We stayed there for a single night in November and wished we had had the time to stay longer. The place is beautiful, with welcoming rooms, a nice open living/dining room for breakfast and a perfectly manicured garden. The hosts are charming and can converse in a surprising number of languages (generally a strong point for Belgium!). Privacy is good (you can access your room without having to wake everyone up), breakfasts are splendid and the place is clean, tidy and better equipped than many luxury hotels we've seen (large bathrooms, good TV, an espresso machine in your room and many other details).
The only downside is that it's a little out of the way meaning that you should definitely have your own set of wheels if you want to stay there. However, it's also a good occasion to explore a little of Ghent's surroundings and the countryside. Lokeren is a charming small Belgian town with nice restaurants so you shouldn't give it a miss. And obviously, Ghent is the materpiece of the region, better in some ways than Bruges as it is far from being a "museum city" despite the good number of beautiful sights to visit (a fully-restored medieval castle, pedestrian city center, churches, Flemmish architecture, etc). Ghent is also quieter than Bruges when you want to avoid the tourist hordes.
All in all, DePeperbus was for us a picture-perfect B&B where we will be staying again, preferably in summer to enjoy cycling and better weather!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our guesthouse at the rural green borders of Lokeren with views on the quiet surrounding meadows. Lokeren, in the heart of Flanders, is your ideal location to visit Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp or Brussels. In this charming location we offer trendy and comfortable guest rooms with luxurious sleeping comfort, a professional service, wonderful hospitality, and a healthy continental breakfast served in an open kitchen with vienoiserie, buns and bread, cereals, toast, daily eggs, fresh juice, jams made from home-grown fresh fruits. ... more less
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