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BEST WESTERN Hotel Cour St. Georges
Ranked #31 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Oxford,
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144 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Forget it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

As many reviewers have pointed out, this is a cramped, hot, run-down hole which really does a disservice to the name Best Western. Although perhaps that is being a little generous. The location doesn't really make up for its general tawdriness. Needs total renovation, but the space is too small to do much with it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

The hotel was scruffy, the rooms were poor, not as advertised on the website. The dining room, (breakfast only/0 had crumbling wallpaper right next to the tables we had to eat at. the lift was old and dangerous. a budget bed and breakfast place. the only good thing was the location very central for exploring Gent but certainly not a 3 star hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Berkeley, California
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2011

Avoid at any cost rooms facing street because of noise! Our first night we only got 3-4 hours sleep. The windows are thin and we heard conversations and traffic into the wee hours. The first room, 55, also had a dangerous half step between bathroom and bed. We were given two dysfunctional codes for using the internet before we finally got one that worked, wasting time we would have preferred using for sightseeing. The second night we got a room towards the back (14) and were much happier, although that meant not having a bathtub. The hotel had few guests when we were there, but the asst manager insisted that no room would be available until 3PM the first day; didn't understand why that had to be "policy". The young man at the desk the next day was much more helpful, and for that we were most grateful. The walls of the breakfast room are in dire need of restoration (many large holes). Overall, a very disappointing hotel stay in a wonderful city.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Maaseik, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2010

The room was smelling and noisy. The bathroom was too small had leaking wash tubs and the water temperature of the douche went to cold when opening another tap in our bathroom or another badroom. The plug from the bath was missing so we could only take a shower.
The internet corner was not working.
The breakfast was moderate.
The only positive was the location in the centre of the town.
Way too expensive and should not be part of a corporation like Best Western from which one would expect quality hotels.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2010

Advertising is deceiving on this one - wireless internet only worked in the dining room; rooms vary greatly without explanation. I had a colleague pay for a superior room while we paid for basic room but colleague got the super small room while we got the larger/better room - this was embarrassing as the management indicated it was luck of the draw. Staff smoke freely in doors which is very stinky and apparently illegal. One Service provider there was excellent - "Chris" will do well in his future career in tourism. Daily cleaning routine was quite inconsistent. Food was adequate at best - not worth the extra daily charge. I'm sure there are better deals to be had. Oh - forgot to mention the very large 2" spider greeting me on the bed upon arrival - - the first night was therefore fitful but no further sightings.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Bergen NH, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2010

Room was incredibly small, extremely hot. If you tried to open the window, facing a wall 2 meters away, you would have a concentrated sample of Ghent’s sewage and keep wondering for the rest of the night what these people eat.
Staff are friendly, deserve to work at a better hotel.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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South Wales
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92 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2010

Best feature is the location and the parking, but without sat. nav. we had some problems finding it. An old building, but the practical difficulties cited in oterh reviews cancelled out period charm. Our room was a reasonable size for a city centre. It's ideal for restaurants and cathedral & Grasslei etc. Don't miss the folk museum either.

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Hotel Cour St. Georges

Property: BEST WESTERN Hotel Cour St. Georges
Address: Hoogpoort 75 - 77 Botermarkt 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Cour St. Georges 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small Hotel incorporating Historic Building dating from 1228, which now houses Restaurant & Registration. ... more   less 
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