My wife Anne and I decided to visit Bruges in Belgium and visit the Christmas markets.
We drove down to Folkestone and caught the Channel Tunnel and then drove direct to Bruges from Calais. The road network was excellent.
We had arranged to stay at the Hotel De Tuilerieen which overlooks one of the most beautiful canals in Bruges- Den Dyver. This luxury hotel in Bruges Belgium has its own car park and having parked the car we did not get in it again until we left four days later.
The hotel was reputedly a luxurious hotel in Bruges Belgium and it lived up to its reputation.
The hotel has forty five rooms of different grades. We were upgraded to an executive room overlooking the canal. The room was huge, beautifully presented with antique furnishings and a wooden floor-a throw over one of the chairs. The large bathroom was a contrast-designed in a contemporary style.
The hotel served a champagne breakfast in a delightful dining room and as we travelled on foot around Bruges, which is a compact city, we were able to partake in the alcohol at breakfast! The hotel does not serve dinner but this was not a problem as Bruges has many quality restaurants including some with Michelin stars.
The small lounge bar in this luxury hotel in Bruges Belgium had a roaring log fire and it was relaxing to return to the Hotel De Tuilerieen in the afternoon to take tea on the leather sofa in front of the fire.
The staff were professional and most pleasant with any request being dealt with impeccably.
There is a small indoor heated swimming pool,sauna, steam room and jacuzzi which we used at midnight upon returning to the hotel from dinner. Candles abound around the hotel and there are white Christmas lights on the frontage of the hotel to welcome you.
This is indeed an exclusive hotel in Bruges Belgium.
We cannot wait to return.