A hidden romantic gem set in a Gothic mansion.
The Hotel Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce is set in a medieval, half-timbered building located on the waterfront in central Bruges (better known as the Venice of northern Europe). This stunningly beautiful hotel is adjacent to a scenic canal and boat launch and the Gruuthuse Gothic Palace and Museum. It offers a rare opportunity to relive history — but without the inconveniences of the Middle Ages.
With only sixteen private rooms, the Hotel Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce is furnished with Louis XV armchairs, Persian carpets, rich tapestries, quality linens and original antiques. Each comfortable guestroom is equipped with satellite flat-screen television and marble-decorated bathrooms. Timber floors, stained-glass windows and antique furnishings add unique character to the guestroom ambience.
All of Bruges’ main attractions are within easy walking distance, including the Market Square, Basilica of the Holy Blood, and the main shopping district. A short train ride takes you to Brussels and Ghent for sightseeing or business.
The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Maria van Bourgondie boasts an authentic Burgundy interior and offers delicious French-influenced Flemish dishes. A waterfront terrace and a fireplace grace the breakfast room, which offers buffet-style breakfasts. A full afternoon tea is available in the comfortable coffeehouse.
Hotel Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce
Location: Wollestraat 41-47 – Bruges, Belgium 8000; Brussels International Airport is 120 kilometers.
Luxury style: Romantic, exclusive, historic. A boutique hotel perfect for honeymooners seeking one-of-a-kind beauty and privacy.
What we’ve heard: With only sixteen rooms, exclusivity is the name of the game. If you crave medieval style with modern-day comfort, this is your hotel — you’ll feel as though you’re staying in a private medieval manorhouse. The hotel is unusual in that it is built directly on the water. Staff is highly praised for their warmth and attentiveness. Room 20 is especially desirable for romantic getaways and has a wonderful view of the canal.