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Evesham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights, lovely, easy walking along the canal to the medival centre. The boat has 5 rooms, we were in the one of the two larger rooms. It was basic, but clean, and the owner was very friendly and welcoming. It was lovely and quiet. It was in March we went, so cold, but I was not aware... More 

Thank dollyGuernsey
Centreville, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great place! Sven the owner is a wonderful host. Place is immaculate. Bed is really comfy. Location is close to the centre, but far away enough that it is peaceful and quite. Great value. Wish we stayed longer

Thank Kate K
Nantes, France
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94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very nice, rather a B&B. Sven the owner since 1998 is very easy going and helpfull. He speaks english, german and french. He loves people. Rooms are perfect. Bed and bath aswell. WIFI connection works well. I enjoyed really my stay there when I had to stay one more night because of Brussels'attack. Thank you Sven!

Thank neurope2015
Boppard, Germany
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12 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Loved staying in the Boatel! Sven was very helpful and hospitable! He drew out a perfect route for us on a map to see all there was to see. Great filling breakfast. Comfortable and clean room. Fun experience! If we are ever in Gent again I'll be staying here!

Thank HilaryComrie
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We stayed one night and occupied two rooms, one "Single Room with Bathroom" and one "Double Room with Private Bathroom." I was in the double room, and it was exceptionally comfortable. The bed was amazing, and I got the best sleep of my trip that night. Our bathroom came with a tub and shower, and the tub was spacious and... More 

1 Thank eamattucci
Mainz, Germany
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with my parents on our trip through Belgium. Both my parents and I had a fantastic stay. Sven was a great host, a real authentic Gent-guy, very helpful with all the infos about Gent and Belgium. The stay on a boat was a great experience. To be honest, the room was unexpextedly big and comfortable, it felt... More 

Thank mai0582
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This was a surprise from my partner on our long weekend in Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels. Sven, the owner, welcomed us on board and showed us our room - very clean, nice ensuite, and free ducks swimming past the two portholes all day! Central heating on board for those chilly evenings. Breakfast was lovely, plenty of very fresh rolls, bread,cakes,... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The service from Sven our host was second to none, the rooms were clean warm and spacious. It was lovely feeding the ducks every morning from the port hole in our bedroom! The breakfast was lovely nothing was too much trouble for Sven. The location is very good to get places, nice morning walks along the river in to the... More 

Thank Jeanette M
Antwerp, Belgium
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

If you'd like to surprise your partner, this is definitely a place to stay. On the water, very quiet and beautiful area. The city center is only a 5 to 10 mins walk away. Depending on where you need to be. Rooms are charming & comfortable with the greatest bed I ever had in a hotel. Slept like a rose.... More 

2 Thank claudiocapo
Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This is a great experience in a lovely city, moored near the city centre just a short walk. The rooms are as good as you would find in a 5 star hotel, and sound proofed. Svan is a great host and very helpful. The breakfast was really good to. We will definitely stay here again.

2 Thank georgecassidy

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Address: Voorhoutkaai 44, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range: $168 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Boatel Hotel Ghent
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
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“Upper deck has the larger rooms. My son and his wife had a lower deck room, and whilst good, was smaller than ours.”
 of 5 bubbles dollyGuernsey, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If traveling by train, use Gent-dampoort station.”
  • Shower/tub in double room
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  • Bathroom sink
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  • Bed in double room
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 of 5 bubbles eamattucci, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“all rooms offer the same quality”
 of 5 bubbles 83jeanettem, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Not many rooms, book soon.”
 of 5 bubbles georgecassidy, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“There are two deluxe rooms. The best one also has a single/day bed in it -- it is a wonderful room.”
 of 5 bubbles LondonLorraine, 8 Oct 2011 | Read review
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