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“It wasn't for sleeping.”
Review of Formule 1 Ghent

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Formule 1 Ghent
Ranked #35 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
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“It wasn't for sleeping.”
Reviewed 10 August 2011

I have never stayed in an hotel with other residents who were so inconsiderate. I was keen for a good nights sleep and the other people were so loud that our party of six all had a an awful night. Some residents were shouting out of their bedroom window to some others leaning out of their window and one of our rooms was inbetween the two!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

I had not used Formula 1 hotel for about 5 years, and used to be really happy with the hotels, but this time I was really disapointed. The hotel had definately seen better days. It was 'old and tired'. We weren't given a choice of whether we wanted smoking or non smoking. We would have chosen 'non smoking' but our rooms smelt of old tobacco smoke and so did the blankets. There were also toilets & showers that were broken. The hotel was clearly full of workmen, who left their shoes outside their rooms which smelt terrible. The hotel was very noisy at night too, with, I guess, the workmen returning to their rooms after they had been to a bar? There was no restaurants nearby so we had to find our way into Gent centre which was difficult to find parking. We stayed here en route to our holiday in Germany, and on our way back stayed in an Etap hotel - basically the same principle as the Formula 1, but MUCH BETTER! - modern, clean, fresh, and CHEAPER!! I will now use Etap and NOT Formula 1.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

I have been in several Formule 1 and I am used to the level of service associated to this type of hotel. You get what you pay for, after all. However, this particular Formule 1 is a dormitory for Eastern Europe workers that drink and make noise until early in the morning (we stayed there four nights and it was the same story night after night). If you want to party all night, its the place, if you want to sleep, go to another hotel. This is not a one time issue; other travelers have reported this problem. Management was informed, but seems to prefer this repeat business instead of providing an adequate level of service to travelers that only stay a few nights.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

Hotel is more expensive that similar Etape class hotels right across the border in France.
Toilets were dirty by F1 standard. Hotel appears worn out.
Consierge was polite and helpfull, but cant compensate for the building.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

Unfindable in the middle of an industrial area. Not very clean. Matras as hard as stone and a pillow as thick as a napkin. Very very bad. The distance to the city centre is ok by car. I would recommend everybody to pay maybe 20 Euro more for a real hotel. And otherwise even camping is better.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Den Haag
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

We decided to stay in Formule 1, but we are never coming back again. The bathrooms are toilets were dirty, rooms smelled cigarettes, terrible experience. I was traveling with my grandma and another old lady, it was a difficult experience for them,

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Formule 1 Ghent

Property: Formule 1 Ghent
Address: Vliegtuiglaan 21, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 64
Also Known As:
Formule 1 Hotel Ghent

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