Exploring the world one bite at a time

Day: September 15, 2013

Hotel Bero: “Nice hotel on a great location”

Location was key for me during my stay, since I was attending a conference in the Kursaal Oostende. I had a pleasant stay, though the (very large) classic room was a bit outdated. It was weird that the room had two bathrooms: one with a toilet and a shower and one with a bath and a sink. So when you wanted to wash your hands after using the toilet, you had to go to the other bathroom. The room was very clean, which is always nice.

The bed wasn’t as comfortable as should be expected from such an expensive hotel and the pillow wasn’t that great either. I slept fairly well, though. I was sorry I hadn’t the opportunity to dive into the lovely pool or use the wellness. Next time perhaps? The selection of drinks from the bar are also excellent.

Breakfast was nice. Expecting a little bit more perhaps (I don’t like my juice to come out of a machine), but enjoyed the scrambled eggs and fresh fruit salad.

Staff was professional and welcoming.

I would stay here again, but not in the classic room. I do think the rooms are a bit overpriced if you don’t use the pool or wellness facilities, but I guess the good location close to the beach makes up for that.

Hotel Bero, Hofstraat 1A, Ostend 8400, Belgium

Stayed September 2013. You can find my review about Hotel Bero also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, location 5/5, sleep quality 3/5, rooms 4/5, cleanliness 4/5, service 3/5.

De Mosselbeurs: “Nice restaurant with lovely interior”

Based on the Tripadvisor reviews I ended up having diner in De Mosselbeurs. I didn’t go for the obvious choice: the mussels, but decided to go for one of the suggestions: turbot fillet with arugula and lemon puree. The fish was fresh and the combination with the arugula and lemon puree was absolutely fabulous. Loved the dried tomatoes and capers. Service was very friendly. And I loved the atmosphere of the place with beautiful black and white tiles and a spiraling stair case in the middle of the room. For desert I enjoyed me some crème brûlée with orange and lemon zest which was delicious. In total my meal costed 42 euro, which is a little bit on the pricey side, I guess.

De Mosselbeurs (reopening as Mommys Bastards)
Dwarsstraat 10
8400 Ostend

Visited September 2013. You can find my review about De Mosselbeurs also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, atmosphere 4/5, service 4/5, food 4/5.