We enjoyed our stay at the Parkhotel, as we like slightly offbeat places and this is certainly one - fairly large by regional standards and obviously once very grand, with a certain faded (perhaps even slightly crumbling) glory - the parquet floor in the main entrance seems to be collapsing (the dip in the floor is strategically protected by a large pot plant so don't worry!); the corridors and staircases to the rooms are decorated in dark brown and green, which makes it appear a little gloomy. The rooms themselves (well at least the one we stayed in) have obviously had a facelift in recent history, and are nicely appointed in modern light colours with a very comfortable wooden slat based (twin, not double as expected!) bed. We didn't use the restaurant as they were only doing set meals (no choice) and although we don't mind a bit of gastronomic experimentation, we felt that the price was a bit high in comparison to the plethora of restaurants available locally. The bar on the other hand we did frequent - lovely old world "cafe" atmosphere. The staff were consistently extremely helpful (although not overly bubbly or chatty but then language is probably a barrier), and at the price we felt we got great value for money. I think this hotel would be fabulous for families in summer, as they have a large garden and play area, and regularly have large scale barbeques judging by the equipment out there - it's also a fairly short walk from the fantastic Belgian beaches which kids will love.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Parkhotel The Parkhotel is situated in the beautiful historic center of De Panne, a mere 200 m from the beach. Our large garden, 2000m², offers a large deck, lounge chairs and children’s playground. As a Belgian family-operated business, we focus on gastronomy and sustainability: •The breakfast dish offers local and organic produce, homemade granola. Lunch and dinner each offer 3 courses. BBQ and Belgian waffles on Sunday lunch; Spanish buffet on Friday eve; Belgian buffet on Saturday eve (April-Oct). The cozy bar offers snacks throughout the day, speciality beers and tea and a kids corner. •We proudly Green Key Eco certification: the entire hotel is cleaned and renovated using ecological products and the menu offers mostly organic and local produce. De Panne is the ideal holiday destination for young families (Plopsaland entertainment park, Plopsaland swimming pool, Eco Education center De Nachtegaal, Rosalie walk with Ipad) and well as an ecodestination. Free WiFi; accessible for wheelchairs; baby cods and chairs,baby monitor, microwave available; bikes for rent; we like to help you plan activities for groups or business event; meeting facilities available. ... more less
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