19 Mar Overnight in Bruges: Hotel Malleberg
Warm, cozy and homey are the three words that come to mind when thinking about Hotel Malleberg in Bruges, Belgium. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would go back again in a heartbeat.
Hotel Malleberg is not a grand luxury hotel, but I think it’s cottage charm is part of what makes this hotel so endearing.
The Common Areas:
Upon entering the hotel, you are greeted with a small lobby to the right, a courtyard straight forward in the back, and a staircase leading you up to the rooms. Filled with patio tables and bench swings, the courtyard would be a nice place to relax on a sunny afternoon, and if the weather isn’t cooperating, there is a cozy living room style lounge downstairs in the cellar, next to the breakfast area.
There are 9 rooms total in the hotel, all with private bathrooms. We stayed in room #6; it was clean and I enjoyed the decor, especially the old wooden beams on the ceiling. The bathroom was basic, but we didn’t need anything more. Overall, it was a nice, comfortable room to relax in.
The location really can’t be beat–it is located just about a block from the Burg Square and the Market Square in the center of the city, but it also feels like it is a little off the beaten path, as the main entrance is located on a smaller side street.
Another plus about this hotel is the WiFi–you are able to access it with a code in your room, and we had great signal the entire time we were there.
Last but not least, the breakfast buffet and afternoon tea. Every morning a complimentary breakfast is served down in the cellar, and there is a coffee and tea reception in the afternoon. The breakfast is laid out buffet style, but the staff serves the coffee and tea. The breakfast was good and consisted of breads, bagels, cereal, meats, cheese, yogurt, fruit, hard-boiled eggs, and more.
Rates start at 70€ for one person, and 85€ for two people. We were so glad we decided to spend a night in Bruges instead of making it into just a day trip. I always love staying in small family owned hotels, and this one didn’t disappoint!