Hotel Heritage Bruges


Hotelchain: Relais & Châteaux
Location: Bruges – Belgium
Classification: 5 star  Hotel

Hotel Heritage, a member of the renown Relais & Chateaux chain, is a 5 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 one of the most beautiful 5 star hotels 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 Heritage Hotel. 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.


Each room at Hotele Heritage is absolutely stunning and very stylish. Again, they are of a 5 star level. Every room at the Heritage hotel 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 double sinks. 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 Heritage hotel 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 even the size of the hotel, they do have a full fitness and wellness area with sauna and hammam which are both well maintained. Don’t forget to book your spa treatment here! I had a relaxing massage and enjoyed every second of it. 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 and I can easily see why. The dinner we had here was just d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s and we loved the professional service we received here. After some stylish amuses we ordered the river eel with courgette. What a great start of our night! The second course that was served was lobster accomponied with asparagus which I loved very much. The main course – beef wich came with a caviar of eggplant tasted heavenly. And of course, there is always room for dessert: Greek yoghurt with white chocolate. I could eat this every day 🙂


We did got the chance to 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 Heritage hotel 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!

QC Termeroma

Hotelchain: QC Terme Spas and Resorts
: Fiumicino (Rome) – Italy
Classification: 5 star hotel
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Looking for a luxurious spa resort near Fiumicino? Look no futher, QC Termeroma is a five star hotel near the airport of Rome Fiumicino. You actually wouldn’t tell that this hotel is located near the airport. The area is so peaceful. It’s the perfect spot for a luxurious spa resort. The surrounding areas within the Oasi di Porto National Park are gorgeous. I’d describe the hotel which is located within a historical building as a romantic place where you can unwind and relax in a luxurious atmosphere.

For me it was the first QC experience and truly was blown away by the top notch service and overall quality. From the beginning to the last second, everything felt right here.

The lobby area is cozy and luxurious, ‘country chic’ as they call it. It gives a perfect first impression of the hotel. What I liked here was the personal check-in. I was well informed of all the services and facilities in a very kind way.

Each room at QC Termeroma is luxuriously appointed and has everything I could wish for. The rooms have all the amenities you’d expect from a five star hotel and are beautifully decorated.

I stayed a Suite Caracalla, the signature suite at QC Termeroma. When I entered I couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s such a beautiful suite. At 62 m² it is huge! As they describe it themselves: the ancient luxury still lives here. Decorated with an eye for detail, this must be one of the most impressive rooms I have ever stayed at.

I appreciated the classical look of the rooms which made them – again – very romantic. As this is a spa resort, the room is ideal for relaxation. The bed was heavenly. Couldn’t have asked for more…

Bathroom was luxuriously appointed with marble sink and high class toiletries. The oversized rain shower was excellent. Do note that each room is provided with bathrobes so you can directly enter the wellness area without having to change your clothes on spot. Very convenient!

We had a great view of the garden. Walking in the garden was like walking in a peaceful and quiet hidden gem. The pools are beautifully integrated in the garden.

The personal approach here is of a high level. Each time I met a staff member, I was greeted with a smile. It are those small things that made my stay at QC Termeroma so great. You never feel uncomfortable here while staff is serving you. It feels very naturally which means the service level is of an unseen level. Let me give you another example, after my work out one of the staff members offered me a complete stretch out. This was the perfect way to relax.

Then it was time to explore the highlight of QC Termeroma: the wellness area. Honestly, one of the best I have seen at any hotel. The entrance with relaxing waterfall showers is impressive. This place is filled with hidden pools, sauna’s, steamrooms, relaxation areas, etc. It truly is mind blowing and make sure you visit the spa area early in the morning as there are less people visiting the facilities.

Outside the relaxation experience continues. As soon as you are outside you will enter the jacuzzi area with 4 different oversized jacuzzis. Make sure to visit the Veranda of laurels, my favorite secret hideaway where it was fun chilling on one of the laurels. Another great room to rest is the carriage room which is located on one of the top floors. The sounds of horses pacing on the cobblestones makes the experience even more relaxing.

There are two large outdoor pools which are maintained very well. Actually, I found the whole place very clean.

In the afternoon I was pleased to experience the spa facilities at QC Termerome. After all those good previous services, I realized that this experience would be one of kind as well. And it definitely was! I was then escorted to the beautiful treatment room where the excellent therapist made me feel in heaven as she was massaging my body. The aromatic massage was excellent and what I requested before the treatment (medium pressure, etc.) was exactly done. After the massage, I thoroughly enjoyed the facial. All products she used were from the luxurious and fancy QC brand. My skin felt like a baby skin after the mini facial I received during the treatment 🙂 What makes this experience different from others is that the therapist actually introduces the products she is using and explains why she uses them. Those small things do make a huge difference!

Lunch at QC Termeroma is something to look forward to. The buffet style lunch has something for everybody. Freshly prepared pasta, delicious salads and the most perfect desserts… it’s all there. Make sure to check it out yourself.g

At 17h it was time for an aperitif. Every guest is kindly requested to wear bathrobes. The drinks came with several delicious tapas. This was the perfect way to start a nice evening. The bar itself is stylish and beautifully decorated. It is this kind of bar where you could spend hours in comfortable couches while enjoying drinks and some small bites.

Dinner is an à la carte experience in a wonderful décor. We had a table outside with direct views over the wonderful fairytale garden. I ordered a pea and carrot pie as a starter which was delicious and beautifully presented. The veal and yoghurt dessert were amazing too, as was the service! This is a classy five star hotel as it should be! Breakfast is served here as well by the way.

QC Termeroma is a top notch five star property which will please everyone. It is a one of a kind hotel in a very convenient spot near the airport of Fiumicino airport. The personal approach, high standards and impeccable spa services are making this hotel truly unique. This is what every five star hotel should be like! Highly recommended!