What is(are) your name(s)?
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
I am initially an architectural designer, after my studies I opened an antique jewelery and clothes shop. When this ancient nuns house was for sale.....I bought it! I found everything perfect: the location (in the heart of the old city), the space, the materials... A whole year was necessary to make the house the way it is now. I want to provide comfort, charm, and authenticity to the customers. It's eleven years now that I welcome people from everywhere : Australia, France, Norway, Italy, Brazil, USA, UK, etc. It's pleasant to meet people from all walks of life.....and I 'm invited in a lot of countries! Sometimes celebrities are sleeping here, singers, actors, famous doctors, rock bands. Sometimes people are coming here to work in my area, to enjoy the wonderful nature all around, to drink the famous Chimay beer, to spend a romantic weekend, to visit the ancient city of Chimay. I still hope to make other surprising meetings.
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
All rooms at Le Petit Chapitre Bed & Breakfast are en-suite and have individual design. The birds room is decorated with a lot of birds; the Opera room is like a lodge of theater; the Cotton room is quiet and comfortable.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
Guests of Le Petit Chapitre Bed & Breakfast like most the authenticity of the house and the breakfast.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
All rooms are provided with TV, Tea and coffee in all rooms, Fridge and mini bar, Slippers, Hair dryer, Information about walking routes, restaurants and menus, about the city of Chimay, Pillows in feathers or synthetic, Sheets and rugs in natural materials, Shoe polish cream and brushes. 4 stars for all rooms awarded by the Ministry of Tourism.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
There are 4 rooms for 2 persons, 1 room for 1 person, possibility to add an extra bed in a couple of rooms.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
The Blue room - 1 double bed - style art nouveau - ambiance blue and white - bath. The Opera room - 1 double bed - style baroque - glamour - 1 shower. The Birds room - 2 single beds - style romantic - bathroom with marble - bath. The Cotton room - 1 double bed - the biggest - ambiance wood-linen- cotton - bath/shower. The Yellow room - small room - 2 single beds - ambiance naive - shower.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
Blue room: bath, sink, toilet, tv, minibar, central heating, non smoking, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Opera room: shower, sink, toilet, tv, minibar, central heating, non smoking, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Birds room: bath, sink, toilet, tv, minibar, central heating, non smoking, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Cotton room: bath/shower, sink, toilet, tv, minibar, central heating, non smoking, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Yellow room: shower, sink, toilet, tv, central heating, non smoking, hair dryer.
Which room is your personal favorite?
The Cotton room because it's the biggest one.
What do the room rates include?
The room rates include delicious breakfast, very often praised by my guests.
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
Coffee, tea, chocolate, orange juice, different kinds of bread, cheese of Chimay, butter natural, crescent, home made jams, fruits salad, chocolate pasta, white cheese.
When and where is breakfast served?
In the breakfast room between 8.00 and 10.00 am
Are dietary needs accommodated?
On request, yes.
Do you serve other meals?
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
There is no baby cot.
Do you accept pets?
Only in the Cotton room.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
No, since there are stairs to reach the rooms.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
Smoke detectors and furniture fireproof.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
Check in is from 15.30 until 18.00. Check out is by 11.30 AM.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
Via phone, via e -mail.
What types of payment do you accept?
Cash in euros or in pounds, Visa, MasterCard.
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
Normal dressing code.
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Visiting the castle of the prince of Chimay (it's often the Princess herself for the visit). Visiting the abbey, it's at this place to make the famous beer of Chimay.....but it's a real abbey with moons and you don't visit the brewery. Visiting the nature, woods, rivers, valley with little authentic towns. Visiting the center of the nature in 3 km of Chimay, it's a reserve natural around a lake, there is a lot of wild birds. Visiting in summer butterflies farm.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
Le Petit Chapitre Bed & Breakfast is in the center of the little town of Chimay, near the heart of the church on the Place Du Chapitre, 5.
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
It's a personalized place, there is no staff, just the owner.
Is there something more that you want to share about your property?