UK Fashion and Lifestyle Blog.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Hotel Dukes' Palace | The Best Luxury Hotel in Brugge, Belgium

Prinsenhof 8 Hotel Dukes Palace Brugge Address
Surprise, Surprise, I'm going on about Brugge again!  Don't worry, I'm well aware the city has become an obsession of mine, and that includes accommodation.  For the past few years, Hotel Dukes' Palace has become my home away from home in the Belgian city and one that seems to get better and better with each and every visit.  From the private entrance leading to a warm welcome at the desk and box of chocolates in your room, to enjoying a drink on the sprawling patio before checking out - it's perfection.  Take it from someone who spends most of their spare moments planning the next visit to the historic city, this is the place to stay for luxury and comfort when in Brugge...
Hotel Dukes Palace Room Service Breakfast Menu
Smoked Salmon With Slice of Lemon Breakfast
Best Luxury Room Service Breakfast Bruges Belgium
Deluxe Room Hotel Dukes Palace 2018
The hotel rooms have recently been renovated which makes those moments spent lounging around in your room in a dressing gown all the more special.  One of my absolute favourite things to treat myself to when travelling is room service breakfast.  All out, everything, extra. Hotel Dukes' Palace even goes the extra mile and includes a glass of champagne for an added touch of luxury to start the day. And besides, there's plenty of pastries, smoked salmon and cheese and meat platters to help soak up the impact!
Hotel Dukes Palace Luxury Travel Blog Review 2018
Luxury Chandelier Photography
Hotel Dukes Palace Makeover Refurbished Lobby
Hotel Dukes Palace Luxury Travel Blog Review
Hands up if you also fall into a sinkhole of adoration for hotel lobbies and lounges?!  Besides hotel rooms (preferably while in my dressing gown), there's no better place to enjoy a warm drink while working through your emails, or making a phone call or two.  Hotel Dukes' Palace's recent makeover  has seen the interior design become all the more dreamy thanks to a subtle, modern update - ugh, just when I thought I couldn't be more in love with a hotel.  Anticipate: warm cinnamon tones, chandeliers and dramatic floral displays. We tend to associate luxury hotels with tranquility, calm and serenity, and perhaps that's why Hotel Dukes' Palace has made such an impression on me.  Located down a private side road just a minute away from The Market Square (Markt), it's beautifully quiet and offers the opportunity to gather your thoughts before wandering back out again through the hectic history of the famous city.
Hotel Dukes Palace Bruges Refurbished Lobby Area
Bruges Luxury Travel Blog Guide
Bruges Belgium Best Luxury Hotel 2018
Hotel Dukes Palace Entrance Interior Design
The devil truly is in the detail, and in this case, it came in the form of a box of chocolates.  As always, a golden box of welcome chocolates greeted (an exhausted) me, of which I put to the side and forgot about - until I came back one night too late to find all the local chocolate shops in the area had closed.  Booooo.  No problem.  After emerging from the dreamy walk-in shower, it was time to cuddle back up in a dressing gown to the glow of one golden-bulbed desk lamp and tuck into the generous box of praline chocolate truffles while switching between apps.  And that, ladies and gents, is my idea of heaven.   
Best Luxury Hotel in Bruges Belgium
Hotel Patio Drinks Central Brugge
Hotel Dukes Palace Deluxe Room Blog Review
Luxury Travel Blogger Working in Hotel Room
By this point, I'm pretty sure I can be classed as a superfan of the city.  Oops.  Should you ever find yourself in Brugge, I can't recommend Hotel Dukes' Palace enough; it's the perfect blend of luxury and comfort combined with practicalities and amenities.  Have you ever visited Brugge before?  If so, where did you stay?  Let me know in the comments below!

Hotel Dukes' Palace
Prinsenhof 8
8000 Brugge

Liked this post?  You might also enjoy >> Brugge, Belgium | 6 Reasons To Visit The City

With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. I want to go here, how beautiful and relaxing!! x

  2. Reading your blog always makes me want to pack my bags and travel!

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  3. This hotel looks amazing- I'm really loving the vibe. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. Ah what a gorgeous hotel. That brunch looks delicious.
    Hope you're enjoying the last few weeks of summer time!


  5. OMG darling these pics are so stunning!! I would like to stay in this hotel room forever!!
    Brugge has to be a great city to visit in autumn!

  6. I remember this hotel from other blog posts of yours. It really us such a stunning place, from the outside as well as from the inside. It's great and somehow comforting to find yourself a place you like so much abroad that you always come back to it :)

    Julia x
    Last Post: How To Focus in a Digital World |

  7. I love that this city has become a obsession, I totally understand why. Chocolate in my room is always welcome. I love the decor it so elegant and refined. You look like one happy girl Gabrielle :) You deserve the best. I love your shoes with the wooden heels, they are adorable.

  8. The hotel looks gorgeous!! Love the style of interior and the walls in the hotel room are so cool? Haha Brugge is definitely on my list after all your hype ;) Xx

  9. This place is so classy. I love your photos of this timeless classy environment. Hope your having an amazing week xx

  10. What an amazing luxury hotel. If I ever visit this city hotel Dukes will be first on my list. Amazing photography as well. You have a way of transporting us to a place, both with your writing and images.

  11. The Hotel Dukes' Palace looks like it has everything one would want in a hotel! It's no wonder you look right at home there Gabrielle! I really like how the vibe and decor mixes classic tradition with modern elements. Brugge keeps moving up my travel wish list every time you talk about it :D

  12. I really do not mind you posting more about Brugge! You make me love it even more than before! This hotel is so beautiful though! I can only imagine what staying here must have been like <3
    P.S. I will be hosting a giftcard give away on my Instagram page soon! Let’s follow each other!

  13. It looks like an amazing place to stay, and what a great breakfast setup you had in your room! Such a beautiful hotel.

    Hope that you are having a lovely week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  14. You and your photography are stunning as always! You have to give us some photography tips!
    xo Leros | AboutEos

  15. This hotel is the bomb! Makes me wanna make a reservation. The salmon/lemon dish looks soooo delish!
    And I love the hotel's inner decor and photography of historical figures !

    Love, Marina W.

  16. This hotel looks (and sounds!) amazing!

    Chloe x

  17. This hotel looks so amazing inside, this all furniture and all details inside the room. Such a nice breakfast :-) I have never been in Bruges but thanks to this post I will be remember this lovely hotel there. Have a lovely day dear

    ps. So stunning pictures

  18. The chocolate box is a nice touch indeed. It is great when hotels are thoughtful like that. And that breakfast in room looks so yummy!!!! The decor of this hotel is so amazing. I'm sure it's a wonderful experience to stay there.

  19. Wooww! Great place! and the breakfast is... amazing!! I hope you had a great experience!!
    Take care! xx

    La ilusión de Nina -

  20. Brugge, called the little Venice of the North ...
    A very nice city...
    Beautiful photos
    Good continuation

  21. Hello Gabrielle
    I already have my hands up because I have fallen in love with your charming hotel. The photos are wonderful as always.


  22. Oh wow, this hotel sounds fabulous! the decor and overall style looks exquisite, yet very welcoming and cozy somehow. That breakfast table also looks so yummy! ;)

  23. How beautiful and elegant! I absolutely adore your photos, the food is looking delicious, you've made me hungry hehe!

    With love from London,

  24. Room service breakfast is actually the best isn't it? I'm fully converted since getting it on our honeymoon! Gorgeous photos as always lovely,
    Amy xx

  25. Hotel Dukes seems to be one not to miss. The elegance and modernised decor accents is my favuorite, yet it still holds the traditional beauty. I love the velvet burnout seating. I am obsessed with chandeliers, I have a whole book of them.

  26. You really look like you're in heaven there! That box of chocolates came in handy. I guess it's good to (temporarily) forget about some things haha

    life + style blog

  27. You always found the coolest hotels! Love these post! Makes me want to go to Belgium so bad! x

    Adventures in May | Miss Nev

  28. You had me at 'box of chocolates in your room' ha ha - looks like a fabulous place to stay in Brugge. Would love to visit one day!

    Miriam xx

  29. Oh wow, this looks so super dreamy! You're so right about hotel lobby adoration, the ebb and flow of people coming and going, the opulent surroundings and the joy of being away is a feeling rarely felt elsewhere. Those chocolates also sound like the perfect finishing touch to a wonderful stay! <3

    // xx

  30. OMG this is the most stunning hotel! I love it!

    x Lisa |

  31. I definitely wouldn't complain about a complimentary box of chocolates on check in, especially if you're in Belgium! I typically stay in AirBnBs but most hosts could learn a thing or two from this hotel I think.

  32. This is so lovely! Beautiful as always!!

  33. This looks like a little taste of heaven. And I love the rich, warm color tones they chose in some of their decor - it really makes the space a bit more cozy feeling. Love your visuals as always, and of course you look amazing!

  34. This hotel looks amazing! I love how chic it is!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  35. Wow, the way how you edited these photos is so stunning to me!!

    Mihaailo |

  36. Such a gorgeous hotel! After your post and photos I really want to visit it, because I think it is perfect for me - from every detail, breakfast, interior. Just perfect!

  37. You explore the best hotels Gabrielle! I would most definitely add this one to my bucket list! xx

    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx

  38. WOWOWOW!!!! Lovin' this!!!!! looks like such an incredible place to visit! Looks like u had the best time babe! MWAHHHHHH Enjoy the rest of the summer!
    xoBeckerman Girls

  39. This hotel is just STUNNING. You're adorable! Love this post!
    xoxo Shannon

  40. I don't think I'll be travelling anytime soon but I am living the dream through you! xx

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  41. That place looks so amazing! You always feature IG-perfect places :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  42. Gorgeous pictures and what amazing decor, have the most wonderful time away!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  43. This place is absolutely magical Gabrielle, I adore the pictures <3

    Serene XO

  44. This pretty palace was absolutely made for your magical soul gorgeous Gabrielle! The hotel of mesmerising magic, I'm totally enchanted. It's so lovely it's become a home from home for you - a new country can often feel exciting but daunting so it's super sweet that this place has your heart :) I'm adoring your breakfast sassiness, total babetown for sure! The box of chocolates they provide in your room is a total winner too, living for that! The interior design is next level divine, total cloud nine vibes! The peacefulness and calm of a hotel lobby/lounge is so perfect, I totally agree. Sometimes it's so nice to work away from home and often I find it can be much more motivating. I'm so happy you enjoyed your time there sweet babe! ♥︎

    I haven't been to Brugge since I was about 13 with my parents (where I was a typical teenager who totally sulked the whole time, oops!) but looking back I wish I'd appreciated the beauty and excitement of the country as it really was magical. I can't remember where we stayed but it was a really cute place and I adored all the chocolate shops! Mum and I managed to break out of our mum-teenage-daughter-row-cycle to laugh at some rude shaped chocolates we found in one of the shops (trust us haha). Also wishing you the happiest birthday ever shining star, may your special day be filled with all the magical rainbows and pots of gold you deserve! ♥︎♥︎♥︎

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  45. Gabrielle you have the Midas touch! The hotel looks so luxurious, I couldn't imagine anything better then a trip to Brugge right now. Beautiful post as always xx

  46. It's luxurious indeed. Gorgeous in every detail, from the lights, to the walls, flowers, chairs. Amazing photos you have here too dear!

    Jessica |

  47. Wow, just look at the decor! My favourite is the massive chair with the gold detailing. Room service always makes the stay that more special. Great shot of your breakfast. It sounds like you had a great time Gabrielle : ) xo

  48. Oh wow, wow, wow! I always love your posts and photos, there's something so beautiful and elegant about your website and it's just stunning. Looks like you had a fab time, looks like a beautiful place to visit hun!

    Layla x


Blogger Template Created by pipdig