We had one night in Ghent and based on the reviews here we chanced the Alphabed B&B. We weren't disappointed. On arrival there was no-one there but a note instructed us to call the owner, which we did, and as he was at work in Brussels he gave us instructions on how to let ourselves in and told us to make ourselves at home and help ourselves to the tea/coffee in the kitchen - we really liked this freedom and it was absolutely no inconvenience. He'd also left us a map and some other brochures which was great.
The B&B is in an excellent location for exploring Ghent on foot (which is easy as it's not a big place!) - really couldn't be better unless you're in a hotel in the centre, but we would prefer this little charismatic place over a chain hotel any day and it was very reasonably priced. It has three ensuite rooms and we were in the ground floor "Romantic" room - it was modern, clean, comfortable, unfussy and had nice touches like a chocolate on each pillow. Great shower. We met the friendly owner at breakfast and he supplied us with lovely food and good strong coffee.
Can't possibly finish this review without mentioning what a fabulous place Gent is for a romantic break - breathtaking architecture and history, friendly locals, great food (and lots of choice) and, of course, an abundance of superb chocolatiers. If you're going to Belgium don't opt for the obvious, give this place a try - you'll fall in love with it. Don't miss seeing the sacred lamb portrait at the jaw-droppingly lavish cathedral which had a live harpist playing as we wandered around, or the view from the belfry at the other cathedral, or the reflection of the buildings in the canal at night.
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- Nice and trendy B&B with 3 rooms 'en suite', situated in the historical center of Ghent. ... more less
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