A storied building with a long past, the Hotel De Tuilerieën offers historic design elements mixed with modern amenities. Stroll along the Dijver Canal, spend time at the spa or take the short walk to Bruges’s museums, restaurants and shops.
Hotel Dukes Palace
An elegant combination of red brick, white stone and turreted towers, the façade of Hotel Dukes’ Palace conveys the same grandeur and opulence that you’ll find inside. The hotel combines historical design features like exposed wooden beams and parquet flooring with modern luxuries like extensive spa services, top-level service and a full-menu restaurant.
The building was constructed in 1412 for Philip the Great as his private residence, and later the castle was occupied by Mary of Burgundy. At one time it also served as a convent. The original design elements are evident in the stone fireplaces and stained-glass windows that you can see in the protected castle and abbey portions.
The 110 rooms and suites are some of the more generously sized in Bruges and are traditional in style, with red and gold floral patterns on upholstered seating, large picture windows and local artwork.
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The 110 rooms and suites at Hotel Dukes’ Palace are sorted into categories based on size and views. There are three Superior room categories, one with a garden view and one with a city view, and one Deluxe room category. The Deluxe room is a bit bigger than the Superior rooms, but all are quite spacious. Suite categories include the Heritage Junior suite, Heritage Suite, Deluxe Junior suite, Deluxe suite, Garden Suite with Private Terrace and the premier Royal Suite Mary of Burgundy.
The Heritage suites include protected architectural features such as ornately coffered ceilings, wooden floors or exposed beams. En suite bathrooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, espresso machines and luxury toiletries come standard in all rooms.
Hotel Dukes’ Palace is centrally located within historic Bruges, and is just a five-minute walk from Market Square and Saint Salvator’s Cathedral. The main train station is a 20-minute walk or eight-minute tram ride away.
Food and drink
- Buffet and á la carte breakfast options are served daily in the breakfast lounge.
- The Dukes’ Restaurant offers dinner from 6:30pm–9pm, with its menu focusing on Belgian dishes and seafood.
- Bar Dukes serves lunch from 12pm–2:30pm, and an extensive range of Belgian beer, cocktails and small bites until midnight.
- Both places offer outdoor seating during warmer months.
- Connecting rooms in a range of different categories
- Cribs available upon request
- Additional bed for an adult or child available in rooms above the Deluxe Junior Suite
- Children’s menu available
- Babysitting/child services
Facilities and activities
- Well-equipped gym
- Spa offering a variety of treatments and massages
- Steam room, sauna, hammam, salt wall and infrared cabins
- Laundry service
- Outdoor terrace
- Bikes to rent
- 24-hour room service
- Elevator access throughout the building and wheelchair accessible rooms on request.
We like this luxe hotel for its large, comfortable accommodations, extra amenities and attentive service.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Centrally located in Bruges, Hotel The Peellaert provides a comfortable base within walking distance of the city’s main sights. Take in the historical design elements, enjoy some time at the spa, or take the short walk to nearby shops and restaurants.
Located close to the action but on a quiet side street, the Pand Hotel offers a comfortable and convenient base for your stay in Bruges. Take a short walk to the nearby shops and restaurants, or enjoy a drink at the hotel lounge.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Spend a few hours with a guide exploring Bruges’ historical highlights, where you’ll see artwork by Michelangelo, Gothic cathedrals and a towering belfry. Then, spend an hour cruising the postcard-worthy canals and see step-gabled houses and stone bridges.
Explore the windswept beaches, flat green meadows and reed-lined streams and canals along Belgium’s coast. Your local guide will lead you along a series of paved bike paths through the countryside, seaside resort towns and small, authentic villages.
Explore Antwerp’s legendary Diamond Quarter, a stopover for 86% of the world’s legal raw diamonds, on this three-hour walking tour. Your guide will take you to a workshop where you can watch the gemstones be cut, shaped and polished.
See a world-renowned altarpiece, a bird’s-eye view of the city, a medieval castle and lively market squares on a walking tour of Ghent. Then explore the city’s waterways on a boat tour of the canals, where you’ll be served local delicacies and Belgian beer.
See one of Belgium’s most singular cultural traditions. At Oostduinkerke, you can watch fishermen farm shrimp atop sturdy Brabant draft horses. You’ll then get to try the shrimp during a beachfront cookout.
See the fields where soldiers fought on the front lines during World War I on this full-day trip around Flanders with a private guide and driver. You’ll see a preserved trench, burial grounds, museums and memorials.