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The Poppies 1 & 2

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no expectations of The Poppies as it is a budget hostel. I have read a previous review which I think is a little harsh. Yes the communal areas have a few hand marks and scratches but I didn't expect the standards of the Ritz!! Be aware that the stairwells are narrow and steep - the stair tread depth...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Ypres for a school trip in order to visit several WW1 museums. Whilst the overall trip was OK, the hostel we were staying in was far below expectations. We had already read a few reviews in advance, but we did not think it would be that bad, judging by the overall 3,5 rating. First of all, the...

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StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Poppies 1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear David, I checked your comments on the places you visited in Ypres and all our partners get the worst quotes possible. I know all these people personally and I know that they work very hard to offer a good quality for money to their customers. Our breakfast is exactly what we say it is on the website and can...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This establishment cannot be praised enough for the attention to detail they paid during our visit. We had 7 deaf pupils and 2 autistic spectrum pupils travelling with us along with a wide age range of pupils from the mainstream. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone felt welcome. The accommodation was great and the showers were better than some...

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StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Poppies 1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear Lyn, Many thanks for your kind words. We are looking forward to welcoming you again! Kind regards, Stefaan.

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We really liked our stay at Poppies 2. As is the norm for french hostels they really do give a good brief on the H&S of the building along with the threat of a large fine if the fire alarm goes off accidentally, easily done with deodorant and boys!! The younger members of our ATC sqn had dorm rooms with...

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StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Poppies 1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear Briar, Many thanks for your spot on comments :-) We agree that the storage space can be improved in the bedrooms. We are carefully looking at how we will do that because, being an accommodation for groups, it has to be realy, realy realy vééééry strong. If we buy something from the shop it doesn't stay very long so...

Reviewed 8 October 2015

I appreciate that this review is 10 years late but will all the negative comments on here I felt it only fitting to write a review now, especially as the ATC Squadron will be returning (hopefully in 2016) for the four days of Yser marches. 111 Squadron travelled to Belgium in 04/05 with the cadet band to play for the...

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Thank J30YEO
StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Poppies 1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear James, What a nice review, many thanks for that. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in 2017. You will be impressed by the renovations we will have done by then because last week we have hired 2 more technicians to accelerate the upgrade plans we have! :-) Thanks again and see you next time! Stefaan

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We came here on a school trip in June. The breakfast was good because I'm quite a fussy eater and I loved the cereal. The room we stayed in had a bright green wall, but that was alright because my favourite colour is green!! The other walls weren't painted and there were really inappropriate writing and drawings on the walls....

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StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Poppies 1 & 2, responded to this review

Thank you Maria, I have carefully read your comments and will certainly pass them on to our technical staff. Kind regards, Stefaan.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Me and my school stayed here on a school trip in June 2015. It was a lovely stay with the owner making us feel very welcome. I stayed in Room 1 or 2 (cant remember oops!) which was a room suitable for 8 people. It was large and spacious but slightly cramped when there was seven teenage girls with clothes...

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StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Poppies 1 & 2, responded to this review

Thank you Georgia, During the summer break we already have paint the rooms 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. During the winter break we will do 7,8,9,10 and 11 leaving A, B, C, D and E for the beginning of next year. You are right. The bedrooms could us some renovation and that is what is happening now. Lots of other upgrades are...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

This hostel has been very wonderful so far for my school trip to Belgium. They have wifi which was very useful and I praise you on this. The layout of the hotel is also very easy to find your way around and find teachers when needed. The floor boards, stairs and bunk beds were extremely squeaky even at the slightest...

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StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Poppies 1 & 2, responded to this review

Thank you very much Tom, We are very happy with the nice review you wrote. The squeaky beds have been a nightmare for us in the past months. Brand new but not strong enough. They are being repaired during the summer break now. Thanks again! Stefaan

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay with a school group. Fantastic location in the centre of Ypres with lots of wee walks for free time. Plenty of restaurants and cafes and shops to visit. Clean rooms, good breakfast and fab packed lunch. Plenty of open space for children and a few things to entertain them and keep them occupied. Some renovations getting...

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StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Poppies 1 & 2, responded to this review

Many thanks for this nice review. Always encouraging if people appreciate our services. During the more quiet month of August we will be freshing up the paint in the bedrooms, but lots of other upgrades are planned in the months and years to come. Thanks again and see you again next time. Kind regards, Stefaan.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I loved the way that while we're staying in an old war-zone area we get to experience the feeling of being in a concentration camp. This hostel really gave the authentic feel of a prison and the shabby chic feel of it all. Dust was everywhere and that was amazing - like opening the door was as if we were...

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StefaanVanderstraete, General Manager at The Poppies 1 & 2, responded to this review

Dear Lucy, Thank you for your wonderful and poetic sarcasm. But you write it so beautifully yourself: The kids apparently did not complain and had a great time so sadly nobody else but you was expecting a 5-star accommodation in a hostel, a hostel dear Lucy. I would appreciate if you could also be a bit less anonymous in your...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome at The Poppies, Low Budget Hotel. Located next to the market square of Ypres, it's the ideal destination for battlefield visitors. It takes less than 3 minutes walking to arrive at the market square. In two minutes more you attend the Last Post at the Menin Gate ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Poppies 1 & 2

Address: De Stuersstraat 6/2, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Ieper (Ypres)
Price Range: $36 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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The Poppies 1 & 2 Ieper (Ypres), Belgium - Flanders
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“Don't. But room 2.03 was quite a lot more spacious than the other rooms.”
  • Scratches on the doors
  • Stains on the sheets :O
  • Paint stains on the mattresses
  • Why are the doors so dirty?
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N5312WJdavidn, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Great for school trips, teachers lounge has mini bar which is replenished as required.”
lynfapostans, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring an extension lead as only one plug in main room area.”
ge0rgia8, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The rooms on the top floor, I believe are the smallest.”
92iainf, 31 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Room 5 and 6 are not labelled. They are to the right of the arrow shopwing from 3-4”
GeorgeL383, 12 Feb 2013 | Read review
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