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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Bruges, West Flanders Province

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lorrainef...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Beautiful accommodation in a fantastic position”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We just spent a week here and had a fantastic time. I was one out of a party of eight people and all said how they liked the apartment.
The only problem we had was the lift failed to work on the third day but I emailed the owner who arranged for a repair man to fix it. Unfortunately we did not know he needed access to the apartment as the lift cupboard was in one of the bedrooms and I think we missed him initially but was rectified later in the week.

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Liked best: The location of the property
Liked least: One of the bathrooms was off the downstairs bedroom which left six of us queuing up to use the upstairs one.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MichaelJK...
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Apartment in a Good Location”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We enjoyed our brief, two night stay in Bruges at Het Blkershuys, located right at the intersection of two of the canals in Bruges. This spacious apartment occupies the top two floors of an old building, but the apartment had nice modern facilities, including a dishwasher (but no washer/dryer that we found). Bedrooms were comfortable and we appreciated having a nice living room to hang out in (there were six of us). it is in a quiet area that is an easy 5-7 minute walk to cafes, restaurants and the main market square.

Just two concerns to note.

We needed a cash payment of 700 euros for two nights, requested to be paid on arrival, which was challenging to get from our bank accounts with 200 Euro/day withdrawal limits. We were able to use two different accounts over two days to gather 800 euros and make the payment - but travelers should better plan ahead for this than we did. Requiring large cash payments like this seems more common in Europe than we are used to in the US; we are continuing to an Italy apartment which requires 680 Euros on arrival.

The second issue to be aware of is while there are two toilets, the top floor toilet apparently has some plumbing limitations and so cannot be used for solid waste - no toilet paper is provided there and there is a somewhat cryptic sign next to it reading "little toilet only" - combined with the lack of toilet paper, we decoded the meaning of this before encountering a more dire situation. One of the tradeoffs of being in a charming old building!

But despite these minor issues, we would recommend Het Blerkershuys.

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Liked best: Location near the center
Liked least: Hassle of large cash payment
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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CathyB58
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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“Wonderful apartment with a view to match”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We loved staying here while in Bruges. The apartment is near everything yet in a quiet residential area. Well appointed and clean. Nice to open a bottle of wine at night after a long day touring and enjoy the view of the canals out the window of the living room.

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Dorothy_N...
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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40 reviews
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“Het Blekershuys...Picturesque location in a breathtaking city”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We have been to Brugge many times over the last 20 years, having lived in Europe for 10 of those...we returned now with our Australian friends in tow. We had 8 people with us on this trip: 4 adults, 4 children (ages 15, 14, 12, 10). This apartment was an amazing find: quaint, airy and very spacious for our group....privacy for both adults and teens when needed. The apartment is in a perfect locale—immediacy to sites, restaurants & shopping, yet AWAY from the hustle/bustle of the main market square. Well stocked kitchen with dishes, pots/pans, appliances. Extremely clean and very comfortable sleeping accommodations. Our hostess was meticulously helpful (book directly with her). The only small drawback: it would be nice to have some basic supplies available to facilitate cooking if you so choose (for example: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt/sugar, tea bags), as well as some small soaps for the bathroom. Recommendations: you are literally 10 feet from the oldest pub in Bruges (Herberg Vlissinghe). Recommend Vino Vino (for tapas and beer) and Le Trappiste (for beer & atmosphere). We would definitely stay at this lovely apartment again. Thanks!

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Liked best: Location and quiet
Liked least: everything was superb
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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4 reviews
“Excellent find, great for the family, lots of room, and very comfortable!”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We were so pleased by this apartment. The space was perfect for our group: 2 adult couples and 3 children. There were 4 separate bedrooms, so the kids could go to bed upstairs and the adults could continue to socialize downstairs. There is a lift to the apartment and one bedroom on the main level so someone who cannot do stairs could still stay here.

The kitchen even had plastic ware for children's dishes and a pack n play for use for small ones.

There is an option of purchasing a parking spot a few blocks away, but it was really not necessary. Park at the station for under 4€ a day and take a free bus ride to the square nearby.

The view of the canals out the living room were beautiful. The location was close to a small grocery store. The restaurant/bar down the alley from the entrance had good food and board games the kids could play. It was easy to walk to most destinations.

We are hoping for a return trip when the weather is warmer.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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