Château Jemeppe

Location: Hargimont, Belgium
Classification: Luxurious Guesthouse
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We all know that Belgium has many beautiful spots to discover. During this pandemic I have got the pleasure to discover new places in my own country. One place I can definitely recommend is Château Jemeppe. Having stayed at many high end properties, this castle was beyond words and I can’t say enough good things about this place.

First of all, the location is amazing. The castle is located in a small town, named Hargimont near March-en-Famenne and Rochefort. Durbuy is only 20 km away. When you enter Château Jemeppe, you are in a private gem with all the luxury amenities one could wish for. Guests are treated like royalty here and nothing is asked for too much here. The personal approach is highly appreciated and one of the key factors of Château Jemeppe.

Of course, this castle wasn’t built as a hotel. The castle is of medieval origin. The wings of the castle, double moat and farmstead also date from that period. The wings were modernized in 1739 and 1748, and more windows were added. Restoration work was also carried out at the beginning of the 19th century, including on the gallery and the gatehouse next to the donjon.

The castle has been completely renovated over the years and now is a top notch place where there’s a surprise waiting for you behind every single corner. Make sure to visit the big tower which is now used for conferences. Still you can soak up the history of this place.

There are two walks on the property itself. It’s great walking around the castle and river. I must highlight the fact that the gardens are very well maintained.

Once I stepped in at Château Jemeppe, I was greeted by the most accommodating staff who made me feel at ease right from the first second. I immediately realized I was in a special place. The furniture feels very luxurious and I love the fact that they kept some of the original elements. It is all about the details here. Check-in was very efficient and after I received my key, I couldn’t wait to explore my room! There are 70 rooms at Château Jemeppe. Some rooms are located in the farm house and some rooms are in the castle itself. For such a large building, it is impressive that they’re still able to provide such a wonderful personalized service.

I stayed in the castle (room 10) and was very satisfied. The room had a great size. No standard furniture here, all items (and I litterly mean every item/product/…) has something unique. The room had a nice cozy sitting area with the most comfortable couches. The Asian themed bed was to die for. I loved the décor, this is how every castle room should look like. Walking on the wooden floors added this ‘castle feeling’ even more. Bathroom featured double sink, a large bath tub. Of course, nice toiletries are provided.

Another highlight of Château Jemeppe is the spa area. It is the perfect place to unwind and relax after exploring the area. It is so quiet and peaceful… and the décor is so relaxing. There’s an indoor pool and a Finnish sauna.

Dining at Château Jemeppe was to die for. Since we were staying their during the Covid-19 pandemic, we dined inside our room. It’s such a special feeling when you are served in your own castle room. I felt like a king! The quality of the food was outstanding! The 3 courses they served were delicious. Do note that the menu changes regularly so even if you stay for more than one night, each dinner will be different.

Breakfast at Château Jemeppe is something to look forward to. There’s no better way to start your day with a delicious breakfast. From a nice selection of bread to freshly prepared yoghurt with fruit. It’s all there. Again, I couldn’t have asked for more.

Château Jemeppe is one of a kind. It is all about service here. The staff is among the most accommodating I have ever experienced. Each staff member I met was a professional. I can’t wait to stay here again and will make to choose this castle when I am in the area. The place to be for a luxurious getaway.

B&B Ter Wallen

Location: Izegem, Belgium
Classification: Luxurious Guesthouse
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B&B Ter Wallen  is a top notch high class château-B&B located in Izegem, a beautiful town in Belgium. From what I had heard from others, this B&B is a jewel and it truly is…

You can’t beat the location. The surrounding areas are just gorgeous. I fell in love with the domain the B&B is located on. The gardens are so well maintained and it is oh so peaceful. We walked around the property and couldn’t hear a thing, except the birds. It’s great to be able to walk around, enjoy the beautiful nature and exploring the area.

The B&B itself is very stylish and cozy decorated. We were welcomed by the most friendly host. This is Belgian hospitality and we loved it! Laurence is a professional. She’s very kind and made us feel at home from the moment we stepped in. The authentic atmosphere throughout the hotel is impressive and much appreciated. B&B Ter Wallen recently opened its doors and they did an amazing job by renovating this small castle to an up to date accommodation. I must definitely mention that each inch of this place is immaculately clean!

The main room is very comfortable and equipped with comfortable lounge salons and a cozy fire place. There’s an honesty bar with a good choice of beverages. The prices are pretty affordable.

B&B Ter Wallen has comfortable 6 rooms, all very stylish decorated with an eye for details. We stayed in room Polydor and it was absolutely stunning! What a great room this was with an amazing view of the garden. The room had all the facilities I expect from a high class hotel such as the Nespresso coffee machine and a very comfortable bed.

Bathroom was spacious and featured a beautiful sink with shower. Fluffy bathrobes and towels are available as well, labeled with their own logo, loved it! I must highlight the quality of the rain-shower. Water pressure and temperature are very easily controllable. Stella Maris toiletries were a treat, by the way! 

Eperon d’Or is their family suite, located on the top floor. This suite has its own sitting and dining area and is the best choice if you are traveling with children. It has two floors and on the top floor – right under the roof – there are 4 single beds which is ideal for families with kids.

Another highlight at B&B Ter Wallen is the outdoor swimming pool which is open during spring and summer. Also, there’s a ‘summer bar’ during those months where guests can enjoy drinks and small bites while listening to music. The perfect night to spend with your friends. Again, the surroundings are gorgeous.

Laurence knows how to cook! At night, she prepared a traditional spaghetti bolognaise and a hot casserole with potatoes, chicken and stewed apples. We loved every single bite.

After a wonderful night in our comfortable room, we were ready for breakfast. Having breakfast at B&B Ter Wallen is something to look forward to! Laurence prepares every single item in a very professional way. The bread and pastries selection are of a very good quality. It is always nice to start your day with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Even pancakes, freshly prepared eggs, etc. It’s all there. All of this comes with delicious coffee or thee.

I was very impressed with B&B Ter Wallen and highly recommend staying there for a romantic getaway. You actually don’t have to leave the B&B, there’s so much to do. I will be back for sure!