Heilige Geeststraat 1, Bruges, West-Flanders, Belgium
"Sadly, we were only here for one night, but we would have loved to have stayed longer. Hotel De Castillion is a charming and elegant former residence of the bishop of Bruges, perfectly located to explore the town on foot. We arrived on a grey and drizzly day, but we stepped into the warmth and coziness of the reception room and were greeted by the owner (the hotel is family run). He graciously helped orient us to the town and what it had to offer, directing us to a side table with lots of tourist pamphlets. He offered us a delicious Belgian spice cookie and taught us the difference between "speculoos" (one spice) and "speculaas" (more spices and spicier). Our immaculate room on the second floor had a raftered ceiling and was charming. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and modern. I wish we had stayed longer to have enjoyed a drink in the cozy bar or take tea in the elegant front room. There is a small courtyard that must look lovely during the warm weather months. The breakfast room looks more beautiful than in the hotel photos. Every table had sweet little tea lights or candles and flowers. The buffet spread was amazing: Scrambled eggs, rounds of hashed potatoes, American style bacon and the most delicious little sausages. You could make a Belgian waffle and top it with a variety of things. American -type dry cereals were available and a variety of mueslis. Fresh fruit, yogurts, sweet pastries, cheeses, cold meats, smoked salmon, and artisanal bread. Beverages were varied: there was a coffee/cappuccino/espresso/hot chocolate machine, tea, many different types of juices (you could also make a mimosa!), sparkling and still water and milk. Although they do have a "family room", this hotel is more of a romantic get-away for adults. In the winter months, at least, this charming property is great value for the money. We highly recommend Hotel De Castillon!"
"Wow what a great hotel. Small, personal and family owned, personal welcome and service. The decoration is exactly what you want to spend a few fairytale days in Bruges. Perfectly situated in the center, steps from the belfry and main shopping street but in a quiet area across from a church (no bars just outside). Wonderfully decorated rooms and everything is spotless clean. The owner recommended a nearby restaurant that was fabulous, not a tourist trap just steps away called de Schrujverke. We went back 2 nights. This hotel would definitely qualify as a 5 star but they don't have a swimming pool or spa so I suppose that is why they are only 4. They have huge clawfoot bathtubs though who needs a spa? The only negative point for us, since we were visiting in summer, was the absence of outdoor seating for breakfast, so we chose to have breakfast in some of the many outdoor terraces all around the hotel. Some rooms are on ground floor so ask if you want higher up. Some are on the street, which is a quiet area but on weekends there might be some foot traffic."
"We have just returned from the most wonderful stay at hotel de castillion , along with the fabulous location of the hotel ... the staff are outstanding , the attention and friendliness we received was second to none .. our room was lovely with an extremely comfy bed spacious shower unit and tea and coffee making facilities .. we had breakfast at the hotel and all I can say is amazing .. such assorted choice of fruit bowls , yogurt , warm bread rolls , orange juice eggs bacon , fresh smoked salmon selection of cheeses and meats all washed down with cava and any hot drink on request .. it was my birthday while we stayed at the hotel and the staff made the day extremely special by decorating by bed and leaving me a beautiful box of beginning chocolates 🥰🥰 this hotel was nothing short of perfect 👌🏽 "