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Hotel Empire

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Van Iseghemlaan 31, Ostend 8400, Belgium
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Ranked #36 of 47 hotels in Ostend
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's a 2 stars hotel and I can't complain about anything. It's an old hotel so e.g. toilette wasn't very clean in nooks and crannies. Room was small, but enough for 1-2 nights. Breakfast was good as for 2 stars standard.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This hotel was basic but clean and tidy, the staff were friendly and even tried to teach us some basic Flemish. Breakfast was traditional continental but after a heavy nice of rich food and drink it is really all you need. The location was perfect and within walking distance of the beach and centre. The only thing I would change... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Disappointed. We were charged more money for a saturday night when we were staying for five nights. The size of the room was far to small. we had to report that the heating was on in the room and every day someone was sent to fix this, but it never went off and this made the room far too hot.... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The guy from the reception was very friendly he made my day , I guess without him I got a depression just came from Malaga and was very tired so I did not care much just wanted to sleep bud the next morning I was fast to check out , small room very old , could be cleaner ! and... More

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Plymouth
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Have stayed at this hotel three times now, it's basic but clean, 24 hour bar, very well located for beach, shops, bars and restaurants. Plenty of hot water, no tea facilities in rooms, some rooms are better than others. Hotel has two sides and the rooms are better in the newer part of the hotel. Breakfast is a very basic... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was the second part of our honeymoon and we were originally down as booked for the Royal Astor which we have stayed at before and liked. We went through 5 Star travel a coach company specialising in mini breaks abroad, but were not told of the change of hotel until the last minute - which I thought was a... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

reception is in dark colours, not very welcoming. first question asked : what s your name, second question askes how are you going to pay. not very welcoming. girl at reception in the evening was not friendly. rooms basic and clean. windows extremely dirty. breakfast : fair, a lot of different sorts of bread is a plus. but not that... More

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This hotel is not for the faint hearted it is so poor I am amazed that the local authority have licenced it.Take the lift from reception room for one person with one case only it took me to between second and third floors and nobody could hear the alarm.The room was filthy and the toilet was unusable however the bed... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

During an official tour in the city I stayed here for just three days and my experience was good. It is a good budget hotel in the city. Rooms, services and staff, all are good. No issues regarding cleanliness or anything else. Overall my stay was comfortable and I would recommend it.

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stayed 3 nights with a party of 20. Our room had a puddle (not a damp patch) on the floor, the miniscule wardrobe was about a metre high and about 10 inches deep, unusable for our clothes as it stunk of mildew. Manager said no other room was available. Next door had similar problems and asked for a refund to... More

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Address: Van Iseghemlaan 31, Ostend 8400, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Ostend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Empire 2*
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