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“Friendly, helpful hosts, comfortable accommodation and well priced.”
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Bonobo Apart Hotel
Ranked #3 of 97 Hotels in Bruges
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“Friendly, helpful hosts, comfortable accommodation and well priced.”
Reviewed 20 December 2011

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!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

This hotel is fantastic. We had a self catering apartment for 75 euros per night, which included a double bedroom, separate en-suite bathroom and a living room with sofa, tv, kitchenette and dining table. It was perfect for a short break. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, and the rooms were immaculately clean. They gave us a key that opened the front doors, car park gate and our room so that we could come and go as we pleased no matter what time it was. The hotel is literally a 5 minute walk to the Markt (central market square). I would definitely recommend this hotel as it also helps to keep eating costs down as many of the central restaurants can be quite expensive. Car park very cheap at just 7 euros per night.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

We stayed in an L on a self catering basis, which was 72 euros a night. Good size bedroom and bathroom, with then a lounge and kitchen area (room 21).
The staff we very helpful both before arrival and then on arrival. The set up is ideal - they leave you alone and you just get in touch if you need anything.

They leave a map and local information in your room, there is free wifi throughout the hotel which is a strong connection, and you come and go as you please.

The apartments are walking distance from Bruges train station, but then very central so you can get everywhere on foot.

Exactly what we wanted for our long weekend to Bruges. Would stay again if we went back.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

I stayed at the Bonobo (self-catering) for 7 nights, and was amazed at the wonderful level of service, cleanliness, and overall quality of my stay.

The hotel is close to the all the main highlights of the city, and is only a 10min walk from the train station.

Awesome hotel in a wonderful city...

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We stayed in this perfect hotel for 6 nights, and enjoyed every moment of it. We went for the self-catering apartment, and was located near the front entrance and street side, but this was not in any way a problem. Lovely, charming hotel, situated just down a side street away from the main square, but close enough to walk to everything you want to see.
Minnewater is a 5-10 minute stroll, and this holiday was very special as my fiance proposed to me there!!
Magda and Hans were brilliant hosts, couldn't have helped us more. Unfortunately, while on a bike ride to Damme, we lost one of our cameras, and they helped us to try to locate it in any way they could.
Will be returning in March for another romantic stay.
Loved it.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bonobo Apart Hotel
Address: Goezeputstraat 5, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Bruges
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bruges
#2 Family Hotel in Bruges
#7 Best Value Hotel in Bruges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2 star — Bonobo Apart Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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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