The Thermae Palace is a grand old hotel right on the beach in a prime position in welcoming Ostend.
You can enter the hotel through one of two entrances, both entrances via the hotels private car parks (10 EUR per day).
This huge 160 room hotel is styled in art deco with polished brass, marble, dark wood furniture and caters for both leisure and business guests.
On this visit, we were caught in unseasonal blizzard conditions and feared being stranded in the city.
The hotel staff responded effortlessley by confirming onward availability if we needed it - you just can't get better reassurance than that during potential travel challenges.
The breakfast room and restaurant both serve high quality food. Our evening meal included a set option with champagne for 40 EUR and drinks were quickly and professionally served.
The Thermae is not a budget hotel. You can however find deals for around 100 EUR per night if you shop around. However, some popular 3 star hotels are not far behind in price, making the Thermae a good choice for added outright style.
Some reviewers have made comments about the rooms and decor across the building. I personally feel that the rooms are well appointed and no one can argue about the stunning marble bathrooms and super soft beds.
If I were to be very picky I would replace the 'Kimberley Clark' tissues in the bathroom for something closer to Andrex, add in room refreshment facilities, drop the car park charges and pay attention to the exterior woodwork. However, this stunning building is right on the beach and must command substantial maintenance.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel time after time for it's elegance, style and location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Hotel of Belle Epoque style, in seafront location, within walking distance of downtown area & Kursaalcasino. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thermae Palace Ostende
- Hotel Thermae Palace