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B&B Hortensia
Ranked #6 of 44 Ieper (Ypres) B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Caution”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

In September 2012 we booked a room for two nights. Being Seniors, we found the room to be in-accessible (Third floor walk up) and too sparse. We were required to pay for two nights even though we were not going to stay there. They promised to reimburse us if the room was used. Never heard from them and they never replied to e-mail enquiries. Honesty is in question.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dartford
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

We arrived early in the morning and Veronique was vey welcoming, she provided tea, coffee and a home made cake whilst explaining the best places to park and places to visit. Our bags were taken to our room when we arrived back in the evening. The room was spacious and the breakfast the next morning was excellent. The hotel is convenient for the town centre and an easy stroll in the evening for the Menin gate.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AlanAmanda
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Saskatoon
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

We arrived in Ieper by train and found B&B Hortensia a very easy walk from the station. Veronique welcomed us and provided coffee and a snack while sharing information about Ieper with us and making a recommendation for dinner. We felt instantly at home and settled into our larger than usual bedrooms. The location is very convenient for walking the Ramparts along to the Menin Gate, visiting the main square and the In Flanders Fields museum. Breakfasts were large and included yogurt, cereal, breads, meat, cheese and scrambled eggs and bacon. We didn't need to eat lunch later in the day! We felt extremely welcomed by Veronique and Michael and would recommend their home to anyone

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank librarygirl13
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Lichfield
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

I spent 3 nights at the Hortensia following a personal recommendation from a friend. The room was spotless, the welcome friendly and the breakfast excellent.
The location is perfect for the Ramparts 1914-18 museum, Ramparts Cemetery and for strolling around the Ramparts to the Menin Gate.
Parking if free just around the corner.
It is a 10 minute walk to the centre of town and to the Menin Gate.
I had a room facing the back and I was not disturbed by any traffic. Anyone wanting a lie-in will be faced by church bells at 8.00am.
The owners are friendly, efficient and keen to help BUT they are not hugely knowledgable on the 1914-18 war. The other guests at the B&B were also not 1914-18 enthusiasts.
When I stay in the area I want to stay in placesw where other guests are keen 1914-18 enthusiasts. There are no 1914-18 books/photos/documents in the B&B. This may be a positive for some guests.
The rooms are functional. The TV was tiny but I did not want to stay in the room and watch TV. My 3 days in the twon were superb.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank prhlichfield
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Hampshire, UK
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144 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a very comfortable place to stay within easy reach of the centre of Ieper. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to the main square and the Menin Gate. We walked there through the town but you can also walk along the city wall

It is just inside the city wall so it is easy to find by car. You need to pay a moderate amount to park in the street outside the Hortensia but there is plenty of free parking nearby; the area felt safe and we had no concerns about leaving our car out in the street.

Veronique and Michael are perfect hosts. Veronique gave us coffee and cake on arrival and made us feel very welcome. She also gave us some good information about local restaurants and the Last Post ceremony.

The bedrooms were very clean and comfortable.

Breakfast was good. A good selection of breads, pastries, meats, cheeses etc., as well as scrambled eggs and bacon.

There is a selection of drinks available in a fridge in the garage. You can help yourself, write what you take in a notebook and settle the cost when you check out.

We only stayed here fore one night at the end of a journey back home from Austria to the UK. But we definitely plan to return to Ieper for a longer stay and we will definitely stay at the Hortensia.

Room Tip: There is a fairly busy cobbled street at the front, so rooms at the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kendal, England
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stopped here at the end of a 3 week trip from the UK on a motorcycle, via France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany to Colditz and back and so this was our last stop... we really left the best for last!

Firstly we were going to stop in Dunkerque as our last place over the water, however after asking the group for THE BIKER GUIDE on facebook for a place to recommend a chap said to stop in Ypres mainly to attend the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing and to stop here at Hortensia as it was a great place with the added bonus of having a garage for the bike.

When we got there, we were a little weathered and tired so the lovely welcome from Veronique and Michael , the best coffee I'd had in weeks and a piece of cake on arrival was heaven sent.

Modern, spotless and comfortable rooms. Also an honesty fridge containing various drinks in the main house - more people should do this. We could have gone to the supermarket, but didnt bother and just took from the fridge and paid on check out.

Great breakfasts, with fresh bread from the local bakers, various cheese, meat, cerials and preserves, along with eggs and bacon, cooked to order.

A great find for us to end our trip, ideal for the Menin Gate Memorial (about a 10 minute walk), with the added bonus of garaged parking for our beloved BMW Motorcycle.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Agreeklover
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
108 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at Hortensia (third time for my husband) and again Veronique and Michael made us very welcome. The rooms are light and airy, the beds comfortable and the shower powerful. There was plenty of choice for breakfast and the bread rolls were particularly delicious. Good bars and restaurants in the vicinity. The Menin Gate ceremony, as always, a must visit. Unfortunately we didn't get chance to visit the re-vamped In Flanders Field museum but hopefully our next visit will rectify that - with a further stay at Hortensia of course!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about B&B Hortensia

Property: B&B Hortensia
Address: Rijselstraat 196, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Ieper (Ypres)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Ieper (Ypres)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — B&B Hortensia 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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