Welcome to the Ara Dune Hotel
The Ara Dune Hotel is ideally situated: sea, beach, dunes and the stunning historical inland cities. Stylish comfort, eye for detail and a sincere hospitality typify our hotel, immediately evoking a true holiday feeling.
A stylish overnight stay, shopping and excellent food
Ara Dune Hotel offers its guests a combination of an overnight stay, shopping and dining. The hotel has 32 rooms, which are, as all other spaces, elegantly decorated in the Long Island Beach style. Inside the hotel one can find our enchanting interior shop Cosy Home, where one can buy elegant furniture, interior decoration and home gifts. In the shop you can also find our cosy coffee corner Pousse Café.
We love to welcome you in our pleasant restaurant De Mol. Our restaurant is provided with an excellent kitchen and has several covered and open terraces for lunch and dinner. The breakfast buffet for our hotel guests is also served in this welcoming space. For all your parties and festivities Ara Dune Hotel offers fitting arrangements and rents out the restaurant and festivity hall with accompanying catering.
Beside the terraces on the main floor, we are also provided with a large sun terrace on the roof offering stunning views of the surrounding dunes and countryside. The hotel is situated near the nature reserve De Westhoek (340 ha), which consists of the best-preserved sea and dune landscape of the North Sea coast. This green lung of De Panne holds a wide variety of fauna and flora and several observation posts with wonderful views of the surroundings and the beach. The reserve counts a total of 11 km of marked hiking trails along which guided walks are being organised.
Hiking, sports or a family outing to Plopsaland
Opposite the Ara Dune Hotel, one can find amidst the resplendent polders the recreational domain ‘de Drie Vijvers’. Those keen on sports are well served on this domain: one can enjoy horse riding, fishing and various water sports.
The location of the Ara Dune Hotel is also perfect for bikers who adore a firm ride. The hotel is situated at a crucial point of different bicycle routes through the region. By way of these, one can explore the countryside and coastal area, visit historical monuments and many local remains of both world wars, or enjoy food and drinks on one of the terraces along the beach of the coastal cities.
At a distance of only 2 km, one can find the amusement park Plopsaland. We have special offers, which combine a stay in one of our spacious family rooms with a visit to this park. After your day out, you can relax in our lounge while your children play in the adjacent indoor playroom or in one of the outside playing grounds (in construction at the moment) of our child friendly hotel.