Hotel Navarra Brugge
Why We Love This Hotel
- Charming historic 17th-century mansion-house hotel with private garden
- In central Bruges, near canals and famous Belfry
- Has a jazz bar plays live piano music on Weds & Fri evenings
- Facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, wellness & fitness centre
- Family-friendly -- children under 12 stay for free in family rooms
Hotel Navarra is a 17th-century listed mansion house hotel in the heart of historic Bruges – known as “the Venice of the North” for its networks of canals, mediaeval streets and buildings, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Trip Advisor 2015 Traveller’s Choice Award-winning hotel has received ample praise for its family-friendly, attentive service, which includes extras such as free stays in family rooms for children under 12, and arrangements for excursions and babysitting.
The hotel itself has an intriguing history. The lobby, which dates back to 1600, was formerly the official residence of the Don Juan de Peralta, the Consul of Navarra (after which the hotel is named) during the Spanish occupation of Flanders. Emperor Jozef II of Austria, Duke Albert Casimir, Emperor Napoleon I and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who wrote "The Belfry of Bruges", are among its distinguished former guests.
The Markt main square and its famous Belfry tower -- the starting point for horse-drawn carriage rides around the city -- are 100m from the property. The hotel is also within walking distance of the Chocolate Museum, the main shopping areas of Zuidzandstraat and Steenstraat, and the beautiful, olde-worlde Rozenhoedkaai for boat tours through Bruges's romantic canals.
Another excellent feature of the hotel is its jazz bar, The Duke, which opens daily -- every Wednesday and Friday evening from 6:30pm until 8:30pm, there's live piano music. There's also a private garden, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a fitness room and a lounge, where guests get complimentary tea and coffee from 11am-1pm.
The hotel has 94 comfortable Single, Double/Twin, Triple or Family Rooms, all of which have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Family rooms can accommodate up to two adults and two children.