I travelled to Ostend for a Beer Festival trip last Friday (17th Oct 2008) with my Grandmother and friend. We travelled from Swansea to stay at what is now know as Albert II hotel (previously George V) for two nights. The hotel bar and breakfast area was quite nice, looked as though it has been recently refurbished, however the rooms were not the best standard. The beds were very comfy, but the toilet/shower room was very small and the toilet was a bit dodgy. Nevertheless it was very central and served it’s purpose.
Went to Ron’s bar, which had live music (man with a keyboard) and after him some ‘disco’ style music. We met quite a lot of people in this bar, four Belgian Police Officers who were lovely. Kevin (one of them) mademe try the 8% local beer – blow your head off! (Kevin if you read this drop me an email ).
Beer Festival was 40 mins out. Cheery beer was LOVELY! Oom pa pa band played all night, and loadsa people dressed up for the occasion (would have liked to have seen a few nore Belgian people as most were English and Welsh).
To sum up, hotel ok is just using it for a base to kip as it was very central and quite clean
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Turn your clock 150 years back to the prominent place to be while snuffing in fresh sea-air, in a "bello epoque" hotel with a soul in the heart of Ostend. ... more less
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