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Hotel Dukes' Palace

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.

Our rating: Medium

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Rooms

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.

Location

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.

Families

  • 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

Accessibility

  • Elevator access throughout the building and wheelchair accessible rooms on request.

Our opinion

We like this luxe hotel for its large, comfortable accommodations, extra amenities and attentive service.

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