We had three nights in the Bonobo. We opted for self-catering and the apartments in Bonobo proved a good choice. Bruges is not a cheap place to stay in and Bonobo is priced very reasonably, allowing you the opportunity to make your own breakfast – and it is so centrally located that you have the option of popping back to make some lunch if you don't want the expense of eating out two or three times every day. Hans and Magda were very friendly and welcoming, Hans was always around to offer advice and share a little of his dry wit with you. We were fortunate to be offered an upgrade to a larger apartment on arrival, which obviously they didn't have to do.
The bedroom was large, there was a TV with some English channels to watch. The en-suite bathroom was very modern, clean and functional, with good towels and a hair dryer. The kitchen with a hob, plenty of pans/crockery etc, a microwave, kettle and a coffee machine. The lounge had a good dining table and two pretty crappy, but comfortable enough, sofa chairs (I think they might fold out into beds if you have more people staying). And another TV in the lounge room. Plenty of storage around. Views of a cathedral. We drove there and our car was safely locked in their car park for the stay. The only slight complaint we had was that we were a bit cold at times (December) in the apartment, but there were extra blankets around, so it wasn't really an issue.
This is a fairly budget-line hotel, so we didn't expect anything plush or luxurious. Bruges is full of luxury, historic hotels and it would be lovely to stay at some of them another time, but for a cheap short break away, this was ideal and won't leave you with much to complain about, so I would definitely recommend Bonobo (and confirm other people's high ratings of Bonobo). And don't miss out on an evening in Brug's Bertje pub, the barmen will recommend you plenty of Belgian beers to sample!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bonobo Apart Hotel is situated in the historical heart of Bruges in a very quiet and picturesque street. The hotel has 11 large apartments for 1 to 6 persons. Each apartment has a kitchenette, safe, wifi, flatscreen television. 3 of the apartments are situated in the terrace and 1 of these apartments is wheelchairs accessible. Extra: family hotel, pets not allowed, no smoking, private carpark next to the hotel, sunny terrace, elevator. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bonobo Apart
- Bonobo Apart Bruges