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Hotel Die Swaene

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We and our dog were friendly welcome at our stay. The room to the river was very nice and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and supported all of our wishes. The lady at the front desk arranged for us a reservation at a famous restaurant on Saturday. The place of the hotel is perfect to visit Brugge. You can visit all highlights without using a car. The only points to criticize are the slow and sometimes instabil wifi and the noise of the visitor boats on the river. We re looking forward to stay at die Swaene next time when we ll go to Brugge.

I regret that we only spent one night in Bruges and at Die Swaene. It is a lovely hotel overlooking the canal and it has a small swimming pool as well. The staff were very friendly and helpful and gave us good recommendations within the city and called us a taxi on our departure to take us back to the train station. The bathroom is well appointed and the beds comfortable as well. They have a small restaurant/pagoda right across the canal, but breakfast was a little pricey compared to just getting a coffee and treat from one of the local cafes, so we skipped that. We did finish out our stay by enjoying a glass of champagne overlooking the canal. The hotel was affordable, comfortable, and well appointed and I would definitely stay here again on my next visit to Bruges.

This hotel is located in central Bruges overlooking the canal. Minutes away from the market square and the main hustle and bustle. The hotel is historic and quirky. Bedrooms are pleasant but old fashion, nice comfy beds. Bathrooms are modern and clean. Not a hotel I would rush to come back to. But it's good value for money and the check out time is late. It has a car park which is convenient. Most of all what I remember about the place was the excellent service. The young blonde girl could not do enough to help us with all of our requests. Extremely helpful and a great asset to the business.

Positive: The location and parking of the hotel is easy to find and it's very central. Reception and staff is friendly, helpful and professional. The room is spacious and nicely decorated. Lovely bed, good mattress! Minor details for improvement: - the swimming pool was dark and too cold to enjoy - sauna was not working and it seems like it hasn't for a long time (see older reviews) - the 'fresh fruit' in your room is just two apples - breakfast is quite expensive for what you get

10/10! I found the best hotel in brugge. Amazing people who work here so friendly and very helpful! Only place i will stay at. Just amazing beautiful hotel!!!!!!!!!! Thanks you for the experience that i have had. I will return next year and stay that tjis hotel again

The Swan is a former mansion and Masonic Lodge that is now a beautiful classic hotel by the canal just outside the southern gate of Burg Square within easy walking distance of Markt Square. The location is convenient but quiet, next to the former Fish Market just outside the busy tourist zone. The room is classically decorated but with a modern bathroom. The lounge is beautiful with antique furniture taking one back to a classic time. Clean, comfortable, and quiet but in need of some refurbishment in the bath area. Water was off during the day for pipe repairs but staff provided a large bottle of Vittel. Hotel will be refurbished in January. Front desk staff gave excellent restaurant recommendation Cambrinus Pub where locals also enjoy eating. Breakfast was not included in my stay so I chose to walk to Ginger Bread Bagels for a breakfast of luscious Belgian Waffle topped with fresh fruit and creme. Wonderful relaxing stay within easy walking distance of all the major sites.

Always a good sign when a hotel goes out of its way to demonstrate that they value you as their guest not solely as a paying customer. Die Swaene does this brilliantly exemplified by Anna on the front desk (and pretty much everywhere else) whose cheerful welcome and insightful helpfulness (including immediately finding us a late night table at a restaurant) made us feel right at home from the moment we walked through the door and continued to do so throughout our stay. The hotel itself is in a great central location on a quiet and picturesque stretch of the canal ideal as a launchpad to explore beautiful Bruges. We loved the room (great view) and enjoyed the hotel's pop up bar "the Pergola" just across the canal that is a friendly mix of tourist and local custom. All in all wonderful stay, with outstanding customer service, would highly recommend it as the ideal base for a visit to Bruges.

The hotel from service, ambience and value point of view were just fabulous. 1. Service: the desk receptionist Anna and Morica were just fabulous. They treated us like family and set up our hair appointment, dinners, baggage service, hot water for tea, photo shoots, chocolates every day for my 3 year old son & didn't extra charge us for so many things. 2. Ambience: gorgeous canal view and fabulous terrace bar pergola. Way more than we ever expected. Best location in town with park. 3. Value: hotel was so reasonable but was recommended by a friend. Had no idea we would have the best stay in our life. We have stayed at many other high end chains but this hotel gives you the feeling of high end hotel with the warmth of a bed and breakfast. Simply loved it.

This hotel has some much character that everywhere you look there is something different to see. The room itself was spacious, had large enough bathroom with two sinks and some nice toiletries and a comfy bed. Dressing Gowns and slippers were also provided which we found handy did when we visited the pool. The indoor pool was lovely and the whole room was given a tropical feel. One of the nicest features of this hotel was the classic style living room with its impressive fire place and seating and although were only in here for a night we made a point of going in there a few times. We found the staff here to also be very nice and accommodating, they also had a good knowledge of the area and told us some nice places to visit within walking distance of the hotel. If I was to come to Bruges again I would definitely consider this hotel again as it was in a good location for all the attractions and a lovely place to stay

This hotel reminds me of the movie "the grand Budapest hotel". Old carpets, art, statues, mirrors and ballrooms all around. The room was big (should be for the price) and good (slanted ceiling made showering difficult for a tall person like me) and the beds oke. Breakfast was decent and staff very friendly.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Basilica of the Holy Blood and Groeningemuseum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool

Located in Historical Center Bruges, Hotel Die Swaene is adjacent to Basilica of the Holy Blood and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Groeningemuseum. This 24-room, 4-star hotel has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Bruges Belfry and Church of Our Lady are a short walk from the hotel, which is on the waterfront.


Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Hotel Die Swaene's 24 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

At Hotel Die Swaene, guests have access to an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Valet parking is available for EUR 24.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

'Pergola' Deluxe

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 458 reviews