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Hotel Die Swaene

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed one night here the week before Christmas when we went to see the Christmas markets. It is a really nice hotel, split between two sites with the reception, rooms, breakfast room, and pool in the main entrance and the bar, terrace, parking and further rooms in a buildng at the opposite side of the canal, a couple of minutes walk from the reception. It was a cold afternoon and the reception was warm and welcoming though the receptionist was just disappearing as we arrived. When we checked in we learned of the second building as we were walked across there too and showed to a lovely superior room with living flame gas fire which warmed us through. The beds were twin beds pushed together with separate quilts but we asked for a double quilt so we were able to snuggle up. The room was really quirky with a separate toilet to the rest of the bathroom, a little inconvenient when you needed to wash your hands after having used the smallest room as you had to navigate two sets of doors before washing your hands. However this hotel wasn't your standard square box configuration and looked like a converted warehouse so it was nice to have an individually shaped room that has been fitted out the best they could. Windows were straight out overlooking the canal and we were able to sit by the fire and watch the pleasure boats go by as we had a drink and shared one of the apples they had left for us to enjoy. Breakfast was in the breakfast room and the Italian-Garden-themed annex where we ate next to a Christmas tree. Food was standard continental fayre with pastries and lots of different bread, cereals and fruit. I was made a delightful plate of scrambled eggs which went lovely with the cold crispy bacon pieces and buttered toast. The staff fell over themselves to help us all the time. We had forgotten our UK adapter and was able to borrow one and they called us a taxi as well as storing our luggage. This hotel was about a 5 minute walk from the central Markt square, the chocolate and beer shops and boating trips but a bit of a slog from the station; I would recommend a 10Euro taxi fare from the station.

we stayed here for two days and it was lovely, good comfortable beds and great location. very helpful staff multi lingual, we never went to breakfast or used the swimming pool. the only strange thing was the bathroom door had a massive gap that caught your heal bizzare

This was our 3rd visit to Bruges and have stayed at Die Swaene each time, this time bringing additional family members. Once again a lovely stay. We stayed in the newer part of the hotel across the canal from the main building and the rooms were tremendous. As usual the staff were lovely, friendly and helpful and cannot be faulted. Thanks again to all at Die Swaene, we will return one day and have recommended you to others.

We have just returned from a lovely four days at the Die Swaene, beautiful location split either side of the river, superb decor throughout, the hotel staff ( especially Anna ) could not do enough from start to finish. l return next year. Highly recommended.

The room really was stunning, we were a bit regretful that we didn’t have more free time to spend in it! Lovely views of the canal, luxurious decor with a lovely bathroom as well. The fire added the wow factor as well. It’s definitely the nicest hotel room I’ve ever stayed in. We didn’t eat there, so can’t comment on the food. Unfortunately the hotel was poorly organised, when we arrived late at night the key didn’t work and we were left waiting for a while to get one that did. On the second night our key didn’t allow us to access the main building and we hate to wait a while for that problem to be resolved. Then when we left they booked a taxi for us which was late, they knew it was an unreliable company, luckily we made the train just in time. If they know the taxi company is unreliable I don’t understand why they work with them and risk their customers missing trains etc We hope the hotel works on it’s organisation as a whole because the rooms really are fantastic and the location is within walking distance of the main sights.

Spent 2 nights in this very friendly hotel, perfect location to visit the town from. Staff very helpful and multi-lingual, excellent breakfast. Did not try the pool although it looked very inviting. Lovely view over the canal, hotel is located in the centre. You do not need a car when you stay there. Thank you.

We arrived in Bruges on a Monday for 3 nights and made our way to the Die Swaene. Having both travelled for work and stayed in souless Hiltons & Marriott hotels we decided for our city break we wanted something a little different...Die Swaene did not let us down! The minute you step in you are greated by plush velvet sofas and chandeliers. Check in was easy and the lady on reception gave us quite a few great recommendations for restaurants and bars. The room itself was large with a separate bathroom and wc...again not a matching bit of furniture but for us this added to the charm of the whole experience. The hotel is in a relatively quiet area with views of the canal...yet within 5 minutes you are in the Burg square with all the restaurants and bars nearby. All in all we had a great stay and would definately recommend this play to anyone looking for something a little different!

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.

Steenhouwersdijk Bruges

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 471 reviews