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Hotel Cathedral
Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Mainz
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4 reviews
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“How friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

We used this hotel as a stop over on the way home from England.
We were exceptionally pleased on arrival that the receptionist had everything prepared for us, even welcomed us by name. She was very friendly and took a few moments to explain how to get around Ghent and some the attractions we shoud see while we were there.
The room was large, as was the bathroom, very clean and well laid out.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to spend a few days in this beautiful city.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bob_Mainz
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77 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

Clean, comfortable room right in town for 74 euros. Yes, the Marriott is nicer, but it's 300 Euros.

There's street parking for a few. Euros. There's plenty of food and drink in the hotel and on your doorstep since you're right in the centre of Gent.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ontheroadagain222
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leicester
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2011

This is a cheapish 3 star hotel and some things have a cheapish 3 star feel about them (furniture, fittings, shower gel etc). But I really liked this hotel - it was quirky and personal and was an interesting place to stay. The lady on reception went out of her way to be helpful. Breakfast was good. Ghent great place to visit.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank hmmmmmmmmmmmmm_11
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Munich, Germany
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68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2010

Ghent is a very good place to visit, and it is important to stay near the city center. This hotel is the perfect place to stay, because it is in front of the cathedral, and allows you to have near everything. The receptionist are kind people, the breakfast should improve in quality, the rooms are too simple. Good hotel in general, but they should continue improving the facilities.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jator-C
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London
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2010

This hotel has potential but only if they do something about the double glazing and add a few more creature comfort type touches. I had Room 1 on the first floor overlooking the road. I had 2 nights disturbed sleep from road noise, pedestrian noise and music from a bar. The room was clean, and warm and the curtaining was OK. The twin bed was large and comfortable. I complained about the noise and was offered a smaller room at the side of the premises but traffic noise could still be heard so we stayed put. The bathroom is shower only and no bathroom products other than a wall mounted liquid soap dispenser were provided nor were any face cloths. The mini bar is a communal one in the hall and doesn't have much to offer. Breakfast was adequate, ham ,cheese rolls, fruit juice etc. No cereal and warm coffee. Staff were helpful in providing maps and routes into town. The hotel is on a bus route which was handy for getting to the station where I parked. My room cost 104 euros per night which is cheapish for Ghent. There is now a 2.50 per person per day euro mayoral visitors tax in place. I have had better value for money at cheaper rates in central Brugge. With a little bit of effort this hotel could be a lot better.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BigVLondon
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Lightwater, England
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2009

We enjoyed our stay in a large, newly decorated clean room. Decor was modern; bed very comfortable; linen & towels spotless; furniture & TV adequate. Didn't have breakfast so can't comment. We did request a quiet room & were given one overlooking a side street rather than the main road. Hotel about a five minute walk from the old center of Ghent so ideally situated for us.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank MickGill1
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Utrecht
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2009

Three of us stayed in two rooms for one night. The location is great, just five minutes from the historical centre. The staff at arrival was promising. However, the rooms did not deliver. Both rooms had a penetrating stench of humidity, with the bathrooms not having any ventilation at all. The rooms were spacious, with new okay quality furniture. But the floor had obviously not been vacuum-cleaned. Room numbers were scraps of paper on the doors, finishing in general left much to be desired. Rooms bordered on a noisy road. Breakfast was okay, but nothing special. The hotel has a lot of potential if they get their act together, but at the current prices it is way too overpriced.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Caciquenl
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Property: Hotel Cathedral
Address: Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat 87, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Cathedral 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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