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“Good Location! Good Breakfast!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ghent River Hotel
Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Location! Good Breakfast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

Stayed for 3 nights, the room we stayed in is clean but small, facing the canal. The room had a weird post located in the center when you come in. Breakfast is located on the top floor, very nice view and very good breakfast which is included with the room. Internet is free, big savings. Front desk are sometimes helpful. The location is so close to the plaza where all the restaurants are conveniently located. Walking distance to Graslei and Koralei. Make sure to take a day trip to Brugge and antwerp.

Room Tip: Ask for the higher floor on the canal side.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

My son and I stayed here. The room was very well furnished and large and the bathroom very clean and roomy. Breakfast was impressive with so much choice of food, fruits, breads, cereals, cold meats and taken on the 3rd floor roof top with interesting (not necessarily pleasing) views across the rooftops of surrounding properties and the canal. Reception staff were friendly. However ... the hotel was extremely hot when we were there. The safe didn't work and despite reporting both to reception, neither issue was really dealt with. Also, we would have to warn visitors about the rooms on the side of the hotel overlooking the youth club "De Fabriek". This is a very noisy place with thumping music until about 10.00 pm. One might argue that this is an acceptable cut off time but beyond their closure, during the night, we experienced a variety of intermittent "activity" in this narrow short street creating noise with cars and people shouting or talking. This is probably outside of the control of the hotel but if this type of thing annoys you, when you book a room, ask to book in a quiet side where such noises are minimised. The location is about 15 - 20 minutes walk from some of the main squares and architectural places of interest. Parking around this hotel is very restricted. I would return to this hotel but would seek a room on the quieter side of the building.

Room Tip: Ask to be allocated a room on a quiet side of the building away from De Fabriek youth centre!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank triotravel3
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

I stayed at this hotel with my son. It was a great room, overlooking the canal. The hotel is well-situated. The staff were very helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Try to get a view of the river/canal
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark123_11
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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

This hotel is GREAT - it is located just minutes off the busy square (so it is not noisy) - it is in a perfect location - close to everything you would want to see - it was very clean, comfortable, plenty of room and the staff were extremely helpful - the breakfast is HUGE - you want for nothing - my room was on the lower floor and when I opened the window I was right on the canal - BEST ROOM in the hotel, I think - outdoor patio was beautiful - I would stay there again in a second (and I would hope for that same room)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ireland
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

We stayed here over the easter weekend as we had gone to gent over previous easters and even though it was one of the more expensive hotels we have stayed in the room they gave us was very small. I explained to them that the room looked nothing like the pictures so they agreed to give us an up grade. This unfortunally was no bigger. When i asked for the breckfast list to have it delivered to our room we were informed there were no hot iteams on the list such as eggs even though there was a full charge of 5 euros per person. Think we,ll give gent a miss next year but give this hotel a miss in future.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank journey4321
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Northampton
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed here as a family party of 10 for one night. We had booked 2 x deluxe double and 2 x deluxe triple. all of the rooms were very spacious and the doubles had lots of character with exposed brick walls, beams and arched windows overlooking the river. However, I was slightly disappointed with the triples as the only thing that appeared deluxe about them was that they were roomy. They had no other character or special features. All the rooms had tea/coffee facilities and plenty of toiletries. We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel so we cannot comment on this, but the hotel is well positioned for all the sights of Ghent

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Northamptonians
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Perth
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

I can highly recommend this hotel for those who appreciate decent sized, clean comfortable rooms in a central location, adjacent to many of Gent's historical attractions and shopping areas. The buffet breakfast is great value; fresh with a great selection of food presented by helpful and happy staff.

Room Tip: Ask for room over the water for a nice perspective.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Darren W
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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
Hotel Style:
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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