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“Great property close to the center of Ghent”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ghent, East Flanders Province

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Karen066A
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Think carefully about who will be staying here before booking”
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We arrived late Saturday afternoon and were presented with an unexpected bill for 9 euros per person (apparently a city tax bill to be paid in cash only). There was no prior notice of this bill by either the owner or TripAdvisor, so we were unclear about the validity of this tax.
The house is located in a small suburb about a 30-minute walk from Gent town centre. This was an issue for the senior member of group (aged 70+) and even agile walkers might baulk at spending an hour every day getting into and out of Gent through less than inspiring surroundings, especially if the weather is bad.
There is a tram service nearby (running every 12-15 minutes during the day and taking about 10 mins into town) but tickets cost 3 euros per person each way and can only be bought with cash coins from machines (they do not accept 5-cent or 2-euro coins) at the tram stop. Apparently, multi-journey tickets can be bought in Gent town centre although the office is closed on Sundays.
The house is light, clean and well-kept after being renovated by the owner. There are stocks of beer and wine available under an honesty-box system, as well as condiments. The stairs in the house are wooden, very steep (almost ladder-like) with narrow steps (about two-thirds the width of a normal step). This was an issue for the senior and likely to be a challenge for anyone with restricted mobility, as well as toddlers and small children, to safely use them. One bedroom is located on the second floor (two flights of these stairs to negotiate) and only accessible through the other bedroom that is on the first floor (only one flight of stairs to climb).
There are few amenities in the area: a couple of small mini-markets that have restricted opening on Sundays and Mondays, a bakery (good but closed on Mondays) and a couple of Middle East and Turkish eateries.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
28 May 2015
Just a few little rectifications ...
- A Tourist/City Tax of 3€/per person/per night is to be payed in every hotel or B&B in Ghent. So 9€ per person is for a 3 night stay ;-)
- A One Hour Ticket for bus/tram costs 3€ at the stop or in the tram/bus, as I explained, with a multi-ride-ticket it costs only 1,40€ per ride. Parking in the neighbourhood of the house is free but it will cost you a lot more than a few bus/tram tickets to park your car in the city center. Not being in the very center of the city has its pros and cons.
- There are 3 supermarkets in the neighbourhood (and a few small shops) and only one of them is open on sunday morning (close at 13:00) instead of monday morning (open at 13:00). Every sunday, as I explained, there is a market on the square around the corner with fresh foods such as bread, vegetables, meat, fish, etc.

The stairs are steep indeed, some people don't mind other do.

If any reader has questions about the house or the neighbourhood please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,
Kurt
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JayHarvey...
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great property close to the center of Ghent”
Reviewed 18 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
2
people found this review helpful

My family and I stayed here mid December - it is a well equipped property renovated to a really nice spec.

Contacting the owner, Kurt, was easy and our requests for a cot to be placed on the 3rd floor was handled easily. We were met by Kurt's mother Hilda who showed us around the property.

It is about a 20 minute walk into the center of Ghent or you can get the tram from a stop 100m away. We walked and found the center easily. There are also supermarkets very close by.

The only things I would highlight for consideration are the stairs are quite steep and with a 1 year old it was a bit of a challenge, although we managed fine, we just took our time when using them! Also parking may be a challenge as we arrived at 5pm and most of the street was full, however we were lucky someone left right in front of the building as we arrived. The next morning the street did empty though.

It was very quiet with no noise from adjoining properties.

We would stay here again and recommend Ghent as a great Belgium city.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dave_G944
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very well equipped house with friendly host”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Our great stay in Ghent was made by this lovely house which really felt like a home. Recently renovated it was clean and every small detail was attended to making us feel very welcome. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen extremely well equipped. We would definitely recommend this to others.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 19 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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Annegret2...
Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Travelling group: Freunden
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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