This is a nice hotel, if you can find it.
Very good food.
Look for the IKEA building and in the shadow is this hotel.
Don't get me wrong, the hotel is what you would expect but the staff are UNREAL.
I travelled with Team Tango (previous review) and frankly we were ashamed to have an American colleague with us as our treatment as an embarrassing shambles.
I won't repeat the same comments just add that the staff (with the exception of a superb female waitress who served us dinner on twice - she was excellent)
Lunchtime the restaurant is closed
There is nothing nearby (except the HUGE IKEA) so, unless you want to eat Danish Furniture for lunch then pack some sandwiches
The main bar was closed all day every day.
HINT TO STAFF:
If you work in a hotel reception, try adding a SMILE to your face
If you work in the RESTAURANT (except that great female server) its probably not polite to SIGH and put your head in your hands when a guest asks for a table.
And one final note, please don't turn off the lights just because management cuts means that you have to close down at midnight as that might upset the guests who are still in the room.
- 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