I spent ages looking for a hotel in Ghent, and in the end I decided to go for broke and book the Hotel Harmony, which was at that time number one on the Trip Advisor listings for Ghent.
The location of the hotel is fantastic, right on one of the attractive canals in Ghent, with the trendy Patershol district behind. Although it is a big city, the centre of Ghent is quiet and peaceful and it is very easy to walk to the main sights or restaurants in the evening. The nearest tram stop, by the castle, is no more than a minute or so away.
The check in was friendly and efficient. We booked a cosy room, which turned out to be on the ground floor opening onto a small courtyard. The weather was very cold during our stay in Ghent, and it was reassuring to know that we had a warm and comfortable room to which we could return. I would presume that the temperature would be adjusted downwards in the summer. The room was spacious and the wall mounted satellite TV had both BBC1 and BBC2. The electronic safe was a real bonus, but I didn't use the internet at all.
The toilet/shower room was all in one and could get a little slippy, but the towel rail meant that it quickly dried. One small gripe...it was a pity that there was no separate light for the toilet, meaning that a visit to the loo in the night woke my room mate.
The breakfast was a generous cold buffet with pastries, jam, cereal, cold meat, cheese and fish. There was an egg boiling machine and a toaster. Scrambled, poached and fried eggs were available on request, and you could also ask for waffles, which were delicious.
The hotel is not a cheap option, but I am pleased that I chose it, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Harmony Hotel Ghent