Live Google map showing the location of the Albion Hotel
The 3-star Albion Hotel is conveniently located close to the central market square (Grote Markt) of Ypres (Ieper) and just a few minutes walk to the Menin Gate. The Albion hotel is also just a few yards from the famous ramparts that encircle the eastern side of the city .
The Albion has a quiet, unhurried, ambiance coupled with a genuine Belgian feel about the hotel (though I’m not quite sure what is a ‘Belgian feel’. . .). This is hardly surprising as the hotel is not part of some larger chain, but in fact owned and managed by Christine and Luc, supported by their daughter Ruth, who take a pride in ensuring that their guests are made to feel most welcome.
Whilst the hotel offers a lavish breakfast for guests (one of the best...) it does not have a restaurant for evening meals. This is not a problem as the Albion Hotel is located in the centre of Ypres and is surrounded by many excellent restaurants catering for all tastes. Chris, Luc and Ruth will be pleased to advise you on where best to dine (their helpful guidance will take you to excellent restaurants off the usual tourist route...). The entire hotel is strictly non-smoking.
The area around the Albion Hotel 1917!
The Headquarters of the 3rd Australian Division at the Ramparts, at Ypres, the day before the relief of the Division by the Canadians. It was from here that the operations of the Division at Broodseinde and Passchendaele Ridges were directed.
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