The Luxury The 93-room Kempinski Hotel Dukes Palace occupies a former 15th-century castle in the heart of one of Europes most beautifully preserved medieval cities, Bruges (pictured). The rooms are spacious by Bruges standards and include complimentary Wi-Fi, pillow-top mattresses, and under-floor heating in the bathrooms. Some rooms even have fireplaces. The hotel includes an indoor pool, a spa, and a Flemish restaurant. Guests have access to the nearby Golf and Country Club Oostburg, just across the border in the Netherlands.
The Value Through the end of the year, book the Tee Off in Bruges package for $1,045. This includes two nights in a superior room, one days green fees for two at the Golf and Country Club Oostburg, and a Kempinski Royal Sekt breakfast buffet for two.
The Catch Autumn weather in Belgium and the Netherlands can be unpredictable.
The Details 32-50-44-78-88, www.kempinski- bruges.com
From the fall issue of Shermans Travel magazine.