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Legends of Belgium - famous hotels renowned by history

Hotels, like any other buildings and structures, can become famous and iconic buildings not only for their own guests but also for residents of the country. In Belgium, there are a number of hotels that have long become famous far beyond the borders of the country. Hotel Jan Brito is housed in a building which was formerly the residence of Baroness de Giey in Bruges. Interiors of rooms are saturated with old-world atmosphere, decorated in styles of different eras. Inside the hotel is a garden that has remained untouched, so that its age now dates far back to the Renaissance period. It has growing in it, a 100-year-old beech tree. Holidays in this luxury hotel will leave the most pleasant memories. In the Belgian castle of Château d'Hassonville, built in ancient times as a hunting lodge for King Louis XIV, today is a famous hotel. In the castle, there is a popular gourmet restaurant. You are sure to have a great time in its estate of 55 hectares.
Photo of B&B Azur Beauty & Wellness, Gent B&B Azur Beauty & Wellness, Gent Travelers, who prefer to have not only an interesting but also a healthy vacation, are recommended to take a look at B&B Azur Beauty & Wellness. Besides beautiful rooms made with dominating white color, the hotel offers services of its high-class wellness center. Inside, travelers will find several types of sauna, a large rest area with hydro massage baths, and a tropical shower. Visitors can attend healing massage sessions or visit a cosmetologist. The wellness center is made in an oriental style that makes relaxation there even more unusual.
Hotel Orion, Gent Tourist groups and travelers with children usually praise Hotel Orion that is open in a beautiful villa that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. The variety of guest rooms is simply amazing, so both single travelers and large groups will find a suitable room there. The modern design of guest rooms is worth a separate mention. The rooms are made in black and white, while bathrooms feature a combination of red and white colors. Modern electronics completes the inimitable designer style. Other amenities include a swimming pool, saunas, and a charming garden with furnished terraces.
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Photo of Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage, Bruges Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage, Brugge Travellers, who find the idea of living in a hotel with rich history appealing, are recommended to pay attention to Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage. This hotel is located in a magnificent building constructed in 1869. Initially, the building belonged to one of rich inhabitants of Bruges. Later, the building was transformed into a bank and nowadays it’s a hotel with 22 unique guestrooms that would suite even a king. Giant beds with crispy white blankets, carpets with interesting patterns, old paintings in heavy frames, crystal chandeliers – you will see valuable antiques simply everywhere in this amazing hotel. By the way, there is a 14th-century wine cellar at the hotel, which has survived from the original building.
Photo of Hotel Castel, Gent Hotel Castel, Gent Hotel Castel is equally liked by active rest fans, comfort devotees, and travelers who cannot imagine a single day in Belgium without drinking the magnificent local beer. The hotel is conveniently located close to Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station, allowing guests to travel freely in the territory of the city and its suburbs. The popular hotel is famous for one of the best beer restaurants in the city, where visitors can choose from more than 150 sorts of the popular drink and enjoy various locally produced meat delicacies.
Photo of Hotel Jan Brito - Small Elegant Hotel, Bruges Hotel Jan Brito, Brugge The former residence of baroness de Geiy is now known as Hotel Jan Brito . The building of the hotel is protected by UNESCO, so all restorations were very thoughtful and their main aim was to keep the original design and look of the building. Travelers are welcome to admire the beauty of antique marble fireplaces, paintings and the oak ladder. Guestrooms feature the style of different epochs, but all of them reflect the atmosphere of the past. While at the hotel, don’t forget to visit a romantic inner yard of Renaissance period and a hundred-year-old beech that grows there. Despite its historic look, Hotel Jan Brito is a luxurious hotel with modern services.
Photo of Novotel Gent Centrum, Gent Novotel Gent Centrum, Gent Novotel Gent Centrum is a stylish and reasonably priced resort type hotel. In order to organize an interesting and diversified holiday, one doesn’t necessarily need to leave the hotel’s territory. Novotel Gent Centrum features a wonderful swimming pool with terraces, which is surrounded by dense exotic plants. Sports fans will be pleased with a quality gym, and the best way to end the day is to relax in a comfortable sauna at Novotel. The hotel’s bar with an interior garden is a marvelous place for a romantic dinner – the choice of drinks and signature treats is simply flawless.
Photo of ibis Gent Centrum Opera, Gent ibis Gent Centrum Opera, Gent The charming ibis Gent Centrum Opera has been very popular with guests of Ghent for many years. It is regularly chosen by active youth and mature people as a place for their vacation. ibis Gent Centrum Opera has a ton of advantages and location is one of them – the hotel is open near the Vlaamse Opera and Sint Baafskathedraal, and it takes only several minutes to reach the popular shopping mall Gent Zuid by foot. The décor of guestrooms is made in a classic style and in mostly pastel colors, while the design of public spaces simply strikes visitors with the abundance of bright colors and designer accessories. There is a stylish bar at the hotel, and in the morning a delicious buffet type breakfast is served for guests of the hotel.
Kempinski Hotel Dukes Palace, Brugge Kempinski Hotel Dukes Palace is located in a fully restored palace of the 15th century. The palace was built by Philip the Good, the Duke of Burgundy specifically for his marriage ceremony with Isabel de Aragon. Magnificent interior of the palace is made mostly in bold violet, bronze and green shades that can be found on ancient tapestries and only underline the glorious past of the building. Gardens of the palace are no less breath-taking with their ancient sculptures by famous masters. Elegance in every detail only proves that this historic place is worth the highest praise.
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Kempinski Hotel Dukes Palace is located in a fully restored palace of the 15th century. The palace was built by Philip the Good, the Duke of Burgundy specifically for his marriage ceremony with Isabel de Aragon. Magnificent interior of the palace is made mostly in bold violet, bronze and green shades that can be found on ancient tapestries and only underline the glorious past of the building. Gardens of the palace are no less breath-taking with their ancient sculptures by famous masters. … Read more
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Novotel Gent Centrum is a stylish and reasonably priced resort type hotel. In order to organize an interesting and diversified holiday, one doesn’t necessarily need to leave the hotel’s territory. Novotel Gent Centrum features a wonderful swimming pool with terraces, which is surrounded by dense exotic plants. Sports fans will be pleased with a quality gym, and the best way to end the day is to relax in a comfortable sauna at Novotel. The hotel’s bar with an interior garden is a marvelous … Read more

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