We stayed here for 3 nights in a deluxe room, 212. We arrived early and the room wasn’t ready as yet, so we left our bags with reception and were given a map to explore.
The hotel is on the river in a lovely old building. Unsure when it was built, but is was originally the “pleasure house”. Unknown when it changed to a hotel.
The room was of a very good size consisting of a king size bed which was very comfortable, 2 arm chairs, coffee table, writing desk, tv and an empty mini bar for you so you can purchase your own goods either from a supermarket or at reception. There is a fridge where you can select drinks and ice cream. I think this is a good idea for hotels as I am sure they lose a lot of money on mini bars. The wardrobe was a very good size with plenty of hangers, shelves and drawers in the robe and in the room. There was only one robe and no slippers. We rang housekeeping and this was rectified.
The bathroom was a bit too small. The shower is over the bath, water nice and hot and good pressure. A single vanity and toilet. I say the bathroom being a bit small was due to poor design. When you get out of the shower, you either need to move further into the room or close the door. Cannot have both.
The room was very clean, the bathroom was probably the cleanest on our trip. By this, I mean the silicon around the bath was absent of mould, but the grout on some of the tiles needed a harsher clean.
Breakfast was not included in our price, but we had breakfast here anyway. Is is located in the restaurant and the room can be quite warm. It faces the river, so you can open the windows and it is really nice. I felt this was the worst breakfast I have ever had at a Marriott Hotel. It consisted of juices, water, breads, pastries, fruits, yogurts and hot food. You can order an omelette as we did on the second day, but mine was not cooked through. I like to have a glass of water in the morning and only a small bit left in the bottle. The scrambled eggs were so runny, they looked half raw – I did not touch them, though Steve did, took a couple of bites and pushed them aside. The toaster does not toast your bread, it dries it out. A new toaster is required. Service here was a bit slap dash.
The hotel is in an excellent location, with restaurants and shops very close by. Ghent is walking city, no need for a car or to catch a tram, everything is so close.
Note: if you are driving here, the address of the hotel is different to what is on the website. The website address takes you to the bridge. I would suggest you get the correct address for your gps.
I would recommend this hotel if you are coming to Ghent.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Ghent
- Ghent Marriott