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The 10 best hotels in Bruges for every style and budget

Looking for a Bruges hotel to take your trip to the next level? These are the ones to check out

Alys Lloyd
Talia Stanton
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Alys Lloyd
Talia Stanton

Often hailed the ‘Venice of the North’, Bruges is a European destination that captivates travellers from across the world. With its winding canals, cobblestone streets, and centuries-old architecture, this Belgian gem is not just a city to visit; it’s an experience to savour. And what better way to make your trip truly unforgettable than by selecting the perfect place to stay? 

Bruges’ hotel scene has a little something for everyone, from grand historic manors transformed into luxury hotels to cosy boutique inns. These accommodations aren’t limited to a specific season either; they provide an exceptional stay all year round.

To help with your vacation planning, we’ve handpicked our top hotel recommendations in the area. So, whether you’re a family gearing up for an unforgettable summer break or a couple planning a romantic Christmas getaway, we reckon you’ll find a hotel that's tailored to your needs and budget in our extensive list.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured below, we've based our list on top reviews and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The best hotels in Bruges

1. Grand Hotel Casselbergh Brugge

With 118 classy rooms, Grand Hotel Casselbergh effortlessly blends the medieval charm of Burgundian Bruges with all the modern facilities you'd expect from a top-class hotel. Think sleek bathrooms, killer views, and a massive breakfast spread served in the super fancy breakfast room. And oh, don't forget to hit up the hotel's wellness center, which is tucked away in the basements dating back to the 13th to 17th centuries. Whether you opt for the sauna, Turkish bath, or hammam, you’re sure to leave feeling brand new. You can even treat yourself to a relaxing thirty or sixty-minute massage for an additional cost. Can we join?

The mood? Modern luxury paired with historic features.
Location perks? The hotel is surrounded by loads of tourist attractions, including the Grote Markt, Beguinage, and De Halve Maan Brewery.
Budget range? A fancy stay with all the bells and whistles.

2. Dukes' Palace Brugge

This 5-star gem is the ultimate indulgence for those with a taste for luxury. Housed in a one-of-a-kind 15th-century former ducal palace, this hotel provides all the ingredients for an unforgettable stay. Picture marble bathrooms, a dedicated work desk, and a super cosy bed dressed in top-notch cotton sheets, all wrapped up in an elegant historic décor. The food is pretty epic too. Whether you're enjoying a buffet breakast, a drink on the terrace or tapas plates at the ornate bar, one thing's certain: you’ll always return to your room with a contented and satisfied smile. 

The mood? Timeless elegance.
Location perks? Apart from the fact it’s in a palace? You’re only a short walk away from key Bruges spots, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Beguinage, Groeninge Museum, and the Grote Markt. 
Budget range? A boujee stay.


3. Boutique Hotel Sablon

Nestled in the heart of Bruges, between the Market Square and the Zand area, this newly revamped hotel sets the stage for a memorable romantic escape. Choose the "Pure Romance" package when booking and enjoy an overnight retreat in one of the hotel's rooms or suites, complete with a bottle of Laurent Perrier, room decorations, sweets, and a heartfelt personalised message for your loved one. If you’re feeling super fancy, consider booking the hotel's helicopter tour and enjoy a bird's-eye view of Bruges, the Port of Zeebrugge, and the scenic Belgian coast.

The mood? Warm and inviting with unique interior choices.
Location perks? A memorable stay in one of Bruges’ most beautiful shopping streets.
Budget range? One to remember for a special occasion. 

4. Hotel De Tuilerieën

This hotel truly has it all – an indoor swimming pool, an inviting garden terrace, a relaxing infra-red sauna, and fab views overlooking one of the oldest canals in the city. Inside, each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, a comfy seating area, and a well-stocked mini bar. With such comfort and convenience, it’s tempting to stay put. But when wanderlust strikes, Bruges' top attractions, such as the Groeninge Museum and the Grote Markt, are just a stone's throw away, making it the perfect home base for your adventures.

The mood? A 15th-century Patrician house. How cool is that?
Location perks? Enjoy Bruges’ must-see attractions at your doorstep.
Budget range? A slightly more expensive stay.


5. Hotel Van Cleef

An Italian-style mansion in the heart of Bruges? Sign us up. The Van Cleef Hotel offers sound-proofed suites with fancy boutique-style decor and extra-long beds, making it the perfect place to relax in the middle of the city. There’s even an onsite library where you can grab a book and a canal-side terrace where they serve delicious afternoon tea. For those wanting to go all out, opt for the "Luxury Escape" package. You’ll get two nights in one of the hotel’s swankiest rooms or suites, plus a continental breakfast every morning. And when you arrive, they'll greet you with a box of tasty Belgian chocolates and a bottle of Champagne – talk about feeling special.

The mood? Ultimate interior goals.
Location perks? The hotel offers a bicycle rental service as well as a tour desk for local tourist information and tickets.
Budget range? A moderately-priced property with various room options.

6. B&B Huis Koning

With only four luxuriously decorated rooms, you'll need to be quick to snag a reservation at this family-owned B&B. Occupying a historic 17th-century building along the canal, this hotel is a real showstopper. Each room features hardwood floors, a flat-screen TV, and a contemporary bathroom, complete with a shower, hair dryer, and free toiletries. Start your morning with a complimentary tea or coffee in the communal lounge before enjoying an artisanal breakfast buffet on the terrace that overlooks the water. For those looking to explore as much of the city as possible, the hotel provides bike rentals, allowing you to navigate the area on wheels.

The mood? A home away from home.
Location perks? Less than 1km away from the Market Square and the Belfry of Bruges.
Budget range? A comfortable stay for a reasonable price. 


7. Hotel Aragon

Looking for a place to house a large group of friends or family? This hotel's got you covered with various room options that can fit up to six guests. Decorated with cosy colours and modern furniture, each room features a flat-screen TV, a bathroom stocked with fancy soaps, and, of course, a tea and coffee station. For breakfast, you can either head to the morning room for a buffet with hot and cold dishes, fresh treats, and baked goods or, if it’s too difficult to get out of the hotel’s super comfy beds, you can ask the staff to bring your food directly to your room. It’s completely up to you.

The mood? Super chic.
Location perks? Slap bang in the centre of Bruges.
Budget range? A decent price for a well-located hotel.

8. La Clé Brugge

Perfectly positioned between Bruges' lively Sint-Anna quarter and the bustling Langestraat quarter, this recently renovated 16th-century townhouse offers the perfect base for your Bruges adventure. Whether you're exploring the numerous restaurants and bars along the street right outside the hotel, or taking a leisurely seven-minute stroll to the city centre, this vibrant area has you covered with endless activities. Inside, the hotel keeps things elegantly simple, creating a chic contrast with the building's centuries-old architectural charm. Each room boasts its own private bathroom, and for those moments of relaxation, there's a communal lounge area complete with a cozy fireplace, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring.

The mood? Effortlessly simple.
Location perks? Five different guest rooms, each with their own style and individuality. 
Budget range? A wallet-friendly option.


9. Raphaëlles Boutique B&B

Once upon a time, this place was a historic doctor's office. Now, it's Raphaëlles Boutique B&B, tucked away in the winding streets of Bruges. The rooms here are seriously nice, seamlessly blending the timeless charm of the building with all the modern comforts you could ask for - think Mirabel Slabbinck bedding and fancy Molton Brown toiletries. When it’s time for breakfast, staff will serve up a continental spread, featuring local rolls, croissants, and cheeses, all carefully selected for their taste and quality. And, if the weather decides to play nice, you can enjoy your meal in their well-kept outdoor garden.

The mood? Rustic features with modern amenities.
Location perks? Close to popular tourist spots, including Bruges Concert Hall, Beguinage, and Basilica of the Holy Blood. 
Budget range? A moderately-priced stay with a welcoming vibe.

10. B&B Exclusive Guesthouse Bonifacius

This 16th century bed and breakfast sits right on the canal in the centre of Bruges. It's been thoughtfully preserved but appears more or less untouched, leaving the deep-rooted historic ambiance well and truly in tact. Expect to come across antiques, leaded windows, intricately patterned fabrics and ancient gothic furniture pieces. Make use of the sunny waterfront terrace, offering breathtaking views of of characteristic monuments such as the Palace of Gruuthuse. 

The mood? Medieval cottage vibes. 
Location perks? Hidden among the most historic and picturesque area in Bruges 
Budget range? A great price for such a highly rated property. 

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