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Where to stay in Bruges?

Has anyone stayed in any of the hotels or B&Bs in Bruges that are listed in Rick's book? Or have another place to recommend? I'm looking at a one night stay on Oct 1st, while en route from Paris to Amsterdam by train. My husband and I are an older, but active, couple. We are most interested in the moderate to cheap price range.
Thanks for any help.

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There is a lovely B&B located very centrally that we have stayed at several times...Annemarie & Koen Dieltens B&B located at 40 can google them for a website....nice comfortable accomodations,moderate pricing (65 Euro) excellant Brugge Breakfast and very helpful informative fact we will be there in late september for another visit

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We stayed at the Hotel Flats Leopold in Bruges. Very charming and quaint, not very expensive. Very centrally located, walking distance to most of the major sites, and a very accommodating staff. A good breakfast was included.

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We stayed here while in Brugge. It is located within walking distance of the train station and at the very beginning of Old Town. It is also within walking distance of the newer part of town. In fact we walked all over both.

We stayed in the upstairs corner room.

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We always stay at the Accor Chain. They have many price ranges, are near the center of town, clean small, consistant. Have a breakfast room and bar. We usually stay at the Ibis chain, but recently stayed at the Mercure branch. Both meet our needs.

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I stayed in Hotel Adornes. It's located in a more quiet, but very scenic section of town. The hotel is very cozy, but the best feature? Unlimited, free use of the hotel's bicycles, any time of day or night.

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Hotel Botaniek is absolutely lovely and not too pricy. very comfortable and quiet location around the corner from the Vismarkt (fish market--no, it doesn't smell). I'll definitely stay there again.

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I stayed with Ireen at t'Parkuis. It's a great house right across the canal from the cathedral, and Ireen is a wonderful host. The hardest part was leaving -- mostly because it meant convincing her that the lunch she packed was more than enough for my short train ride to Amsterdam.

It does have plenty of narrow stairs to get to the room, but I stayed in the west room and the window opens on to the canal. If you don't need an elevator, it's worth it.

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I also stayed at Koen and Annemie Dieltiens B & B. They are very nice and it is a quiet location but very easy to find. I did take the bus from the train station to the Market. It's an easy walk from the Market to the B & B. I enjoyed a meal at L'Estaminet(good bar food).

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We also stayed at Dieltiens and were very pleased.It is well located and if driving they have a garage to park in.She is very helpful and friendly.We ate at Bistro De Scheal which she suggested to us and it was excellent.

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Hi Carol,

I just returned from a trip in Europe. I stayed in Brugge at Hotel Nicolas. Recommended in RS book. It was 50 Euros for a single. A very nice place. It's located right off the main square. It has an elevator and lots of HOT water in the shower. I'm not sure about night time noise. I always wear ear plugs and sleep like a baby.

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This is my "crusade" since we just got back from our 2nd trip to Brugge. This especially true if you are making a short trip-get a good map. We found ours at a machine in the TI, on the left side as you enter the main room. Others may have different suggestions, but between the layout of the town and the unfamiliar names, we moved much faster with our map.

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Thanks to everyone for all of your replies. We were in Bruges on Oct. 1 and 2, and stayed at The Royal Stewart. We had a large, beautifully decorated room with a complete bath en suite for 57 euros a night. It is very conveniently located, about a 10 minute walk from Markt Square. Maggie, the owner, is a delight. She even loaned me a warm jacket to wear! I would highly recommend this place.

Adding to the tip above about buying a map, I suggest you also use an ancient GPS system: a compass. A compass will often get you back where you started from, without a map. With a map, lay the compass on the map, then turn your body until the north-pointing needle points directly to the top of the map. This will be north. Standing in that position it is easy to see what is on your right, (east), left (west), and straight ahead. Once you know exactly where you are it is easy to plot a course to the next stop. This system got us into and out of the Grand Baazar in Turkey!