At the last minute we decided to drive from Brussels to the Ardenne for a couple of nights over Easter and booked this hotel over the internet not knowing too much about it.
It lists its location at Saint Hubert, a small village in the very south of Belgium, but its actually situated in an even smaller hamlet 6km away called Poix St Hubert!
It was snowing quite heavily on our journey there and as it was getting towards dusk we were getting a little concerned - we seemed to be in the middle of nowhere and still climbing up into the hills.
Eventually we found St Hubert and then the right road to Poix - and finally the hamlet with the hotel in it. The hotel is situated on both sides of a river with a footbridge between the two areas - the parking is by the station outside the hotel and is very close - a good job as the snow was quite deep by then!!
The reception staff were really friendly and put up with our dodgy french very well and we were soon in our room on the opposite side of the bridge.
The rooms are basic - a bit Ibis like with twin beds and furniture that has more than a passing resemblance to a certain Swedish flat pack manufacturer - but the heating worked very well and the bathrooms were spotless with never ending hot water. The only issue was the lack of a shower screen so showering resulted in a completely flooded bathroom! ( I took long hot baths after that! )
We decided not to venture too far in the now blizzard conditions and scurried over the bridge again to the bar for dinner. There is a proper restaurant and a bar/brasserie, but as we'd eaten in Dinant at lunch time we opted for beer and cheese in the brasserie.
The beer was great ( hubby has a penchant for the Rochefort 10! ) and the assiette de fromage was lovely - the service was a little brusque at first but they were extremely busy and the ladies defrosted later on in our visit.
Breakfast is served here too and is an ample buffet with freshly baked rolls and croissants and various cheeses/meats/jams etc.
Be quick for the croissants!!
We felt the hotel was very reasonably priced and very friendly, and its fine for one or two nights, however I don't think the rooms have enough creature comforts for me for a longer stay.
We'd definitely go back again in the summer as the walking around there is wonderful.
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