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 character. The owners are really friendly and helpful and the staff there are really helpful. The free internet, pool and games are loved by the students, as are teh high quality meals served in the local restaraunts. The food is excellent and I have never had one complaint from any student. The rooms are not 4 star rooms but it is not a 4 star hotel, I have stayed in many hotel rooms that are far worse that are 2-3 stars in the UK. The linen is clean and the water is always hot and the town square is only 5 mins walk away. The staff are really looked after with an excellent value refreshment fridge. With coach parking right outside The poppies, th central location and facilities make the perfect venue. i have been going for 10 years and go back regularly.
- 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