Appreciation suggestions for lodging in Bruges. Prefer old town location. We will be traveling June 2016. Thanks
I haven't been yet, but I will be visiting Bruges in March. I booked a really good deal through Airbnb. The one we chose is not in the center of town but there were plenty of options in the town center area that might suit your needs.
We stayed at the Academie Hotel in September. It is near the train station and old town. It was unexciting but decent. The breakfast was good.
I stayed at the Dieltiens B&B in April 2002 and liked it a lot. Someone posted more recently that it was still nice; it's in a great location, quiet but just a few minutes walk from all the action. The only potential problem is that there are lots of steep stairs and no elevator. http://www.bedandbreakfastbruges.be/
We were in Bruges last year and stayed at Huis Koning. Lynn and Peter are fabulous hosts. She is a trained chef, and you will not find anyone who is more welcoming and helpful to their guests. Lynn greeted us with wine, beer and snacks. She gave us a map and made suggestions on what to see, where to shop and places to dine. We stayed in the "Ter Reie" room and it was wonderful. Huis Koning is in the heart of the old city and is a short walk to the market square. They do book up extremely fast, so if it looks like a place that you would enjoy, then reserve it immediately. No hesitation whatsoever in recommending them. We can't wait for a return visit! Hope you love your visit to Bruges as much as we did! Here is the link:
Don't know what your budget is but we stayed at the Crowne Plaza in the heart of old town (but quiet location) and loved it. It is, or was, in the RS guide.
I stayed at Hotel Boterhuis last month, good breakfast, nice room. Just a 5-minute walk to the main Markt square. Next door to Mom's Tattoo parlor and across the street from Saint Jakob church. Bus stop is across the street as well.
Thanks for the suggestions - will do some research and go from there.
We had a great stay at the Crown Plaza too. I do recommend taking a cab from the station instead of the bus. Rolling luggage on cobblestone bad combo.
Absoluut Verhuslt! B and B located a short walk from the main square but in a quiet location. Great rooms. Great hosts Frieda and Benno. He makes the best eggs you will ever eat.
We highly recommend Hotel Patritius which is in Rick's book.
We stayed at B&B La Maison Zenasni last year and enjoyed it very much. It's on a side street which felt very residential but only a few blocks from the Markt. Located in a restored 18th-century manse with a pleasant garden, the kindly owner and his family live on-site. Breakfast is on the spare side but enough to get going in the morning.
Another thumbs way up for Huis Koenig and it's wonderful hosts, Lynn and Peter.
I booked our room a year ahead and I didn't get the one I wanted...which wasn't a problem because all three rooms are perfect!...but it is so popular you may not be able to get in at all in 2016.
We also stayed in Absoluut Verhulst. We had their very large attic room, which slept 4 adults. Great location.