Exquisite canal side gem in Belgium’s historic heart
In a historic building dating back to 1400, the charming Hotel Die Swaene overlooks a picturesque canal in the Bruges city center. Its outstanding location and opulent yet intimate atmosphere makes this 30-room haven one of Europe’s most romantic hotels. A recent addition at the hotel is the “The Pergola” which has added eight beautiful suites and the noted restaurant “Pergola Kaffee” which overlooks the canal and has a sunny terrace to watch the world go by.
The guest rooms are finely furnished with rich fabrics and dark antique wood furniture. The quaintness of the antique setting is complemented by every modern convenience including direct-dial phones, satellite TV and internet connectivity.
The hotel’s lounge is also a fascinating historic spotl It is the restored meeting room of the Guild of Tailors who used the space circa 1700’s. There is a painted ceiling and cozy bar for relaxation or perhaps an appetizer before dinner.
A pool and sauna can offer a tonic after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. The hotel is just minutes away from the Bruges Town Hall and only 200 metres from the famed Gruuthuse Palace and Museum.
Hotel Die Swaene
Location: Steenhouwersdijk, Bruges, Belgium 8000; 30 rooms and suites; 80 kilometers, 60 minutes to airport.
Luxury style: Romance is in the air at the Die Swaene. The charming location and elegant interiors make this a perfect getaway for couples who can wander the picturesque Bruges and then watch the world go by with an aperitif on the terrace.
What we’ve heard: Afternoon tea is a special treat at Hotel Die Swaene. Also, check for a canal view room when booking.