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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.

Reservations

Reservation requests are taken 24 hours a day. Telephone DSN (314)361-6704, commercial 011-32-68-26-7404 during normal duty hours or DSN 314-361-6711/commercial 011-32-68-26-7111, 24/7.

Pets

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.

Rates

The current room rates are $92/night for 1st occupant in standard and extended stay rooms + $7.50/night for each additional occupant. Rate for family suites is $107/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.

Amenities

Inflatable twin-size air mattresses and cribs are available in limited amount. Bed linens are supplied with these items. There is an iron, ironing board, TV, DVD, microwave, refrigerator and fan in each guest room. In the Family suite, a kitchenette is available that is equipped with a 2-burner ceramic cooktop, dishwasher, medium-size refrigerator, cooking utensils to include pots/pans/skillets, and eating utensils to include plates, bowels, cups, saucers, glasses, and silverware. 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 rooms are open 24 hours a day. There is one laundry room per floor. Snack and soft drink vending machines are located just off the lobby. Stars and Stripes newspapers may be purchased daily from a vending machine located along the walkway to the entrance to the Lodge. Free Internet connectivity is available in all rooms & free WiFi connectivity is available throughout the Lodge.

Money

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 to Chievres Air Base from Brussels 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 d'Ath until you see Gate 1 entry to Chievres AB on your left. If Gate 1 is closed, proceed on Route d'Ath until you come to the traffic circle with a plane mounted on a pedestal. Take the third exit off the traffic circle and turn left at the second "US Forces" sign on your right and proceed to Gate 14. The Lodge is a 3-story red brick building (last building on your right). Please note: There are no street names on Chievres Air Base.

Directions to Gate #1 coming from Germany and Points East

Traveling to Chievres Lodge, you will take the Autoroute E42/E19 towards Mons/Paris. Take exit #23b (marked Mons/Nimy/Maisieres) and go to bottom of ramp and make a right turn at the stop sign. Go to the traffic light and make a right turn onto Route d'Ath. You will go approximately 18 kilometers before you reach Gate #1(on your left) at Chievres Air Base. After you have entered the installation, go to the yield sign, make a left turn and straight ahead of you is the lodge. If Gate 1 is closed, proceed on Route d'Ath until you come to the traffic circle with a plane mounted on a pedestal. Take the third exit off the traffic circle and turn left at the second "US Forces" sign on your right and proceed to Gate 14. The Lodge is a 3-story red brick building (last building on your right). Please note: There are no street names on Chievres Air Base.

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 Soignies. You will pass the military base S.H.A.P.E. and approximately 1 kilometer 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.

 


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