Feel the intimacy of a family home and the regality of a riverside mansion at the Van Cleef, one of the more fantastical properties in Bruges. This luxury boutique hotel exudes designer decor in every room. Exquisite memorabilia adorn the walls, as you get a sense of the lavish parties that previous owners would have had. Of course, one should not break traditions.
A perfectly central location set on the canal in the Sint-Anna district, all the main sights are in a 5-minute walking distance. In the immediate neighbourhood are the Jeruzalemkerk: the strange and remarkable church that featured in the film In Bruges.
With a history going back to the medieval Van Cleef family and successive aristocratic dynasties, the main building's origins lie primarily in the 18th century, and it still retains much of its stately grandeur; the lobby is the old coach entrance. The ample public rooms are decorated in elegant and comfortable country-house style, enlivened by striking contemporary art and fabrics.
With just 15 rooms, all beautifully presented with butter like beds, marble bathrooms, whirlpool baths and countertop basins. The double rooms, in the modern wing of the mansion, feature fabrics by Missoni, while the Duplex Suites are adorned in Hermès.
Breakfast is served in the elegant Green Room, with its spherical Italian crystal chandeliers. The hotel has its own stylish, green malachite St Petersburg Bar, adjoining the terrace.
The hotel has its own stylish, green malachite St Petersburg Bar, adjoining the terrace, only of which is accessible to hotel guests. Set right next to the canal side, this is arguably the best bar view in Bruges.
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