The guest house that you choose for your sponsoree is important. It can make a rough transition to a foreign country smoother and give its inhabitants a first impression of their new home.
These guest houses are known and loved by the people who have stayed there. If your favorite isn’t listed, email it in and I’ll add it to the list.
Gangelt – 20 minutes from GK, 15 to Brunssum - Reader Recommendation
“Guest House Piepers”
“My husband and I just pcs to GK. I wanted to pass along our Guest House experience with others. The apartment/unit “Flat” that we are staying in is more than we could have hoped for. When we looked at it online we thought it was comfortable, nice. But we had no idea it would be so much more. The apartment we have has three separate rooms. Large bathroom, large bedroom and living/dining and kitchen. All are very spacious. And to say that it is fully equipped is an understatement. It has everything you will need. And more. The Landlords, The Piepers, are the nicest people. If you are looking for privacy, you have it. If you are looking for hospitality and company, they can provide that as well . Or somewhere in between, that too. We will cherish this experience for the rest of our lives. We have loved every minute here. I am certain when we PCS out, if available, we will stay here again.”
Geilenkirchen, Niederbusch, and Brunssum – all within 10-15 minutes of GK or Brunnsum
A family run business for twenty years with three guest houses in our community located in Geilenkirchen, Niederbusch, and Brunssum, this place comes highly recommended by a couple friends of mine who not only loved the accommodation, but fell in love with the family. The Chalmer’s family has been running guesthouses for 15 years now in this area and are well established in the community. Check their website for more information and more photos of their guest houses. They do speak excellent English and are extremely helpful.
Contact Marie-Ange Chalmers at 02454.7326 for more information.
Geilenkirchen – 10 minutes to GK, 15 to Brunssum
Geilenkirchen *I stayed in House #2. Free wireless internet. Three good sized bedrooms with storage and two bathrooms. Laundry room. Nice dining and living room and small, but functional kitchen with breakfast nook. The kitchen was big enough for me to cook a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 8 people. Large back yard with a very short fence (not suitable if your dog will jump). Just 10 minutes to base by car and a 5 minute walk to the local grocery store (Rewe) and the swimming pool and athletic center. A quick drive to Burg Trips castle or the downtown GK area or a nice bike/walk if you have some time. Clean and very comfortable. Petra is very helpful when needed, but also gives you the space that you need. She does not live next door.
Gillrath – 10 minutes from GK, 15 to Brunssum
Run by Mike and Karin Plumm
Von Bronsfeldstrasse 49
Gillrath – Geilenkirchen 52511
*Just 10 minutes from the base and an easy ride by bike via farm roads. Walking distance from an ATM machine, the bus stop, a pizza place, a good bakery, and two produce stands. Mike and Karin speak beautiful English and are very friendly and helpful. Their property lies at the end of the road and next to a path through the forest, so it’s a great place for walking, and riding bikes. Takes visa and mastercard. See website for guesthouse details.
Langbroich – 20 minutes from GK, 25 to Brunssum
American owned and run, a friendly place, beautiful decorated in an old renovated farm house. Kitchen with microwave, sky satellite with DVD, free internet, telephone, washer and dryer.