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Hancelot
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

What a charming hotel. Not much to look at from the outside but once inside its has the most wonderful atmosphere and is loaded with charm and character. We were greeted with a welcome drink and escorted to a wonderful loft room, there are no lifts it this hotel and its a good ten minute walk out of the town centre but it is truly wonderful.

we will definitely be making a return visit.

Room Tip: No lift so be prepared for the stairs. Hotel parking was really cool, your almost in reception!!
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Charme hotel Hancelot is a lovely place in the beautiful city of Gand. It's not so close to the centre, but you can reach in 15 minutes by foot all the tourist attractions. The Begijnhof, instead, is really around the corner. The hotel is located in an ancient charming villa: the breakfast (very good and generous) is served in two enchanting rooms with fireplaces. The room we had was at the third floor, cozy and comfortable. The only notes: there are no stairs and the rooms are not very soundproof, but it's all acceptable as it's an old building that however has retained its splendor!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank serena l
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Hancelot, Owner at Hancelot, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2013

Thank you for your lovely comments. Indeed we are 15 minutes walking from the old historical city centre or you can take tram number 4 at the end of the street: three stops and you are at the Cathedral. You can also rent a bike in the hotel if 15 minutes walking is too far for you. Ghent city centre exists of two areas: the Old Historical City Centre with the Gravensteen Castle and three towers & on the other part the Museum and Art area. We are located in the Museum and Art Area with all the large parks are of the city, the museums like the museum for modern art and the museum for contemporary art, the largest Theater called Capitole just around the corner as well as the by UNESCO protected Small Begijnenhof. Furthermore in this area a visit to the St Pieters Church and Abbey at 5 minutes walking is really worthwhile visiting especially when you do the Alisson tour. Hope we may welcome you again!

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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Hancelot was the perfect location for my five day stay in Ghent. The building is elegant and comfortable; the staff is charming and helpful; the location is good (tram and bus stop at the end of the block, but on a quiet street); the breakfast was tasty and copious. Easy walk to the historic center. I recommend it very highly. No lift so bit of a climb to the 3rd floor rooms, but it's a historic building.

Merritt M

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Hancelot, Owner at Hancelot, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2013

Thank you for your kind words. I will let our small team know you have enjoyed their personal, attentive and friendly service. That is one of the most important things for us to accomplish: to make you feel at home. We offer the personal service of a B&B in combination with the hotel facilities like reception where we assist you as much as possible in planning your trip in Ghent, a lobby lounge to enjoy a drink, private use of sauna, free use of fitness, large garden with lots of trees and a terrace to enjoy the quietness in the middle of the city centre, free wireless internet throughout the building to keep your friends informed of your nice trip. For your next visit if you think the stairs to the third floor are too long: you might consider to reserve the Charm Deluxe Rooms on the second floor or the Charm Superior on the first floor. Looking forward to welcome you again.

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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Dear Hosts,

We had a wonderful stay in Ghent and were very satisfied with everything. Of course it was also suitable that our daughter lives nearby, but also the area of Ghent is so close to the city center that it is a nice stroll to get there. We visit about 10 – 15 hotels per year (Slovenia, Europe and North America) and it is the homeliness that we enjoy most. The tea and coffee in the room and the small table to sit down is definitely one thing that makes one feel better. Also the alarm clock by the bed is a small thing, but in hotels one is usually lost about time and searching for a device to show you the correct time. We loved your bathroom, which is well situated in the old room. Also the furniture was well placed and showed the period in time you wished to present. Everything was so clean and the linen a pure white that it made me wish the stay would not end too fast.

We wish you all the best in managing your romantic hotel and many satisfied customers.

Julijana, Slovenia

Room Tip: The rooms are nicely arranged and the furniture is old-fashioned, but well preserved and taken care of therefor it takes you back in time. The floors are wooden, so the squeaking brings you back to grandma's cottage.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Hancelot, Owner at Hancelot, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2013

It is so good to read all your nice comments on cleanliness and the nice and stylish décor and furniture. Room tip: only the Charm Deluxe rooms and the Charm Superior rooms feature high ceilings, free use of bathrobes, tea & coffee facilities. The Charm Rooms on the third floor have lower ceilings and do not feature the above mentioned facilities but on the other hand are very cozy and also do have a nice sitting area, antique furniture, toiletries and slippers, free wireless internet, a kettle, safety deposit box, a ventilator, and the choice of soft or hard pillows and large bed of 210 cm long. It was wonderfull to have you with us!

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

We stayed there for 3 nights and our stay was very lovely and pleasant. very nice staff, awesome atmosphere, good location, the breakfast was good. The room had a good size for 2 people for those few nights and was clean. I truly recommend this place for a stay in Gent.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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