The location was perfect. Right in the heart of Gent. We had a surprisingly large room on the top floor overlooking the spire- and belfry-filled skyline. The view was fantastic. We really liked having a king sized bed instead of two singles pushed together, and it was a comfy one. Also, good, fast, and free WIFI. Request a high floor room with a good view. Gent has a truly remarkable nighttime skyline.
Now the issues (all very fixable and probably temporary): Water pressure in the shower fluctuated greatly, even turning off sometimes for 30 seconds to a minute (was a surprise to the front desk, so maybe it was an isolated incident). One night the cleaning staff left the windows open during the day which let in lots of mosquitoes. We were up at 3am killing about 20 of them so we could sleep. Also, there was a bad smell in the bathroom that made us think something might have died in the wall. It wasn't a very strong smell, but it was noticeable. Despite these setbacks, it was still a very good stay, and these were all things that are easily fixable by hotel staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the historic heart of Ghent, Hotel de Flandre provides tasteful guest rooms and a cozy lounge in a 19th-century building. The authentic halls with their grand staircases have a traditional charm and guests can unwind in the warmly decorated interior. The hotel is situated within walking distance of the city's main attractions. This hotel is the ideal accommodation for both business and pleasure. WiFI is available free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Flandre Hotel
- De Flandre Ghent