Google Map location of the Albion Hotel (click to enlarge)
THE ALBION HOTEL Ypres / Ieper
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 Hotel is not part of some larger chain, but 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.
Please note that triple rooms comprise a double bed and a good quality roll-out (temporary) bed which is more suited to children and young persons.
There is a private car park at the rear of the hotel for guests at an additional per-night cost payable to reception. There is also on-street parking around the hotel, both metered and no-charge.
The destruction of the Cloth Hall 1912 and 1919
As you will see when you visit Ypres, the Cloth Hall has been faithfully re-built as it was before the Great War (now houses the excellent ‘In Flanders Field’ museum).
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.
Battlefield locations and driving times (click to enlarge) Click here for a PDF version
Town plan with hotel locations (click to enlarge then either click hotels or the three links below)
Aerial footage of Ypres just after the war (click above photo to start, then use your browser’s ‘back’ button to return)
Rare footage taken from an airship flown over Ypres by Frenchman Trolley de Prévaux in 1919 with his cameraman Lucien Lesaint. Prévaux had become an airship pilot during his service in the navy and went on to become an active resistance fighter in WWII. Prévaux and his Polish wife were arrested by the Gestapo at Marseilles on March 29 1944. He was tortured and both were executed by a firing squad at Bron in Lyon on August 19, one of the last German actions there.
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