My husband and I and my parents and their grandson wanted to visit the recently renovated In Flanders Fields museum (RECOMMENDED!) in Ieper, and take a tour to the nearby trenches and battlefields of WW1 and attend the Last Post ceremony under the Menin gate (which is held every evening at 8 pm. sharp ).
The Best Western Flanders Lodge is located +/- 2 km = 5 minutes away by car from the Menin gate, and lies in a quiet industrial district. The staff of the hotel is very friendly in explaining how to get there.
We booked two rooms in this hotel on a promotional rate offered by a magazine.
Upon check in we were given a double and a triple room in a timbercovered corridor in the basement, which proved to be on the groundlevel of the garden.
This extension of the hotel seems to be reserved for schoolgroups and people on a promotional rate. The rooms were nice enough and clean, but lacked the minifridges which were reported on the website of the hotel to be in each room .
When we asked the staff about them, they explained that the fridges were being replaced, and they gave us us a bucket full of ice cubes to cool our drinks with.
At the time we stayed there, there was a group of British schoolchildren staying there too.
We were afraid that we wouldn't get too much sleep, but the rooms were soundproof.
The matresses and pillows of the beds were good.
The bathroom was OK, except for a missing cover around the electric plughole. As it looked as if the room had been recently renovated, this was maybe a detail that would be fixed soon.
There were no bathroom amenities, just a big soap- and shampoo dispenser on the wall.
Breakfast was in a nice verandalike room, and individual guests and schoolgroups were kept apart. There was a reasonable choice of breakfast items.
All in all we had a good stay here. The reason why I only rate this hotel as "average", is because of the missing fridge, lack of amenities and uncovered plughole, which one doesn't expect of a 3-star hotel. The other rooms on the higher levels of the hotel were definitively of a better quality, and probably fully equipped, so it's probably just a question of rates.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Flanders Hotel Ieper (Ypres)
- Best Western Ypres
- Ypres Best Western