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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Ariane Ypres
Less than 5 minutes walk to the main square, the hotel is in a good, quiet location. The staff were helpful and the breakfast was pretty good. However, the hotel itself is pretty bland and reminded me of a conference facility. We also were put off by the war memorabilia in the reception as it would have been nice to escape this given what the whole town represents. Not sure what justifies the 4 stars and thought it a bit pricey for what it is.
Friendly helpful staff
We had to cut our holiday short at the hotel, but I wish we could have stayed as intended as it was a really relaxing hotel and I cannot fault the staff. They were even prepared to drive us to the station to go to Brussels!
We did the Flanders fields tour and even my husband was moved even though he did not know much before we went, we learnt so much from Dave, our driver. Thank you Dave!
We intend to go back as Ypres is a beautiful place and considering what happened it has emerged stronger for its experience.
Great hotel, great welcome, great location!
This hotel is about five minutes from the centre of Ypres, has good parking and spacious rooms which are clean and contain coffee/tea making facilites ( a novelty abroad!). The staff could not have been more helpful. The breakfast was plentiful and varied. They also have a spa room which you can book for your own private use (20 euros/hour)- sauna, jacuzzi, massage shower. We ate in the hotel twice- take the 20 Euro menu- it is very good althiough has no choice, but includes 2 glasses of wine and water- very good value- and the restaurant surroundings are beautiful. We will go again here, and recommend it, particurly for couples and groups.
First rate hotel
Very clean and airy modern hotel with on-site parking, attractive gardens, etc, almost in the centre of Ieper.
Service was helpful and efficient - the staff all spoke good English.
The clientelle were mostly British, and in the main World War One enthusiasts. The hotel has a small display of WW1 artefacts and posters in the public area.
The rooms were clean and well sized, with a separate shower and bath. The bar area was light and welcoming.
We would visit again
Great place to stay
Just back from our third stay at the Ariane. The hotel cannot be faulted. Good location - a few minutes walk from the Grote Markt. Excellent buffet breakfast (Flemish style).
The staff cannot do enough for you.
I wouldnt stay anywhere else in Ieper. Try and get a room in the new extension - for a little more space (but no problem if you can't)
Fantastic Hotel Ariane
We have just returned from staying at the Ariane, as yet again it was like home from home. Superb accommodation as is the breakfast and staff. Highly recommended.
Great location, service & kitchen!
We made a tour through Flanders to visit everything WWI-related. We stayed at the Ariane & it was one of our favourite places. They have great accomodation (the sauna!) & a very good restaurant with cheaper prices then you can find downtown Ypres. We also made the Battlefield-tour organised by them, & just like all the people that work there it was only fun & relaxing. The waiters & hotelstaff were the friendliest we encountered in this otherwise allready very friendly country.
Two thumbs up (three if we had an extra one ;).
We Loved The Hotel Ariane
12 of us stayed at the Hotel Ariane, Leper, Belgium.We were on a four day Golfing Holiday.
The Hotel could not be faulted, the food ,the staff, the accommodation, the service was all first class. The Hotel is situated three minutes walk from the Square and four minutes fron The Menen Gate. We are certainly going to stay there again in the future.
John M Dickins (Emerald Golf Society)
Homely and comfortable
Myself and four members of my family stayed here on 4th June 2004. We arrived very early in the morning, 6 AM to be precise! We were given Coffee by the Night Porter, and on the arrival of the Receptionist, ushered into Breakfast! which was outstanding!
We were given access to our rooms at just after 9 AM after the Hotel Receptionist had arranged for them to be cleaned and valeted early, especially for us. The rooms are clean, bright and very comfortable. Breakfast superb, and the evening meal delicious! The Staff friendly, courteous and helpful. We will return!
Warm and personal
We stayed at Hotel Ariane during a winter tour of World War I battlefields on the Western Front. We received a warm welcome and the service was excellent. The breakfast was out of this world and dinner also very enjoyable. The management seemed to genuinely care about the guests. We would highly recommend the Ariane.
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Travel Blogs from Ypres
... not stuck to the old rules of warfare as a new nation. We seemed to do what made sense and did it so well that eventually England had no choice but to give us autonomy and recognition and command of its own troops....rare for a commonwealth nation. Our coming of age as a nation occurred on the fields of Vimy...where no other nation could take the strong hold but we did it....and in a few days....not months. I am hoping to get there on this trip.....
... 20 year olds hanging out in what I would call gothic attire. As I was doing laundry they would in turn just scream - not in pain or for help, just like releasing frustration at the world. My thought is maybe they are just trying to scare the tourists - it was beginning to work on me. I finished and ensured I was on the other side of the street with other tourists when I passed this crew. Made it to the hotel, and had a nice club sandwich and beer at the Dominican Hotel. Great night ...
... were aver 1000 people attending to hear the fire dept. buglers sound the woeful music. This has been going on for 80 years every night. Everywhere we go and get info, the number of injured or dead are always in the tens of thousands. In all, 10 million soldiers died in The Great War. The battlefield almost did not move and the trenches were used for over three years in the war of attrition with both sides making virtually no headway until the last ...
... Ross King served as a nurse at the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station located at Trois Arbres not far from Ieper and today we have visited this site. It was here that she won her Military Medal for bravery rescuing soldiers from German gunfire during the 3rd battle of Passchendale.
... four pastries and had our breakfast by the church. Pressed on south, then west, then further south via Brugge bypass, Torhout, Lichtervelde, Handzame (the location of which we needed to know for next week - but don't tell Billy and Frankie), Diksmuide and Ieper. We somehow contrived to get round Ieper's ring roads to the east side of the city and found ourselves outside the "Ramparts" at the Menin Gate. We knew our campsite was nearby. ...