Discover Benelux, Issue 31, July 2016

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Peace and comfort TEXT: BETTINA GUIRKINGER | PHOTOS: HÔTEL LA GRANDE CURE

Located at the heart of the Belgian Ardennes right outside of Marcourt, Hampshire Hotel - La Grande Cure welcomes its guests all year round to enjoy and access beautiful nature, superb gastronomy and relaxing activities. Married since 1997, Hélène and Tim Christensen have been managing the hotel since 1999. Of Dutch and Danish origins, the couple has travelled to many different

places in the world and eventually settled for the Ardennes where they felt truly at home. Eager to provide their guests with the best possible experience, this power team pour their hearts into making sure your every need is satisfied during your time at La Grande Cure. While Tim is a remarkable chef who will delight you with local gastronomy and mouth-watering signature dishes, Hélène will make sure that your stay is pleasant at all times - a perfect match for a perfect holiday retreat!

An authentic setting The first thing guests will discover upon arrival is the impressive entrance made of birch trees, a beautiful garden and a main building made of natural stone and wood. The interior is warm and cosy, with modern touches here and there for maximum comfort. The general atmosphere at La Grande Cure is personal, friendly and with great attention to detail. Priding 84 | Issue 31 | July 2016

themselves in making their guests feel at home away from home, Hélène, Tim and their staff will surprise you with their dedication and service. During the summer, guests are encouraged to make the most out of the pleasant terrace, where they will be able to enjoy a unique view of the Saint-Thibaut chapel. The bar provides a pleasant atmosphere for those who want to enjoy a drink with their partner, friends or business associates and unwind after a long day of exploring the surroundings. During the winter, the cosy living room features an open fireplace to read and relax in the comfortable sofas. The 24 rooms are equipped for maximum comfort in a modern setting. The rooms from the hotel side have pleasant bathrooms, four rooms have their own balcony and four are equipped with their