Fodor's Expert Review Hotel de Orangerie

10 Kartuizerinnestraat, Brugge, Flanders, B8000, Belgium Fodor's Choice

Hotel de Orangerie is one of the newest (opened in early 2015) in a veritable rash of small, independent luxury hotels that have cropped up in Bruges over recent years. Family-owned and managed by a pair of enterprising sisters, it is also perhaps the most enchanting of its kind. Perched delicately over the Den Dyver canal, it lies in the beating heart of the city but just far enough removed from the busy main street. What was once a former 15th-century convent has been sensitively renovated. Rooms pitch hardwood floors against soft, flowery drapes, antique furniture, tapestries, and neutral tones. Afternoon teas range from the cream to the Champagne variety and are served daily (2–5) in the conservatory overlooking the water. They are worth a try (€15–€35) even if you're not staying here. While the bar is in essence a simple living room with a fireplace, it oozes stately home elegance—a phrase that accounts for much of the interior.


  • perfect location with picturesque views
  • wonderful old building
  • heavenly afternoon teas


  • canal-view rooms come at a hefty price
  • parking costs are steep (€24 per night)
  • even by Brugge standards
  • parking costs are steep (€24 per night), even by Brugge standards
  • parking costs are steep (€24 per night), even by Bruges's standards




Phones: 050-333–016


20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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