Hotel Die Swaene
Canal Side Charm in Bruges, Belgium
When you think of Bruges there are probably a few things that first come to mind: picturesque canals, fine Belgian beers and an endless supply of world class chocolate. Tales hundreds of years old are told through intricate architecture, art, and by the people who call this place home. There’s an elegant blend of old and new, capturing the best of the past and the potential of the present. You can spend hours getting lost in your imagination, fueled by the captivating stories of years gone by, telling the rich history of commercial trade and economical power and wealth.
Bruges oozes charm. It’s a city of elegance and exploration, of traditions and innovation, all of which are captured perfectly in Hotel Die Swaene. Ideally located along the Groenerei canal in the heart of the city centre, Hotel Die Swaene offer a small number of uniquely designed and decorated bedrooms, adorned with luxurious fabrics and touches of ornate gold.
From the moment you arrive, you’re made to feel like royalty, with a welcoming team ensuring you have everything you need for a pleasant stay. City maps, museum guides and restaurant suggestions help you get oriented, so you can make the most out of your time in Bruges. A complimentary guided city tour is also available to guests, which can be the perfect introduction to the area. Everything is in walking distance from the hotel, so you can set off walking in any direction and there will always be something beautiful and interesting along the way.
The extensive buffet breakfast provides fuel for the day, with a wide selection of cold meats and cheeses, fresh fruits and bread, and sweet treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Fresh squeezed juice and eggs are prepared to order, served alongside French press coffee or your choice of tea. It truly is a feast for the senses.
Returning to Hotel Die Swaene after a long day of exploring, you’ll be greeted with a smile and welcomed to the warmth and comfort of the abode. A heated indoor swimming pool offers the perfect place to relax, with gentle lighting and Japanese themed decor. Take a step back in time in the Guild of Merchant Taylors, a 1779 world heritage salon. Choose a drink and put up your feet, then soak up the soothing sounds of the crackling open fire.
There’s no shortage of restaurants in Bruges, from fine dining to local home-cooked cuisine. Saturated with great Belgium beer and hand crafted chocolates, you’ll be ready to call it a night. Head to your bedroom and slip on your robe and slippers. Warm, rich colours and gentle lighting create the perfect ambiance to unwind. Take out your favourite book, or perhaps pour a glass of wine. This is your time.
Since visiting, Hotel Die Swaene has divided into two small establishments. On one side of the canal remains the original hotel, and where the patio rooms were across the water is now a small luxury hotel in itself. Having experienced both buildings, it’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed with either.