...This exceptional hotel, often frequented by such prestigious guests as Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, David Gilmour, Olivia newton John, Paul verhoeven and many other celebrities adds to and completes the city’s magic. With its half-timbered facades, stained glass windows, precious antiques and modern art collection (which includes original works by Henri Matisse, Gustav Klimt, Niki de Saint Phalle and Fernando Botero), this legendary boutique hotel set right on the canal banks represents the perfect address for an ultra-romantic getaway...
...elke kamer is anders en bijzonder smaakvol ingericht. Om eerlijk te zijn: sommige kamers zijn zo mooi dat je de spullen nauwelijks durft aan te raken. Aan de muren hangen echte meesterwerken van Karel Appel, Henri Matisse, Botero and Gustav Klimt.
...the picture postcard setting on the most photographed canal in Bruges has inspired authors and poets such as Georges Rodenbach and Rainer Maria Rilke, and Winston Churchill painted here... The hotel’s interior is elegant and indulgent... Louis Vuitton trunks, gilded console tables, sculptures, modern art and heavily tapestried window seats...The rooms are lavishly furnished with fine antiques, Persian carpets, Ralph Lauren fabrics and marble bathrooms...
Fodor’s personal choice: Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce. This truly magnificent hotel is situated in one of the most romantic corners of Brugge…Some rooms overlook the Reien (canals) and all of them live up to the highest expectations… There are so many fine touches at this property you’re likely to feel so at home you’ll never want to leave.
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Frommer’s 2004 Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg
’ ...If all the virtues and character of the splendidly preserved, gloriously medieval city of Bruges could be encapsulated in a single hotel, Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce would be the one. You won’t find a better welcome than in this polished little gem of a place...’
Architectural Digest, Die Schönsten Häuser der Welt