Monday, January 21, 2013

Road Trip Logistics: Bruges' Hotel Cordoeanier

Mike and I took a two-week road trip through Italy, France, Spain, England, and Belgium this past September.
You can read our other road trip posts about this trip here.

In Bruges we stayed at the charming Hotel Cordoeanier. Located just behind the main square, it has cute minimalist/rustic rooms at a reasonable (by Bruges standards) price: €90 a night for our double.  The hotel also serves a lovely continental breakfast, has a pretty little terrace (pictured below) and houses Cafe Rose Rouges - a gem of a bar and restaurant.

Hotel Cordoeanier is located in a house, so it feels cozy and warm: like a very efficient B&B. We parked our rental car on the street nearby, which was free overnight and cost €6 the next morning (we left Bruges for Paris by noon).

Full disclosure: the rooms here aren't very sound proofed, so our sleep was light. But the staff are fantastic (the best we met during our trip), speak perfect English, and pour a great beer. What more could you ask for?

- Jess

date: september 11
slept at: Hotel Cordoeanier - €90/night
ate at: Friterie 1900 (€25), Cafe Rose Rouges (€9)
parked at: street parking near Hotel Cordoeanier, free overnight and metered
(€6 for the morning) during business hours
distance travelled: 281 km/175 mi
(london to bruges via france)
distance travelled to date: 3,504 km/2,177 mi (38.5 hours by car)


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