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“fantastic location. lovely hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ghent River Hotel

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Ghent River Hotel
Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Belfast, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“fantastic location. lovely hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

this hotel is in a great spot - just off a large square where there are plenty of bars and restaurants. It is within walking distance of all the main sights of Ghent.
Our room was really lovely - one exposed brick wall and high beamed ceiling. It looked out over the canal. Pillows not great.
Breakfast was really good and plentiful with an entertaining seagull who came each morning at 9.30 to be fed!
We were asked to pay city tax when we were leaving which we did not expect.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

Great hotel in the heart of the old town. Spacious room overlooking the river. Bed was very comfortable. The reception staff were very helpful and an umbrella is provided in every room which is a nice touch. My only gripe was the price of the internet at E5 per hour, but the hotel advises that from January this will be free. - perfect!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Great Falls, VA
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

Very nice hotel; service was good and friendly. Our room was not large, but adequate, with high ceiling and good bathroom. Breakfast was good, if expensive. Underground parking is nearby.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Elton
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

Ghent is a fabulous city but the trip was ruined by gangs of kids preventing me from getting intot he hotel. They were intimidating and physically trapped me in the turning entrance door; preventing me and other guests getting in or out. It was AWFUL and frightening. When I got in and asked the member of staff to do something about it, she saud "Yeh terrible isn't it". She ignored the problem and when I returned to leave the hotel, still couldn't get out of the building, I asked her to do something about it, she shrugged and said "what do you expect me to do about it?" She eventually called the policeafter others complained.

The staff were ambivolent and a bit shabby. When there was no bottle opener in the room, I was asked to come down to reception because she had "other things to do"...totally disappointing in such a beautiful city. It is NOT a great place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

We stayed at this hotel recently with some friends and were really impressed with the service, quality of the breakfast buffet and the finish of the hotel. We had a large double room which was immaculately serviced by attentive syaff throughout our stay.
The hotel is well located close to some really good restuarants and fairly easy to find, although parking adjacent to the hotel is not easy there is a large underground car park nearby.

Room Tip: Try to avoid the rooms that overlook a youth club as this can get a little noisy at times.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Roxboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

The staff is very nice. The rooms are very good and the beds are comfortable. The location is central to many restaurants within easy walking distance. The breakfast is very good and the staff is very helpful. Ghent is a beautiful and friendly city and the people were very helpful and friendly.I stayed here on business and would return again when possible.
If you are on a budget, this may be a bit pricey but if you can afford it try it!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

Enjoyed a good night's rest here. The room was a reasonable size, the bed comfortable. Bathroom was clean. The breakfast was good. It is in a nice location, we enjoyed exploring Ghent from here. Can definitely recommend

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ghent River Hotel
Address: Waaistraat 5, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ghent River Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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