Pros

  • Gorgeous, renovated 16th-century hotel with lovely decor
  • Elegant, classic rooms with modern conveniences
  • Beautiful storybook garden with fountain
  • Small bar serving coffee and beer
  • Quiet location within short walk to center of town
  • Free breakfast including variety of cold cuts, cheeses, and breads
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Cons

  • No on-site restaurant or fitness center
  • No parking
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Bottom Line

The 37-room Hotel Jan Brito is an upscale hotel with elegant decor set in a beautifully renovated 16th-century building. Outside, there is a charming garden with gravel paths and an impressive stone fountain. Free breakfast is served in a sophisticated dining room and there’s a small bar on-site in a pretty parlor. The hotel is in a quiet location within walking distance to the center of town, but there’s no parking (unlike at the Hotel Heritage). The rooms are elegant and classic, with minibars and free Wi-Fi. Guests may also want to consider the similarly priced Huis Koning, a charming, sought-after B&B next to a private canal.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed

Oyster Hotel Review

Hotel Jan Brito

Scene

Sixteenth-century hotel with rich, classic decor and charming garden

In a beautiful, storybook building with brick walls, tall windows, and three peaked roofs, Hotel Jan Brito is a charming boutique. Colorful Renaissance paintings, fireplaces, wooden staircases, and chandeliers will transport guests back to the 16th century. Common rooms have a wonderful use of color: Breakfast is served in an elegant room with pale green curtains and wooden chairs with pale green fabric, and the bar is in a parlor with lavender curtains and plush, lavender chairs. Outside, the garden area is lovely. Gravel paths lead to a central stone fountain with seahorse features, and a glass elevator is a modern touch that lets guests enjoy the outside scenery. The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxed.  

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Location

Residential area within walking distance to shops, cafes, and restaurants

The hotel is on a residential street which is quieter than the touristy areas in Bruges. There are plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants nearby. There is also an outdoor market within a short walk, and the historic center of Dijver, a destination popular for its famous medieval buildings near the canal, is less than a 10-minute walk. The international airport in Ostend is less than a 30-minute drive. 

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Rooms

Elegant rooms with modern conveniences

Rooms are elegant with classic furnishings like rich floor-to-ceiling curtains and heavy wooden headboards and dressers. The patterned wallpaper in some rooms can be interpreted as either pretty and soft, or a touch overwhelming. Modern conveniences include minibars, free Wi-Fi, and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs (many of these are tiny). Some rooms have spacious bathrooms with separate stall showers and tubs, and the Garden Suite has its own outdoor seating area on a patio. Though they're plenty charming and have lots of historical appeal, they're not quite as upscale as the rooms at Hotel Heritage -- but then, they're also usually a bit cheaper. 

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Features

Beautiful garden, free breakfast, and small bar

The hotel has a secluded outdoor garden, which is a rarity in Bruges. A free breakfast is served in a pretty room and includes cold cuts, cheeses, and breads. There’s a small bar in a parlor serving coffee, cocktails, and beer. A computer is available in the lobby for guests to use, and umbrellas are provided for guests to borrow. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Hotel Jan Brito

Scene

Sixteenth-century hotel with rich, classic decor and charming garden

In a beautiful, storybook building with brick walls, tall windows, and three peaked roofs, Hotel Jan Brito is a charming boutique. Colorful Renaissance paintings, fireplaces, wooden staircases, and chandeliers will transport guests back to the 16th century. Common rooms have a wonderful use of color: Breakfast is served in an elegant room with pale green curtains and wooden chairs with pale green fabric, and the bar is in a parlor with lavender curtains and plush, lavender chairs. Outside, the garden area is lovely. Gravel paths lead to a central stone fountain with seahorse features, and a glass elevator is a modern touch that lets guests enjoy the outside scenery. The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxed.  

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Location

Residential area within walking distance to shops, cafes, and restaurants

The hotel is on a residential street which is quieter than the touristy areas in Bruges. There are plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants nearby. There is also an outdoor market within a short walk, and the historic center of Dijver, a destination popular for its famous medieval buildings near the canal, is less than a 10-minute walk. The international airport in Ostend is less than a 30-minute drive. 

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Rooms

Elegant rooms with modern conveniences

Rooms are elegant with classic furnishings like rich floor-to-ceiling curtains and heavy wooden headboards and dressers. The patterned wallpaper in some rooms can be interpreted as either pretty and soft, or a touch overwhelming. Modern conveniences include minibars, free Wi-Fi, and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs (many of these are tiny). Some rooms have spacious bathrooms with separate stall showers and tubs, and the Garden Suite has its own outdoor seating area on a patio. Though they're plenty charming and have lots of historical appeal, they're not quite as upscale as the rooms at Hotel Heritage -- but then, they're also usually a bit cheaper. 

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Features

Beautiful garden, free breakfast, and small bar

The hotel has a secluded outdoor garden, which is a rarity in Bruges. A free breakfast is served in a pretty room and includes cold cuts, cheeses, and breads. There’s a small bar in a parlor serving coffee, cocktails, and beer. A computer is available in the lobby for guests to use, and umbrellas are provided for guests to borrow. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Babysitting Services

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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