Novotel Ieper Centrum

Address: Sint Jacobstraat 15, Ypres, West Flanders, 8900, Belgium | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Sint Jacobstraat 15, Ypres, is near In Flanders Fields Museum, Flanders Battlefield Tours, and Over The Top Tours.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Ieper Centrum Ypres

      I agree


      I agree with all the complimentary reviews. We had a 2 night stay; the English speaking staff were very friendly and helpful. The room a good size for 2 (less so if there had been 4 of us,as there were 4 beds- a large double and a single with pull out underneath) It was clean and efficient.

      I do not recommend eating there, except breakfast which was extensive, both hot and cold and never too crowde though the hotel was pretty full. In the evening service was very slow although few tables were occupied. a lot of the menu was unavailable, that meant there were no desserts at all, not even ice cream. What we did have was meagre sized portions and lukewarm.

      Perfect Location, BEAUTIFUL HOTEL


      We stayed on 4th September 2006 for 3 nights!

      OFFER: I managed to get this hotel on a '3 nights for the price of 2' , by searching through a few websites! Only 160 for 2 people, for 3 nights, including breakfast!

      FLIGHT: We flew REALLY cheaply, by Ryanair -Dublin to Charleroi.

      ARRIVE: At Charleroi 'Airport Ticket Desk'- we bought a ticket to Ypres (only 10.50 Euro each),

      A Coach sits outside & leaves regularly for a 5min journey to Charleroi train station. We went downstairs and asked for times of the train to Ypres, they printed us out the jouney times etc (all spoke English well) We found the platform on the screen and caught the train! Journey time: 1hr 10mins, change once at Brussels Midi station.

      ARRIVE AT YPRES (IEPER) station: Come out of the station and walk straight across the road, keep walking though the town (we asked someone here for directions with the hotel address), you will come to the most beautiful square. You can see The Menin Gate at the end of one of the streets into the square, just off to the right was the Hotel (signposted).

      THE NOVOTEL HOTEL: Reception and dining area was open plan and modern. Staff polite, friendly and helpful. Our bedroom was quiet, big, modern, immaculately clean, kettle with tea and coffee. All our English channels on TV, there were even speakers through to the bathroom, which was spotless, modern with a fabulous shower/bath. Breakfast was a huge selection, a buffet of hot and cold food, cereals, fresh fruit, joghurts, sausages, bacon, scrambled egg, cold meats, cheese, and any amount of breads.

      For travelling to different areas from the hotel, they can print you out clear, easy to follow details of trains, buses etc just for your destination.

      We literally walked out of the hotel and turned right, (towards the square), at the end of the street turn right and we could see the Menin Gate! We were searching for more information on my grandfathers death in 1917, his name is on the Menin Gate. The Hotel was central to everything, cafes, shops, restaurants, tours, museum, we didn't want to leave! Book this hotel for a relaxing break in Ypres!

      Good overnight stop


      We have used the Novatel a few times now for overnight stays while on route into Germany. Its in an excellent spot and there is ample parking in the street. There is a sauna and gym on the first floor but it does not seem to be well signed. The cost at the hotel is very resonable with 3 of us staying for around 58-60, but the breakfast works out expensive at 9 each. There is ample cafe's in the square that offer a lot better value. We always look out for the English newspapers near the bar so we can catch up on the news

      Well placed hotel


      This hotel was very clean, everywhere, and it was quiet. An excellent location on a street just off of the main square, a 10 minute walk from the station and close to the Menin Gate. Whatever the Novotel lacks in character it makes up for in being a comfortable and convenient place to stay. Skip the breakfast - get a delicious coffee and patisserie in the square instead, if you have time.

      Excellent location


      We stayed at the hotel on a short visit to Ypres. The hotel was excellently situated, just two minutes walk to the main square. A good selection of foods at breakfast that will suit all appetites. Very pleasant staff and not over priced drinks in the hotel bar. Would definately stay here again.

      Good Hotel Close to City Centre


      Clean, modern hotel with English speaking staff, and only 2 mins walk to main square and Menin Gate. Ideal location for WW1 Battlefield Tours.

      Great for menin gate and salient


      comfy, clean, meet people in the bar, good for 1.w.w. people.

      1st class!!


      we arrived after a VERY long overland trip by coach/ferry/ trains, from uk to a very warm, clean and central hotel only a few minutes walk to the menin gate. the hotel staff were very helpful and always had time to answer our questions. The room was very clean and comfortable, if we had one 'complaint'and that is too strong a word! it would be that,as there was only one person on bar duty who was also setting up for the wonderful free breakfast, we had to wait quite a while between drinks to get served, but other than that i would highly recommend the hotel as it was one of the best weve ever stayed in. on the travel front, i strongly urge travellers to ypres NOT to travel over land,unless it is by car as it was a long, nightmare of a journey, twelve and a half hours there, and nearly 13 back! although the trains ran on time to the minute, please fly, it truely was an exhausting journey.

      Excellent Hotel 2mins from Main Square


      Very nice hotel just a 2 min walk from the main square. Hotel modern and very friendly. Nothing is too much trouble.

      I would recommend staying here.

      Quiet and convenient


      We stayed the night in August 2002. Its a typically modern well managed Novotel just off the main square in Ieper (previously Ypres).

      Secure parking or free parking in the streets quiet outside. Two minute walk to the beautiful square rebuilt after WWI. Plenty of street cafes and bars. Not to be missed is the In Flanders Fields Museum in the square or the nightly sounding of the Last Post at Menin Gate just a few minutes walk away.

      Ieper is surrounded by war cemeteries. If you're visiting this is an ideal hotel and, usually, has very attractive rates - especially if you're travelling with kids.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Novotel Ieper Centrum Ypres

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