What is(are) your name(s)?
Hans and An Willemyns
For how long have you been running a B&B?
For 1.5 years.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
Proximity to the centre of town (5 minutes walk from the town square), very special breakfast room and delicious breakfast, large and spacious rooms.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
Bed & Breakfast La Rose is an ideal location for uncovering all the romantic sites of Bruges and the surrounding area. We are located in the centre of town, next to the canals and less than 500 metres from the Market Square, right in the middle of the historical heart of the city. The front of the house has been declared national heritage, together with the entry hall and two other interior rooms, one in neo-renaissance, the other in Louis XVI style. The 3 large tastefully furnished guestrooms are fully equipped with luxury and very modern comfort. You will enjoy a delicious and healthy breakfast in an historical interior. We can help you with tourist information you might need about the artistic and historical highlights of Bruges, Damme and other cities and the cycling routes in the neighbourhood. There is a possibility to store your bicycles indoors.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
We have 3 rooms and one apartment. Total capacity of 11 persons over 5 years old. The grey room has a king size bed and a single bed and is a very large accommodation for 3. The yellow and blue room have a queen size bed and sleep 2 persons.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
Our house has been declared national heritage and is a rather monumental manor. We renovated the house when we bought it about 5 years ago so that all the rooms now have all the luxury you would expect to have at home and while traveling.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
All rooms have a private bathroom with bath and/or shower. There is a fridge and mini bar, cable TV, a sitting corner, a work desk (except for the blue room), coffee and tea making facilities, free Wi-Fi. Hairdryers, ironing facilities etc. are available upon request.
Which room is your personal favorite?
The yellow room is my favourite because of the large bathroom and the view on our courtyard.
What do the room rates include?
The room rates include free internet (Wi-Fi), charges and all taxes. Breakfast is included in the weekend price. Depending on our schedule we also provide breakfast during the week at an extra charge of 7,5 euros per person (over 6 years old).
Do you offer any special packages?
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
The guests can expect various types of bread, croissants and "pain au chocolat", ham and cheese, freshly squeezed orange juice, various types of jam and spreads, boiled eggs, cereals etc.
When and where is breakfast served?
Breakfast is served in the breakfast room, this is one of our rooms which has been declared national heritage. In summer, when the weather allows it, you can enjoy breakfast in our courtyard. We serve breakfast from 8 until 11am.
Are dietary needs accommodated?
Breakfast can be made exactly as the guest wants it upon request the day before and with no additional charge.
Do you serve other meals?
Upon request other meals are possible.
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
Our kitchen can be used. The apartment has it's own kitchen.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
We have a daughter (4,5 years old), who loves it when other children are around. We have a baby cod that can be used free of charge by our guests.
Do you accept pets?
What is your smoking policy?
No smoking in the rooms; smoking is allowed in the courtyard and in one of the rooms downstairs.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
The closest parking is parking BIEKORF. Rates are 8,7 euros per 24h.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
All guest rooms are on the first floor, so it is difficult to accommodate disabled guests.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
We have smoke and fire alarms.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
We have no strict policy, guests can stay at least until noon in the rooms and can leave the luggage for the rest of the day. If the room hasn't been occupied on the previous day, it is possible to check in the morning.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
A minimum of 2 night stay.
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
You can check the availability calendar on our website www.maisondelarose and send us an email to request the available rooms.
What types of payment do you accept?
Wire transfers and cash.
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
No, we just expect our guests to respect all the other guests in our house.
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Bruges is wonderful the whole year round, and everything is within walking distance of the house: museums, sightseeing, shopping, art and culture, culinary delights and so much more. You can also discover the beautiful countryside around Bruges by cycling and drving around to towns such as Damme and Dudzele. There are also bus tours to Ypres (world war one sites) that we can book for you, and the seaside is just 10kms away (Zeebrugge, Knokke, Blankenberge).
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
We can be reached by car, bus and taxi. The bus stop is 100 metres from here. The train station is about 1.5 km further but has buses continuously driving to the centre of town.
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
You can have as much privacy as you want.
Is there something more that you want to share about your property?
Just come and enjoy our hospitality and our beautiful town - Bruges.