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4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Vijfwindgatenstraat 19, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #13 of 112 Ghent B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, you're well looked after from start to finish. Excellent spacious rooms that have been furnished to a high standard allowing them to feel cosy with a modern touch. Fantastic location to the city, direct trams and buses to the centre.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I only spent one night in Ghent at this hotel. It definitely is an aged building, but rather than looking dingy or dated, it just was appealingly historical. Our room was on the top floor, which had an angled ceiling due to being a former attic space. So, be careful if you're tall. It was simply decorated,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Hancelot is an absolutely beautiful hotel, and I simply can't recommend it highly enough. From the outside, the building is pleasant enough, but it is when you step inside to the grand reception area that you realise you have chosen a real hidden gem. It is hard not to be impressed by the gand, high celilings, marble finishes and... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

What a find. Marvellous building housing an extremely well run hotel within 15 minutes walk of historical Ghent town centre. Would certainly recommend for couples wishing to explore the town. Owners on hand which makes the environment very friendly. Large comfortable bed and well appointed large en-suite shower room. Room safe provided which saves having to carry everything with you.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

How happy was I to have found this beautiful, peaceful, stylish and classic hotel in Ghent. They had private parking (needs booking) and as long as you do not have a big car as it is a bit tight. The service is outstanding, the room was out of this world with the most wonderful bath EVER! The hotel is 15... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This hotel is fantastic. It is tucked away off the main road so really quiet. If you feel a bit lazy you can get the tram right into town or it is nice 10 minute walk to the main part. The building was so beautiful with original features. Our room had curtains around the bed and a chandelier. We had... More 

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charleston, sc
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This b&b/hotel is great. The service is wonderful, the location is awesome (on a quiet street steps from the bus to/from central station and also just 10minute walk to the old town center). The building inside is gorgeous - mosaic tile floors, parquet and inlay floors on upper floors, period furnishings (with very modern bathrooms - at least in room... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A delightful and charming hotel, beautifully decorated, 10 minutes walk from the centre of town. I was shown my parking space which was booked prior arrival, a bit tight but wow it is in an old building and secure. A drink was offered and a comfortable seat while booking in. I felt that I arrived in a friends house. Spacious,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Checked in and we knew already "this is gonna be fabulous!". Here is why, short, crisp and to the point: + fabulous decor + love to detail all over the building + all you young hotel managment school trainees: go to Hancelot and see how to check in a guest. Perfect + personal service. Both owners take time for a... More 

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Off a small cobbled street, walking through magnificent wooden doors is this wonderful find. Helpful staff, soothing music, a small indoor garden create a sense of peace and tranquility. Our room was spacious, spotless, with well appointed bathroom. The hotel offers bicycles which have to be paid for and is nearby to all interesting places to visit as well as... More 

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Address: Vijfwindgatenstraat 19, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hancelot 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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