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“Very Pleased with Penthouse Unit”
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Place 2 Stay
Ranked #3 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Ghent
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Sudbury
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“Very Pleased with Penthouse Unit”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

This unit was very enjoyable, spacious, very clean, quiet and top quality was evident throughout. It offers a full kitchen equipped with all essentials, fridge, microwave, there is 1-1/2 baths, a bright sunny living room, king bed and your own private roof deck. Location is 1 block to a beautiful city square and 3-4 blocks to all the shopping you need, plus 10-15 minutes from all the major sights in Ghent, a beautiful City to walk around in. Secure municipal parking 1 block away @ 10e / day
This penthouse helped make our stay memorable.

Room Tip: I haven't seen the other rooms, but if anything like ours, they would all be very clean and well...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

This property is located in the middle of Gent's tourist centre. It is easy to park in the Vrijdagmarkt garage. It is at walking distance from all the hot spots. It is clean, well equiped, quiet and big. There is wifi in the room. We had the penthouse apartment with big terrace complete with chairs and table. We stayed in Gent several times already and this is the best place to stay.

Room Tip: We like the penthouse apartment with your own rooftop terrace.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in March. The apartment had everything we needed and was in a great location. Was lovely to have wifi and the TV (we were there during 6 nations so was perfect to catch up on the rugby scores). We were on the ground floor, no real issues with noise, I just found it a little disconcerting seeing pairs of legs walking by the window but my boyfriend didnt even notice this! The only issue we had was actually finding the place!!! We should have got a street map but didnt and ended up walking around the streets for a good hour, asking people if they knew they street and nobody seemed to. In the end I asked a bin man who got a map out, found the street, got us in the bin van and drove us there!!!

Room Tip: If you can ask to be on a higher floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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South East
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Would definitely return here when back in Ghent. Fabulous location, everything on your doorstep. Well equipped kitchen, condiments, teas/coffees and a supermarket nearby. Excellent friendly owner who was very accomodating for an early arrival. Comfortable bed, variety of channels and no noise issues at all. Great rate for the standard of facilities, location and service. A great stay, thanks Nele.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

We stayed here for two nights in February. The apartment is in a good location, clean and very modern. The apartment is a easy walking distance to main attractions. We did have a couple complaints as follows:
1)We stayed on the first floor and found it incredibly noisy at night (outside the windows as well as people coming in late at night).
2)We emailed the week before to enquire the best way to reach the apartment from the train station, with no response, nor could we find it on the website. When we got to the hotel, Nele advised us that she was "too busy to respond." It was not clear how to contact Nele to arrange for keys, and we assumed there would be someone present when we came to the apartment. This is NOT the case. When we arrived, along with another couple that arrived at the same time, ended up standing around for a while waiting for Nele to turn up. You have to press a button at the front entrance, which apparently goes to her mobile…again very unclear. It would have been nice if this was explained prior to our arrival, as we would have tried to arrange a time to meet rather than show up and not know what to do.
3)As others have stated, payment in cash is required upon check in, which wasn’t a big deal as most small places prefer cash in Europe. I can understand others being frustrated though, as no where did it state that you require cash only upon arrival.
4)We realize that we are not staying in a hotel or a B&B, but when we asked about restaurant recommendations, we were advised to go to the tourist information. We felt the reception was very cold and straight money ex-change.

Ghent is beautiful and I would come back in a minute, but would look for alternative accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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COPENHAGEN
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Stayed here for 3 days in mid October. The location was great - just behind the Vrijdagmarkt (Friday Market) and within easy walk of all major landmarks in the old city. I took a cab from Gent station as it was easier to get to with a bag - about 10 Euro or so from the station - but you can take a tram (the number 1).

The apartment was well renovated and had all the mod cons that any traveller might want. I stayed in a first floor studio apartment which had good kitchen facilities, modern bathroom, comfortable bed and couch, wifi, cable tv.

The owner, Nele, was very friendly and helpful. The only downside is the need to pay in cash as others have stated.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Gent, which is a beautiful town. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

I can really not understand why people can only give this place a 4. We stayed here for 2 nights (22,23 of June 2012) The location is just perfect with everything you can possibly need. We came to a club so had A lOng lie in on the Saturday and we did not notice any noises from outside at all. You got ground coffee an enough creamer and sugar etc to survive for at least a week and they also have bottles of shampoo incase you need some. The place was super clean and the mattress is great firm and comfi. The tv has lots and lots of channels incase you need a rest. The owners are not on site but are very reachable trough the intercom button what we preferred. You can not lock yourself out due to the door being a turn lock and there was not any reason we needed to see the owners except to pay the room. there is plenty of info offered in the room And the wifi is free and fast. We will absolutely be back here! Thanks for a great weekend in luxury

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: Place 2 Stay
Address: Penitentenstraat 33, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Place 2 Stay 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Place 2 Stay offers luxury studio's, a penthouse suite with terrace and a two-bedroom apartment for rent on short & mid-long term in the historical city center of Ghent, only 200 meters from Vrijdagsmark. The Korenmarkt and St-Braafs Square featuring the Belfort are a 5-minute walk from Place 2 stay. Alijn House Museum is 400 meters away.All accommodation is fully furnished and equipped with all modern comfort.Our studios (32-34m²) have a double bed ; dining corner & kitchen with microwave, grill fridge & freezer as well as tea and coffee making facilities; a lounge area with flat screen tv & wifi internet access; Personal bathroom with shower and a heated towel rail. There is individual central heating and videophone.On the highest, third floor there is the penthouse apartment (72m²)for 2 persons. The penthouse has a private terrace (28m²), nice to enjoy the sun on spring and summer days. The penthouse has a dining table, a seating area with a digital flatscreen-tv and free WiFi (internet hotspot). There is an open kitchen with oven, microwave, grill, fridge & freezer and dish washing machine. The bathroom has a double lavabo and bath tube. There is a separate toilet.The two-bedroom apartment (115m²)for max 4 persons has a seating area with a digital flatscreen-tv, a working area (desk) with free WiFi (internet hotspot); a dining table. There is an open kitchen with microwave, grill, fridge & freezer and dish washing machine. The bathroom has a double lavabo and bath tube. There is a separate toilet.There is a separate storage place with wash machine and dryer, iron; available for long stays or on request.There is always possibility to add an additional bed for an extra person. Extra costs apply.Baby cot available on request, and free of charge. ... more   less 
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