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Aparthotel Castelnou
Ranked #5 of 38 Hotels in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Searching for a nice-priced hotel with own parking, we found Aparthotel Castelnou. Great, clean room (a small apartment), very helpful en friendly staff, walking distance from the citycenter, excellent parking…. Top! Even though the breakfast was for free, some remarks to it. The buffet was poor. The coffee was bad. Even the ‘strong’ was tasting like warm water. The staff took coffee from the Italian coffeemachine behind the bar!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Great place to stay while exploring this great city. We stayed for an extended period of time so it was nice to be close to many different areas to explore. A nice 15 minute walk to historical sites and wonderful restaurants. Our room was very spacious with a nicely equipped kitchenette. The staff were very friendly and helpful, going out of their way to make sure they answered all our questions. Breakfast was nice and had a good amount of things to choose from. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Spent a great few days at this property. Thought rooms were very well equipped and extremely spacious. Especially enjoyed having living space separate from the bedroom. Breakfast had variety of choice and was decent value for money - although kitchen facilities would make it easy to prepare simple meals if that was your choice. A sound choice for our first trip to this nice city..

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Clean, functional and spacious. Very friendly and helpful reception staff. A typical 'serviced appartment' which also means there isn't much charm - but again it has all you need for a couple of days' stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The hotel was well situated, around a 15 minute walk to the historic centre. Staff friendly and helpful, room clean and tidy with daily maid service. Breakfast was include and was fine. Generally very pleased to be staying in an apartment since we had one very wet day where we stayed in during the afternoon to watch Tour de France on television! All UK TV freeview channels available incidentally.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

My wife and I, plus our college-age daughter and son, took an 8 night trip to Belgium and the Netherlands in June 2014. We were in Ghent for the first day and night. We chose the Aparthotel Castlenou mainly for the price, but it turned out to be better than expected. It has a parking lot for €8/night which was ideal because we were travelling by car. Reserve parking ahead of arrival from their website.
Although it is not perfectly located (about 15-20 minute walk to the historic center), it was in a pleasant enough neighborhood that felt safe. The lobby is modern and clean and check-in was quick and easy. They provided us with a nice little visitors guide and map that was really handy.
We paid €94 each for two rooms, breakfast included – one double and one twin. Both rooms had a small kitchen and sitting area with a television and large window overlooking the neighborhood. Room 310 was the twin and more like a studio with everything in one room. Room 509 had a separate bedroom and was much larger than 310. I could imagine being comfortable there for several nights if you are staying in Ghent for a while. The furniture was IKEA-quality and the rooms were plainly decorated. Free Wi-Fi was available hotel-wide.
Breakfast was served in the on-premise restaurant, Dali. They had a buffet that was very typical of European hotels – juices, yogurt, cereal, toast, tea and coffee machine with tiny cups, cold cuts and cheese. But they also had scrambled eggs, which was a nice surprise – our best breakfast of the trip.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Ghent is a lovely city but the very things you go for, the historic centre and canals, can make it a bit of a nightmare for a driver. The Aparthotel Castelnou provides the answer. Close enough to walk into town, 15 mins or so mostly along a canal, but with plenty of parking available both on street and in the hotel’s garage. The staff speak excellent English and are very helpful. The room was spacious clean and modern. The kitchenette could have been very useful for those staying longer than our one night, but the Nespresso machine was an unexpected luxury. The hotel has a restaurant which we didn’t try but it looked good. The breakfast was excellent with a wide buffet choice including hot dishes. When we next visit Ghent we will definitely use this again.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Aparthotel Castelnou

Address: Kasteellaan 51, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
#6 Family Hotel in Ghent
#8 Business Hotel in Ghent
Price Range: £82 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aparthotel Castelnou 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aparthotel Castelnou*** uniquely combines hotel services with the provision of your own stylish apartment. The ideal base for anyone who is staying in Ghent for a short or longer while. Castelnou offers you an air-conditioned flat consisting of an en-suite bedroom, a functional kitchenette, and a dining/sitting area, and combines it with extensive hotel services: a delicious breakfast; lunch, dinner or just a coffee in our Dali restaurant; a refreshing beer at the bar; or a relaxing moment in the lounge. The Aparthotel is centrally located and forms a perfect base to explore Ghent up close with all its cultural treasures, allowing you to discover what makes this city so special. Ghent is also the ideal starting point to explore other Flemish cities of Art: Bruges, Antwerp and Brussels all can be reached in less than half an hour. Our guests, whether from the business sector or the academic world, appreciate the proximity and easy accessibility of the harbour, the university and the motorways. ... more   less 
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