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Engelen Aan De WaterKant
Ranked #19 of 114 Ghent B&B and Inns
Brighouse
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7 reviews
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“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Just stayed for 3 days at this delightful place and absolutely loved it. What amazing interior and style. Could not fault anything and are very glad we chose this place. Ann is a delightful and charming person and could not have been more helpful. We are hoping very much that we get another chance to come to Ghent soon and would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

This was our second time at Ann's beautiful B&B, so we thought it was important to post a review on Tripadvisor. Engelen aan de Waterkant has two beautiful rooms and a lovely host who provides just enough pampering along with the desired privacy of a weekend retreat. We have stayed in both rooms but would recommend the room on the first floor, which has a gorgeous separate sitting room, complete with coffee, tea and lovely choclates to welcome you and make you want to curl up and stay awhile. The breakfast room on the main floor had lovely light and Ann's breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit, yoghurt, eggs cooked to order and a basket full of lovely baked goods, not to mention cheeses and meats. Guests should be aware that both rooms do not have ensuite bathrooms. You must go across the hall to your separate bathroom. This did not bother us and the bathrooms are beautiful but it can be strange to not have the bathroom immediately attached. The B&B is also not located in the center, so will take about a 15 to 20 minute walk or you can take a tram. We had no issue with this except in the evening when we had wandered all day, come back to freshen up at the B&B and then had to make the walk back. There were a few restaurants in the neighbourhood but many were closed or not that highly reviewed. We would highly recommend making reservations for dinner on the weekend - we struggled to find a place with seating on Saturday night in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

It was our first time in a B&B and it was a heavenly experience. The owners of the hotel were ready to welcome us and gave us a lot info about how to walk to the center and restaurants near by. Our room was very pretty "shabby chic" decorated room, with immaculated white bed and cortains. The bathroom is even better that the bedroom, we spent more time in the bathroom due to the beauty and how amazing was the bathtub. The owner brought us the breakfast to our room and was perfect. Piece of advice, close the windows bcs during the night is quite noisy at the street. We can't wait to go back to this B&B

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

What an amazing place! Ann has a beautiful home on a canal, that she has completely restored but maintained the charm and decor of the original building and era. Our beautiful suite had a balcony overlooking the canal and there is another suite on the 3rd floor, each with a private bath. Breakfast is served in her dining room with fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, local pastries, breads, meat, cheese and eggs. Her home is within walking distance of many restaurants as well as the historical section of Ghent. We were within easy driving distance of Brugge, Brussels, Antwerp, Delft, and only 2.5 hrs from Amsterdam. I highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warwickshire
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

We stayed with Ann whilst visiting friends in Ghent. The home is beautiful and a very restful place to stay - but although it is on a quiet canal, it is very quick to get into the centre of town, and has excellent pubs and restaurants within a few moments walk.
We stayed with our 7 year old daughter who loved the room and the balcony looking over the canal. It was over Easter and Ann left lovely little treats for us each day with something special for our little girl.
Breakfast was lovely with lots of lovely fresh bread, croissants and fruit. It was a fabulous place to stay and we will certainly stay again when we return to Ghent. We would wholeheartedly recommend this B&B to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Worcestershire, UK
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Ann's elegant home is the perfect B&B. It goes without saying that the rooms are immaculate and comfortable. Just a 15 minute walk to the city centre and two excellent eateries less than 2 minutes away. However, it is Ann's thoughtful little extras that make this a Five Star place to stay. Added to that, the warm hospitality and amazing breakfasts in the company of Ann and her husband. What's not to like?

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

Although we spent 5 days seeing the sites of Belgium, Engelen Aan De WaterKant was what we were talking about when we got home. Ann was a gracious and accommodating host and her attention to detail with the room was amazing. Breakfast was a heaving tray of goodies left outside the door to be enjoyed in our dressing gowns. The centre of Ghent was easily walkable for and, if you're feeling sprightly, it's walkable from the station too. There's a nice little bar a few doors towards the centre and bakery 30m in the other direction.

Overall, our stay was close to perfect. I'm not sure we'll stay anywhere quite like this for a long time.

Room Tip: Upper room has an en-suite, lower room has a separate (private) bathroom. Separate bathroom was abso...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Engelen Aan De WaterKant
Address: Ter Platen 30, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
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Ranked #19 of 114 B&Bs / Inns in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Engelen Aan De WaterKant 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed and Breakfast along the river Schelde in Gent. Two rooms (2 floors) are available for guests. Breakfast is served in the owner's livingroom overlooking the city garden. Situated in the art quarters , museums SMAK, MSK and Sint Pieters Abby at 5 minutes walk, historical center at 15 minutes walk. ... more   less 
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