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71 reviews
Cosy sunlit dining room
Spacious lounge area
Your stylish home in Ypres
Spacious patio
Lounging in the sunlit patio
View from the wintergarden
Bathroom 2nd floor
View from single room 2nd floor
Twin room 2nd floor
Master bedroom 1st floor
Bathroom 1st floor
Twin room 1st floor
Reading corner master bedroom
Entry hallway
Wintergarden
Dinner is served !
Overview
Townhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

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Clare J
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely experience”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

The house was really lovely, clean, bright and spacious and contained everything we needed. Johan the owner met us on arrival and showed us round the house and answered any questions we had. The house is brilliantly positioned with everything in walking distance. The beds are the best I have ever experienced in a rental property, it was a delight to get into them.

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Liked best: The beds
Liked least: Having to go home
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Culture_F...
Wales
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Count yourselves lucky to choose Abacus House”
Reviewed 8 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Everything you read about Abacus House is true! This definitely deserves a 5-star rating. It's spotlessly clean, spacious, comfortable, warm and tastefully furnished. The location is perfect for visits to the In Flanders Field Museum and the Menin Gate and there's plenty of useful guidebooks and leaflets to help you plan your outings. We didn't do any cooking, preferring to take advantage of the many restaurants you can find within a 5 minute walk. However, the kitchen was well stocked with everything needed, had we decided to cook for ourselves. Having a piano was an enjoyable bonus and it was great having wifi. Best of all was the 'beer fairy' who left us a generous offering in the fridge. All in all, the accommodation was brilliant and Ypres/ Ieper an interesting place. I would highly recommend a visit to both and our hosts left nothing to be desired - thanks for everything.

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Liked best: Warm welcome and considerate hosts
Liked least: Having to go home
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stuart W
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic property in central location”
Reviewed 4 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

I have stayed in a number of properties over the years and the standards just get better and better. Johan has a wonderful property, very spacious, extremely clean and well appointed. Four fantastic bedrooms, with three bathrooms which are ideal when you have a group of friends together.

Large kitchen and dining area plus outside seating which would be great for summer evenings.

Johan is very attentive, ready on hand should there be any problems. He even decorated the lounge for Christmas and supplied two Christmas trees......very festive! Parking is not an issue and in truth we didn't use the car much during our New Year stay.

Final point is that this is very central for the battle fields of WW1 and the museum in town, is a must visit, very moving.

Book it.....you will not be disappointed - apart from having to leave

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Liked best: The location, cleanliness and size of property
Liked least: Nothing really
Travelling group: Friends
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Cat F
Aberdeen
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“high quality, affordable self catering base in central Ieper”
Reviewed 20 December 2013 for a stay in September 2013

All four people in our group were delighted with the Abacus House. It is centrally located, a couple of minutes walk to the main square in Ieper, but with easy parking outside. We used it as a base for touring, and it was the perfect place to relax and cook after a long day on the road.
We used the back court to eat breakfast and our evening meal every day.
The house was spotlessly clean and the decor is beautiful, with an open-plan and spacious feel but with the style of an historic building. and we loved having a whole floor to ourselves and a dressing room and walk-in wardrobe. The beds were so comfortable that I'm going to ask the owner what make they were.
The owners were very friendly, helpful and straightforward to deal with. I would highly recommend using the Abacus House as a holiday home or a base if you're in the area.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Chris S
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Convenient, quiet and well equipped”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

A lovely house with everything you could need, as long as you don't mind lots of steep stairs. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Abacus House and couldn't believe how central we were for everything, especially the Menin Gate for the Last Post ceremony each evening. The owner was charming and helpful, even tipping us off about the 'secret' car park over the road! The bathrooms are truly enormous - although our one criticism was the lack of provision of any soap on arrival. A minor detail but inconvenient to have to go out and buy some on arrival.

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Liked best: Convenience
Liked least: No soap
Travelling group: Other
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Holly_Lou...
Lancing, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful and quaint little house”
Reviewed 24 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

What a beautiful house, Abacus House was all we hoped for and more. So many beautiful, original and quirky features, this house was the perfect place to stay. The house contained all we could have hoped for and more, every kitchen item you could possibly need, TV and games for if it rained and a very helpful information guide about the house and surrounding city. Johan could not have been more welcoming or helpful if he tried, he offered a downstairs bed to be made up for my disabled mother in law and even arranged our taxi from and back to Brussels airport. Whilst we did not need to call Johan during our trip it was so reassuring to know he was only a phone call away. I hope one day to return and stay here once more, a truely memorable and enjoyable stay.

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Liked best: welcoming and friendly owner of property
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
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Robert R
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A beautiful House to stay in - in a 'must see' Town.”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Abacus House is a stunning property in a really beautiful town of many very fine buildings. The House is extremely spacious with shower rooms suitable for a football team and 'walk in' wardrobes in every room! The huge bedrooms are all extremely comfortable and we all slept well. It is not just spacious but is very well equipped too with all you need, it even has flat screen TV and WiFi with full Internet access. Johan, the owner, is a charming and friendly man for whom nothing is too much trouble. He helped us out with one or two problems without hesitation and with a smile! Our party consisted of five adults and two young children and all of us enjoyed our stay immensely. If you ever want a trip to Belgium, for whatever reason, this is a great place to stay, having good access to all of the places of interest.

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Liked best: The quality and comfort of the property overall.
Liked least: Parking can be troublesome at busy times.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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