Things got off to a tricky start - turned up to find the booking hadn't been communicated properly and we'd been given double rather than twin rooms. It's common in Belgium to have a double bed that splits into two twins but these were doubles proper. Initially reception said they couldn't help until the next day as no spare rooms but after some resistance from us agreed to see what they could do. After a short wait other rooms were found and we went out for the evening. On getting back our bed still hadn't been split, but the linen was there so were able to split it and make it up ourselves.
Parts of the hotel were nicely done, but our room, on two floors in the roof space (bathroom downstairs, bedroom upstairs) had some dilapidation (eg headboard lights had to be propped up). Bathroom though had clearly been refurbished and was of a high standard other than the rust coloured water when we first used it. Great view across the Ghent rooftops though.
Breakfast was adequate and a typical continental spread. Some very nice and dainty small cakes were a highlight. There was just enough seating with the one room operating and plenty when they opened up the adjoining room.
Overall a pleasant hotel in an excellent location - just a few minutes stroll from the historic centre of Ghent - but perhaps it needs to complete its refurbishment and just up its game a little to warrant the full four stars.
- 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