Hotel Duke’s Palace, a royal encounter in Flanders
During the medieval era in Flanders, the Dukes of Burgundy regularly made it their business to pay a visit to the province, and ensure that things were going along properly. They decided to stay in the city of Bruges when they made these expeditions, and in the centre of that town they created a fine mansion to dwell in, while they enjoyed their stay. Today, the royal mansion of the Dukes of Burgundy is now the Hotel Duke’s Palace, one of the premier luxury residences in Europe. The Palace is now situated across from the graceful park called the Stadspark Prof. Dr. J Sebrechts, and just 500 feet away from the grand central market of Bruges, the Grote Markt, one of the best preserved and most lively old town markets of Europe. The Palace is without a doubt one of the largest five star hotels in Belgium, and offers several boardrooms and conference centres to its clientele, along with the most luxurious standards of comfort and bespoke exploration in the city of Bruges.
A Genuine Mansion for The Rulers of Europe
The Duke’s Palace began to serve the royalty of Flanders, Belgium and Burgundy as a hotel and meeting place in the 1600’s, and by the 20th century it was in the hands of various entrepreneurs. The current incarnation of the Hotel, with much of its medieval architecture still intact, was approved for opening in 2004. Upon your entry onto the ground through the front gate, you will face the 3000 square meters of the Palace Garden, decorated with a topiary and perfectly green. The Palace also makes 110 luxuriously appointed rooms available to its clientele, with four categories of Rooms, two categories of Suites, and the Garden Suite and the Mary of Burgundy Suite at the highest end of the list. The hotel provides every guest with access to the Spa-Centre, where sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and salt wall all await the visitor.
A Unique Town that Never Knew Destruction
Throughout its history, Bruges never knew a destructive invasion, and that bit of good luck has left it with an amazing appearance. The architecture of the entire medieval era resides in every street of the city, and you may find yourself simply wandering in delight without a destination through the streets, transported to a both different era and a way of life. The staff at the hotel will be happy to recommend various destinations in the city for any interests that you may have, and bespoke tours can easily be arranged. Bruges is home to many monuments, museums, art festivals, cultural centres and historical sites, and the staff will be glad to review these with you and create a bespoken exploration of the city that best suits your interests and schedule.
Relaxing in the Halls of Royalty
The city of Bruges is filled with fine food and fine dining, but one center of European opulence in cooking that stands out above the rest is the hotel’s own Bistro Duke’s, serving haute cuisine with a light touch. A few cocktails at the Atelier Bar will make a perfect ending to a day of grand touring in the town, and the lavish amenities of your suite will allow you the finest rest and relaxation that Europe can provide.