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Temporary Housing

Temporary Lodging Facility

Temporary Lodging is now at the Army lodge located at CHIEVRES AIR BASE.  The Chièvres Army Lodge is located at Chièvres Air Base, close to Daumerie Caserne and about 25 km from SHAPE. The current facility now supports all authorized US military and civilian personnel and is open 24 hours, seven days per week. Call DSN 314-361-6711 or commercial 011-32-68-26-7111.


Reservation requests are taken 24 hours a day.


Current pet fees are $3 a day per pet plus a one-time $50 pet-room cleaning fee. Maximum of 2 pets per single traveler or family. Due to limited accommodations for pets, it is advised that traveler make other arrangements for pets prior to arrival in Belgium. The closest kennel is located on Chievres Air Base & they may be contacted at DSN 314-361-5436 or commercial 011-32-68-27-5436.


The current room rates are $97/night for 1st occupant in standard and extended stay rooms + $7.50/night for each additional occupant. Rate for family suites is $112/night for 1st Occupant + $7.50/night for each additional occupant. Children under 1-year of age are not charged. Room rates are subject to change.


Rollaway beds and cribs are available in limited amount. There is an iron, ironing board, TV, DVD, microwave, refrigerator and fan in each guest room. In the Family suite, a kitchenette is available. The telephone in each room may also be used to provide guests with a personal wake-up service. Washing machines and dryers are free, however; you must supply your own soap/bleach. Laundry room is open 24 hours a day. Snack and soft drink vending machines are located just off the lobby next to the Andrews Federal Credit Union ATM. Stars and Stripes newspapers may be purchased daily in the hotel lobby. Free Internet connectivity is available in all rooms & free WiFi connectivity is available in the lobby area of the Lodge. WiFi connectivity throughout the Lodge is expected some time in the very near future.


If you arrive after 5:00 p.m. or on a weekend or holiday, Finance will not be open. Therefore, it would be wise to exchange some money in the U.S. prior to leaving for Belgium or at the airport.

Local Dining

Your first meals will probably be on Base. The food court on Chievres Air Base is located in the Main Exchange and accepts both U.S. dollars and Euros. The Main Exchange and the Commissary are closed on Mondays, their normal operation hours are from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Directions from the Airport

When traveling from Zaventem Airport in Brussels to the Military lodging,  follow signs to Gand/Ghent to Charleroi (E19) to Bergen/Mons (E19/E42). On E19/E42 to Mons take exit number 23B to Nimy, take a right at the light and follow the street Route Ath until you see Chievres on your left. If you come to a round-about, then you’ve gone to far.

In the area

Best Western Hotel & Aparthotel Casteau Resort - Casteau

The hotel has 65 rooms that offer a 4-star comfort and are all equipped with a private bathroom, TV, direct telephone and minibar, and also 30 aparthotels. There is a restaurant, called "L'envers du Décor". A fitness room and an outdoor tennis court are at your disposal for your form and well-being. The Best Western Casteau Resort offers all this in a green and calm environment, near the motorway. Large parking place for about 150 cars.

Location From Brussels -- Travel toward Bergen-Mons-Paris. Take Exit North 23 S.H.A.P.E.-Maisieres. Follow road for about 4 kilometers toward Soigenies. You will pass the military base S.H.A.P.E. and immediately after the first traffic light you will see the Best Western Casteau Resort on your left side.

Mercure Hotel - Nimy

In the heart of the forest, the hotel has the disposal of 53 comfortable rooms and one luxury suite. All the rooms have the following equipment: bathroom, telephone with internet access, radio, TV, minibar and a hairdryer. The Hotel Mercure Mons offers six meeting-rooms with air conditioning from 5 to 200 people. Every meeting room has natural daylight. The hotel also offers a restaurant, bar, lounge with open fire, fitness room, outside heated swimming pool and spacious parking for 80 cars.

Hotel Facilities

Bar, Swimming Pool, Business Centre, Currency Exchange Services, Faxing Facilities, Hotel Car Park, Lift, Meeting / Banquet Facilities, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Safe Deposit Box.

Associated Links

United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
Public web site for all Army recruiting command needs.

Army Travel Lodging
Provides access to information and reservations for temporary lodging needs.

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