There’s a new accommodation option for travelers to Bruges, the enchanting medieval town in Belgium (aka the “Venice of the North”). The husband-wife team behind the popular Michelin-starred restaurant, Sans Cravate, have recently opened four rooms and suites inside a building that dates back to 1450.
Veronique and Henk Van Oudenhove spent years renovating it, and the building’s heritage is showcased alongside fabulous modern décor. (You’ll find oversized timber breams framing the space where mid-century modern furniture reigns supreme.) Glass-enclosed bathrooms are another nice design touch. Each room is named for a wine grape- Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Noir- and comes with free wifi, Illy espresso machines, and free mini bars (except the alcoholic beverages). When guests check in, they are treated to Champagne and macarons flavored to match the grape of their room.
After indulging with a tasting course at the restaurant, you can sleep off your food coma in one of the rooms. Or, in the words of the owners: “We created a "Dinner & Bed" at La Suite. In other words: we have left nothing to chance, so that we are now able to present you with what we consider to be an unforgettable meal, a good night’s sleep and breakfast.” Rest assured that breakfast, like dinner, is brimming with tasty treats.
La Suite Sans Cravate; Langestraat 126, 8000 Bruges, Belgium; Tel: +32 50 678 310; www.lasuite-bb.com