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“Old but elegant hotel with excellent staffs”
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Hotel Gravensteen
Ranked #15 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Old but elegant hotel with excellent staffs”
Reviewed 4 February 2011

It's right next to the stunning Gravensteen. I could see the golden morning sun shinning on the castle from my window. The rooms are smallish, with beams right above the bed. The walls and floors are not very well sound-proof, but I still slept well. It's cozy there. The breadfast room has a good view and is carefully taken care of. The food and service can't be much better. Staffs are warm and friendly. I like the lobby there, especially when lit by candles.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 February 2011

I hate it when people in the service industry are obnoxious and unhelpful. How much does a smile cost? The young lady behind the desk was... Well, I travel a lot, an awful lot. And she reminded me of Bulgaria in the eighties. Terrible.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

A well situated hotel, with private parking. Excellent service and clean rooms. Good breakfast.. The staff were very helpful and courteous. Whenever we visit Gent we stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2010

Fed up with welsh summer weather, my wife and I thought we'd have 5 days in Gent. Overall, I think a couple of days would have been sufficient to see most things.
Anyway, the satnav eventually located the hotel, which couldn't be more central. Difficult to park on arrival, but they do have a car park of sorts at the rear. Very difficult to park the car, due to roadworks (Gent is FULL of roadworks at the moment) and various bits of scaffolding and funny shaped buildings - but they do have about 13 spaces at 10 euros per day.
The lobby is rather grand, but quite dead, with a couple of rooms off. One is a bar - which remained empty whenever we passed it, and another housing internet access.
Gent is an expensive place, and Hotel Gravensteen is no different. We paid 550 euros for five nights accomodation and car park. The room was a 'superior double' , which although having a great view of the Castle, was on the top floor of the hotel, and came with several beams that you had to duck under if you wanted to move about. The double bed was made of two singles put together, and was fairly comfortable, and with little external room noise, apart from the inevitable doors closing from adjacent rooms, it was quite a nice room. This room also had an airconditioning unit, which I would say is a must, otherwise it would have been very hot. The cost of breakfast per person was a mind boggling 19 euros - which we gave a miss preferring the cost effective option of a couple of digestive biscuits in our room, and a cuppa of Typhoo, made possible by our kettle, which we always use when in Europe. We bought it a couple of years ago just down the road in Brugge in fact, and always take it with us when abroad.
Took a boat trip round Gent - which was disappointing, and not a patch on the one we went on in Brugge several years ago. That's the trouble - having been to Brugge, Gent, in comparison, is relatively disappointing. However, I'd say it is worth a visit, but wait a couple of years untill they finish all their roadworks - and just go for a long weekend.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2010

We stayed here over a weekend, and although the location was great and city was beautiful, the hotel was not really what we expected. The entrance hall was nice and so was the building and architecture, but once upstairs, the light fixtures weren't installed yet and the room was very old and small. We were expecting a romantic room, but got a basic 3 star stay, though it was very quiet. The girl at the reception was full of attitude as well, and that didn't make things better. Would try to go somewhere else for this amount of money. There is a good fondue place across from the hotel though, so might be worth checking out.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2010

Was expecting so much more from the Hotel Gravensteen...which was billed on its website as much more glamorous and old-world style. The rooms were of quality size, but were obviously not well kept. Sleep was difficult due to a lumpy bed and an immense amount of road noise. This hotel was no value and you are much better off staying at a local B&B (where breakfast doesn't charge you 19 Euro a head!!!)....i know, i know....I should have checked Trip Advisor first!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2010

hotel could"nt do enough for us nice friendly staff room nice and clean big and roomey smack in the centre of town only downside very expensive drinks in the bar abrandy and a rum and coke 24 euros

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Gravensteen
Address: Jan Breydelstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
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Ranked #15 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gravensteen 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
49 comfortable rooms with private bathroom.Trendy lounge / Bar.Patio,Fitness and sauna.Cosy breakfast room,15 private parking places1 meeting rooms with daylight,Free wireless internet,Central location ... more   less 
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