We visited Oostende as a family of four for a beach holiday. The hotel is ideally situated within 2 minutes walking distance of the large and beautiful Oostende beach (and that means walking with two toddlers and a load of beach gear). Also, it's right on the edge of the shopping district with a large variety of shops, bars and restaurants.
The staff was extremely helpful and well trained. They spoke at least four languages fluently; I didn't get a chance to hear any more.
The breakfast buffet was lovely and included better coffee than I've ever had at a hotel.
The pool was very nice, clean and elegant and the children's play area (with a ball bath, slide and various other playthings) was an excellent alternative when we had rain on our first day there.
Now for the negatives: the room was clean and large enough for us, with two double beds. Unfortunately, the second bed was a pullout couch that was uncomfortable to sleep on. The room was not air-conditioned (the hallways and the rest of the hotel were very nice and cool), so it got a bit too warm at night. When we opened a window to let in the cool night air, the very loud air conditioning unit made it hard to sleep.
I understand that the owners are in the process of refurbishing and that indeed a lot of the rooms are to a much higher standard. Still, I thought the family room "classic" could have been a bit better considering the cost of staying there.
It would have been nice if the hotel itself had had a restaurant; however, you could easily find one just by crossing the street.
Overall, the experience was very good, especially on a personal level with the excellent staff, and I can only suggest that you book one of the refurbished rooms if you decide to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Bero in Ostend offers environmentally friendly 4-star rooms at the seaside and excellent assets for perfectly organized seminars at the Belgian coast. At the four star hotel Bero you will for sure enjoy your stay, induldge a complimentary breakfast buffet and the free use of the swimming pool and brand new "Ninfea" Wellness centre with the access to the sauna, biosauna, Hammam,and infra red heating chairs. WIFI is included in the price of the room, to stay up to date with friends and family. When exploring the bar and the whisky lounge you will discover about 80 different malt whiskeys that you can enjoy in front of the open fire in the Lindores Lounge on those chilly days. For our small guests there is a childrens' playing area. Our Executive and eco rooms are equipped with Daikin Air conditioning. 4 seminar rooms with daylight and air conditioning available for up to 80 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Tulip Ostende