.When we arrived the road outside the hotel was totally blocked by cement mixers & a huge pump. It turns out the next door property is being rebuilt.So instead of staying in the main hotel, we were put in... More 

Thank Geoffrey2010
Whittlebury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Located right by the canal, this lovely hotel has everything you would need for a short stay in Bruges. With friendly helpful staff, comfy rooms and nice breakfast, we will be returning again and again.

Thank Albie T
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Firstly: Greeting at reception was prompt. The smile genuine and the friendliness sincere. The hotel: really lovely. Old school but I thought the decor sumptuous but cosy, and full of personal touches everywhere. The layout of the building is interesting too and I wonder if this is a combination of buildings as the structural layout is not standard. The Room:... More 

Thank walt01s
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Our family of three absolutely enjoyed our two night stay at the Hotel Die Swaene. We stayed in one of the canal view rooms with a king bed and roll-out single bed. The property is very traditional in its decor and services. The continental breakfast was outstanding, especially enjoyed the views of the canal as we ate. Having a car... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel has a very friendly staff and has a great location. It has however grown a little old in my opinion. If you like this older darker feel in hotels you will like Die Swaene. My taste is newer and brighter. I did enjoy the breakfast. Very tasty and nice selection.

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights on a trip to Bruges. The location is excellent, near the main square but away from the main business! Our room wax lovely- very old world with furniture like seemed like it was antique. The room overlooked the canal which was a nice touch. The staff were brilliant- very attentive and we took advantage of... More 

Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived as two couple, one of us pregnant. The first room smelled dead rat in the bathroom. That room was changed to a non smelling one. Still Ac not working. Dripping on the wall. The other couple got a really humid room with a smell as a disaster. Even after a day with open window the smell still persist.... More 

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We feel sorry you did not enjoy your stay (we instantly gave you another room with an upgrade to junior suite as there was indeed an issue with the room you were first appointed : we believe paying €136/night and getting a room of +€300 is a nice gesture) We wisely suggested and requested, much to your surprise, to leave... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Die Swaene**** is a sanctuary overlooking one of the most picturesque canals, right at the very heart of the old historical city center and just a stone-throw away from the Market and Burg square. This prize-winning hotel is considered to be one of the most romantic and peaceful boutique hotels in Europe and is renown for its customer-friendliness and excellent service. Quite a unicum in this age of 'time is money' but here one still finds time to listen to the needs of the guest. Die Swaene**** has 24 elegantly furnished and individually decorated rooms and the public rooms have an atmosphere of times past. The authentic salon "Guild of Merchant Taylors" (1779) is classified heritage and a perfect place to relax by the fire-place after a day of exploring the beautiful city. Or do you prefer to take an aperitif in the cozy bar or have a plunge in the swimming pool with sauna? Its all possible in Die Swaene. At the opposite side of the canal one finds the "Pergola" wing with 8 Superior Deluxe rooms, each with fire-place in the room and view over the water. From Monday to Friday we offer a free guided tour with an English speaking guide. Die Swaene**** has everything to make your visit unforgettable ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Die Swaene

Address: Steenhouwersdijk, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Price Range: $209 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Die Swaene 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Die Swaene Bruges
Die Swaene Hotel Bruges
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#27 Luxury Hotel in Bruges
#51 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
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“45 very warm and comfortable and overlooks canal.”
 of 5 bubbles 368janeh, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If requesting a double bed - make sure they're not 2 singles pushed together.”
 of 5 bubbles walt01s, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask to stay in the rooms by the breakfast cafe with canal views”
 of 5 bubbles beachhouseowner, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Canal Views.”
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“the elevator is very tight, so choose a room on the first floor if you have large bags.”
 of 5 bubbles Goldendogs2, 19 May 2016 | Read review
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