This lovely property is located across the street and ancient mote from the ancient city wall a half block from the famed Menin Gate Memorial. You must see the 8 p.m. nightly WW I memorial service that has been observed nightly sine 1928 except during WW II when the Germans occupied the area. Bus loads of people come to view this nightly. The owner of Menin Gate B&B is the chairman of the organization that puts on the service each night. When we were there he was in charge of the service that night and took us at 7:45 to a spot reserved for us right in front (I do not know how often he is able to do that). The property is well kept, spacious, comfortable, and a short walk to the city center where there is a "must see" WW I museum. Be sure to see the pictures in the visitor center of the city before and after WW I (totally decimated) and as it is today completely rebuilt as it was before the war. Close by the city is Tyne Cot British War Cemetery well worth visiting also, especially the visitor center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first Low Budget Hotel in Ypres Located next to the Menin Gate, it's the ideal destination for battflefield visitors. The hotel was build in 1896, completely destroyed in World War I and reconstructed in 1927. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Menin Gate Ieper (Ypres), Belgium - Flanders