Stayed here for six nights in June and this place certainly lives up to the good reviews.
The location is brilliant, on the edge of the old town with some fantastic restaurants on your doorstep. We got a taxi from the main train station but the dampoort station is a short stroll away along the river and from there we got a train to Brugge for a day out.
The room was spotless with big windows, comfy bed and excellent bathroom.
Breakfasts were fantastic. The food and coffees just kept coming and filled us up so we didn't need lunch.
Christopher and Simon were brilliant hosts, gave us good suggestions of places to go and restaurants to try. We visited the Villa bardon restaurant next door on our first night and they had asked the owners to get us a drink on them which was a lovely touch. The staff in the coffee shop we all fantastic and vache the cat was there to greet us every night when we got in.
The rooms are on the second floor and the stairs are narrow and steep but we never had to carry our cases up them as the staff insisted on doing it. It is on a busy junction so a bit noisy but they provide ear plugs (or just have another beer before bed!!!!).
No air con but didn't think we would need that so when temps hit 30 degrees it was a bit of a shock!
All in all this is a fantastic place to stay. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Simon Says, a boutique Bed & Breakfast and coffee bar, is situated in the heart of the historic center Patershol, housed in a beautiful art nouveau building. The two luxury en-suite rooms have a minibar, flatscreen tv, free wifi connection and beautiful views over the historic area. Continental breakfast is served in the coffee bar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Simon Says Hotel Ghent