We stayed here with friends for two nights in February, and really can't fault it. The location of the hotel is great - just five minutes walk from the centre, with lots of cafes and restaurants, as well as all the sites, within easy reach. There is also plenty of parking. The rooms themselves were spacious, clean and comfortable, with a mini bar, free safe, toiletries, hairdryer, tea/coffe-making facilities, pen and paper, etc. For those that spend long enough in their rooms, there were several English channels on the TV, and most of the rest seemed to be English programmes with Flemish subtitles! The staff at reception and in the bar were brilliant - they spoke perfect English and were friendly and helpful with a sense of humour. The hotel is full of war memorabilia, which gives it a quirky and interesting feel, and the private bar for residents is very welcoming, with comfortable sofas and a lovely 'open' fire. The little extras really made the difference - when we ordered hot chocolates, they came on a tray with a little chocolate, a madeleine cake and a small pot of Advocat! The breakfasts were delicious - everything was fresh (including the orange juice), there were bacon, beans and scrambled eggs for those who like a cooked breakfast, and the pastries and croissants were huge! Unfortunately, the restaurant was a little out of our price range, so I can't comment but, judging by the breakfast and the snack we had in the bar, it would have been worth it if our budget had stretched far enough! We would definitely stay here again if we returned to Ypres - I'd recommend it to anyone, especially for the price we paid (around £80 a night).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family-run Ariane Hotel: welcome to quiet green surroundings in an historical rich town. Not quite in the city centre, but definetely near enough to discover our beautiful town by foot. A warm welcome, sunny terrace surrounded by gardens, pleasant conservatory, tastefully decorated bedrooms with all modern comfort and immaculate service. Ariane Hotel truly has everything to please, the ideal destination for lovers of culinairy enjoyment and holiday makers looking for rest and comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ariane Hotel Ypres