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.
Spent 4 nights in the hotel, breakfast was very good, plenty to choose from. The rooms were clean and modern. The bar service and restaurant facilities are very friendly and welcoming. Above all the staff are very dedicated.
My second stay in the hotel, it's walking distance in to the Center of town 15-20 mins. Hotel is clean and tidy.. rooms a bit basic in the basement floor. The food was of good standard and found all the staff helpful and pleasant especially the bar staff.Breakfast was really good.Would definitely return.
Stayed here for two nights while doing a battlefields tour and I'd like to say a big thank you to the staff for going the extra mile in providing me with food that I was able to swallow. I am recovering from radiotherapy on my throat and every one was extremely helpful. The hotel is a basic three star about a mile outside Ypres . Most rooms have three single beds and the whole hotel is well maintained.
My wife and I stayed for two nights as part of our tour of the Western Front. The hotel is located in an commercial part of Ypres amongst many car dealerships. it is a short drive but a long walk to the city center. Initial impressions were somewhat disappointing due to the hotel appearing a little worn and tired looking and also to the somewhat "frosty" reception at the front desk as we were 5 minutes too early for check in !! We finally got out room 40 minutes later. We were also surprised to experience the smell of tobacco in the public areas of the building which is now very unusual. Our room was comfortable and clean but had three single beds which we understand was standard The star attraction of this hotel is the full buffet breakfast provided , It was exceptional. In fact it was the best breakfast we had in three weeks travelling around France. A great variety of both English and continental food, well prepared and looked after by a very efficient and friendly breakfast staff. They make this hotel worth a second visit !!! The daytime reception staff were also very friendly and helpful.
Nothing to get excited about but this hotel: Is easy to find and easy to travel to local places of interest. Has ample off road free parking, with some shade. Rooms are spacious if a little dark. Bathrooms are very good with great showers. Wifi signal is strong and free. Superb breakfast spread constantly restocked. Large bar area with lots of seating. OK restaurant with some good dishes at affordable prices. Lift. Knowledgeable reception staff.
Stay here with three mates in June 2018. Good value for money. 10 Euro taxi ride from main market square. Plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from in market. WW1 Trip. Will def go back to ypres again
Stayed for 2 nights to visit the war memorials. Free parking and easy to find. We drove into Ypres and parking was easy to find and free after 6pm. The reception staff were not particularly welcoming or friendly.the room in the adjacent building to the main hotel was very small we couldn't leave our cases open anywhere and we'd requested a double bed but were given twins. The room decor was ok and the bathroom appeared new and modern and was clean. The bedding however was disgusting really old , tatty and cheap and nasty, the pillows should have been thrown away they were lumpy and I dread to think what they looked like out of the pillow case. We also were badly disturbed at night by noise at night out in the hallway and the doors slamming. Breakfast was amazing , the hotel was very full but the staff kept replenishing everything, lots of choice and plenty of it . Good air conditioning
The hotel is on the outskirts of Ypres in amongst car showrooms. There is plenty of parking. The breakfasts were good with plenty of choice. We had two evening meals there which were good. There is a lift but I did not notice any signage to indicate where it was....when going down to the floor where our room was there was an awful smell of cigarette smoke/nicotine as soon as we exited the lift which we found quite unpleasant. The bedrooms are of a good size and the beds were comfortable. This is a good hotel for a short stay but I wouldn't want a lengthy stay there.
The hotel has a slightly strange layout, with reception, bar and restaurant on the upper floor and then the bedrooms downstairs looking out onto the garden. Unfortunately, my room was tucked into a corner of the building and therefore most of what was visible out of the window was a wall. As I was only staying one night this wasn't a huge issue, but others might find it more so. This was somewhat exacerbated by the very minimalist interior design. The room was all wood panelling, no carpets or any decoration at all. The corridor to the rooms was equally plain wood. Again, this is OK for a functional, one-night business trip, but I wouldn't want a romantic holiday here. What was more annoying, from my perspective, is that the hotel is advertised as having a restaurant, but it doesn't open on Sundays. That wasn't mentioned anywhere on the site where I booked it. Fortunately, the town centre is only a few minutes drive away, but it's still a bit suboptimal. On the plus side, breakfast in the morning was excellent. There was a wide selection of both hot and cold buffet food, and I had no problem getting a satisfying meal. Another plus side is the parking and location, it's easily accessible by road and there's plenty of space in the car park. I'd use it again if I was doing a similar overnight visit, but I don't think I'd choose it for a longer stay.
Spent 1 night here as we wanted to spend some time in and around Ypres. The car parking was ample with spaces in the shade as well, check in and out was easy, room was a good size with stairs or a lift to take you down to it and breakfast was a good selection that filled us up nicely. We were driving to and from the town center which took around 5 minutes and there was plenty of well priced parking on the central square.
The hotel has a very unusual layout that I still haven't decided whether I liked or not! As others have described, the rooms are downstairs. As a result, the room we were in received very little natural light, the wood paneled walls caused very little reflection, resulting in a fairly dark room. The hotel is about a 20 min walk from the town centre, located on the very edge (or possibly just outside) of Ieper. However, it is not too far from Calais and there is plenty to see and do in the town if just passing through (as we were). The staff were friendly and polite at all times. The free breakfast was more than adequate. The car park is a reasonable size. The major down side for me was that the walls seem to be paper thin. The family in the next room returned at around 11:30 and were shouting to each other in the corridor, then had their TV volume fairly loud and continued to shout to each other in the room. They then seemed to engage in some sort of burping competition! On this basis, the quality of your stay may be entirely hit and miss, depending on who is in the rooms either side of you? That said, for the price, I would stay here again.
Two nights in this location. From reception we took a lift down to our room which gave the impression of being underground. This combined with the wood panelling in the corridor gave the impression of a dugout rather than a forest lodge. Rooms are more than adequate however there is a lot of noise with people walking along the corridor before bed and then for breakfast. Good large bed and big bathroom
Very functional hotel that caters for large groups visiting the ww1 sites including the famous Menin Gate. Slick set up on reception in and out....Well done. Cute little bar that serves a selection of local beers. Modest breakfast options. Functional.
First stayed here last year when visiting leper with a car club, went back again this year, hotel just as good, great food, great beer, clean and tidy, no too over priced and close for a taxi ride into the beautiful town of leper........
Nice hotel/motel with everything you need for a quick visit. It has minimal staff, but the guys on duty are very helpful. The bar is very reasonable priced, and the buffet breakfast was very nice. The room was spotless, and the beds comfy.
I travelled to Ypres for a three day two-night stopover for my 92 year-old father to see the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, and to see a couple of the local WW1 sites as well. This was not an extensive tour of the area. The hotel is ideally situated for such visits. Some might say it is too far out of town, but for fit people with time, it is not. On the other hand, a taxi is not an expensive ride either. The hotel construction is fairly simple and some would say the walls are a bit thin, but this was not a problem to me, or my father. Our twin rooms were spacious and as one would expect. The bathroom was ok and, as all showers I have experienced in hotels, spray finds its way out somehow! I can't mark them down for this as it is "their" problem, not mine, whoever "they" are. Breakfast was a good mix of Brit and continental. Good bread to toast. I liked the coffee. Real scambled eggs better than some high price UK (international) chains produce, so very happy there. Took evening meals in town but only to extend the experience for my father. Staff fine, friendly and helpful, World Cup notwithstanding!! Because of the hotel's location, it is possible to find school trips staying over. One such did occur for one night of my stay, but this did not appear to interfere with arrangements. Just something to take account of.
I stayed several days with a bus trip and found the hotel to be good. The rooms were food and we ate several nights ion the hotel and found the food to be good. It is a little bit out of town and is a 15 minute walk to the town centre. It also has school groups stay there so the restaurant and hotel can be busy with kids.
We stayed for 2 nights to visit the battle sites. Our room was spacious and the beds were comfortable. The aircon was good. We liked the tea and coffee making facilities and fridge which we did not expect but appreciated as it was 35degrees while we were there. The WiFi was good. The shower was very efficient and easy to use. Thw main impression we got was that our room was like a cave. There was no window only a roof light and you had to stand on the bed and put your head out of the roof light to see out. The breakfast food was very nice but a lot of the crockery was very chipped which was not very hygienic. There was only 1 member of staff on duty and it was very busy at breakfast so the tables were piled high with dirty plates as people moved them in order to find somewhere to sit.You then helped yourselves to clean cutlery from another table. Reception was meant to be 24hr but there was very rarely anybody there. It gave the impression of minimal staffing. We used the bus to get to Ieper one day but it was not very frequent. The next day we took the car and were able to park free near the Menin Gate in the evening.
The hotel is dated, but for the price was comfortable. The breakfast was included with the price of the room and included a large selection of food, and was very good. It was also relatively close to downtown Ypres (Ieper) which was very helpful.
Discount hotel. Clean & comfortable. Room provides everything you really need. The shower was great. Lots of water with a decent size cubicle. It's located close to city & memorial sites. Breakfast was basic good food . I would stay again & recommend.
Spent 3 nights hear to visit WW1 memorial ground and battlefield. Hotel is in a good location to get to the centre of Leper (Ypres) and surrounding area as others have said about 25min walk into centre in the evenings with many good resturants. The rooms were comfortable but felt they were a bit dark and the idea of separate toilet and bathroom seemed a bit odd.The staff were helpful . Breakfast was good and a nice bar.
Flanders Lodge is situated about 15 minutes walk front the centre of Ypres. A modern Alpine style building its interior lends more to a feel of a hostel than a hotel, rooms are simple but fine for a short stay. The staff are excellent, professional and genuinely helpful, the bar area is great with the dining area serving an excellent breakfast. I recommend Flanders Lodge.
Fairly standard hotel of its type rooms basic and clean. Staff helpful in organising cabs and giving info. Good base to explore town and outplaying ww1 sites. Breakfast was ok but a bit chaotic had to wait for a table and Search for cutlery.
Stayed here for 2 nights & I can't fault it at all, the bed was comfy, rooms were clean & tidy, air con kept the room nice & cool, the staff were helpful & friendly & the breakfast was lovely with plenty of choice, ( we didnt try the evening meal ), all in all i would recommend anyone staying in Ypres ( Ipres ) stay here its only 2k walk in a strait line to Ypres main square & Menin gate
Lovely quiet and comfortable room, all areas clean and attractive, great breakfast buffet, so much choice and all very fresh and tasty. The reception staff were very pleasant and helpful, and multilingual. They are happy to order a taxi to take you in to town.
The property was clean and tidy. A warm welcome and easy check in for our group of 14 bikers. An excellent shower in the bathroom. Breakfast was nice with plenty of choice. Took about 25 minutes to walk into the town centre but was not a problem. A pleasant 1 night stay.
I feel bad having to be so negative, because the bar, restaurant, kitchen and breakfast staff appear to be incredibly hard working. But all their efforts are completely undermined by whoever designed and built the bedrooms. There is virtually no soundproofing at all. When we arrived for a four-night stay we walked into our room and were amazed to hear a Frenchman talking loudly on the phone - but he wasn't actually in our room. He was next door. Not only could we hear his side of the phone conversation, but the person he was talking to as well! And it wasn't on speaker phone. That night we were kept awake by a neighbour's snoring. The second night we were kept awake for hours by coughing, sneezing and repeated shouted groans from a different occupant next door. We asked to be moved but were told by reception there were no alternative rooms. The receptionist claimed not to have heard of noise complaints before - yet produced a huge box of earplugs, offered gratis to guests! But the noise coming through the wall was so great even earplugs were of only marginal use. So another night of shouted moans from next door, followed by a whole night of snoring from a third occupant. We left exhausted. The corridors are also made entirely from hard surfaces, so that every footstep, suitcase, voice, door shutting, etc makes a sharp echo. And by catering to large groups and coach parties, who tend to generate enormous amounts of extra noise, the problems are multiplied. If the primary service offered by a hotel is a decent night's sleep, this hotel is a failure. I could not recommend anyone to stay there until serious remedial work has been completed on soundproofing the bedroom walls. It's a shame, because apart from the noise issues, the hotel has very good facilities - bar, restaurant, breakfasts, parking, etc. Though it's not ideally placed if you want to visit the centre of Ypres on foot - it's about a 20-25 minute walk, most of which has no footpath. So, in summary, a hard-working team let down by badly designed/built rooms.
Stayed there during a motorcycle tour of the WW1 sites , a great City Ypres! Hotel was perfect for parking , very comfortable rooms, beds are excellent, good breakfast, would recommend this hotel for traveling, on the outskirts of town but 4 mins in a taxi to the centre.
This hotel is below standard. The rooms are a very good size, but no tissues are offered. My bed was not made over 2 nights. I had pulled up the duvet and pulled it down to see that the bed had not been touched - 2 nights in a row. There is a separaye toulet and bathroom. The floor of the toilet was filthy. There were no obvious marks or bits left on it, but I had to mop up the floor and the cloth came away black.
This hotel is reasonably priced, very clean & comfortable beds. A wonderful breakfast. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Parking near rooms. Easy drive to the Menin Gate but away from the noise of the town centre.
Stayed here for one night during our tour of the battlefields of WW1. It's a very short drive outside the town in a sort of industrial estate, but very very pleasant inside in a mock cabin decor. We had a triple room for 128 euros with breakfast included. We especially loved the breakfast. Staff pleasant and efficient. Would certainly recommend, but definitely outside the town so you need a car.
I agree with 'TheOld fossils' review in most respects.They coped with my quite large group very well, certainly for the price.Just off the ring road avoids driving into town , but its only a 25 minute walk to the centre .Ideal. The rooms are mildly different [ sloping ceilings as built chalet style ] but really fine. I will return.
Hotel very clean and welcoming. Excellent breakfast catering for every nationality. Bed very comfortable. Lots of easy parking. One mile easy walk into Ypres town. Only niggle was all the hard surfaces in the hotel made for a bit of noise when other residents moved around corridors etc. There is no road noise. Having said that we would return if in the area again.
The Flanders Lodge is a bit of a strange place - and really needs to be considered by the individual elements. Starting with the positives, the breakfast (self service) was excellent (for a 3 star hotel), the evening meals "not bad" but all 3 courses were "set" for our group with no choices whatsoever (virtually unheard of) - but our main criticism would be the "atmosphere of the place - the public rooms are pretty dark / depressing.........but that is nothing compared to the bedroom which was the most dark and depressing room that we have ever stayed in anywhere
This hotel has poor management and is poor for anyone who wants a nights sleep . Very noisy as place where schools stay, on a main road and the management team are happy to have groups of people running up and down corridors screaming and banging doors all night. Avoid if you want a nights sleep.
Stopped here on a trip around Europe. Was pleased generally as thought it good for a 3 star. Welcome was good. Room was clean. Dinner in restaurant was good for this type of hotel and the waitress excellent and helpful. Rooms are a bit dark and lighting a little harsh but otherwise fine and would stay again. Breakfast was excellent with good choices. BW seem to continually struggle to recognise their own awards though. Am a Diamond member but no recognition given. Would not prevent me from staying again.
Booked this hotel based on location and price. The hotel was very functional and the room was clean and well maintained. Good bar, good parking, good free Wi-Fi and excellent inclusive breakfast to set you up for a day of touring. Strong recommend.
Great hotel to stay with a group, very good food, clean tidy bedrooms. Nice bar area, full English or continental breakfast, full evening menu available. Good Parking facilities. Good central location for exploring the Flanders area of Belgium.
We had great expectations of the best western Flanders lodge in Leper but after four days we left totally disappointed with the overall experience. The staff, although superficially friendly are with the exception of one lady at front of house basically incompetent when it comes to dealing with any kind of problem. On the first morning of our stay we informed the lady on reception of the fact that we'd requested a king size bed for the four day stay. It was Valentine's week and we were spending the week together whilst combining this with the opportunity to visit the war graves in Flanders and pay our respects. The king size bed was in fact two single beds pushed together with no mattress topper to even cover the big gap between the two beds. Very romantic with my other half getting stuck in the hole at regular intervals. This initial humour then turned to ultimate disappointment as although we reported this apparent oversight on no fewer than four separate occasions. We received lots of apologies but this was just lip service culminating in one particularly rude lady on reception saying the matter had NOTHING TO DO WITH HER!! When asked when the manager would be in we were curtly informed NOT FOR ANOTHER THREE WEEKS!! so you have a hotel with no manager and no one willing to take any responsability. My advice to anyone considering staying here is simply don't. If you have a problem it will not be dealt with. No management equals no accountability.
We stayed here for two nights to see the memorial places in Ypres and to attend the Last Post which is held every night there. The hotel is fantastic! The room was fabulous and the breakfast amazing! We also had an evening meal which was superb. The staff were amazing and so helpful. Nothing was a problem for them, including organising a taxi for us into the town centre. We will definitely return here.
I really enjoyed staying here during our visit! The first night we had dinner in the restaurant and it was brilliant. Breakfast had a decent selection of food, depending on your preference. Rooms are clean and quaint. Beds are comfortable. Iper is a lovely town to visit and would strongly suggest a few days of battlefield site seeing.
Charming hotel with pleasant staff. My stay started with me being informed that they did not have my reservation and then as if by magic it appeared. Found the hotel to be excellent for our needs... a bed for the night. Had a decent night in Ypres followed by a good night sleep. Breakfast was a massive surprise.. so nice I had second helpings. I wasn't expecting a great deal from this hotel, it surpassed my expectations and would have no issues about going back. The hotel has plenty of parking and the staff were very helpful.
Admittedly I came here in deepest darkest December when West Flanders is not at its most welcoming. The rain was lashing against the windscreen as I pulled into Best Western's Flanders outpost. The greeting on arrival was friendly enough but the room was dour and impersonal and cold ! The wall heaters didnt appear to work and the mini bar was ....unstocked. To add insult to injury, the bar wont tale cards for anything less than a bill of €20. I get it when small shops have that kind of policy, but a major hotel chain??? Smacked of greedy management wanting guests to order more at the bar. The hotel site itself is just off an industrial estate and nowhere near any attractions in town. For the money and even for less, U wouldnt bother.
Nice hotel,for the money and perfect for our needs, being close to Ypres itself and within easy reach of Passchendaele and Tyne Cot. Good rooms, lovely stuff and a great breakfast to boot! Prices were very good as well and I'd go back.
Great hotel , very comfortable ,very helpful staff 20 min walk into town .we found it a great base .as a group of bikers we will certainly be using this hotel again next year (2018) to re-visit the menin gate
Five of us went to Ieper to find out more about the battles at Passchendaele. The hotel we well situated just outside the Ieper. A brisk 20 minute walk in to Ieper or take a taxi. Good size rooms and the hotel has been recently updated. A large breakfast room and in my view the breakfast will set you up for the day. Staff go a long way in my book and all the staff were very pleasant and helpful. I will be back and thank you.
Wanted a cheap hotel for an overnight in Ieper. A little too far to walk into or out of town centre - but Taxi was cheap enough at 8euro for 2. Includes a Restaurant, Bar with TV. Rooms are nice with the timber, great double head shower. Friendly staff. Good Breakfast! I was pleased with my choice.
I have spent one night here. The atmosphere is good, building is mainly from wood, nice. Rooms is big enough, bathroom is also nice and clean. Bed, the one for 1 person is small, not king size, but comfortable. Breakfast is really rich, you can choose several salty and sweet pcs. So finally I can say it is a good value for money stay.
This is a clean, modern hotel with a good breakfast and nice rooms. It is a good base for touring Flanders and is situated on the outskirts of Ypres. It can get busy and the car park gets full. As it hosts coach trips breakfast can also be busy at times. Walking to the city centre, however, is not easy and not pleasant after dark as there are no footpaths in the vicinity of the hotel that is on an out of town industrial/ retail site.
The rooms where good but the food was not great. They had no vegetarian option at the time and the apples we were given were cooking apples rather than eating apples so didnt taste nice. The ladders holding up the bed fell off a few times causing the bed to go up in room 108 and you got stuck for a bit
Would not have picked this location, a good 20 minute walk from the Menen Gate along a road with sections without a footpath. It was adequate, clean and the rooms a reasonable size. But the pillows were small and lumpy. The bar offered a few good Belgian beers, served with a dish of peanuts. The staff were often perfunctory. They did not seem happy in their work. Breakfast was quite reasonable, with a good selection of options.
Stayed here for one night whilst visiting Ypres. Just on edge of town. Rooms were clean and functional. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good restaurant/bar area and breakfast was excellent wide choice of fresh cheese meat and pastries as well as cooked food. I would stay here again
The hostel works okay for groups. The bar staff were very slow and a little bit grumpy. And I suggest that you don't ask for ice in the bar. They don't have a scoop and so if you ask for ice they use their hands to scoop it out of the ice machine and into the glass. I watched one of the bar staff hold his hand to his mouth, he coughed, and then without wiping let alone washing his hand, he used it to scoop ice into a customer's glass.
This is 2nd time we have stayed at this hotel, it is conveniently situated not far from centre of Ypres, plenty of parking. Rooms are good with excellent showers & comfy beds. Plenty of choice at breakfast & food in restaurant (for evening meal) was good. My only gripe is that the restaurant is closed on a Sunday evening, which was a bit of a nuisance to us. Also centre of Ypres (the main square) is closed to traffic on Sunday's until around 6.30. We had a job to find a convenient parking space in order to eat in Ypres due to Hotel's closure of restaurant. Just one small point the hotel are sticklers about checking in time, so don't arrive before 3pm.
rooms very clean and tidy, if a little tired, on the list for refurbishment, staff great but as no till in the bar, each time we were served we got a different total.The breakfast was all freshly cooked to order and the home made bread was delicious, we were kindly given some of the bread to take home and we did enjoy it. We would stay here again, the only downside was it was situated out of town, but local taxi firm dealt with us each time, they again were so friendly and accommodating, they brought suitable cars and people carriers depending on how many of us went out each time, they also collected us to return to hotel within a few mins. of us phoning, this was another family run business.
Good clean spacious rooms within a reasonable walk of the old town of Ieper. It is a large hotel dealing with a lot of people. Food quality good albeit mass produce. Dining room is managed well given arge number of guests. Floating timber floors mean rooms can be a bit noisy from footfall / neighbouring rooms but OK as long as other guests don't play bagpipes at 0530 in the morning. What possesses people to think that is somehow acceptable beats me. Good value for money and reasonably accessible to the old town.
Stayed one night in this hotel while visiting Ypres. Very comfortable room. Friendly receptionist who dealt with check in and out quickly. Free parking. Comfortable quiet room. Nice restaurant with good food. Free breakfast. Recommended.
This hotel is clean modern and has excellent air-conditioned bedrooms. The restaurant serves adequate plain evening meals at a very good price. However the breakfast is a highlight. One of the best I have experienced outside of 5 star hotels.
We first stayed last June, in 2016. We had a great time and were eager to return this year. Unfortunately it seems that things aren't quite as good. The receptionist booking us in got half way through before casually picking up the phone and dealing with the call, leaving us stood for ten minutes. Basic manners would have placed them on hold, as it only took another 60 seconds to finish up and give us our keys. The layout of the rooms on the lower floor mean that the first floor noise travels very easily. The first night we were kept awake by a large group drinking in the room above until 2am. Again, we spoke to reception at the time but nothing was done, not even a knock on the door. Disappointing. The bar area woefully understaffed and the restaurant times vary day to day depending on catering for large coach groups. Overall a real shame, we thought we'd found a 'keeper' for our annual trip but can't say we'd rush to return next year.
We stayed after a day on the Somme. The hotel rooms had just been refurbished and we had the most wonderful shower. Overall the bathrooms on the old buildings in Europe leave a lot to be desired, this was fantastic. The breakfast was absolutely beautiful, with lovely pastries and scrambled eggs. They even opened early for us.
We stayed here for 3 nights. Easy to find, ample parking space and everything clean and tidy. Welcoming staff. Plush bedroom et al (walls are a bit thin when it comes to the neighbours). Our first night was rather hot with not such a good sleep, until we worked out the a/c system. Food was always good (but they don't place jugs of tap water on your table). Breakfast was always a treat, self service. Spacious and light dinning area. The bar at night was also a good stop off with friends. We had packed lunches from the hotel too, which were substancial and yummy. A very good base to see Ypres and the surrounding WW1 sites, esp. for coach tours.
Located just outside Ypres the hotel delivers all you could want. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The general facilities are extremely good. Breakfast is superb. The staff are efficient and friendly. Nothing could be added to make the stay very good, And finally, very good value for money
Top marks for quality and service. Reception at late booking was superb, the accommodation is clean new and a good size. Breakfast was more than adequate and the staff were able to provide special dietary requirements on request.
A very comfortable hotel, friendly staff. Our room was ground floor, was clean and tidy. TV was good. Shower was excellent. Air conditioning was much appreciated on a hot weekend. About a 20 minute walk from town, but a fraction of the price of the Ypres town centre hotels.
We are just back from a two night stay with friends.We stayed at the best western in Flanders lodge Ypres.The rooms were lovely and always clean. Breakfast was good, excellent selection of food was available. The set evening meal from the restaurant was amazing value for money. The staff were always very helpful and friendly.The position of the lodge was twenty minutes walk from the Menin gate which was ok for us. Would definitely go back and stay again.
Excellent hotel to base oneself. So handy for the circular roads and motorway. Comfortable rooms and first class staff. It is very popular and the breakfasts were quite good. I was very pleased that a penalty clause for one of our group who had to cancel was waived. Full marks to the nice lady at Reception.
This is our third visit to this hotel and as usual, we had a wonderful stay. This time we stayed in the new extension and had a lovely room that was quiet, given that the Belgian road rally was on at the time and the place was packed. Our room was lovely with superb bedding and pillows, a very quiet air conditioner and a spotless bathroom with separate toilet. Our breakfast was lovely with a great selection of both hot and cold dishes and dinner in the restaurant was delightful. We chose the 3 course for 20 euro and were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful, particularly when we wanted to visit the Brandhoeck cemetery near Poperinge to pay our respects to a family member who had been buried there, they drew us a map and asked a gentleman staying at the hotel for further instructions to make our trip as simple as possible. We also decided to stay another night and even though the hotel was flat out with the rally they went above and beyond to fit us in. If you want to visit Ypres, this is the place to stay.
Just back from four nights in Ypres. We stayed at Best Western Flanders Lodge. Rooms great. Breakfast excellent. Staff very friendly. We had a hire car so travelling the short distance to the town centre wasn't an issue. Would definitely return.
Stayed here 2 nights whilst visiting WW1 war graves & sights, en route to Holland. Hotel accommodation was very basic. Room was bare with hard floors. Beds were barely comfortable. Pillows awful & lumpy. Bathroom OK and the Shower was very good. Fridge was a nice bonus. Unfortunately, the walls/door were really thin and we were quite disturbed by noise coming from the adjacent room evening & morning, and from the banging of doors in the corridor in the morning. Fortunately, this was all forgotten at breakfast times because the quantity and the variety of food and the quality of produce was excellent. This almost made up for the high price (€99 per night). Parking is limited and tricky at peak times, with some people parking inconsiderately by taking up 2 spaces and leaving their bike racks sticking out. Very convenient location for the WW1 sights in Flanders. Overall, I would say not very good value for money but the breakfast made up for this.
The hotel is excellent in every way. The staff are friendly and helpful. There is excellent car parking. It is 2 minutes of the n38 and 20 min walk or 5 mi ute drive from the menin gate. The rooms are modern spacious and clean. The breakfast was quite frankly astounding. A mixture of cooked bacon sausages egs, cold meats cereal and toast and so on. It was the best you could imagine. Totally amazing. The bar stayed open till after 12 and the beer was fabulous. Serving Belgian beers mainly. Top hotel would come back at the drop of a hat. Really really good.
Stayed here before. Good stop over. Open parking for bikes ok but not ideal. On edge of industrial estate. Rooms are good size, clean and tidy. Breakfast buffet is fine with attentive staff making sure everything topped up. Not a place for a longer term stay but good overnight stop.
Two coach loads of us were booked in for a week. We used this as a base for our choir's commitments in the area as part of the Passchendaele centenary events. The place was predictably busy as there were other groups there. The hotel is convenient for the town as mentioned and is easily found from the main road. Breakfast was superb as were the evening meals we had as part of the package. Service was a bit leisurely at times - but the place was packed. Great selection of bottled beers in the bar. Our room was in the attic in one of the annexes - consequently it was a little warm, but excellent air conditioning sorted this. Main complaint for me was that the room seemed minimalist with two very narrow beds and very little storage with an "open" wardrobe worthy if Ikea. It was fine.
Only stayed 1 night here but it was really nice. Staff very helpful, rooms clean, large and nice. Breakfast was delicious - buffet style - especially liked the orange press machine to make your own freshly squeezed juice. 20 min walk from the town center and the Menin Gate.
Stayed four nights in Flanders Lodge and could not fault this small modern hotel. Staff friendly and very helpful,rooms spotless and breakfast and evening meals of a good standard.Don,t confuse this place with the annex next door used mainly by school children in dormitories. There is an nice seating area outside the hotel,decking surrounding a fish pond to enjoy a drink when weather is fine. Special mention to receptionist Saskia and barman Mark who kept us all amused with his dry sense of humor in the lively bar. Would highly recommend this 3star hotel if visiting the cemeteries and would return without hesitation.
One night, ample parking space, extremely quiet environment, good value for money, clean rooms, excellent beds, a nice large bar and an excellent breakfast buffet. This greatly summarizes the Best Western Flanders Lodge. Only disadvantage is the relatively large walk to the city centre, count minimum 20 mins but this gets largely compensated by the price you pay. Would i go back? Yes, definitely.
Stayed for one night en-route back to the UK to visit some cemeteries and attend the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. The location of the hotel is convenient just outside of the centre of Ypres - we walked to and from the Menin Gate approx 20mins each way. There is no footpath for the first half of the route, but ample grass verge and the road is reasonably quiet. If driving, there is a large amount of free parking by the moat near the Menin Gate. A bus also passes outside the hotel. The hotel itself was clean and modern. The rooms a good size with air conditioning. Almost all the flooring is hard flooring so there was a little noise from other guests walking up and down the corridors. I believe I also heard snoring from an adjacent room so I suspect sound proofing in the walls isn't great! There were several coach loads of school children staying on the night of our stay but the receptionist assured us that they were both staying and breakfasting in an annex of the hotel and we indeed heard no noise from them and enjoyed a peaceful breakfast. The breakfast was good, buffet style with plenty of options both hot and cold and a novel fresh orange squeezing machine. We didn't try any food/drink facilities in the hotel but it does have a restaurant that appears to be open lunchtime and evenings.
As we were on a road trip this was a perfect location just off the ring road with good parking. Clean simple rooms with everything you need. Great breakfast and helpful staff. Great shower and excellent towels - always a good sign! Only negative (but not an issue for us) was the 25 minute walk into Ypres. Would definitely stop here again Thank you
I have stayed here many times in the past but probably not in the last 12 years or so and before it was a Best Western. I have to say it was beter at that time. I stayed 4 nights and in that time I think only one member of staff bothered to say hello, that was the man at the breakfast room. The number of times that I passed reception staff, cleaning staff, not one spoke. Its a little thing but counts a lot. I tried to check in early, arrived at 11 am which I had also mentioned on the booking form but was told no rooms available until 3 pm. Check in and check out were fast and without issue. Breakfast was ok, a small assortment of cold meats and cheeses, bacon, sausages, beans and eggs, breads pastries, fruit and yoghurt, fresh orange juice and coffee. Did not eat in the restaurant so can not comment on that. Room quite small. On outskirts of the city and a good 20 - 25 minutes walk into centre.
My group of 48 adults from Ballymoney Royal British Legion stayed here at the beginning of June 2017 for a number of nights touring the Battlefield sites with the company McAvoys of Greyabbey in Northern Ireland. I could not find any fault at all with the hotel and in fact I am a little surprised to read some of the previous negative comments, however I know from experience some of these types of reviews are often misleading and onerous. The service we received during our stay at this hotel was first class and the staff could not have done anymore for us. The quality of the breakfast each morning was excellent as was the one evening meal we availed of. We were provided with a packed lunch meal one day and again the quality of this meal was very good. The bedrooms were totally satisfactory as were the bathroom facilities which had an excellent shower with an abundance of hot water daily. The hotel receptionist arranged a taxi bus for us to travel into The Menin Gate ceremony which only cost 7 Euro one way. The bar facilities were totally adequate and the barman certainly knew how to provide a good level of customer service. On site parking was available. On the morning of our departure we had a medical emergency just as we were about to leave the hotel when one of our party became seriously unwell. Two members of the hotel staff, Saskia and Arlene acted very professionally providing assistance to us and helping to secure the attendance of an ambulance expeditiously which I am glad to report resulted in a positive outcome for our patient. Additionally the staff went the extra mile for us by facilitating the extended stay of our patients family while he was in the local hospital. This was a relief as we had to journey back against the clock to board the ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle. There will always be people who will try to find fault no matter where they stay but from my recent experience of this hotel I would highly recommend it especially if you are touring all day and also want to experience the Menin Gate ceremony.
Stayed as part of a school trip and was instantly impressed by the standard of rooms. The rooms were of a good size and spotlessly clean. The air con (it was very hot) was also brilliant but that's were it really ends. The food was very poor and the full board included making ham & cheese sandwiches yourself with a bottle of water and an old apple! Personally I'd recommend staying there but not with any food and take own supplies as the vending machine also wasn't working....
Location 1 mile from outskirts of Ieper so car or bike is must. Pro's -location to sites in area -breakfast is excellent -dinner excellent -room nice size, but no room for luggage, fells like you are in a cabin in the woods -bed comfortable -shower good, lots of pressure and hot water Cons -location if you don't have a car or bike -no sound proofing, you can clearly hear those walking above, those in hall and rooms next door Staff professional but did not have feeling of welcome Did not use AC or heat so can't answer.
our groupstayed in this hotel for six days last week.we stayed on a bed and breakfast basis.food was great.the staff in the hotel were very good and were there when needed.before we left we had a medical emergency with one of our party.the two girls on duty saskia and the other girl contacted the medical services for us.they also arranged for the mans wife and nephew to stay in the hotel while the womens husband was in hospital.i personnaly would use this hotel again and would recommend it to freinds and family.
No real issues with the hotel at all, rooms could have been a little cleaner but adequate. The staff were friendly, breakfast you were spoilt for choice. A little bit far from the city centre if you intend to walk.
Well-run, comfortable, modern hotel about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Ypres. A cab back is probably wise. Good breakfast, decent bar service and friendly staff. Couldn't fault it. Car parking (and in our case van and bike parking facilities) were excellent.
3 nights in this modern and pleasant hotel. Not centrally located but just a 20 min walk into the centre, but lots of free parking. They accommodated 23 of us without fuss and allowed us use of other rooms for meetings and gatherings. We ate in the hotel on the first night and the food was good. Nice bar for drinks after visiting all the sites nearby. Would recommend.
Second time I've stayed here as part of a group on a battlefield tour. Modern rooms, free wifi and decent food. Well worth a stay! Would be less suited to couples as there are normally groups of school children here on such battlefield tours.
Room was modern, food and drink were excellent, staff were extremely friendly and helpful, made our stay perfect. For anyone wanting to go to Ypres I would highly recommend this hotel, one caveat is that it is situated about a 20 min walk from the centre, however that didn't bother me and if it doesn't bother you then this place is brilliant.
We stayed the BW Ypres for three nights. It is just outside town, perhaps a 20 min walk to the Menin Gate. It was clean, the rooms were comfortable and had all the usual bits. The breakfast is all there, the range was impressive for this star. I gave it a 4 as one member of staff let them down, he may of tried to be funny, but he was consistently full of odd comments and strange quips. Would I go again, probably yes.
Located on the edge of Ypres this hotel is a gem. The people were friendly, service was great, good bar, and WHAT a breakfast - everything you could possibly want. Rooms are clean, well maintained, and quiet - even when the hotel is busy (often). It is a credit to Best Western.
We stayed in the hostel with 63 students for battlefields trip. Hostel was clean and pretty decent. The only problem we had was the locking on the doors of students rooms. On one door it would not lock easily for students and another wouldn't open at all. In all fairness the hotel staff were notified and the problem was fixed. I would recommend.
Room Cost £84-61 for the night with breakfast. Very clean, with a fridge and quality shower.The bed was very comfy and hotel offers ample parking (free). If on foot maybe a little too far from the centre to walk. Breakfast was superb - fresh fruit salad, meusli, bacon,sausages,baked beans, fresh squeeze your own orange juice, cheese,honey, various breads, tea,coffee,latte etc. Lots of brochures with ideas of what to do in the area. Free wfi in the room.
Excellent hotel with all amenities about one mile from centre and last post at menin gate. Breakfast excellent and room had all amenities, shower good and bed comfortable , would return, a little expensive but breakfast was included
I've stayed at this hotel many times through my job so when I decided to take a family break I had no hesitation in booking this hotel. Rooms are well equipped , fantastic friendly staff and a great Resturant. Only a 5 minute drive from Ypres centre and ideally located for a battlefield visit. Can not recommend this hotel highly enough.
only spent one night and on reflection should have been longer, hotel was clean and comfortable and the staff without exception were friendly and helpful Taxi for 4 adults to The Menin Gate was 7 Euros
The room was clean, modern and roomy. The walk into town to Mennon Gate etc was an easy 30 minutes although there were no sidewalks or paths for half the distance. I spent 2 nights and would stay again. The only negative was that there was some noise through the walls but not a big issue.
Good breakfast, close to town, just a 20 minute walk. Friendly staff, our 2nd stay here and we will be back. There is a big parking area off road so your car is safe here overnight and during the day, a filling station just down the road
We visited Ypres for a short break, following onto Ghent afterwards. The hotel is spotlessly clean, the rooms are immaculate and there is no outside noise as the road outside is very quiet. We got our breakfast included in the price, again this was faultless, there was a full cooked selection including continental, you could even squeeze your own fresh orange juice. The hotel is just out of Ypres ( Ieper ), but literally a few minutes drive away so this is no issue at all. I've never felt inclined to leave a review before, however this hotel really was amazing and we will certainly consider returning at some point in the future.
We stayed her as part of a school trip. Rooms in the school part were clean and basic, with no towels or toiletries but these were provided when we asked. No refreshments were provided in the rooms. Students would need change to buy some.
Arrived to find that hotel was in the middle of a housing estate and having just spent time in both the centre of Brussels and Ghent it was a bit of a surprise. Perhaps in hindsight we should have looked into it a little more before booking but being a best western hotel we felt that it was part of a good chain of hotels. However, on check in we were disappointed from the start. Yes we were early and told we could not check in until 3pm. Fully understood this and said we would have a relaxing drink in the bar after our journey from Ghent. Fully expected the receptionist though to let us know when our room was actually ready. Not the case at 3pm we had to go back to reception, although she could actually see us from her position. Room was cold and had to put radiators on. Why no heating. A very compact room and we were woken early by noise and talking outside our room. Found to be men working on 3 rooms near ours. Why put us in this room knowing there was work needing to be done near by. Now as to breakfast. The supposedly hot Buffett was definitely lukewarm and greasy. That said, the cold Buffett was varied and very pleasant. Good selection of teas and fresh orange juice. After a day out in Ypres , which be prepared in a good 35/40 minute walk we returned to find again that the radiators had again been turned off. It was February for goodness sake. All in all not a hotel that I would return to and also wonder if they have a problem with theft as even the bin in the bathroom was attached to the wall along with the tissue holder. Also, don't expect fluffy large white towels !!! They were small , reddish colour and were great for exfoliation. As for the bedroom view no wonder the curtains were always drawn , a great pile of rubble. Sorry to be so negative , but this hotel certainly does not live up to the Best Western brand.
I read one of the comments for this hotel and it complained that it was on an industrial estate, so it is, what you have to remember is that there are industrial units around, but they certainly do not create any problem at all. In fact whilst in the hotel, it could be anywhere. The Best Western, Flanders Lodge is superb, we were greeted at reception with a friendly welcome. Our room was nbr 54 on the ground floor. The room has simple decoration in modern decor, spotlessly clean and very well equipped with everything you would need for a short stay. It also had TV in English. The twin beds were comfortable with the normal selection of pillows. The shower was the large walk-in type with a powerful showerhead. After a quiet undisturbed nights sleep it was time for breakfast. What a breakfast they serve here, everything is fresh, the orange juice, bread, fruit, mushrooms and the coffee. Again very well presented in a light and airy breakfast room.. We were not aware that they served an evening meal until our second night. If you get a chance of using this hotel you really should try the chefs special. The menu for which is not available until after 5.30 pm. We found the three courses plentiful, Freshly made mushroom soup, delicious. an enormous beef steak with fresh veg, delicious, ice-cream with blackcurrant compot. delicious. The hotel lives upto its name BEST Western. The hotel itself is about a mile from the town center, which should not be missed.
Conveniently situated for the Ypres Salient battlefield, but a mile out of town, so it's a 30 minute walk or a taxi. Restaurant closed on Sundays, so a visit to town centre was needed, and of course if you want to see (and hear) the last post at the Menin Gate, you have to go there. The hotel is a little tired, the grounds visible from the restaurant appear to be awaiting a tidy up. Excellent breakfast, but the dinner served to our large group was no better than average, and a set menu so no choice. Not sure what happens when it's full of people who aren't together. Acceptable, but no more than that.
This place is worth every Euro one pays. The breakfast was very good with a big variety of food. The bathroom design provides the feeling about a high-end accommodation. The bed was a little bit too soft but it's always a matter of preference.
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!
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.
BE AWARE!!!!.......Booked with Booking.com. 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"
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ????????
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 wino...lol), 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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