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Guesthouse PPP
Ranked #8 of 116 Ghent B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Plus points:
- although we had the least expensive room in the house, it was still visually very striking, with a high level of design (particularly the lighting).
- it is very close to the core of Ghent's centre
- parking is a distinct advantage given this very central location (even if the garage is a few hundred metres from the front door)
- an impressive and high quality restoration of an old house

reasons for not giving 5 stars:
- it's a rather 'detached' operation compared to other (and superficially similar) boutique B&B's we stayed at on this trip. In particular there is no one around to let you in. You have to call a phone number on the front door. Dieter turned up within minutes and is helpful, but this is not an ideal way to start, especially when in a car.
- house rules: you have to take your shoes off before going up to your room. It's a B&B not a Hindu temple!
- room had cups/kettle/milk but no tea and coffee provided, plus one of the bedside lightbulbs was dead.

Breakfast was very nice and served in an impressive dining room, but somehow a little less homely than some places.
PPP is indisputably stylish, it's undoubtedly well located, but it's just lacking some warmth (in the emotional not temperature sense).

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

This guesthouse is a stylish upper-class home located at 5 minutes from the Ghent city center. It is not easy to find, because it looks like a normal home from the outside. You get the feeling you live there rather than being a tourist. The room was large and well-equipped and had a medieval touch with knight in armor and some theme paintings. Beds were comfortable, there was a seating area with tv, a shower in the room and a separate toilet.
Wifi was fast and free. Before climbing the stairs at the central hall you needed to take off your shoes. A car parking was also included. The breakfast was in the living room on the ground floor and was stylish.
I enjoyed the experience, but it may not be everyone's cup of tea.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank arne68
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Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

Located few steps from tha Graslei in the very city center, Guesthouse PPP offers awesome accomodation. The room we have been in was fantastic, everything super clean, well furnitured and with this amazing bath! The owner is very kind, she prepares the breakfast by herself, and it's definitily tasty!

It cost a "little" more than the average accomodation, but if you want to have your best time...choose it. You won't regret.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Eugenio M
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Pros:
1. Clean
2. Modern
3. Parking in a nearby closed garage included in the room rate.
4. Bus station in front of the guesthouse.

Cons:
1. The address is a little bit complicated. Even when, according to the GPS, “You are at the destination” the guesthouse can be hardly found, even by natives. Only with the very kind help of a young lady from a nearby hotel we found the guesthouse.
2. Being not a hotel but a guesthouse in a building, not always you are lucky enough to find someone to welcome you. So it is strongly recommended to establish in advance the approximate time of your arriving.
3. There is no elevator so the climbing to the suite in the top of the building was very inconvenient for us (65+), even if the young man from the guesthouse helped us to carry the luggage.
4. In addition to climbing these stairs, our room had 2 levels, and, in a very unpractical way, the bedroom was on the 2nd level and the toilet on the 1st, entrance level.
5. Because of an “over” modernization, simple activities lake turning on/of the lights, opening/closing the shutters and the curtains become real challenges.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place to stay! We stayed in the upper room. Great atmosphere, room with small kitchen, amazing confortable bed and nice view over the old city. There even is a vide, some sort of half upper floor wich makes it a good room for 2 plus 1. Its special to have breakfast with the other guests ar one big familytable next to the fireplace. I loved it!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank 360degreees
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Breakfast was included in tariff & was outstanding, with fresh orange juice, freshly baked bread rolls & eggs cooked to order by Dieter. Additionally, there were freshly brewed coffee, good selection of cheese & cold cuts, cereals & nuts plus a small plate of fruit salad(each person). Breakfast was served during a specific time on a large communal table with other guests.

Our room was very modern with a bath tub in the room. The "gadgets" were nice & modern but in my opinion looked better than being practical, e.g. the long vanity sink was way too shallow to be used to shave; the bath tub smack banged in the middle of the room required us to be very careful when showering & taking a shampoo(otherwise the floor would be wet) etc. Working out how the switches operated also required some effort. This property would look great in a designer magazine!

The location was good, close to the old part of the city where the cathedrals, citadels & canals were. It was a 5 min taxi ride from St Pieters train station. Tariffs were very reasonable & overall good value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Vitus Y
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Luxurious stay, very clean and comfortable. Very friendly and helpful owners. We were there with a very small child, for which a bed was arranged. The breakfast was outstanding.
Just some minor notes: our suite (courtyard view) has two levels, of which we didn't quite know what to do with the second. Also we had to block the stairs for our child. And the light control was a bit "trial and error". Furthermore we would have liked a somewhat more subtle bed light.
No reasons not to come back, but we will probably try one of the other rooms.

Room Tip: The suites in the top of the building are a bit of a climb.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank CoupleOfHoliday
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Address: Poel 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
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Ranked #8 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in Ghent
Price Range: £109 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Guesthouse PPP 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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