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All reviewslovely hotelvalley viewfantastic viewsdining roomsat navbeautiful locationwar gravesfriendly and helpful staffwould stay againexcellent foodspa bathset menujunior suitebed was very comfortablea la carteone night stayreturn visit
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Situated on the top of a hill Hostellerie Kemmel is a gem of a hotel with excellent and friendly staff. We treated ourselves to a junior suite for two nights, this included; a spa bath, walk in shower, his and her sinks etc, a large comfortable modern room with views stretching across the Flanders Plain. The buffet breakfast was superb.. Do be aware that reserving a table in the restaurant for dinner is highly recommended. We enquired about reserving a table at around 6.45pm on a Tuesday but the last table had just been booked, the restaurants in the local town don't open on a Tue! and a drive out to Ypres was required... We plan to return.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Plus points:
- Very friendly waiter
- Very nice breakfast, very extensive
- We did not eat in the restaurant, but it looked very good!
- Clean room with lovely views of the valley

downsides:
- Room is outdated and should be urgently updated, is still processed an old radio that no longer plays in the nightstand.
- Because we did not know that pets are allowed, we were shocked that there are large dogs allowed inside, and this in to rooms with wall to wall carpeting.
- Very small bathroom

In short: an ideal stopover, and if they update the rooms and would no longer allow dogs, we would even want to take a week's vacation.

Room Tip: take a room with views of the valley
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ardometal
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is a small hotel, almost a restaurant with rooms, on one of the highest points in Flanders with views across the Flanders Plain.

It's a family owned hotel, high levels of personal service, and a very good restaurant. This is just as well as it's too far to walk to another restaurant. This is just the place to go for a quite retreat where you can sit on the terrace in the evening and drive out to 'the sights' during the day.

It is 10Km from Ypres, close to Poperinghe, and within an easy drive of most of the battle fields and war graves of the first world war.

Wi-Fi is free, the wine list is extensive, and it's far enough into the countryside to be utterly silent at night, except, of course, for the owls.

Steps up to the front door, but level access throughout within the hotel. Good car parking.

Room Tip: No advice, top floor maybe. Ask is the best advice.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank 4RBS
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stayed at the Hostellerie for one night whilst visiting Ypres. We had two wonderful rooms, with superb fixtures and fittings and very comfortable bed/pillows. We would not hesitate to return, and indeed fully intend to do so. The service at reception and in the bar/terrace was superb. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Manfred L
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

the hotel was lovely in great location. the room was fine and very clean when we first arrived. unfortunately we stayed 4 nights and room services went down hill each night. the complimentary shampoos etc were not replaced and we had one very small piece of soap to last four nights. the tissues in bathroom ran out on second night and were not refilled. the coffee facilities were replaced first night but not at all after that and we were left with dirty glasses and knife which were not replaced or washed. having said that the staff were friendly and helpful and we ate in the hotel the first night and had a very pleasant experience.

Room Tip: rooms are small so you will need to upgrade if you can
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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