Accommodation in The Bulge

During The Battle of The Bulge, the town of Bastogne was encircled for a week until US armoured forces broke through. During that week and for a considerable period thereafter it was repeatedly shelled and attacked from the air. Some buildings were completely destroyed and many others damaged but after post-war reconstruction the layout of the town remains pretty much as it was. Today Bastogne is a lively college town very similar in size and population to Bayeux in Normandy. Accommodation is available in the centre of the town where there are a number of decent restaurants - links to a few of the larger hotels are listed below.
  • Hotel Melba - Centrally located overlooking the Place de General McAuliffe
  • Merceny Motel - New hotel close to the town centre and all amenities
  • Hotel Leo - Also overlooking the Place de General McAuliffe
Given you have your own transport then there is a wide variety and many places to stay in the Bulge area. The guesthouses are particularly good and many carry their own history of events during the battle - HQs, Supply depots, Aid Stations etc. Links to a few places are listed below.
  • Hotel du Moulin - Traditional hotel with a great restaurant very close to Malmédy
  • Chateau Isle la Hesse - Charming castle turned guesthouse with great history just outside Bastogne
  • Hotel du Commerce - Excellent 4-star hotel next to the river in Houffalize. Close to all the local amenities in a wonderful building with an excellent restaurant

The Ardennes has a wide variety of accommodation that will suit every taste - camp sites, gites, farmhouses, self catering apartments, beautiful manor houses, B&Bs and budget hotels right through to top range hotels with all mod cons.

Your first decision requires that you choose the right area to stay in for the tour you are intending to do. Your second decision will be dictated by your means of transportation.

Accommodation is recommended either in, or not far from, Bastogne.

If you have any further questions regarding accommodation and travel please feel free to ask.