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Author: Hotel Karel de Stoute/01 October 2013/Categories: our hotel

Our hotel is situated in a building that used to be a part of the ‘ Prinsenhof ’ (Court of Princes), the residence of the dukes of Burgundy dating the second half of the 14th century. It was the explicit wish of Duke Philips the Good, founder of the Order of the Golden Fleece, to have a personal home where he could stay and rest without being disturbed.

The duke bought the adjacent “ Hotel Vert ”and assigned a master carpenter to turn this house into a small palace. The result of this is that you will be able to admire beamed ceilings adorned with etches and in the former staircase tower are now some of the bathrooms

When the duke’s son Charles the Bold (Karel de Stoute), count of Charolais, married Margaret of York in 1468 he gave this house as a dowry to the newly wed couple and named the house “ Hotel Charolais “.

After the death of Charles the Bold and later his daughter Mary of Burgundy, the Prinsenhof lost its interest and bit by bit it was sold.

Yet this stately mansion of ‘Carolus, Duxus, Burgu’ still remains a dwelling of great historic value and fulfills its predestination as a hotel on a quiet location, where we will make you feel at home

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