This is a clean, welcoming, friendly hotel in the market place in the heart of De Panne, and only about 10 minutes walk from the lovely sandy beach. The hotel has character and judging from the old photo of it inside is probably over 100 years old. The breakfast buffet is available from 8am to 10:30am every morning with plentiful supplies of all you would expect from a continental breakfast. The restaurant where breakfast is served is spacious and very pleasant. We were staying in the family room immediately above the entrance on the corner. While the room is small we got used to it and you have a good view over the market square. Please note that the weekly market takes place on a Saturday and the traders set up their stalls from about 5am, so if you have the windows open you may hear the noise! You may also hear if people in rooms around flush toilets or shout. But it was a great base for our stay - if you walk to the sea front you can catch the tram which takes you either along the coast or to De Panne railway station for hourly trains to Ghent and onwards. We found lots of restaurants in De Panne, and many of the buildings around date from the Art Nouveau era which gives the town a great feel.