My family & I booked to stay here as a one night stopover at the end of a two week tour around Europe between Amsterdam & The Euro Tunnel.
At least with a Holiday Inn Express you know what you are getting, I thought, how wrong was I?
This hotel exceeded my expectations by a mile.
I received a lovely greeting along with a free drink voucher & fast free wi-fi code simply because I am a Priority Club member.
The room was larger than I thought it would be & came complete the usual sort of kit you get in any Holiday Inn Express.
The location was amazingly handy for the motorway network, but there didn't appear to be much else within walking distance.
The staff were all great & we had no problems with the receptionist ordering us a taxi (as it's much more than walking distance to the actual town centre) to have a quick tour around Ghent - which is simply stunning.
If you go into Ghent make sure you go on the horse drawn open carriage tour - we learnt all about a few hundred years of history in about 30 mins...
Dinner was amazing: fantastic service, great choice of food & going for the buffet meant we could try a bit of everything as many times as we wished.
We all enjoyed watching one of the pay per view films after dinner & slept really well.
Breakfast was the usual buffet type job with a good choice of food.
We are definitely going back, but for a bit longer next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Find your gateway to Flanders with convenient transport connections close to the Holiday Inn Express Gent hotel.Just a couple of minutes from the convenient E17 motorway and 4km from medieval Gent city centre, make the contemporary Holiday Inn Express Gent your base for exploring the Flanders region. Major business centres such as Brussels and Brugge are within 35 minutes' drive of your welcoming Gent hotel.You can reach Holiday Inn Express Gent via regular rail services from Brussels Airport, which arrive into Gent St-Pieters station, 3km from the hotel. We have an ample car park, which adds good value to your stay. Your spacious Guest room is the ideal environment for catching up on work with free WiFi. The hotel is close to popular sights in the city, notably the atmospheric charm of the medieval Old Town including St Bavo's Cathedral, with its mystical paintings. Tram 4 and Bus 8 stop at walking distance and will bring you anywhere in the city at regular intervals. For the great outdoors, try Belgium's northern coastal resorts, within a 40-minute drive from us. Kids under 18 stay for free with their parents in one of our spacious Guest rooms. This Green Key eco-label certified hotel offers a free charging point for electrical vehicles, and a Tesla Supercharger station. Help yourself to a hot drink and the complimentary continental breakfast options at Holiday Inn Express Gent. Our helpful staff can advise you on which city-centre attractions to visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Gent Hotel Ghent
- Holiday Inn Ghent
- Express Hotel Ghent
- Ghent Holiday Inn