Freren Fonteinstraat 1, Bruges, West Flanders, 8000, Belgium
We did not stay here. I founda bargain in a different place but the name of the hotel made me to walk there and have some pictures...
Directions: Ask for Jan Brito. Tell Manuel Brito sent you
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Jan Brito nicely restored hotel
We stayed two nights at this hotel at the beginning of this month. The hotel was a short taxi ride away from the train station and was in the middle of Bruges.
We stayed in the Knight Room - it was quite small but beautifully decorated and you could tell that the restorers of the old building had taken great care to keep some of the original features intact and keep the furniture and other features in line with the same period. The bathroom was huge and roomly and had a good assortment of toiletries.
The staff in the hotel were friendly and accommodating - the bar was small but welcoming- drinks like everything else in the place was really expensive.
Breakfast was good- good section of fruit, cereal and hot food.
Found Bruges an attractive place- very compact and easy to explore. Over priced though- meal for two worked out round £40 and thats without dessert and starter- Food not particularily tasty or of good quality. It seems like you are paying through the nose to have sub standard meals. There was a place we found called snack shop which did cheap takeaway meals just off of the market place- i would recommend this. As other fast food places you go to are expensive and portions are really meagre!
Clothes, perfume and everything else is very expensive and there is not much to do in the evenings- not sure if this was because we went out of season and it was mid weeK?
We travelled by eurostar would really recommend it - lovely journey - especially if you pay the extra and upgrade- nice food, wine, champagne!
Go to the City Hall
Meet here my ancester, the good Uncle Jan Brito. He was the most prestigious bookmaker in town. His no less prestigious mega-grand nephew is editing books lately...Family business, isn't it?
The pictures shows a tapestry located in the council chamber of Bruges City Hall. If they are not in sessions you can get in paying 8 euros.
If you are a member of the council you can get in for free.
Almost forgot: A bunch of guys were busy building this between 1376 and 1420. And you do need this information.. Otherwise you and your Lonely Planet book will get lost.
My friend and I spent one night at the Jan Brito and loved it. The woman working reception was incredible. She spoke five languages fluently and went above and beyone to make suggestions on how to make the most of our stay. In addition, she brought out a lap top for me to use when I asked about internet access. The breakfast room is large and beautiful with a view of the garden. They really did a nice job restoring this old building. Our room was quaint and was very clean. The bathroom was good size with a shower/ tub. I couldn't have asked for a better place!
A beautiful Hotel
Booked this hotel lastminute as a deal with eurostar tickets.
My husband and I stayed for the weekend and were really pleased with our choice of hotel. The Jan Brito is very centrally located close to the prettiest canals and the main square. We walked from the train station - it is not too far but I guess took around 20 minutes.
It is an old building with lovely features. We stayed in a garden suite which is a recent conversion of some stables or similar outbuildings. We had a huge bed, 2 televisions, 2 arm chairs to sit in the small lounge area, power shower and a jacuzzi bath in the bathroom upstairs. Very comfortable and stylish accommodation. We slept well and heard no noise from the streets or other guests.
The buffet breakfast is included in your stay and offers a reasonable choice of food; cereals, fruit, yoghurt, breads, cold meats, cheese, jam, bacon and eggs - the quality of the cooked breakfast is not fantastic, the bacon is greasy and thin and the eggs slightly rubbery!
The staff were very friendly and helpful. i would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a luxury break in a beautiful city.
A Charming Hotel
Four of us came to Bruges on a very mini break - one night only ! Had read good things about this hotel and we weren't disappointed. We had two double rooms on separate floors - both very different, ours on an upper floor with a charming slanted ceiling into the oak beamed roof; our friends' was more traditionally chic. All very clean, spacious and comfortable. Spoilt for choice at breakfast. Staff very helpful. Easy walking distance from the town centre. Would recommend this hotel.
Charming, wonderful hotel
We spent a weekend here and could not have had better service or comfort. The 3 rooms (there were 6 of us) were all fantastic and under rustic beams. Nothing else in the hotel was rustic, all the rooms had immaculate modern bathrooms, especially room 14, and comfortable beds. The breakfast was wonderful with bacon, eggs, cheese, ham, fresh fruit, croissants ....
The staff could not have been more helpful. They advised us on boat trips, bus times, left luggage and much more.
Great little Hotel in Brugge
This is a fantastic little hotel. My wife and I had a Knight's Room, the cheapest room they have. It was up on the top floor with nice vaulted ceilings. The room was somewhat small, but the bathroom was spacious. Both the bathroom and the bedroom had windows that opened to the backyard garden...very delightful and charming.
We didn't hear one peep during our entire stay there. Nothing from outside traffic, and nothing from the other rooms. This is probably due in part to the fact that we were on the top floor on the back of the building, but it was very quiet nonetheless.
The breakfast was wonderful, and the staff very friendly and helpful. It was a great location as well.
Superb hotel. Stayed here to get engaged and I'm sure the beautiful surroundings helped. (And its great value for what you get, I would have expected to pay a lot more). Highly recommended
Jan Brito's tapestry
the best of brugge
my wife and me are coming at end of aug staying for 3 nights at jan brito can anyone recomend a route from there to take in the sights do not like going on walking tours becouse we like to stop when we want to,allso nice places to eat that are not expensive,we are a older couple but like walking at our own pace,we allso like to mix and eat with locals more than tourist,at night we like to eat and drink in mixed company, find young people keep you young,look forward to meeting the real people of brugge thanks for any help
Re: the best of brugge
Brugge is small and easily walked on your own. Lots 'n lots of tips here in VT. of what to see.
Just put Brugge into the Search box on the top of any VT page to get a plethora of info and ideas.
I spent 3 days there too and mostly it was just great! I did try the local bus tour but only because it was a cold evening :) Not necessary, you can do it on your own.
Re: the best of brugge
You don't need a route at all, Brugge is so small that you can easily just wander on your own and still see all there is to see. However, there is a very good map on your own hotel's website, from which you can easily identify sights like Vismarkt (fish market, near your hotel) and Markt - but look down a bit for a sort of semi-circular green blob which is the Begijnhof or Béguinage.
Or http://www.janbrito.eu/index.php?p=/Eng/ligging/43 and click on "citymap in PDF format".
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Address: Freren Fonteinstraat 1, Bruges, West Flanders, 8000, Belgium