Hotelchain: Relais & Chateaux
Location: Bruges – Belgium
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: http://www.hotel-heritage.com
Hotel Heritage, a member of the renown Relais & Chateaux chain, is a superior 4 star hotel located in the center of Bruges (the nicest and most romantic city of Belgium, if you ask me!). This hotel has impressed me! It is the most beautiful 4 star hotel I have ever been to.
First of all, let me tell you something more about Bruges. Every year, 5 million tourists visit this small city which often is referred to “the Venice of the North”. With its canals and typical roofs, it truly is a must-see when you’re in Belgium!
Now… let’s get back to the Hotel Heritage. You really can’t beat the location, it literally is just a few steps from the main market square, the Church of Our Lady and the Groenerei (canal). Also the main shopping streets are 2 steps away. As soon as you enter the hotel, they will park your car and guide you to the beautiful authentic reception area. This hotel is all about service! Every staff member we met was serving us with a smile and nothing was too much for an ask.
The deluxe room we stayed in was absolutely stunning and very stylish. Again, they are of a 5 star level. Every room at the Hotel Heritage has some luxurious touches like an iPad 2 and a handmade bed. Also a Nespresso machine and a Bose speaker are available. The room we stayed in had a walk in closet, separate sitting and sleeping area and a very spacious bathroom with walk in shower, tub and sink. It’s all about the details, such as the old phone, etc. As you already know, I just love the combined old/new styles and they did a great job here!
The Hotel Heritage is a small hotel with only 22 rooms. That’s why they will treat you as a true guest and not just a number. The service is very personal yet professional, as it should be in every hotel. But given the size of the hotel, they do have a full fitness and wellness area with sauna and hammam which are both well maintained. I need to mention the rooftop terrace! It is located on the 4th floor… Do go up and explore, you won’t be sorry… The views are amazing!
Since a few years, they opened their gastronomic restaurant “Le Mystique”. It is often referred to as one of the best restaurants of Bruges. We had dinner at Le Mystique and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here! This is not just a “hotel restaurant” and let me tell you why …
We enjoyed the 5 course summer menu which truly is reasonably priced at 125 EUR per person. I ate at several michelin starred restaurants and the quality and presentation of this one blew me away! We started with champagne and enjoyed several classy bites. Every dish that followed was to die for! I especially liked the roe deer, probably one of the best I ever had! The dessert, a creamy of caramel and milk chocolate, clemenvilla and marzipan was like heaven! Also, the service here was top notch! Not over-the-top and very professional. Trust me, this restaurant deserves its top reputation and it honestly is one of the best restaurants I ever ate in my life. 10/10!
The next morning we could enjoy a full breakfast and I loved every single bit and sip. Some highlights: champagne, the sugar bread and the salmon. Again, service was top notch!
The Hotel Heritage in Bruges is a very exclusive hotel which will please everyone. I could take pictures of this place all day long. Highly recommended when you’re looking for a high class hotel in this beautiful city? Will I return? In a heartbeat!