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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This was my first visit, as a staff member on a school trip. The accomodation was basic - very much like an old-fashioned basic grade youth hostel with uncomfortable, creaky beds and loose tiles in the floor. Also, I agree with other comments, 1 plug socket is not enough with 2 minimum people to a room with phones to charge-up.... More 

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Thank Alison G
StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Menin Gate B&B, responded to this review

Dear Alison, Many thanks for your review. Although a "Old fashioned, basic grade youth hostel" will not have wifi and ensuite shower and toilet onboard I do agree that some rooms are waiting for improvements. That is what we are doing at the moment but it needs a bit of time. Your review will be used now to focus on... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The whole chain is aimed at Schools and groups - the facilities are perfect - they are just want groups want - good food at local restaurants and good groups accommodation. we have been to the chain many times and will continue to do so. The free Internet the free games and entertainments mean the kids love it and also... More 

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Thank Mark H
StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Menin Gate B&B, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Always nice to have you. Looking forward to your next visit. Take care, More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Service was good and we had a fantastic view of the Menin gate (location was perfect). There was however an extreme lack of plug sockets in each room I.e. 10 beds, 1 socket. The mattresses were grim as they were sticky and smelt but otherwise ok.

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Thank Louis P
StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Menin Gate B&B, responded to this review

Dear Louis, Thank you for your review. We understand the lack of plug sockets and will work on a solution for this in the next coming months. However, the mattresses are being cleaned every day and all beds have duvets... Hygiëne is very important to us so I cannot really agree to this but will investigate. Kind regards, More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Having taken students there (as a history teacher) I have to say that this is what we expected for the money. The rooms are not the best, but the food was good and the location overlooking the Menin Gate more than makes up for it. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the students enjoyed the visit. Just don't... More 

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Thank Trolliedollie44
StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Menin Gate B&B, responded to this review

Dear, Many thanks for your review. We are doing our best to lift the quality of the rooms. Some have already been done, others are waiting for a bit of a quiet period but will certainly be renovated. Kind regards, More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This lovely property is located across the street and ancient mote from the ancient city wall a half block from the famed Menin Gate Memorial. You must see the 8 p.m. nightly WW I memorial service that has been observed nightly sine 1928 except during WW II when the Germans occupied the area. Bus loads of people come to view... More 

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Thank Donald C
StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Menin Gate B&B, responded to this review

This review belongs to the "Menin Gate House" that is across the mote. More 

Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

For a supposed 'school' hotel, it is not all that school friendly. To start with, the hotel looks unfinished with wallpaper falling off and a huge crack in the arch into the dining room. The rooms themselves weren't very safe or hygienic. In our room, the toilet handle had been snapped off and you had to push a lever in... More 

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Thank Captainduck27
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Horrible! I went as part of a school visit and I along with many others thought it was horrible! In our room the single glazed window was broken letting in a mighty draft the windows were condensed at morning and the radiator barely worked we had only a blanket and nothing more on an old spung up bed I wanted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

As a battlefield tour operator specialising in good history for school groups, the three school hotels in Ieper and the new one in Albert are ideally located. Each has its own unique character with plenty of facilities for the group to relax in the evening. The key selling point is single occupancy, knowing the building is yours for the 3... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

After reading a previous negative review about the Menin Gate B&B, I felt compelled to write in with my very positive experience(s). As a history teacher, I have taken groups of students there for the past 6 years. In all that time, I have never found anything negative to say about the place. The staff are excellent- accommodating to all... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

I have taken many school trips away, and have been to ypres many times. I have been to the Poppies and the sister hotel the "Salient" many times and go back every year with years 7-13. The Hotel building give you a real feel of Belgium and are buildings that were built post WW1, they are full of atmosphere and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The first Low Budget Hotel in Ypres Located next to the Menin Gate, it's the ideal destination for battflefield visitors. The hotel was build in 1896, completely destroyed in World War I and reconstructed in 1927. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Menin Gate B&B

Address: Kauwekijnstraat 1, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Ieper (Ypres)
Price Range: $28 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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