Ghent is one of the finest cities in Europe, and if you have'nt been then go - you will not be disappointed. Getting into the centre of Ghent has always been difficult but with 2 major renovation projects going on over the next few months (probably much longer), it's a nightmare. Much better to stay on the outskirts - for instance at the Holiday Inn next to Expo. Its well sign posted although you now have to navigate IKEA to get to the car park.
We have stayed here many times over the last 10 years and the biggest drawback was getting in and out of town.This is now really simple as the tram line is just 3 mins walk from the hotel and the trams run every 20 mins or so. Within 15 mins you can be in the heart of Ghent saving at least 15 euros on a taxi fare.
This hotel is a standard Holiday Inn business hotel with good facilities, and an efficient front desk. Its not much to look at externally but has a big car park. The rooms are quiet and the beds pretty comfortable. On the downside whilst the reception and bar have been refurbished the rooms are starting to look tired - light stains on the carpets and some wear to the room furniture and bathroom. Its still ok ,but the sooner they refurb the better. The food is good although some of the breakfast offerings run out ,especially the pastries. It's pretty good value especially when you book early - we got a room rate of 85 euros a night (inc breakfast), but bear in mind you have to pay for parking - 8.50 euros a day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FREE USE OF BROADBAND INTERNET IN THE ENTIRE HOTEL!Holiday Inn Gent Expo is a 4-star hotel with an entirely refurbished Atrium which is ideally situated at the crossing of the major European motorway junction (E40-E17-A17) at exit 14 - Expo and next to Flanders Expo and IKEA Gent. Furthermore hotel Holiday Inn Ghent Expo is connected with the historic city centre of Ghent: the tram stop is located at 100 metres from the hotel with a link of every 10 minutes to the city centre. This Holiday Inn hotel in Ghent is centrally located for business as well as for tourists exploring Flanders. All 169 comfortable spacious hotel rooms have double glazed windows and are air-conditioned, equipped with minibar, LCD flatscreen TV and coffee & tea making facilities. The eye-catching Atrium, under a huge glass roof and glazed elevators, is the heart of the hotel. Here you will find our trendy Atrium Restaurant with a unique design. The cuisine is contemporary, associating light and refined meals with inventive Belgian flavours. The Lounge Wine Bar is the meeting point in the surroundings. The atrium, bar, lobby and meeting rooms offer free wireless high speed Internet (WIFI)! Looking for a meeting place in Gent? Holiday Inn hotel Ghent offers 9 meeting rooms with natural daylight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Gent Expo Hotel Ghent
- Holiday Inn Ghent
- Ghent Holiday Inn