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Chambres D'hotes Hotel Verhaegen
Ranked #21 of 116 Ghent B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We stayed in Gent for 1 night in Hotel Verhaegen. The hotel is wasted on a one night stay because if you want to explore Gent (also beautiful) you don't get enough time to appreciate the accommodation! The owners have really spent a lot of time furnishing and restoring this building. There is a champagne bar a street away but we thought it was lacking in atmosphere - stay in your room and drink the bubbles in the minibar!
Minor gripe, although breakfast was nice I do think that at the room price you shouldn't have to pay 18 extra euro for an egg and some bread (this complaint is true for most other hotels of course!).
We hope to go back one day!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Hotel Verhaegen is by far the best hotel I've ever stayed in. The building is stunning, the interior makes you feel like you've just stepped into a private chamber at Versailles and the service is impeccable.

Jan, Marc and Peter are very nice and friendly, and you will want to spend time listening to their fascinating stories. Kandinsky, the dog, is also a bundle of joy and so much fun to play with.

This is definitely the perfect place for a weekend gateway if you enjoy the company of cultured hosts, amazing interior design and a serene atmosphere.

I loved everything from the beautiful lightning in the whole house, to the exquisite breakfast served in bed or in the wonderful 18th century salon, the great choice of classical music playing through the house and all the beautiful art you can admire in every room.

Hotel Verhaegen offers you a glimpse of what it actually means to live life beautifully and if you choose to stay there, it would be impossible not to feel really happy.

Room Tip: The Suite Annees 40 is exquisite and incredibly spacious: perfect if you want to feel truly spoiled...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sabina A
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Your every comfort is attended to with style and attention to detail. A grand elegant old building, furnished and fitted with the interior-designer owners' imagination and excellent taste. Perfect for an excursion to Ghent. Minor grumble: one of the owners' sense of humour may not be to everyone's liking.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank francisfitzgibbon
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, the perfect length of time to wander around Gent.
The hotel is unique, small and the service was charming and personal.
The room was lovely as were the sheets and the bath. All things I value.
The building is very old and that helps making this such a special place but this also means at times the hotel seems more like an old stylish house more than a hotel, this creates some drawbacks but is why its worth going to if you want something different.
The breakfast was simple and expensive but I am giving the hotel 5 stars and the breakfast 5 stars because it is so special.
The owners are charming and the dog is very friendly.
PS There is a car park within a 3 minute walk that's really cheap and you can leave the car there for up to 7 days without moving it.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank smokeryrich111
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Two elegant guys own this hotel, Jan and Peter. They are also interior designers. It shows. This hotel and it's small beautiful garden is magnificent. It is like living in an apartment and it's like being part of the family too. The previous TA reviewer who said "take Paola's room" was absolutely right. Everything you need in Ghent isn't far away. The guys will help you with everything you need to know. If every hotelier had just one percent of their ability, Trip Advisor would be redundant as every hotel would be perfect. Plans to put in an indoor pool are in hand. Thanks will come back for a swim. Peter, by the way, is the first Belgian I have met who understands the stand up comedy (not Mr Bean) of Rowan Atkinson "Driving Abroad"!!! Thanks - M&K

PS. we only normally give 5 stars to Michelin starred establishments. This is up there.

Room Tip: Paola's room or those at the front.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank travelmak
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Staying at the Hotel Verhaegen was not just a holiday for us, it was an experience. Never before have I felt so much like an aristocrat! We stayed in the 'cosy' room on the top floor, but even that was more lovely than any hotel room I've ever stayed in. The fact that the owners are interior designers means that the hotel fuses eighteenth century grandeur and modern glamour perfectly. The gardens are absolutely beautiful, and the Labrador dog Kandinsky is lovely! The owners, and the man who checked us in, were all so friendly and made us feel very welcome. Also, the breakfast was pricey but well worth it, and it was very special to dine in the sumptuous dining room. I would definitely come again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Pinballdebs
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

VERY special place. It does feel like being a guest in a magnificent home. We were warmly welcomed the moment our taxi pulled up outside, given a guided tour of the stunning ground floor rooms and garden, and shown to our room, which was also exquisite. Breakfast was quite an experience, in the magnificent dining room. Service was friendly and professional and our hosts charming and helpful. Our room faced the road so it was a little noisy, so worth taking ear plugs. Our friends stayed on the other side, which was a lot quieter. In summary: if you've had enough of boring expensive hotels that all feel the same, this is the perfect antidote.

Room Tip: If you don't like traffic noise, ask for a room on the quiet side.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Oude Houtlei 110, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
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Ranked #21 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in Ghent
Price Range: £193 - £246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chambres D'hotes Hotel Verhaegen 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From gilt mirrors to Roberts radios, everything fits within this grandly classical 1770s home. The owners are gently-spoken interior designers who have created a sumptuous blend of historical renovation and well-placed modernism along with certain 60s-retro touches to avoid any sense that you are in a dead museum. The truly dazzling salon and 18th century dining room include original wall-paintings of Flemish-fantasy harbour scenes. Out the back, a neatly manicured parterre garden and fountain-pond leads to a photogenic 17th-century carriage house. ... more   less 
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