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“Excellent B & B with spacious rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Domus Silva
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Domus Silva
Ranked #2 of 9 Lier B&B and Inns
Alameda, California
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57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent B & B with spacious rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

I always feel some trepidation when booking a bed and breakfast as some are simply too cloying, but those anxieties quickly faded when we met the hosts of Domus Silva. This Bed and Breakfast deserves all of its excellent ratings.

When we arrived we were greeted by Carlo (Suzy was shopping for breakfast foods). Months before I had enquired about possibly hiring a birdwatching guide. Carlo explained that he was unable to find a guide, but he had printed maps of some excellent sites to watch birds. He also lent us a bird encyclopedia and he had gone through and marked all the birds of the area. This took an effort that was well beyond the call of duty. (Happy ending to this story: we went to one of the sites Carlo recommended, by chance hooked up with a local birdwatcher, and saw several new birds including a target bird for us: a blue throat in full breeding plumage!).

The room was spacious and on the ground floor, a welcome change after a week and a half of climbing stairs and small rooms that is characteristic of European cities. It was exceptionally clean.

Suzy was also delightful and her breakfasts were excellent. The first day we commented on the cheeses she had selected and she made a special effort to go to a local convent and get us their cheese for the next morning. Yummy!

Our only regret was that we didn't have more time to spend in Flanders. If you are in the area, treat yourself to a stay at Domus Silva.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We were over for the tour of Flanders and we stayed here. It was simply delightful. The rooms are clean, quiet and very well appointed. Suzy is a super host, her breakfasts consisted of lots of breads, cheeses, meats, cereal, freshly ground coffee and tea. There is fresh fruit and she kindly made us scrambled eggs. The passion to deliver an easy and pleasant stay comes through. If you're going to Lier and want something quiet and tranquil, this is the place to book.

Thank you so much Suzy :)

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 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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Nottingham, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in June on our way back from Austria. Suzy the owner was very friendly and speaks perfect English. We were the only ones staying in the separate building which houses 3 B&B rooms and a huge lounge, dining kitchen area so we had the place to ourselves. Suzy came in to the kitchen each morning to set out breakfast. We could help ourselves to coffee at any time from the bean to cup machine which was most welcome after struggling to get decent coffee in Germany and Austria.

It was a great place to unwind after our trip and there were even British programmes on the TV. We sat out outside in the sun on the chairs provided and drank some of the excellent Belgian beer we had bought and stored in the fridge in the kitchen.

We would definitely return!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Domus Silva

Property: Domus Silva
Address: Bossen 16 | Koningshooikt, Lier 2500, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Lier
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Lier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Domus Silva is located in the countryside, amidst a still active agricultural area. Peace and quiet are the pronounced strengths. In this former dairy farm, now equipped with all modern comfort, the stables were converted into a stylish and romantic 4-star bed&breakfast. Located only 4 km from the centre of Lier. ... more   less 

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