Hotelchain: Crowne Plaza
Location: Bruges – Belgium
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: ihg.com/…s/nl/nl/brugge/ostbe/hoteldetail
Located near the beautiful city of Bruges, Crowne Plaza Bruges is a great four star hotel with excellent amenities. This hotel opened its doors a while ago and as you can expect from a Crowne Plaza property, the hotel is luxuriously decorated and offers great facilities which I will tell you more about later. Most parts of the hotel have been renovated in 2015.
Crowne Plaza Bruges definitely is one of the better options if you are looking for a hotel in Bruges. Whether it is for business or leisure, both travelers will be treated as royalty! The hotel is easily reachable and I loved the fact that while you are in the center of Bruges, it’s not in the busiest part. The hotel is located at the medieval Burg Square near central sights. The famous Belfry – probably the most famous building of Bruges – is only a few steps away. But also the beautiful canals are reachable in just a few minutes. This hotel probably has the best location I have experienced in Bruges. Guests can rent bikes and explore the area. A must do when you are in Bruges!
Right upon arrival, I was welcomed with a smile and the front desk staff told me everything I needed to know about the hotel and the facilities. I was happy to find out that as soon as I entered, I felt pampered. The interior is totally up to date, cozy chic and I immediately liked the contemporary design of the hotel. The very spacious lobby area is just beautiful.
This Crowne Plaza holds a hidden history below its lobby. It shows very well the amazing remains of a historic church from Bruges ancient past. This is a unique location to host a (wedding) party, seminar, etc.
Time to talk about rooms. Each room at Crowne Plaza Bruges is comfortably appointed with all the facilities you’d expect of a four star hotel. Our room was beautifully decorated! I appreciated the comfy sitting area and excellent bed! As usual at a Crowne Plaza property, each room here is very spacious and efficiently shaped. I was really impressed with the size of the room. By the way, we couldn’t have asked for a better view!
Bathroom featured an oversized walk in rain shower and single sink. Crowne Plaza toiletries are provided. They smell amazing!!
I should definitely mention the large onsite indoor pool which is located on the 8th floor. It is great to have a pool while you are in the center of Bruges! Even as a business traveler, I love to swim after a day full of meetings. Next to the pool is the wellness area where guests can enjoy the sauna or work out in the fitness center with up to date furniture.
Their restaurant, Plaza Cafe Bruges, offers an international cuisine. I really like the contemporary and modern décor of the restaurant. Each morning, they serve breakfast here too. As I was there during the COVID19 pandemic, breakfast was served in my room which was a delight. I felt like a king 😊 The overall quality of the food was excellent and I loved the smoked salmon and fresh strawberries!
Crowne Plaza Bruges is a top notch four star hotel. This very comfortable hotel offers a good location, lovely interiors and the most comfortable facilities. Highly recommended to stay here when you are looking for a nice getaway in one of the best spots of Bruges!