BEST WESTERN Hotel Flanders Lodge,  Ieper

3.5/5  - based on 260 guest reviews.
A. Dehemlaan 19, 8900, Ieper, Belgium - See map
+32 57 21 70 00 +32 57 21 94 74



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Stay at this Ypres, Belgium hotel and enjoy a host of convenient amenities while relaxing in the lush, green surroundings. The Best Western® Flanders Lodge is surrounded by the historic World War I Ypres Salient, Menin Gate Memorial and the Somme Battlefields in Belgium. Hotel guests will also have easy access to nearby Brugge and Doornik. This chalet style retreat with log cabin décor offers well-appointed rooms equipped with all the amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Other deluxe hotel amenities include a Wintergarden restaurant featuring delicious French cuisine, a coffee shop and three meeting rooms with copy and fax services. For an added touch, a complimentary full breakfast is available each morning. This Ypres hotel prides itself on providing dedicated personal service. Make an online reservation today at the Best Western® Flanders Lodge! Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Flanders Lodge,Ieper
  • 4
    « A visit to Ypres »

    This rating would have received 5 stars had the check in been smooth. I booked the hotel with Hotwire, the guy on the reception did not know what Hotwire is! The hotel is very clean, beds are very comfortable. Mike the bartender is just great, the lady at check out made everything smooth. She knows her business, and she knows customer service. Will most defiantly return!

    « Superior travel lodge hotel »

    Stayed here two separate nights en route to Ghent. Excellent breakfasts and very good evening meal. Staff mostly very friendly and helpful. My only grumble was when I asked for a spare blanket, there was no one at reception (late in evening) to help as no spares in the room! Very good parking. 20-25 minutes walk to the middle of Ypres. I would definitely stay here again.

    « Visit to Ypres...BE AWARE !! »

    BE AWARE!!!!.......Booked with When it came to check out the bill was £35 more then quoted. I questioned this and was told it's city tax or something. Have emailed booking to question this. Be aware your booking may not be as it seems "not very happy as I had paid for other people and cannot now to them and ask for more money"

    « Great Hotel »

    Rooms were spotlessly clean and tidy Evening meal in the restaurant was good with a lemon mousse to die for. All diets were catered for. nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were efficient and professional though out our stay would stay here again

    « Different »

    Hotel entrance and location: situated in an industrial estate just outside leper (Ypers) and as you drive up to it you wonder what it will be like but these fears are quickly allayed as the entrance is modern and landscaped to hide the surrounding buildings. It is surrounded by factories but are hidden from view and at the weekend very quiet. Car park isn't tarmaced so watch how you go when you leave. Staff: found them to be helpful, polite and accommodating. The receptionist sorted out our rooms quickly then booked our taxi into Menim Gate. Bar staff were quick and polite and ensured we had salty snacks to help with our drinking, as if we needed help! Following day the staff at breakfast were the same standard we had already experienced, I.e. Excellent Room: excellent! Spacious, clean, comfortable with all the additional bits a good hotel provides. Coffee making facilities, tv showing English channels, and all the stuff you require in the shower. Only complaint would be the lighting as it was a bit dim, but a minor dislike. Restaurant: only ate breakfast which that was plentiful and delicious. If numbers are any indication then the restaurant was packed for evening meal but I dined in Ypers so cannot make a comment Conclusion: excellent hotel which is off the beaten track but provides all that you require if you are visiting the WW1 battle sites. Great staff, great rooms, great hotel

    « A pleasant stay throughout. »

    I stayed at the Best Western Flanders Lodge for work purposes and I can honestly say that the hotel is great. The property has recently been updated and refurbished and is split into two sections, one side (with the main entrance) is the main hotel. This is a very nice establishment with great food and nice social area and bar. The second section is more of an annex used for school groups (so can be noisy). This side has more of a hostel feel but the rooms are extremely comfortable and modest. Twin beds that can be pushed together to make a huge king size bed. Their is an additional two murphy style pull odwn bunk beds, a 32 inch television and basic furniture. The staff are welcoming, friendly (family run) and very helpful even throughout the night. (24/7). The rooms are very luxurious considering the price. The toilets were very clean (cleaned daily) and great quality, the shower in particular was brilliant!! The annex does have a lot of games and activities but there is a €40 deposit for the equipment, but this is returned after use. The hotel is located a short drive away from the Menin Gate where you can witness the moving 'Last Post' ceremony for the world war remembrance. This is performed every night from 8pm. You can then walk through the town to witness the wonders of Leonidas Chocolatiers and good quality waffles.

    « Family run, clean and smart »

    Just outside Ypres (5 min drive, 15 min walk) on a quiet industrial estate (you wouldn't know once you're there) Well appointed recently refurbished rooms, nice bar area and helpful reception. Didn't eat here but restaurant looked good. The lodge also caters for groups visiting the battlefields however they are accommodated in a purpose built, and very nice, annex with it's own entrance. This shouldn't put individuals off or groups a s all is very secure, safe and well set up for both travelers.

    « A good base hotel »

    We arrived at the hotel as part of the McAvoys Battle Tours of Greyabbey in Northern Ireland group. The room we stayed in was large but I found it basic in that there was only a small space to hang clothes (not enough for 2 or more people), the shower room had no extractor fan (if it did ours wasn't working!) the shower itself was small and had no anti slip mat. Having said that the hotel staff and food were wonderful. As we were only staying for 3 days and nights it fitted the bill perfectly, and its location is perfect to explore the surrounding battlefields and experience the nightly performance at the Menin Gate.

    « Reasonable hotel in a good location »

    Reasonable hotel in a good position. Not too many frills but good for a short visit to the area. We used it as a base to ride bikes around Ypres and it was well situated on the edge of town but only a few minutes from the town centre. Seven euros in a taxi.

    « Good location, Good atmosphere, »

    This hotel is easy to find of the motorway and plenty of car parking. It is clean tidy and great service. Rooms are of a decent size with a nice walk in shower. It has a good atmosphere about it with a nice restaurant, bar and outdoor seating area. The hotel looked fairly new so was in good condition all round. Could do with air con in the rooms for the hot nights though. It was a good 20 minute walk to the town centre, The first part of the walk has no footpaths but the road is wide so it was a safe walk. Plenty of choice for food in the town centre when you get there.

  • 4
    « Remembrance visit »

    We stayed here for one night on our visit to Ypres/Leper. We found the hotel quite pleasant with nice sitting areas inside and out. The rooms were quite dark but met all our needs with tea/coffee tray, hair dryer, fan. The bathroom was really good with excellent lighting(good for applying make up)the walk in shower really good. Towels were a small bath towel and hand towel each (not bath sheets) We didn't use the restaurant in the evening but breakfast was good especially the scrambled eggs. Coffee was from a self serve machine not the best but OK. We decided to walk to the Menin Gate from the hotel it took about 25 mins. Not the nicest of walks as it was not all pavement so not the best for anyone unsteady on their feet.

    « Great for visiting Menin Gate and Ypres »

    Modern rooms well decorated, clean and comfortable with tea and coffee making facilities. Very good breakfast with loads of choice..Plenty of parking and very close to motorway An easy 20 minute walk into the centre of Ypres and the Menin Gate which means you can enjoy a belgian beer in one of the lovely town centre cafes

    « A good alternative to Calais »

    Booked last minute. Stayed one night to avoid the French protests at Calais, very friendly welcome, great shower in our room and a brilliant breakfast, restaurant was closed on Sunday evening, but a 5 minute drive into the centre found us in the main square with many choices to eat. so overall a very good experience anything to avoid spending money in France!

    « Very pleasant. »

    This hotel had an bit of an unusual atmosphere, but was very pleasant. It was situated on a nice, neat and tidy industrial estate, but once in the hotel gounds, you would not know this a it was landscaped so well. The room was very clean, tidy and modern. The room seemed a little dark and the towels had a slightly unusual smell to them, but these are my only real critisisms. The staff member who greeted us was very good. He was very helpful and accommodating. He was the only staff member we encountered and seemed to be taking care of all areas, but was very good at his job. We had booked this hotel on the recommendation of an earlier trip advisors (Bikers, you know who you are) recommendation and we were not disappointed. However, we overslept in the morning as the beds were so comfortable. Therefore, we missed out,on the breakfast that they had recommended, Darn it! We would happily return to see if they are correct though.

    « Nice Hotel but a bit out of the way »

    The biggest problem with this place is that it is 2 miles outside of Ypres, so it probably isn't the best place to stay if you don't happen to have a car. However as a hotel it is actually pretty good (once again the fact that it is a major hotel chain is overruling my bias against them). It is run by a really friendly couple, and the hotel has a decent number of rooms. They also have breakfast automatically included, and the rooms are a pretty decent size. We ended up with a room on the lower lever, while felt like we were wandering through an old World War I tunnel (and since this is Ypres the World War I theme is constant throughout). However, as I mentioned previously, the biggest problem with this place is that it is a bit of a way out of the city centre.

    « Good Value for Money »

    Firstly, if you have booked through Expedia and your itinerary says that there is not a front desk, then don't panic. there absolutely is a front desk and we had no problem checking in etc. Rooms were a bit on the dark side and all rooms come as a twin as standard. apparently if you call ahead they can "make" a double room. Decor is unusual, but the rooms are adequately sized and clean. They do not provide any toiletries other than soap and shower gel. Staff were friendly and helpful. The bar was overpriced.


    Staff were horrendously rude, sarcastic and unhelpful. Myself and my associates stayed there for twos nights of hell and abuse. I went to the receptionist to ask for towels and shower gel (they weren't provided in our rooms) which was a massive hassle to the her. Soz babe, maybe try a different profession you gowl. We left the second day to go out and conduct our business, came back and the rooms hadn't been cleaned. Don't stay!!!! Spare yourself.

    « Traveling »

    This Hotel is ideal for visiting the Somme, or stop over heading for the Channel Tunnel, for a large chain, the place is in need of a refurb, the furniture in the bar is very scruffy. The room was clean and Tidy, evening meal and breakfast very good. The Receptionist a very nice young Lady (sorry I have forgotten her Name), seem to be the Jack of all trades, receptionist, bar Person, restaurant Waitress, for a Large Hotel Chain this was unacceptable. the poor Girl was run off her feet, they need to triple her wages. She made the visit.

    « Battle field studies »

    Stayed here for four days, room could off catered for five but was comfortable for two, no storage space. Staff where not that accommodating especially in the evening, it was a effort for them to serve drinks and bar snacks one evening when we came back from the parade at the Mening Gate. However they will supply a large pack lunch for your day out if ordered the night before for €9.

    « Great breakfast menu, however beds not so good! »

    This hotel has recently been reconstructed, or at least a new part has been added according to the receptionist. I stayed in the newer part of the hotel, the newly built building and so my review might not be relevant for those of you who will stay in the 'older' part. I must say the hotel is very nice, modern and clean, however the beds we had in our room were highly uncomfortable. They were very small and thin, therefore I kept almost falling off. They were also somehow bulging in the middle? They simply weren't the most comfortable beds I ever stayed in. On the other hand, the breakfast menu was absolutely phenomenal, including scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, roasted tomatoes and mushroom and many more. Definitely worth it! Overall, it is a nice hotel, yet a bit far away from the city centre of Ypres. You probably will need a car or take a cab.

  • 1
    « Staff is comparable to the food (crap) »

    A pleasant bus ride ruined by the sight of a thing (woman?) which was also comparable to a mutated dolphin due to the turquoise shirt she had on the following day. Our teachers (great people willing to have some fun) endured a stressful trip due to the stuck up and petty receptionist (if you can call her that) because of the non existent reception which was just a plinth used to hold menus in restaurants.this is only the school sector in referring to because we haven't experienced the main hotel.however i still believe that the same woman in the main hotel.moving on the food i mean where do i start there are no metaphors to describe it but ill try firstly the soup was as salty as the staff and the bottom of an evaporated sea... I will now describe my stay in emojis ????????

    « Austere surroundings and a draconian regime. »

    THIS REVIEW REFERS TO THE SCHOOLS ANNEX. From a factory-like exterior, you enter the huge echoey barn of the main dining hall and recreation room. With 200+ youngsters inside the noise is deafening and the heat is fierce - there appears to be no ventilation. To make things worse there is no supply of drinking water, other than 500ml bottles at 2 Euros each from a vending machine. Staff didn't seem concerned when this ran out. They were suddenly much more interested when the 10pm curfew arrived and were hounding pupils off to their rooms and insisting on utter silence(for the benefit of customer in the next-door hotel 50m and two layers of double glazing away). Student rooms for 4 or 5 were spartan, with narrow beds and no locks on the toilet/shower doors - which caused a lot of hassle. Mid-grey wall throughout added to the concrete bunker/battery farm atmosphere. We certainly felt we were here for the benefit of the staff (and customers next-door) rather than being welcome guests. The newness of everything has saved this from getting a one star rating from me. The place isn't terrible - but the food is. A tiny portion of fish fingers peas and chips was a evening meal. Packed lunch was 3 slices of bread with cheese or ham, an apple, a biscuit and a bottle of water each day - and you had to assemble it yourself. We would not go back.

    « Choose elsewhere for a school trip »

    My daughter has just returned from a school trip to the Flanders battlefields and her stories about this hotel compelled me to add to the scores of poor reviews about the poor level of accommodation and attitude that this hotel shows to these students. First of all the food. My daughter took photos of her evening meals and to be honest it appeared of a standard that I would not serve to my dog. Each night the choice consisted of two small portions of appallingly prepared pasta dishes and the only choice of drinks that they received in the evening was warm water. Breakfast was little better, with one small pre packed croissant/pastry and some stale bread and butter/jam. Part of our payment included packed lunches for their visits to the battlefields but the teachers and students had to make them themselves. The students and teachers had the use of a recreation area with a pool table and table tennis table but had to pay an unbelievable 40 euro deposit for the cues and chalk, and were warned that they would lose the whole deposit if they even lost the chalk. The hotel also tried to impose a 10pm curfew on the students and had a very aggressive and rude warden patrolling the corridors ensuring that it was obeyed. My daughter was off the opinion that even the teachers were afraid of this clown. We are talking about well behaved 16/17 year old history students who are paying good money and are entitled to be treated with respect. I myself have visited Flanders on a number of occasions and can testify to the warm welcome and hospitality I have received. It is a pity that this hotel seems intent of spoiling that experience for so many of the young adults that visit. I would suggest that school parties avoid this place and take their custom elsewhere.

    « Last Post at the Menin Gate »

    My son and I spent one night at this lodge which is conveniently situated a comfortable 20 minute walk away from the Menin Gate and city centre. It is located in a quiet area and includes the benefit of a free car park. Our twin room was slightly dark being on a lower level of an outer block but otherwise it was clean and the beds were comfortable. The toilet was separate to the shower room which is where the sink was. Slightly inconvenient if one guest is bathing and the other needs access to wash their hands. The price for our room included breakfast and there was a generous buffet selection to choose from. We would happily return here.

    « Different »

    Its always good when you go somewhere new to find your hotel straight away, despite the sat nav or maybe my driving we found this hotel on the main road into the town. The access to the rooms is down what can only be described as re created WW1 trenches, being where we were I thought it a nice touch. The rooms are somewhat dark as they appear to be underground, again very fitting, but as there is no air can, it keeps the rooms cool. This hotel is well appointed, perfectly situated, comfortable, clean rooms, friendly helpful staff, reasonable breakfast. What more could you ask for?

    « Battlefield tour »

    Luvly hotel very easy to find and very clean basic rooms , breakfast was very good and the staff were very helpful throughout our stay no problems with language either restaurant catered for a fairly varied taste and was also good value Thank u

    « Good trip »

    Stayed in the Best Western when it was tipping down with rain and had a fractious 90 year old to keep hold of! Lovely rooms and good food coupled with friendly bar staff meant we were able to shelter in style.Only criticism was the toilet in the room wasn't in the same room as the shower.Otherwise very comfortable.

    « Choir weekend »

    I also stayed Fri 27 - Sun 29 May 2016 as part of the male voice choir group. We got a very good room rate. I shared a twin, which also had two drop down bunks that we didn't use. Accommodation fine for what we paid, and breakfast and dinner were excellent. They could have more staff on to serve during our dinner though. Only significant issue was the temperature - it was a sunny weekend so all bedrooms and some public areas seemed very warm.

    « Coach trip with Choir »

    Check-in was a little slow as only one person on reception for 35 couples and 27 singles. Welcoming atmosphere, bar area very comfortable, breakfast area well set out and able to cope with large groups. Restaurant well laid out and welcoming. Food and drink we consumed during our stay were excellent. The walls in the annexe were quite thin so could be noisy at times, also annexe accessed by wooden bridge like structure very noisy when cases being dragged across it and should you have room next to it. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and worked hard. The hotel is situated a little way out of Ypres but it only cost just over 7 euros for four of us to get to the centre.

    « Excellent for Ypres & Area »

    The room was pleasant if a little sombre. The staff helpful and happy to volunteer advice. There are excellent restaurants in the Grote Markt in town, not as cheap as the restaurant in the hotel (not open Sunday) but better quality

  • 5
    « Clean, comfortable and enjoyable stay »

    Lovely hotel, amazingly comfortable beds (how on earth are they even made that comfortable?!) Definitely a brilliant hotel and will highly recommend this place to anyone saying in Ypres/Ieper. The staff are extremely helpful and will deal with any problems that may come up.

    « Great l;ocation »

    Stayed at the Best Western only last week and it is in a great location close to Menen gate and the town center. It is only a 10 minute walk to both. The staff ehere good and friendly and the breakfast was really good with a cooked breakfast and selection of breads fruit etc. I will definately stay here again

    « Clean, Functional with Friendly Staff »

    Visited for three nights in April 2016 with friends. The hotel is 15 to 20 minutes walk to The Menin Gate. A clean functional hotel with helpful staff. Although basic the room had comfy beds with a decent quilt cover. The room I stayed in had a skylight window and with the decor of matching laminate floor and walls I found it a little too dark for my personal taste even with the lights on. I also found that the skylight had to be closed due to rain. Do remember to close the skylight if you go out or you may return to a damp bed if the weather turns. Reception staff friendly and helpful and assisted in booking a table at a local restaurant. Breakfast was excellent with a full range of tastes for all and plenty of it. All in all a nice stay and value for money for the price paid

    « If staying as a family with more than one room... »

    Our rooms were located as far away from each other as they possibly could along the same corridor. This was not ideal when traveling with kids who were staying in one of the rooms. For whatever reason the hotel had not connected on us being a family with a need to have the rooms next to each other. So if you need rooms next to each other it is worth flagging this to the hotel in advance.

    « Overnight Stay on visit to WW1 battle fields »

    This hotel has had mixed reviews but we chose this one as it had 9 twin rooms and there was 18 of us on the trip It's a 20 min walk into town or there are regular buses, the check in was fast and efficient, staff very friendly and decent hotel bar with a beer at 4 Euros so very reasonable The rooms are bit basic but functional with decent showers and the breakfast is very good with plenty of choice. Overall would recommend especially if you on a budget

    « Horrible »

    Staff were rude, no disabled access, dirty rooms and poor food were just some of the qualities this hotel possesses. We went on a school trip and when we arrived, we were given rooms. Me and my friends (one of which was disabled and required a walk frame to move around) ended up receiving probably the worst room in the hotel. We had to help him up and down the stairs while one of us carried his walker frame, and when we arrived at our room (which was the furthest away from everybody else), we were hit by a horrifying smell. The beds were small, the room smelt horrible and there was barely any space for us to move around without walking over our things, or each other. The food was also horrible. Smelt bad, tasted horrible and to top it off, one of my vegetarian and gluten free friends complained about the food, and was provided with almost the same thing with curry to replace the meat. Don't come here please, its a waste of money, no matter how cheap it is

    « crap »

    this hotel is absolutely appalling for tourists and travelers my friend is disabled and he cannot get around the place. the room that we stayed in had 6 camp beds which where uncomfortable and dirty. the place smelled very bad. my friend was gluten free and vegetarian and they still gave him meat. the staff were rude and the food was rock solid . to be honest the place not good for people who want to have a good stay in a good place.

    « not fair »

    when we arrived the staff wasn't ready for our arrival. Our friend is disabled and there was no way for him to get up the stairs, so this meant we had to carry him up and down. we didn't have a choice for dinner we just got :- tinned carrot, potato croquets, fatty pork and tomato ketchup. There were also a lot of people who where celiac and veggie but the staff didn't really care. they got the same as us but with a bit of curry. The room was crowded, smelly and dirty, the shower flooded the room whenever you turned it on. For breakfast we got a bread roll. due to the lack of accessibility for the disabled, we had to help him down for breakfast. There were lost of games though, but who in there right mind would pay 40euro to play pingpong or pool. Overall it was a bad hotel the staff were rude and no access to the disabled.

    « Friendly staff, good service »

    Nice quiet hotel, i staied there for a night, nice lookedafter rooms, spacious car parking, you can use this even with a bigger 4x4, good affordable base to visit Yeper, or just have a relaxing moment for yourself

    « good base to explore Flanders »

    This was the second time we had stayed here and would again, as there is plenty to see in the area, especially for people interested in the first World War in Flanders. The hotel is situated in a mainly industrial zone but is less than a mile from the Grote Markt square in Ieper (Ypres) where the Christmas market is held. The accommodation is good; comfortable and spacious. The bar is good and so is the restaurant, although the restaurant is closed on Sundays. The Dish of the Day is typical Flemish food and there is also a menu of 'a la carte' too. It is a favourite base for coach parties visiting the War Graves and battlefields. The catering staff cope well with the demands of groups eating at the same time however they can lead to some noise in the corridors.

  • 4
    « A good hotel with a couple of niggles »

    Let me say first of all this hotel has a lot of good points. The staff were friendly, cheerful and helpful. The room was a good size, warm, with a comfortable bed. Cleanliness was faultless. the breakfast was varied and plentiful. Our only dislike of the hotel itself was the gloominess of the bedroom. It only has a Velux window so there was little natural light, The dark wall and inadequate lighting didn't help. Our next problem was not the hotel's fault. We wanted somewhere with car parking and this seemed to fir the bill. Checked it out on google earth and it was only a mile and a bit along a straightish road so we thought it would be great to leave the car and walk in so we could attend the 20:00 ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial and enjoy a meal with a bottle of wine. We managed, but anyone less able might have had problems. There is no pavement for two thirds of the way. There is a grass verge, but there are many trip hazards on it. If you did not wish to walk into town this would not present a problem.

    « Brilliant hotel »

    Came to see the WW1 sites, this is a really great hotel, lovely clean and comfortable rooms, nice breakfast, helpful and friendly staff, will definitely be back again, recommended to anyone who visits Ypres and the surrounding towns, great

    « Good Location for Battlefield Visits »

    We used this hotel for two days whilst we visited the surrounding WW1 Battlefields, the staff were very helpful supplying maps and directions and the hotel was clean, functional and comfortable. There is free parking on site, which was a bonus.

    « Comfortable, modern, clean and spacious »

    As a three star rated hotel the Flanders Lodge is very good. We stayed in the relatively new annex and the room was very clean and pleasantly furnished with a very efficient walk in shower and separate toilet. Our only complaint was that there are only 7 hangers, none of which accommodated trousers! The breakfast buffet provides a large selection for all tastes and there is plenty of everything. The restaurant provides a range of generous dishes that are tasty and fresh, whilst prices are not extortionate. The hotel is on the edge of town about a 30 min walk or 10 euro taxi ride to the Menin Gate.

    « School Trip- (DO NOT GO) »

    Shock! Horror! That's soup! I was disgusted by the ugly warlock of a hotel keeper who threatened our teacher saying that we were going to be kicked out because we did not listen. Then we were shown the screggy dwellings in which we would be staying in, the room had 2 bunk beds that look like where taken from the trenches themselves. Also the beds and floor had very oddly shaped stains that had been ejaculated all over it looked like the water they served us at lunch. As I settled down to my evening meal our food for the evening was a delicious soup freshly taken from the ladies toilets with hints of discharge and bread that had been baked in 1914. For the main course we had chicken and soggy sticks that were masquerading as chips however they clearly were picked from the floor. Furthermore, the only source of food in the hotel was the toenail clippings that we found at the start of our stay because the vending machine was 2 Euro for a bag of crisps. Other active at the hotel all so has a table tennis which you had to pay all your benefits on (40 Euro) to use. OVERALL DON'T GO TO THE HOTEL ON SCHOOL TRIP IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DIE. Oysters Clams and cockles are not available.

    « Simply a good place to stay »

    Although on the northern outskirts of Ypres in the middle of an industrial estate, the hotel offers easy access to the Menin Gate and the town centre and is ideally located for discovering the surrounding battlefields by car. The hotel has good parking, has value for money decent sized rooms, a good bar with excellent bar meals/snacks, a restaurant offering lunch and dinner and is run by friendly, helpful, multilingual staff (including English of course). Whether for business or leisure purposes, the hotel offers a good night's sleep in a quiet environment, followed by a breakfast of good quality with varied choices. Having stayed at this hotel many times for more than 20 years, I cannot say I have ever left the place other than very satisfied and I look forward to the next stay.

    « good base for battlefield tours »

    stayed here via a a Leger battlefield tour. perfectly ok hotel.comfortable,warm rooms with decent facilities.breakfasts are great with a tremendous selection of stuff. Because the hotel is a mile or so out of town we used the restaurant for our evening meals.We thought the standard of food was very good if a little expensive by UK comparison.It's worth asking about the daily special,a good value 2 or 3 course meal.for some reason they dont really advertise it. There is also a very reasonably priced bar.

    « Functional and decent location for wider area. »

    Stayed here as part of cycle trip. The hotel is a little way from town centre (25 min walk) so if only for Ypres possibly more convenient locations. However is for wider area it is fine. Only had breakfast here which was a better spread than many continental hotels. Surprised at comments about cleanliness as our rooms were fine. Separate toilet to bathroom which was good.

    « Clean....functional....quiet. »

    Stayed here as part of Leger Holidays Battlefields Tour holiday ( very good). the Lodge is clean, functional and ideal for peace and quiet. i do not do continental breakfasts, but you have a choice of streaky bacon, hard boiled or scrambled eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, little tomatoes. the sausages are the ' hot dog ' type, so not suited for our British breakfast ;-). the tea and coffee were fine, oh....nearly forgot...they have not heard of brown sauce....but there is tomato ketchup. we had a few meal evening meals and they were well done...but not too much ;-). i found the Manageress slightly rigid and regimental...but that may have been me.....or her. the rooms are quite ' gloomy', but i think that is to do with the wooden and timber construction. generally the staff were helpful, especially the girl with the long dark hair...but maybe i am biased to good looking dark haired girls ;-). The Lodge is situated as to what i can only explain " at the head of a very quiet, samey, business trading estate.....thingy". there are no shops or that kind of thing around it. if you want to go to Ypres you had better go by taxi, its a good walk as me and my hoppo found out..............and it is deathly quiet until you hit the centre of Ypres...honest. This was my first time in Belgium and i must say it is a clean and courteous country ( well.............round the northern part). there is mile upon mile of flat, green and brown landscape and you can understand why battles have been fought here. We were fortunate to have sunny, bright and not so cold weather when we were here late September....ideal for battlefield outings. If you enjoy your beer ( not a, you will be spoilt by the jupiler, leffe.....but the duvel and westmalle tripel are the dogs bollo ;-). i do not visit the same places twice when i am out of England so i was pleased generally with the Lodge.....and especially the Leger Battlefields Tour. thank you.

    « Disaster »

    I visited here two nights ago. The food is pretty much awful, there was no vegeterian option so I ate this weird soup instead. All the pictures are lies, im pretty sure i got 10+ flea bites after this trip. The bathroom was filthy, so I ended up using my friend next doors. the no talking after 10pm is apalling.

  • 4
    « Clean, pleasant and ideal location to stay to do battlefield tours »

    Me and my father stayed here whilst on a battlefield tour with 'Leger'. There were 35 on the tour and I must say the hotel was very satisfactory for our needs. Nice clean room, tea making facilities in room, clean towels everyday, free wifi (it worked as well). Restaurant was good, we used it the first night and had a cracking steak. Bar was nice and reasonable prices and staff pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was very good, considering we were told it was continental breakfast only. There was everything you needed, English and continental- buffet style. The town is only 15 mins walk down the road or 7 euro taxi ride. Beware with taxis as there are only 7 locally and there is no taxi rank ( not allowed in Belgium), so telephone bookings only, so be prepared for a 10-15 min wait. Menin gate is in town and a 'must'. I would use again.

    « I'm sure it was cheap »

    Not great. The plus side was, it is clean. Bed rooms were alright. Shower was pretty good. The staff were miserable and quite objectionable. Complaining, over nothing. Claiming to remotes had been given when they were not. Food is basic. On an evening it was poor to barely ok. The food is basic n an evening. Breakfast is ok.Br

    « A nice place to stay »

    I stayed here with a group of 60 other people on a battlefields tour and the staff and rooms catered for us well. I would recommend staying here if you are passing through Ypres and are looking for a nice, inexpensive place to stay for a few nights.

    « Battlefield Tour Group »

    I was part of a group of c. 50 people not in the first flush of youth. We were on a Battlefield / War Cemetery tour primarily organised for the Royal British Legion. The hotel was very pleasant, modern and comfortable, the staff helpful, the breakfasts wonderful, and the one evening meal we had at the hotel much appreciated. It would be difficult to criticise any aspect of the service we received during our four day stay here, and I venture to suggest that all of the other members of the party would readily back up my comments.


Getting to the hotel ...

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· From: Motorway A19. Take Exit 5 Ieper Noord. Turn left at traffic lights onto N38, after two miles turn left again at the traffic lights, the Best Western® Flanders Lodge is on the right approximately 500 meters.