Closure of the hotel and restaurant Hostellerie Mont Kemmel **** due to the coronavirus will certainly continue until Friday 8 June 2020. This by order of the Belgian government (decision of the National Security Council of 24 April 2020). All reservations for this period will be cancelled due to "force majeure". If you have any questions, please contact us via our Contact form.
New panoramic pictures of Hostellerie Mont Kemmel ****
Today we took advantage of the sunny spring day to take panoramic photos, say XXXL photos, of Hostellerie Mont Kemmel ****. A total of two were taken. We present them below.
First panoramic Hostellerie Mont Kemmel photo ****
The first panoramic photo has no less than 120 million pixels. We never saw the Mont Kemmel and "his" panorama in one photo.
In order to be able to estimate the picture really well, it is best to look at the picture in full size. It doesn't matter how big the picture is: no screen can show a picture of 32,864 pixels at 3,653 pixels at full size. For some people it will be better to download the photo first. Anyway, here we show the photo at 50% of its original size and compressed. Click on the photo to zoom in.
The basic shots were taken this afternoon with a CANON EOS-1Ds Mark III camera with a CANON zoom lens EF 24-70 mm 1:2.8L . It was set at 35 mm. There were 8 shots of about 20 MB each. The photographic editing (merge) was done in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite.
This photo was also published on 360cities.net . There you can easily view it in your browser: Panorama photo of Hostellerie Mont Kemmel **** .
Second panorama photo Hostellerie Mont Kemmel ****
Actually, this second photo is a 360° photo. Because of this, the floors of the building are no longer straight but curved.
This picture, too, is gigantic: 117 million pixels (24 852 pixels wide x 4 709 pixels high). In order not to overload the website, the 50% version is shown here (which was then compressed to about 11 MB). Click on the image to zoom in.
The basic shots were taken this afternoon with a CANON EOS-1Ds Mark III camera with a CANON zoom lens EF 24-70 mm 1:2.8L . It was set at 24 mm. There were 11 shots of about 20 MB each. The photographic editing (merge) was done in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite.
This 360° photo was also published on 360cities.net . You can easily view it there in your browser: 360° photo of Hostellerie Mont Kemmel **** .
Have fun watching!
OpenStreetMap for the Kemmelberg
Tip for our guests. Who knows "OpenStreetMap" ? A website where you can access map material completely free of rights. See the map of around hotel / restaurant / meeting center Hostellerie Mont Kemmel ****.
While we're on the subject: did you know that OpenStreetMap provides public GPS tracking data? In simpler terms: you can see along which paths people have passed a lot. It may be interesting to find new paths, to find out what people have walked or explored a lot, etc. . Fun guaranteed!
New website Hostellerie Mont Kemmel
After 13 years we have, some will say: "Finally!", said goodbye to the previous website of Hostellerie Mont Kemmel ****. Long live the new one! Through the new website, you can easily and safely book directly with us, search for places of interest, view the location of the rooms, find out more about the history of the Hostellerie Mont Kemmel rooms, and so on.
Here are some statistics:
- 6 languages (Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish and Chinese)
- 40+ video links
- 50+ pages full of information about the hotel, restaurant, party rooms, meeting venue, tourism near Heuvelland, Ypres and Poperinge.
- 300+ links to external information sources
Do you see any inaccuracies? Looking for more information ? Contact us via our contact form.
Extension of closure due to coronavirus COVID-19
Due to the coronavirus, the hotel and restaurant will certainly remain closed until Sunday, May 3, 2020, by order of the Belgian government (decision of the National Security Council of April 15, 2020). All reservations for this period will be cancelled due to "force majeure". If you have any questions, please contact us via our Contact form.
Hyacinths in bloom on the Kemmelberg
Quickly report to our guests that the wild hyacinths, also called forest hyacinths, are again in full bloom on the Kemmelberg. As far as it is allowed by the government (given the current corona problems), it is now and the next 4 weeks the time to come and see this purple-blue beauty. Ideal to relax and/or to take some beautiful pictures.
While you're here on the Kemmelberg, it's also the perfect moment to visit the Belvedere Tower to climb. You'll get to see another part of the horizon as the one you'll see on the terraces of Hostellerie Mont Kemmel ****. So you must have seen both horizons. Always fun to do yourself or with your children or grandchildren. This tower is only a few hundred meters from our hotel restaurant.
In the lobby of Hostellerie Mont Kemmel **** hangs also an impressive light wall with a very nice picture of the forest hyacinths. This photo measures no less than 8 m by 2.5 m: so 20 m² of viewing pleasure. Jump into the hotel to see the light wall. In the bar or on the terraces you can come and have a drink.
The flowering hyacinths of the Kemmelberg are an annual recurring natural phenomenon.
In Memoriam Head WaiterJean-Pierre Scharre
Today we received the very sad news that our popular Head WaiterJean-Pierre Scharre ( born in Poperinge, 19-03-1957) passed away on 31 March 2020. He had just turned 63. Jean-Pierre died from the consequences of a brain haemorrhage (not from the coronavirus so for the sake of clarity).
Jean-Pierre only knew one employer and that was Hostellerie Mont Kemmel . For over 40 years, he's done everything that can be expected of aHead Waiter... It is therefore only natural that he was particularly loved by our guests. He had, as it were, his own "fan club". It was not unusual for Jean-Pierre that, even when you came back in as a guest after a few years, he was still able to tell you perfectly where you had been last time in the restaurant, what you liked or disliked, what your favourite place was, and so on and so forth. A living encyclopedia of and for Hostellerie Mont Kemmel .
New managers came and went, but JP always kept going! It was he who was both the owner Baroness Marie-Antoinette de Montalembert d'Essé (1892-1993, better known as "Netty"), Royal Highnesses, ambassadors but also "John Doe"with equal pleasure and honors, provided food and drink.
Also as a colleague to work with, "JP", as it was sometimes called, was very pleasant. For more than 40 years he drove his scooter up and down every day to and from Proven where he lived, in all weathers. We can't remember JP ever getting to work too late, many times way too early. 😉 Not even in heavy rain, stormy weather or snow. You could just count on him anytime, anywhere.
It makes us very sad that we already have to miss JP, who has only really retired since January 2020. Jean-Pierre's strong points were his punctuality, warm hospitality, commodity knowledge, wine knowledge and - very important for a steward - his absolute discretion.
JP hardly talked about his private life, the "service" always took precedence. We do know that during his few vacations he liked to travel around the world, was a football fan and he also liked to bet on the horses. The last few months he mainly took care of his mother in need of care, dutifully aware as he was.
You're doing well, Mr. JP! You were a good man, with the emphasis on "good". You may not have been a "BV", but you were a "noble unknown" - with the emphasis on "noble".
Philippe Vercoutter - Kristine De Loose
People who wish to offer digital condolences can visit the website of Demuys Funeral Home in Poperinge/Kemmel: https://www.demuys.be/nl/condoleren .
Link to the article on Jean-Pierre Scharre by journalist Marc Desender published on the website of "De Krant van West-Vlaanderen" of 5 April 2020.
Link to the article about Jean-Pierre Scharre by journalist Thijs Pattyn published on the website of "Het Nieuwsblad" on 6 April 2020.
Ecocheques "Monizze" in hotel and restaurant
Good news! Hostellerie Mont Kemmel **** will henceforth include electronic eco vouchers "Monizze" accept. Mont Kemmel has had the international eco-label since 2015.The Green Key“. She is therefore authorised to accept eco vouchers in the hotel and restaurant.
- the paper and electronic versions of Sodexo ecocheques
- the paper and electronic versions of EdenRed ecocheques
- the electronic version of the Monizze ecocheque
For the sake of clarity, you can Both your restaurant and your hotel bill pay from now on with the above eco-cheques. It's a nice touch, isn't it?