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73 reviews
Cosy sunlit dining room
Spacious lounge area
Your stylish home in Ypres
Spacious patio
Lounging in the sunlit patio
View from the wintergarden
Bathroom 2nd floor
View from single room 2nd floor
Twin room 2nd floor
Master bedroom 1st floor
Bathroom 1st floor
Twin room 1st floor
Reading corner master bedroom
Entry hallway
Wintergarden
Dinner is served !
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Townhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

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Cath B
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the wait!”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Fabulous house with so much space, each floor with a great bathroom and very comfy beds. Johan even made up a bed in the music room downstairs for my mum. Johan organised a wheelchair for my mum collecting before our arrival so it was there ready for us. The info booklet answered any questions but Johan was at the end of the phone or email if we had a question. We booked the house a year ago as we had a specific date for us to be in Belgium. Throughout the time Johan was prompt in his email reply. Money was completed via bank transfer and Johan let us know when the money had arrived. If you had more than the advertised 7guests I'm sure it could be accommodated! We would certainly go back as the house was 3 minutes from the menin gate and close to town for restaurants and bars. 6 stars minimum!

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Liked best: Space
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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David G
Lewes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“bEAUTIFUL HOUSE, superb location and facilities.”
Reviewed 23 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This was my friends second visit but my first. All they had told me from their previous visit was true. The house is superb, the facilities were also excellent. We only cooked breakfast but everything we needed utensil wise was there in abundence.The bedrooms are just made for a restful nights sleep and the bathrooms are huge!! After several hip operations I am not the most mobile but even I didn't have a problem with the location being so close to The Menin Gate and the market square.I cannot finish this review without a mention for Johann the owner.I had corresponded with him for some time and he was always prompt and pleasant in his replies.In person he was equally pleasant and took the time to really welcome us to his house.A lovely man.We are hoping to go back later in the year if there is availablility.

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Liked best: there is so much, but the beds are just so comfy I dropped off to sleep right away.
Liked least: Nothing at all to do with the house but it is worth noting that street lights now go out at 11.00pm in Ypres so some may find it difficult to find their way back to the house.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Brendan B
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“weil priced, excellent accomodation”
Reviewed 14 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Three mates and I stayed here for four nights, whilst we toured the Salient. Very comfortable. It could easily accommodate 3 or 4 couples. Our host collected us from and delivered us back to, the train station and gave us a little impromptu tour of the town. Ask for soap for showers and toilet paper. There are a lot of stairs but that wasn't a problem for us. Very close to all the places you want to visit and restaurants/bars etc. Highly recommended.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Monty-and...
York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Very comfortable and well equipped but best of all was its position to the town of Ypres, within very short walking distance of the centre and the Flanders museum which is excellent.
Johan the owner is very helpful and met us on arrival he showed us around and explained everything the house was extremely comfortable with very good showers and lots of hot water the beds are comfortable and large.
It was obvious that the property had been very well cleaned and maintained between rentals probably one of the best we have visited. Thank you Johan.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Sean C
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Prefer this to any Hotel!”
Reviewed 8 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Owner:
Great doing business with Johan from start to finish.

House:
Great location.
Sleeps 7 + 1 infant allowed
Clean.
Spacious.
Great facilities.
No problem with on street parking.
Settled area of town.
Very Very. Close to everything.
Value for money.
Comfortable beds.
3 bottles of complimentary beers.

Post booking:
Refundable deposit returned within days. (-€20)

I have to compliment Johan the owner, on his quick response to any queries or requests I had prior to arriving at the house. (Thanks)

PS1: €20 charge for broken bowl? Accidents happen.

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BillyPix
Cork, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 5 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This is an excellent base for any trip to Ieper. Located near anything of interest. Well maintained and very spacious.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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aoc_redle...
Haslingden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Exceeded all our expectations”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Before booking Abacus House I read the reviews of previous visitors, and they were more than encouraging.

Our actual experience more than matched up with the previous reviews. Johan could not have been more helpful when we arrived. We did not need to take advantage of his local knowledge as the trip was pre-planned based upon the 100th anniversary of a major attack by Canadian troops at Kitcheners Wood. The location of Abacus House is ideal - just 5 minutes walk from the Menin Gate and the Cloth Hall and Market Square. To put the icing on the cake, the weather for the 5-days stay was perfect.
The facilities within Abacus House are extensive, and we really felt at home during our stay.

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Liked best: The location - you can walk to (and from) excellent restaurants all within 5 mins
Liked least: My wife and I are in our early 70's, and she could not have slept on the upper floor due to the stairs.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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