Regular readers know I have a true love for the Small Luxury Hotels. Prior to blogging I have stayed in many of their hotels and since I started THEZRW in June I have stayed in a Small Luxury Hotel in Prague, and Madrid . If you follow me on the instagram you would know that I hoped on the Eurostar to Bruges to make the most of my weekend and have a potter around. Bruges has always been on my list but never at the top and I cannot wait to write an eat,sleep, series on this gorgeous city.
My trip to Bruges was meant to be a solo traveller trip but somehow Mummy RW ended up joining. When I booked the trip I knew I was going to stay at a Small Luxury Hotel I just had to decide which one as there are two in Bruges. I chose to stay at The Pand Hotel as it had a really central location and thought that was crucial for one night in the city.
As I was only staying for one night I had booked a charming room but my room got upgraded to a junior suite which was just the perfect way to start the weekend.
One of the things I love about the Small Luxury Hotels, is that small doesn’t mean compromise, you still get the services and amenities you would get in bigger hotels and I have often found the service is actually more personal. The hotel didn’t have a specific huge lobby however it made up for it by this cute lounge where guests could sit during the day or before heading out to dinner.
As well as the lounge the hotel had a gorgeous hotel bar which was quaint and simply divine. It was the perfect spot pit stop for a pre dinner aperitif. Although we didn’t dine in the bar it also serves dinner, which is quite handy for those who don’t want to leave the hotel after a days sight seeing.
One of my favourite parts of the hotel was this beautiful sun terrace where you could enjoy the autumn sunshine in Bruges.
There is one aspect of the hotel that isn’t really an amenity but is a necessity and that is the concierge. The concierge of any good hotel can make things happen for you. Mummy RW had wanted to have dinner in the Park restaurant however this was fully booked for two months but with a magic phone call the concierge managed to get us a table at the restaurant. We had a brilliant time at the restaurant and I could not thank the concierge enough not only for arranging the booking but also for her other recommendations.
The room itself was really beautiful and was very quaint and everything you would expect from a bedroom in Bruges. I am a traveller that likes rooms to reflect the city or location you are in. I felt that Bruges was a chocolate box of a city and this room was the perfect chocolate to sit in that box.
I felt the suite was a decent size and it was certainly spacious enough for mummy RW not to step on each others toes. The room was light and airy and before our evening dinner we enjoyed a glass of champagne and had a chat on the sofa to catch up on life.
The bathroom to the suite was smaller than I expected however it had everything you needed. Despite the bathroom being smaller than I expected it still did have a double sink!
This was certainly one of my favourite aspects of the bathroom. Double sinks in bathroom are gold in my world, especially when you are sharing the space with someone else. I have to confess I am a particularly messy person and have a tendency to spread my makeup everywhere so a double sink is just perfect.
As well as the double sink the other thing that really pleased me about the bathroom was the toiletries. Amongst some of my close blogger friends we have this inner blogger joke about what hotel toiletries you will get. At the Pand Hotel you get Hermes which is high on my favourites list.
I am a breakfast lover! I like to eat like a queen at breakfast so I couldn’t wait tuck into the breakfast. Breakfast was served in this rather kitsch dolls house room. I have to admit it’s the most unusual type space I have had breakfast however it really did work.
I enjoy having the option of lots of fruits, pastries, cereals etc and also an option of a cooked breakfast when I stay at a hotel. Though the Pand Hotel did offer this option I felt like it was limited. Despite the breakfast option being limited I did enjoy the omelette and range of breads and cheese that was served.
I had a fantastic stay at The Pand Hotel and when I next visit Bruges I would certainly choose the hotel again, as it has a perfect location, amazing quaint rooms and it felt like a perfect little chocolate of a hotel to sit nicely in the chocolate box that is Bruges. The Pand Hotel was a suite stay in Bruges.
Have you been to Bruges before? Zoe x
**I paid for my room and this review is not sponspored, I simply have a genuine love for the Small Luxury Hotels.