"Holiday idyll directly by the sea"
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Only 200 metres from the eleven-kilometre-long beach, the stylish villa rises directly on the dune forest of exclusive De Haan aan Zee. The family-run hotel impresses with 15 individually furnished rooms and suites. A holiday at the Manoir Carpe Diem means peace, relaxation and indulgent well-being in a magnificent country house ambience.
In an atmosphere of traditional luxury and boundless hospitality, enthusiastic hosts Claudine and Patrick Deryckere provide a warm welcome. Like no others, they and their team know how to strike the right chord and give you an unforgettable holiday on the Belgian coast. Relaxing in the swimming pool, a walk on the beach, a bike ride, a game of golf, a visit to the city, a day of wellness... everything is possible at the Manoir Carpe Diem. The hosts spare no effort to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Spread over two floors, you can hear the sea roar and enjoy the magnificent view
The magnificent private terrace with direct access to the garden is just one highlight of this luxury suite
Bath in the light and enjoy wonderful views of the city's most beautiful Belle Époque villas
Enter your small flat through the entrance area and enjoy the full luxury as a family
The perfect start to the day!
Good food is part of a successful day. And that starts early in the morning with breakfast. In our breakfast room, a rich buffet with delicious bread, fresh fruit salad, traditionally prepared jam and yoghurt is guaranteed to wake you up ... Breakfast in bed is also possible at Romantik Hotel Manoir Carpe Diem. The aroma of daily fresh delicacies and the smile of hostess Claudine ensure the perfect start to the new day.
In the afternoon, we treat you to Afternoon Tea by the fireplace or an aperitif in the bar. At the Honesty Bar you may pour yourself a glass and note down what you have taken in order to settle up later. We trust you completely! This homely, informal atmosphere makes the Romantik Hotel Manoir Carpe Diem a dream second home for many of our guests - and certainly for you too.
Around the hotel
Enjoy doing nothing in the sun, read a good book or take a dip in our spacious, heated outdoor pool... In the garden of the Romantik Hotel Manoir Carpe Diem you will find a green oasis of peace. Here you can switch off and leave everyday life behind you. Come to rest and recharge your batteries for exciting excursions in the surrounding area.
Explore the North Sea and the beautiful Wadden Sea in De Haan. Whether swimming, water sports or relaxing walks on the beach, De Haan is guaranteed not to be boring in good weather. Discover the idyllic nature by bike or on foot. The sea breeze is always in your nose! The beautiful sandy beach of De Haan is only 200 metres away from Romantik Hotel Manoir Carpe Diem.
De Haan is one of the most beautiful and exclusive seaside resorts on the Belgian coast. De Haan is characterised by conviviality, authenticity and atmosphere. Stroll along the charming boulevards and enjoy the good life on a sunny terrace. Numerous characterful restaurants and bistros welcome you with open arms and offer you a taste of the best this beautiful coastal village has to offer.
De Haan invites you to take long walks along the coast. But you can also opt for the Heritage walking route or explore the dunes on the Duinbossen walking route. Thanks to the walking networks, you can connect the hubs and create your own route. Cyclists can do the same with the De Kust cycling network map or venture out on the Oude Dijkenfietsroute, exploring De Haan as well as Vlissegem and Klemskerke.
In only 15 km you will find the medieval city of Bruges, called the "Venice of the North" because of its canals. We recommend a canal trip or carriage ride in the romantic old town.
Special sights to see:
- Church of Our Lady (Katelijnestraat), where the only Weiss Marmeren painting by Michelangelo outside Italy hangs (Madonna and Child).
- Groeninge Museum: has a beautiful and large collection of Flemish Primitives (important group of painters of the 15th century).
- Holy Blood Chapel: there is a relic from Jerusalem containing Jesus' blood
- the town hall and its Gothic room
- the Belfry with its 366 steps - once at the top, you can see the coast on a fine day
- For shopping we can recommend Knokke (30km), Bruges (15km), Oostende (10km) and Nieuwpoort (30km).
The Royal Ostend Golf Club, located on the coast in De Haan, is the only true links course in Belgium with its 18 holes. The course is located directly on the coast and, in addition to a very demanding and technical golf course, promises above all a magnificent view of the sea and the dunes. Especially when the wind blows over the narrow fairways, all your golfing skills will be put to the test!
Contact & directions
Please use your navigation system to reach us by car.
Take the train to Oostende. Take the coastal train in the direction of Knokke and after 9 stops (approx. 22 min) you will reach De Haan Waterkastellaan station. From here it is a 400m walk to the hotel.
- Distance airport Ostend - Bruges 17km
- Distance Brussels Airport 121km
- Distance Antwerp Airport 121km