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“A very nice Hotel in the center of Gent”
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Hotel Harmony
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 March 2012

The hotel Harmony was advised by a friend of ours and we were not disappointed.
Its location is perfect: in the center of the city, with nice view on the river.
The room was very clean with nice furniture and well decorated. Also, nice to have free wi-fi in the Hotel.
Small negative point: the rooms are not very soundproof: you can hear the cars and people from the street and when you walk on the parquet floor, it can be quite noisy.
The reception was professional and gave us good tips to visit the city and nice places to eat.
I really recommend this hotel and people should ask for the suite or the "exceptional" room, it's really worth it.

Room Tip: Ask for the canal view, a bit noisy but charming view.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

I stayed at the Hotel Harmony for one night during a short stay in Ghent. The hotel looks like it has just been redone. It is a more modern look although they decided to keep the rustic celings which I thought was a good look. One problem I found was you could hear the people who are above you walking around their rooms, so if you can I would suggest staying on the top floor to avoid having your sleep disturbed.

The location of the hotel was great. The hotel borders the Patershol neighborhood and is opposite the canal from the Vrijdagrmarkt. It is also less than a 5 minute walk to the Gravensteen (the castle) and theGroetenmarkt. It is between 5-10 minute walks to the Korenmarkt, clock tower, city hall, St Nicks, and the other medieval buildings.

The concierge/front desk at the hotel did a great job. My wife and I arrived at the hotel at 10am, 5 hours before check in. They took our bags for us and stored them. When we came back at 1pm to check on our room it was finished and we could check in. We were leaving the next morning around 6:30 am for our trip back to the US. The hotel arranged us a cab, got us an early wake up call, had an early breakfast set up for us, and gave us the train schedule for our trip to Brussels National Airport. This is all standard at any hotel I would ever stay at, but the fact that they did all of this for us without one problem or misstep is good. If they screwed any of that up we miss our flight home so I appreciate their diligence and following through with what they say they would.

I would recommend this hotel to anybody travelling to Ghent in the future.

Room Tip: Top floor room would probably be ideal. You can hear people walking on the floors above you.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Quite a modern building in comparison to the neighbouring medieval architecture. Prompt check in and convenient parking under the Hotel. We were given an attic room that was fantastic, with view across the roof tops of the City and churches, top class. Nice touch with the jacuzzi. Ample breakfast, no choice of hot plates but substantive enough. Very well located Hotel next to the canals and minutes to the shops and beautiful centre. Price was rather full, but to be in such a splendid position then I suppose it can be justified. Would recommend this Hotel. The one and only feature we did not like was the two single mattresses pushed together in the double bed frame, not really acceptable for a Hotel of this class. Still we give it full marks as the good points certainly out weigh any minor negatives. Ghent is truly a beautiful City, even with its current renovation work.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top floor for the best views of this enchanting City.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in this lovely hotel. The location is an ideal base for a city trip. The rooms are very spacious, clean and well equiped. Beds are very comfortable. Breakfast is varied. All staff is very friendly but especially the man at the reception gave us a warm welcome and helped us with tips to visit the city. This was the first time we stayed at Harmony Hotel but not the last one.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

We found everything to be perfect.
Room was new, super clean and spacious.
Breakfast was the best we had in Belgium.
Cocktail hour was nice.
Staff are nice.

However, as one previous reviewer noted, their temperature control system has problems. Our room would also not get warm, heater was blowing air, but not hot, but we were told by the staff that "it is working fine". As a result the room was chilly, and not as warm as it should be.
Hotel should look into that, as it is clear that it wasn't just us.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

although I have been asking for warmer room temp, it was not possible as the room was sepsrated from the hotel block. They could offer no other room. Temp was 17 degree

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Harmonydesmet, Owner at Hotel Harmony, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2012

Dear Sir /Madam,

We would like to apologize for the inconvenience you had during your stay. Our heating system broke down on Friday afternoon. The technician couldn’t prepare the system, because they needed special supplies and cause the weekend the factory was closed. Unfortunately we were fully booked that day, so we couldn’t change you to another room. We fully understand your dissatisfaction but we hope that we may welcome you in the future.
With kind regards,
Guido De Smet

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Reviewed 31 December 2011

We massively enjoyed our stay at Hotel Harmony. The hotel is in the heart of the city, it is cozy, nicely decorated and with nice, professional and helpful staff! We stayed on the 3rd floor, big room with balcony and great view on the 'Lei" (canal). Furthermore the beds were really comfortable, would love to come back, if only for the good night's sleep!

Room Tip: the standard rooms are already quite spacious and comfortable. Obviously, if you are willing to pay...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Address: Kraanlei 37, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ghent
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
#4 Business Hotel in Ghent
#4 Family Hotel in Ghent
Price Range: £113 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Harmony 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxurious family-run hotel in the Patershol suburb of Gent offers 40 unique rooms in 3 historic buildings. Harmony benefits from a swimming pool, fitness and is 10 minutes' walk from St Bavo's Cathedral.Each of the rooms at Hotel Harmony feature warm décor, modern bathrooms and some rooms have views of the oldest parts of the city. The air-conditioned rooms also boast satellite TV, a work desk and a minibar.The elegant lounge features dark-wood décor and serves drinks including wines and cocktails. ... more   less 
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