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Ibis Gent Centrum Opera
Ranked #12 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
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“Nicely located, small, but clean.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Nicely located, small, but clean. The internet is free and fast. Using ping tests online, the ping was about 75ms, very good. The only complaint about this room is the small bathroom. When you sit on the toilet, one of your knees will probably touch the wall. The shower is small but manageable. Just don’t flail around or you’ll hit the shower door. One odd thing was that the tap water tasted really good. I refill my water bottle using the faucets of the hotels I stay at, and this hotel had the best taste. The staff seem professional.

To get here from St. Peters train station, you take Tram 1 to Savaanstreet. The hotel is right in front of that stop. Then it’s only a 10 minute walk to Bavos cathedral, Belfry, St. Nicholas Church, etc.

Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Stephan V, Manager at Ibis Gent Centrum Opera, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your comments on your stay.
They are of great value to us and help us to improve our service and quality.

We will pass your remarks on to the team in order to improve communication and transparancy regarding our services.

Many thanks and I hope we'll be able to welcome you in Gent again.

Yours sincerely,

Stephan Vanwingene
Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

This hotel is in a great location - it's literally ten minutes walk up the main shopping street (Veldstraat) to get into the centre of Ghent. If you don't fancy the walk a tram stops just outside the hotel with good service by the no. 1 (between 3 and 7 minutes I found); the tram is useful for heading south too if you're interested in the SMAK (modern art) and fine arts museums which are next to each other in the Citadel Park.

My room was fine for a single traveller but I'm not sure it would have been much fun for a second person. The bed was against the wall and the bathroom barely large enough for one person. To give you an idea of this (apologies for bluntness) I've never before encountered a toilet I couldn't sit on without my legs being off at an angle! That said, I spent very little time in the room and lots of time exploring the city so it wasn't too much of a problem.

Breakfast was decent enough to stock up before the day's activities and offered cheese/ cold meats, yogurts/ fruits/ cereals, breads/ croissants/ pastries, and a limited hot element of scrambled egg/ suspicious grey sausage. Teas, coffees and fruit juices are from machines though which isn't great but with all for 12 euros it's pretty good value all the same.

The staff are very friendly and keen to help but perhaps could have been a bit more on the ball. Three things stick in my mind - firstly I wasn't given tokens for breakfast so had to abandon my food on day one to sort it out at reception. Secondly I was assured parking was as cheap at the hotel as elsewhere but found this wasn't true - 15 euros per night in a very tight car park at the hotel (most pillars had other motorists' paint on them!) but I could have parked for 13 euros/ 24hrs just round the corner and saved myself 8 - 10 euros by paying only for the hours I used. And finally, I was encouraged to pay for my room when I arrived - not something I'm used to but couldn't see any harm - but found the first night that this effectively cuts off your credit and you're then unable to order drinks or room service whilst you're staying. These are relatively minor quibbles however and the only negative parts of an otherwise fantastic short break in Ghent.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Stephan V, General Manager at Ibis Gent Centrum Opera, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your comments on your stay.
They are of great value to us and help us to improve our service and quality.

We will pass your remarks on to the team in order to improve communication and transparancy regarding our services.

Many thanks and I hope we'll be able to welcome you in Gent again.

Yours sincerely,

Stephan Vanwingene
General Manager
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

This hotel represents the normal Ibis style but is planned in an even more efficient way; no extra space anywhere but still the room didn't feel too small. The bathroom might be the smallest one I've seen in a hotel but that was not a problem. I really liked the bed which was well balanced. There was a good choice of TV channels.

The staff at reception were not over-attentive but nice and efficient. There were a few people waiting when I came to fetch my luggage but the lady noticed me without asking and opened the luggage room door.

The location is good. Not quite in the historical centre but a short walk towards the railway station. There are a lot of restaurants in the area and the shopping streets are close, too.

The only problem with this hotel are the thin walls. One hears practically everything from the corridor and something from neighbouring rooms which can be a problem if there are a lot of people moving to-and-fro.

Room Tip: I wouldn't take a room facing the street as there is a lot of traffic.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Stephan V, General Manager at Ibis Gent Centrum Opera, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Dear Maril,

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the ibis Gent Centrum Opera. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.


Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Sincerely,

Stephan Vanwingene
general manager
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Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

After Brugge we move d on to Gent and the Ibis Central Opera. Another lovely city with so much to do. Stayed two nights in a typical Ibis hotel. You know what you are going to get, rooms a little smaller than others, good bathroom, fantastic bar with many Belgium monk beers. Two minutes to the centre on the tram, ten tickets for 10 euro and a city full of bars, restaurants and people who are happy to serve you near the hotel there are at least five restaurants of differing price range but all affordable. The Ibis has no restaurant but does snacks. Buffet breakfast at fourteen euros is a little steep but is is of great quality. Last night went through the beer menu and the Trappist beers nearly turned me into a friar. A hotel and city well worth a visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stephan V, General Manager at Ibis Gent Centrum Opera, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Dear Mr Sparkes,

Thank you very much for your comments regarding your stay in our hotel.
I'm very pleased to receive your compliments and will pass them on to our team, it 'll help them
in the continous effort to improve our quality & sevice.

I hope you'll visit us soon again !

Best regards,

Stephan Vanwingene
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Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

I Liked this hotels as this is located near the old town and has good connectivity of the trams.
the old Ghent city is very scienic lots of restaurants and bars near by sitting besides the river in the evening is very good.

the hotel has a small cafe which is good for short business meetings.

easy to travel from the Ghent station.

Room Tip: well not much option here
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Stephan V, General Manager at Ibis Gent Centrum Opera, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Dear Ankit,

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the ibis Gent Centrum Opera. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.


Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Sincerely,

Stephan Vanwingene
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Property: Ibis Gent Centrum Opera
Address: Nederkouter 24, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Gent Centrum Opera 2*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ibis Gent Centrum Opera is an economy hotel located in the vibrant medieval city centre of Ghent. With close proximity to all major touristic attractions as the 'Gravensteen' Castle and in the very heart of the shopping centre. The hotel is easily accessible by tram from the station. The tram stops in front of the hotel. The hotel is an ideal point of departure to discover the local museums as well as the Saint Bavo's Cathedral with the famous altarpiece 'Adoration of the Mystic Lamb'. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a high speed Wi-Fi internet access and a trendy bar. On-site parking with possibility to store your bicycle. GLBT friendly hotel. Pets allowed. Meeting and luggage room available. There is a tram stop in front of the hotel, convenient travel connections to Bruges, Brussels and Antwerp. You can easily get to your business meeting or visit the well known landmarks in the four medieval cities of Flanders. The ibis Gent Centrum Opera hotel is located in Ghent within the entertainment and shopping district. The 134 rooms are equipped with the new Sweet Bed. The practical and inviting ibis room boasts all the features you want most including international TV channels and a bathroom with shower. Enjoy a treat or chill out with a drink in our friendly bar. All rooms are 100% non-smoking and there is complimentary Wi-Fi for all guests throughout the building. Ibis Gent Centrum Opera is ready to adjust to your schedule. Reception is open 24 hours a day to help with any of your queries. The Dawn of a Brand New Breakfast... Breakfast will never be boring again. Enjoy making your own Brussels waffles and try our different kinds of fresh baked bread, rolls and fresh squeezed orange juice. You can relax and enjoy our buffet daily from 6.30am to 10am (11am on the Weekend and Bank Holidays). Hotel with on-site parking, luggage room and place to store your bicycle. With convenient travel connections and only a 30 minutes drive to Bruges and less then one hour to Brussels and Antwerp. Hotel ibis Gent Centrum Opera is the ideal point of departure to visit the four most famous medieval cities in Flanders. The ibis Gent Centrum Opera hotel is located downtown Ghent within the entertainment and shopping district and offers the perfect base to explore the city. You can easily get to your business meeting or see the famous landmarks of nearby attractions including the Saint Bavo Cathedral with its famous Altarpiece 'Adoration of the Mustic Lamb' and the unique city centre located 'Gravensteen Castle'. ... more   less 
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