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“Excellent hotel for visiting Ghent on a budget” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Cathedral
Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
TonyP53
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Excellent hotel for visiting Ghent on a budget”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

Just returned from a 2 night break in Ghent and stayed at the Hotel Cathedral. We were greeted by An and after a very simple check in she gave us maps and tourist info to get us started. The receptions closes at 10.00pm but no problem as tgere are plenty of bars around is you fancy a drink. Hotel very small but rooms large clean and comfortable. Would have bben nice if rooms had T&C making facilities.
Rooms quite noisey with traffic if you are on the front but didn't stop us sleeping soundly.
All in all not the luxury hotel but fantastic value for money and we will certainly be returning

Room Tip: Room 6 is a great room if you can get it
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Bazel
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

We stayed there from the 1st of January for 2 nights.
The hotel has 8 bedrooms and we had room number 6. Nice, big room, totally renovated. The breakfast was very good and fresh.
The reception was not often open, but with a key for the outside door, that was not really a problem.
Very quiet, warm, clean room.

Room Tip: Do not know the other rooms, bur number 6 can be recommended
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gloucestershire UK
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Hotel room a little tired, socket hanging off the wall, wobbly toilet but overall nice and very clean. The receptionist was lovely, very polite, helpful and very knowledgeable of Ghent and the surrounding area. We asked for extra pillows on our first evening and they were on the bed on our return.
The breakfast was included in the package we paid but would not pay the extra for the breakfast otherwise as very mediocre.
We parked on site at a small extra charge which we felt worth it for peace of mind, the parking is in a garage attached to the hotel.
The location of the hotel is perfect, just a short walk to most of the local historic attractions.
Overall we had a lovely few nights in Ghent, well worth a visit. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and would recommend it to friends and family.
The bric-a-brac market on a Friday is well worth a visit.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gent
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Great hotel in easy walking distance of all the main attractions. Hotel has a bar and restaurant that are in line with town prices
Great rooms they are so big and clean, with bed and large sofas.
Car parking was safe and secure.
Down side was no life?

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Our room was clean and comfy. The decor was a little dated but room was spotless and bathroom was new. The lobby area outside room 6 really smells of smoke. There's a little sitting area there and someone's been sucking back the durries. (The room was absolutely fine though). WiFi did not work in room whichever was frustrating but not a deal breaker.

Welcome was friendly and breakfast was generous continental. Pod Coffee machine in room, extra points for that!

Close to everything in centre of town and an easy tram ride from the st Peters train station.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gent
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

I stayed in this hotel for a short visit to Ghent on business, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the room for the price I paid. Well decorated, good size and very comfortable. The owner was very helpful in recommending places to go in Ghent.

I'd recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Walsall
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81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

Stayed here on 10th and 11th December and when we arrived rooms were ready along with the garage parking we had pre booked. The girl on reception was friendly and helpful and gave us guide books and maps for our stay, explained breakfast routine and showed us to our rooms. We had booked a triple room which was large had a seating are (with leather settee) TV pleanty of cupboards and space to put your clothing. The bathroom was very large it was very clean and well maintained with good quality fittings. breakfast was continental style and had the usual choices. The hotel was about 300 metres from the main square and St Baaf's and took us about 3 - 5 mins to walk. The hotel is on a main road and there is a little traffic noise if you are a light sleeper (luckily i'm not). From the outside the hotel does not do itself justice but please dont be put off as on the inside it is of a good standard. If i do go to Ghent again i will have no hesitation in booking this hotel

Room Tip: A room away from the main road for light sleepers
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Cathedral 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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