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Brugge - Brujas Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce Hotel had been a popular hotel before the famous movie “In Bruges” came out. Nowadays, one needs to book rooms in advance to be able to stay there. The wood and stone façade and large stained-glass windows of the building beautifully reflect in water of the nearby canal. All 16 guestrooms of the hotel are furnished with vintage antique items. Main characters of the movie, Ken and Ray, stayed at room 10. They considered this city a real fairy-tale, and it’s hard to disagree with them. In order to reach this exceptional hotel, one needs to cross the charming Bonifacius Bridge. Upon entering the hotel, guests are greeted by the family of artist David De Graef. Travelers are offered to stay at magnificent rooms that are still reminiscent of the medieval period in the history of Bruges. The hotel is so exceptional and unique that it was selected by the family of King of Belgium, who stayed there during the honeymoon.
Kempinski Hotel Dukes Palace 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. Copyright
Hotel Jan Brito Photo of Hotel Jan Brito - Small Elegant Hotel, Bruges 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.
Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage Photo of Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage, Bruges 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.
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In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


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