Royal Astrid Hotel
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TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Astrid Hotel Ostende
Travel Blogs from Ostende
... the outside of town, through pretty tree-covered paths and past majestical lakes (the Lake of Love in fact).
We stopped off for chocolate and banana waffles along the way (a specialty in Belgium) and found ourselves at a little cafe (Vero Caffe) in one of the back streets. Oh. My. God. The BEST double espresso we have had in a long time. It would rival the best places in Brisbane. ...
... gorgeous. I can't wait to cycle (honestly!) there. There was even a lovely little café/bar with people sat outside taking in the view. Definitely high on our To Go list.
We managed to find easy parking for the Dub on the ring road outside Bruges, which was free and just a few minutes walk into the centre and our hotel, much to Lyn’s relief after all his worrying and hours spent on the web trying to find ...
... According to them, this bar has the best local beer in town, what a shame. At least the best in beer in town is still just a Belgian beer, I don't know how Dmitriy would react if it was the only bar serving Pliny the Elder that was closed! The same students, pointed us in the direction of another bar they liked and the best ice cream in town. We had already stopped by that bar, so we headed on to the other ones on our list. 't Terrastje, a small bar, has a nice patio over looking ...
... These above door guardians or decorations are often humorous (check the model of the nun in the window above a restaurant in an area known for the religious women who still dwell there) or religious - many are dedicated to Ave Maria as Mary is the patron saint of Bruges.
We escape the crowds one afternoon and take a lazy boat ride along a canal dug by Napoleon’s troops, to the small village of Damme, where bicyclists clatter along the cobblestones. We find ...
... cathedral and a lovely city center to explore. The weather was still scorching hot and we raced from shady spot to shady spot, finding places selling cold things to keep us from overheating!
From Reims we were unsure where to head to. We had a couple of days left but couldn't really find anywhere near the ferry terminal that sounded appealing. The rough guide to France made every town and city sound unattractive, here are some of the wonderful excerpts!