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Ghent Marriott Hotel
Ranked #4 of 38 Hotels in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 August 2012

You won't search for a better location for your short stay in Ghent- in the heart of pedestrian zone, at the streambank, just opposite the most beatiful of town's embankments. And with weekend rates is a great value4money. If you a lucky enough to have great sunny weather as we were, don't miss a waterfront breakfast with Belfry ringing. Inside, the old waterfront building is connected with the new ones and a large lobby with a big sun roof.
Very helpful staff at the reception with readiness to assist you with a personal attitude - just forget your French in Flandres)).
Cons: the only issue that we have faced was with the hotel's restaurant that declined to serve anything but one main course pro person (no salads, cheese plate) shortly after 10pm on summer Sat night...

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

If nothing else, this Marriott ranks as one of the most well designed hotels to fit its environment I've ever seen. Approaching by car, you drive to a dead end to a nondescript entrance. Once inside, the lobby opens up to a fantastic windowed atrium. However, when you walk out the other side of the hotel, you are in the epicenter of the medieval area of Ghent. That facade, has been beautifully preserved with a modest "Marriott" sign showing you the way home. Shops, cafes, restaurants and bars are within 100-200 meters of this entrance.

The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed as any Marriott would be. Views were of a small alley and the building beside it, so we kept our blinds drawn most of the time.

The staff was extremely helpful and made most reservations for us for meals. It was vacation time (after the big Ghent festival) so many restaurants were closed. They were very patient tracking down a suitable place to eat every night. They also directed me to a public parking lot around the corner from the Marriott which was 1/3 of the price of the hotel parking lot.

Check-in and out was a breeze. The staff's English was excellent and I heard some staff speaking multiple languages with ease. For the price, I'd have to say this is one of the best deals that Marriott has going.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

The Marriott is a modern facility very close to the center of old Ghent
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Modern facility,parking available,wifi fine,the main appeal is the convenient location
Cons:
Windows do not open,thankfully we had a large room with high ceilings.
Staff reluctant or unable to communicate in French .
Very difficult to discover the proper path to the hotel when driving,GPS does not help

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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Having stayed at the Marriott hotel in the beautiful city of Ghent before we decided to stop for one night on our travels through Europe. The hotel was just as good before and I can find nothing to complain about it from either stay. The staff at the hotel speak English fluently and are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are very well sized, clean, modern with very comfortable beds. The hotel is very well situated in the middle of the city meaning it is very to access any part of Ghent which I would thoroughly advise as it is a beautiful city. I would not hesitate to stop at this hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone staying in Ghent!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

The Ghent Marriott is well located in the city center. This makes it difficult to navigate to it and our auto GPS seemed to have us going in circles. Eventually you see a city center sign, the a Marriott Hotel sign. It is a modern hotel built up against existing buildings. There is a glass enclosed lobby and underground parking. The desk staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

Our room was compact, but modern and clean. The air conditioning functioned well. The was comfortable. The bathrooms are modern, although with many of the hotels we stayed at during our month long trip, you have to step up over a tall tub to get into the shower. While some might prefer old fashioned and classic, in this case I will take modern, clean, functional and comfortable every time. One of the better Marriotts anywhere and a great place from which to explore Ghent.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights last weekend and i cannot fault the hotel whatsoever.

Welcoming was very good, the porter was friendly, he assisted us with the car park, reception staff were also very good on booking in.

Rooms were comfortable, spacious and very clean...cant ask for more! Slightly noisy trying to get to sleep (our room was near the river) but only due to the annual carnival outside.

The breakfasts were very good, fantastic selection...the waffle maker is a must try! Although on the sunday morning we couldnt eat the streaky bacon as it was so salty!! it was clearly visible on the bacon!

All staff we communicated with were excellent, friendly and very helpful.

Just a quick note, I wouldnt recommend going when the carnival is on, the city has a completely different vibe and atmosphere, its dirtier, messy and noisy! We went to Brugge on the way back to the tunnel for a few hours, i would go there easily before i go to Ghent again!

The hotel offered free wifi which was good, overall very impressed with this hotel.

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

I was in Ghent for 5 days and got a good package deal at this hotel that included breakfast. Behind the beautiful historic building facades along the canal, it is a very modern and comfortable Marriott, with the quality you would expect. The breakfast buffet was wonderful and the restaurant very nice, with large windows over-looking the Korenlei-Graslei area. It is in the very heart of the best part of the city and within walking distance of the major attractions and nice neighborhoods. Stay here if you can afford it!

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Additional Information about Ghent Marriott Hotel

Address: Korenlei 10, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ghent
#3 Business Hotel in Ghent
#3 Family Hotel in Ghent
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
Price Range: £111 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ghent Marriott Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ghent Marriott Hotel sits on the Korenlei, in the historic centre of Ghent. We opened our doors March 20, 2007. Guests staying with us enjoy comfortable guest rooms and suites. There are nine meeting rooms, Poppi Coffee & Wine Bar, and Brixx Cellar Lounge at our property along with Ghent Marriott Hotel restaurant with terrace and view over the river Lys and the historical facades of the Graslei. There is free WiFi. Guests can park in the parking garage under the hotel. Ghent Marriott Hotel has long been considered at the top level of European hospitality and was rewarded in 2013 by Trip Advisor as the best hotel in Belgium. ... more   less 
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