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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As we'd booked this through Lastminute, we weren't quite sure what to expect at first, but we were pleasantly surprised once we opened the door to our hotel room. A lovely room, with old wooden beams, big windows and a large bed. The room itself was fairly small, but had all the required facilities.The bathroom was larger and done up...

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London
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great hotel situated in a quiet area behind the Vridsdakmarkt and across a bridge from the Patershol district, so well placed for many good restaurants all within 5 or so mins walk. Room was excellent with Nespresso type coffe machine and kettle. Comfy bed with good pillows. Plent of hanging space and good sized bathroom with robes, good quality shower...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very comfortable rooms kept very clean Perfect location for historic Ghent. Many people have commented on the very thin walls and I would add to that. Despite a handy little bar there is no catering except of course room service but breakfast which although very nice is very expensive.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed two nights at the Ghent River Hotel and could not have been happier. We had an incredibly charming room with exposed beams and bricks overlooking the river. The room and bathroom were a nice size, clean, and comfortable. The staff at the hotel was very friendly and we even received a voucher for two drinks at the bar...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a lovely surprise to find we must have had one of the oldest rooms in the eves, old beams, four poster bed, a dream room. We paid for a deluxe room but more than l hoped for. The only down side was no shower cubical but there was a shower attached to the bath taps. The breakfast was plentiful,the...

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic location close to the main shopping and tourist areas but also verging on some good neighbourhood spots. We were lucky enough to get a riverside room which was extra special. Breakfast in the morning was a total treat, up amongst the rooftops. Fab selection to set you up for the day. Yes, walls are thin, but that's what you...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I visit Ghent and I stay in this hotel. The location is perfect: right in the centre; little walk and you are everywhere. The hotel lobby is sweet and simple, but the room are very nice and confortable. ONLY REMARK: some signs of age that I think they should tackle not to make it worse....

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Miami
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is absolute fantastic. Upon check-in we met Elizabeth, a very attentive and professional young lady. Our room was beautiful, comfortable and very clean. It was a charming suite with a king size bed and an extra room with two twin beds. The breakfast was exquisite with fresh pastries, juices and lots of options. The hotel is centrally located...

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LaPorte, Indiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in a deluxe room with canal view. Hotel is about a 15 minute cab ride (10 euros or so) from the train station. The hotel location is excellent, just a short stroll to the main square (which fills with vendors and food stalls every morning into the early afternoon) and other sites. Check in was prompt...

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Essex
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really liked this hotel. If you can, book one of the superior rooms overlooking the canal, which is well worth it. And I just loved the breakfast room (one of the best I have stayed at), with a great selection of breakfast food to choose from. Now having said all this, I must comment on something that other guests...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Ghent River Hotel

Address: Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range: $144 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ghent River Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ghent
#8 Family Hotel in Ghent
#9 Business Hotel in Ghent
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
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“Worth upgrading to deluxe.”
347sharonw, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Very close to the the rail. Make sure to wake up early to see the fresh market. Everything is within walking distance.”
MiamiBcn1976, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The 'luxe kamers' (deluxe rooms) are the most authentic. Ask for one with a view on the river!”
DavidHoyer, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River view was good but not a deal breaker.”
Sitrucnai, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Nice views from rooms overlooking river”
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  • View from room on a wet day
  • View from room on a cool damp day
  • Wardrobe, desk,TV and minibar
ybsae, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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