I think I’m safe in saying that anyone and everyone who travels, whether frequently or very rarely, has that once place that always holds a special place in your heart. So much so that even if you’ve been there multiple times, you still end up going back to relive it and appreciate it all over again. For me that place is Brugge.
You always hear stories of how beautiful and picturesque it is, but unless you’ve experienced the quaint little town for yourself you’ll never feel the magic it has to offer. I was actually having a drink at a pub in London after work yesterday and I couldn’t help but overhear two men saying just that, I just had to chime in so we could share our love for the place. It leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy and oozes romance. Now that is where the hotel comes into the story…
I’ve visited 3 times in total now, the first 2 times I stayed in hostels (even the hostels in Brugge feel more like cosy family-run BnB’s rather than the backpack kind of atmosphere) but this time we decided to go that extra mile and make it that little bit more special. We booked a 4* luxury hotel right in the centre called The Pand Hotel. Now, I can’t express enough how amazing it was. Booking a luxury boutique hotel you always have the expectation that it’ll go above and beyond, but this place was even better than I’d imagined.
For starters, it is absolutely beautiful, the cosy and traditional interiors were just to my taste and the service was impeccable, they treated us with such a warm and personable welcome so we felt at home instantly. I wish I knew the name of the guy that looked after us so he could get a shout out!
We had a champagne breakfast one of the mornings, which set us up perfectly for the day and was, as you can imagine, delicious and special. The ‘happy juice’ as our waiter called it was definitely that! Everything was made with love and sprinkled with little touches unique to the hotel.
In terms of location, we were slap bang in the middle of everything. Which was great for when we wanted to pop back to the hotel and especially good for when we walked (staggered) back to the hotel after evenings of 8% beer!
So as you can tell… I can’t rate this hotel enough. If you’re looking for luxury boutique at it’s finest with a romantic atmosphere then you must consider The Pand Hotel.