I have just completed the most delightful five days staying as a guest at the Albion Hotel in Ypres.
From the moment of arrival I was made feel like a family friend and just the subtle pleasantries of sitting at a writing desk and filling out my personal details for registration makes this place unique.
I was then shown my room and given a map of Ypres and the highlights of the town marked and explained to me on the map.
Room 1 was allocated to me. It was situated down the side street beside the hotel, approximately 20 metres from the corner. The benefits of this for me were that I had my own entrance to the hotel and then access to my room. The room was pleasantly large with a king sized bed, writing desk, two maple reading chairs, high ceiling with pleasant primrose walls and burgundy upholstery. There was a very big modern bathroom with all facilities including air conditioning.
The dining room was open for breakfast and remains open until 2300 hours, doubling as a bar in the evening. Computer and internet access is provided and also a library specialising in local books,
Breakfast is provided as part of the tariff and every guest has a personal table, Coffee and tea is provided by the friendliest of staff. A great selection of cereals, fruits, cheeses, hams and cold meats, eggs, breads, pastries and fruit juices.
All staff are multi-lingual and the diversification of guests included, New Zealand, British and Australian couples visiting the battle fields and a group of Australian school children accommpanied by their teachers also on battle field tours.
If you are going to Flanders, I must recommend this hotel highly. My original 3 days in Ypres was extended by two days due to the hospitality offered by this hotel. A great place to stay, whether you are on you own or part of a group. Hotels like this are very rare.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Albion Hotel, your favourite hotel of the Ypres Salient, located in the centre close to the Menin Gate, offers you style, cosiness and luxury. All rooms in this rebuilt Flemish Renaissance house are en suite, with TV, telephone and WIFI. In the lounge you can sit and chat and browse among our bookshelves, while listening to baroque music. We offer you a great breakfast buffet. So many ways to make you feel at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albion Hotel Ypres
- Albion Hotel Ieper (Ypres), Belgium - Flanders