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“Charming, wonderful small hotel”
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Die Swaene
Ranked #62 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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24 reviews
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“Charming, wonderful small hotel”
Reviewed 18 July 2012 via mobile

four days in Bruges at this hotel with a room overlooking a canal. Swans silently glide by at night. The staff could not be more helpful with suggestions for dinner that were very, very good. the breakfast came with the room and was fantastic! Would not hesitate to go there again, or recommend it to anyone with refined taste.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Die Swaene this weekend. We found the hotel to have everything we would need in terms of a good breakfast, small pool, central location (but not noisy!), canalside restaurant etc. The high point though was the room itself - we opted to stay in a deluxe room in the Pergola, just across the canal from the main hotel (we're talking a minute walk max). The room was beautifully decorated and had 2 huge windows that opened up over the canal, where I spent a good deal of time sitting on the window ledge, taking in the sun, reading and waving at the boats passing by (not the most private as there are a lot of tourist boats, but we found this didn't bother us at all!). We enjoyed breakfast in our room by the canal both days. In addition, all staff we encountered at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. All in all, a lovely hotel and we will definitely stay there again when we next visit Bruges!

Room Tip: Deluxe pergola room is worth the extra money!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Utrecht, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

It was a beautiful place, situated in the center of city. We were received by the friendly staff and they helped us with almost everything we required in those two days. Hotel is situated on a canal street and reflects the charm of a European city. Rooms were spacious and cosy, nicely cleaned. Our suite was decorated beautifully. Bathrooms were well in shape. Next morning, we had buffet breakfast, which provided us with good choices. We spent our day in sightseeing, for which we had all sort of help, such as map, route clarification etc. At night we ate at the restaurant, which was the first class experience altogether, be it wine, food or service .. everything was top-notch. I will sure come back to this excellent delight.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dortmund, Germany
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

My friend recommended Die Swaene to us as I wanted to stay at some beautiful place in Bruges. It was a 3 day tour, my husband wanted to opt for a place which is in the center to everything still should be calm and it was the right place. The hotel is situated across the canal. Reception people were warm and friendly. The room was big and spacious, extremely clean and neatly organized. Antique furniture and interior made all of it very romantic. Next morning – the breakfast was a total treat, we simply loved it. Breakfast room was very nice.
Staff was extremely helpful when we asked them about the city. They gleefully provided us with all of the required information and maps. For lunch, we ate at the restaurant Pergola – wherein the wine list amazed us! The menu was superb – heavenly taste. The thing which took my attention at this place was the car park facility as I was quite worried about it, but it was
taken care nicely. It was most memorable tour – Die-Swaene has made each moment of ours nothing but romantic.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

After many years since our last visit we were not diappointed. The restaurant has moved across the canal and it now has a car park which is a bonus in Bruges. This quirky hotal is a joy and the breakfast was one of the best we have come across. The dinner in the Pagoda Kaffee(which is the Hotels restaurant) was a suprise. The menu appeared rather boring but the food was very good indeed and the atmosphere was perfect.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Die Swaene

Property: Die Swaene
Address: Steenhouwersdijk 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Bruges
#51 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,854 - ₹ 18,869
Hotel Class:4 star — Die Swaene 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Die Swaene**** is a sanctuary overlooking one of the most picturesque canals, right at the very heart of the old historical city center and just a stone-throw away from the Market and Burg square. This prize-winning hotel is considered to be one of the most romantic and peaceful boutique hotels in Europe and is renown for its customer-friendliness and excellent service. Quite a unicum in this age of 'time is money' but here one still finds time to listen to the needs of the guest. Die Swaene**** has 24 elegantly furnished and individually decorated rooms and the public rooms have an atmosphere of times past. The authentic salon "Guild of Merchant Taylors" (1779) is classified heritage and a perfect place to relax by the fire-place after a day of exploring the beautiful city. Or do you prefer to take an aperitif in the cozy bar or have a plunge in the swimming pool with sauna? Its all possible in Die Swaene. At the opposite side of the canal one finds the "Pergola" wing with 8 Superior Deluxe rooms, each with fire-place in the room and view over the water. From Monday to Friday we offer a free guided tour with an English speaking guide. Die Swaene**** has everything to make your visit unforgettable ! ... more   less 
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