Bruges, Belgium

The Notary


    Review by Lotte

    Written on 24-05-2024

    Luxury boutique hotel with 9 unique suites and a six-course breakfast in the heart of Bruges

    The picturesque city of Bruges is one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities. You can wander through charming cobblestone streets, cruise along the Bruges canals, and admire cozy squares and Gothic architecture. It's no wonder that Bruges has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage City. For lovers of culture, history, and the Burgundian lifestyle, Bruges is an ideal destination.

    Nestled in the heart of Bruges along the canals is a former 19th-century notary house, now transformed into a small-scale and luxurious boutique hotel: The Notary. This charming hotel offers ten uniquely designed suites, each crafted by interior designer Pieter Porters. Whether you opt for the Eclectic Suite with its colorful fabrics and baroque mirrors, or the Morian Suite exuding an atmosphere of Arabian Nights, every room is meticulously created with care and attention to detail to make your stay unforgettable. The friendly and attentive staff ensures that you feel at home from the moment you arrive, as if you've been a valued guest for years.

    The largest city garden in Bruges

    The entire property and its surrounding gardens are a feast for the eyes, exuding a serene tranquility. In the meticulously landscaped city garden, adorned with fragrant flowers, pear and fig trees, and a (swimming) pond, you'll feel transported back in time. Everywhere you look, cozy seating areas are cleverly nestled among the greenery, inviting you to unwind and relax. It's a true oasis of calm nestled in the heart of Bruges, where ducks roam and swans gracefully glide along the canals.

    Breakfast experience

    At The Notary, they believe that a good breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. On warm summer days, you can enjoy a delightful breakfast in the garden at romantically decorated tables. Everything contributes to a perfect start to your morning: soft tablecloths and napkins, luxurious tableware, the beautiful colors of the flowers in the garden, and the soothing sound of the water fountain in the background. Having breakfast outdoors in the romantic city garden is a special experience that truly kickstarts your day.

    Even in the darker months of the year, breakfast at The Notary is a delightful affair in the breakfast room with crackling fireplace and warm candlelight. Each morning, The Notary treats its guests to a surprising culinary breakfast experience, served in multiple courses. This breakfast experience, as they call it at The Notary, is prepared with great care, often featuring organic and local products. You can indulge in premium coffee, homemade smoothies, a glass of champagne, and six courses of beautifully presented dishes during breakfast. Therefore, breakfast here is truly the highlight of the day.

    Romantic overnight stay

    The Notary is an ideal choice for a romantic overnight stay. In each uniquely designed suite, you lack for nothing and are enveloped in a luxurious interior. Enjoy magnificent chandeliers, sumptuous fabrics, and colorful details, a comfortable (four-poster) bed, and a delightful bathtub. Nearly all suites feature a functional fireplace. The warm and intimate atmosphere makes it the perfect setting to surprise your beloved. If you inform The Notary's welcoming team in advance, they will ensure the fireplace is lit and a bottle of champagne is ready to make your stay extra special.

    Private wellness

    A true oasis of tranquility awaits you in a separate building next to the main structure. Here lies a wellness area that you can visit in complete privacy. With a reservation, you can indulge in a delightful massage or take the time to relax in the sauna and relaxation area. Outside, there is a jacuzzi available with a view of the garden or where you can admire the starry sky at night. For some additional cooling down, you can take a dip in the beautifully landscaped swimming pond.

    Historical Bruges

    The Notary is ideally located in the heart of Bruges, allowing you to discover all the city's highlights in no time. Visit places like the Begijnhof or Minnewater for a moment of tranquility. Climb the 83-meter-high Belfort tower and admire the impressive skyline of Bruges. Furthermore, you can enjoy shopping, grab a drink on a terrace, or take a boat trip along the Bruges canals. Feeling tired? Then feel at home again and relax in the warmth, luxury, and personal attention that this beautiful boutique hotel has to offer.



    The Notary is the perfect base to explore the historic city of Bruges. The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the city, making everything within walking distance easily accessible.

    Accommodation address

    The Notary

    Moerstraat 54,
    8000, Bruges,
    Belgium +32 50 89 64 46 on the map


    The nearest airport are the various airports of Brussels. which are located approximately 1.5 to 2 hours by car. From there you can take a taxi or rent a car to the accommodation. It is also possible to reach Bruges by (speed) train.


    It is possible to park your car on The Notary's own grounds. It is advisable to book this in advance, the costs for parking are €35 per day.

    Practical information

    Important to know

    Check-in: Available from 16:00

    Check-out: Available until 11:30


    • iconFree WiFi
    • iconAirconditioning
    • iconPets allowed
    • iconPets allowed
    • iconBreakfast available
    • iconValet parking
    • iconParking options on site (charges apply)
    • iconSwimming pond
    • iconSpa & Wellness
    • iconFireplace

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