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De Waterzooi

Sint-Veerleplein 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #12 of 112 Ghent B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you go to Ghent and you don't stay here, you're missing out on one of the best experiences you'll ever have. De Waterzooi is so special that it's impossible to adequately praise or describe it. What makes it so special? First of all, Kay & Christian, the gracious and charming owners. I travelled with a friend; we had two... More

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Freeland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

In a city filled with beauty, Kay and Christian (the owners) create for their guests the most exceptional experience in their B & B. The architectural beauty of the property, combined with the superb breakfasts served each morning by this caring couple make for a very memorable experience. We travel extensively throughout the world, and can honestly say that you... More

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Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is marvelous ! The house is absolute exceptionel and the couple that runs the place, seems to do it for pleasure and not for duty! With so many bad and terrible experiences in B&B I was not expecting anything of this caliber regardless the high score in ratings! If you want to experience Ghent this is the place to... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I do extensive research before we book our rooms and after reading glowing reviews about De Waterzooi and Ghent, I added this stop to our recent Low Countries vacation. From the beginning with booking and further important information, Kay and Christian, the amiable hosts, provided us with easy information about booking, gettining into Ghent, and offloading our luggage. With GPS... More

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Conway, MA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were very happy to meet Kay and Christian, who were so helpful and gracious, and to share their lovely home. We stayed in the Felix suite, which was very comfortable, and luxurious. The view of the Castle of the Counts from the living room window was a wonderful treat. Kay and Christian have put a great deal of thought... More

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Hobart, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is THE place to stay in Ghent. My wife and I stayed here for only one night but were delighted with the hospitality, the room (with its wonderful view of the castle), the breakfast and the general warm and welcoming atmosphere. Ghent is a beautiful city and our stay was made even better by choosing De Waterzooi. Enjoy!

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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We took the train to Ghent, and then a tram from the station which dropped us at the castle directly in front of De Waterzooi. The square where the property is located is a very busy one with traffic, trams, restaurants and the local "information" office for Ghent. An excellent location and within walking distance of almost everything. Ours was... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Kay and Christian are the most wonderful hosts you could hope for in a B&B. They are charming, enthusiastic, incredibly helpful and Kay is a wonderful cook. De Waterzooi is right in the historic heart of Ghent but it is a warm and welcoming haven of peace. We were welcomed inside for a drink and a snack when we first... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My new wife and I spent 2 days of our honeymoon staying at De Waterzooi with Christian and Kay. We stayed in the top floor room with a fantastic view of the castle. The room was amazing and every detail had been thought of. I don't think this room could be designed in such a way without spending a lot... More

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

All the excellent reviews of this wonderful place are correct. As another guest said at breakfast, the only surprise is that it's actually more pleasant than the pictures indicate. You can't do better in location or comfort, and Kay and Christian are just great. We actually chose to visit Ghent in large part because of this B&B, and we were... More

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Address: Sint-Veerleplein 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For those who want to discover the hart of medieval Ghent and stay in a luxurious top location. For them one perfect match: The Bed & Breakfast “De Waterzooi”! The Waterzooi is located at the feet of the medieval castle “Gravensteen” upon the little St Veerleplace, surrounded by charming terraces and restaurants, and next to the unique “Patershol”. Our recently renovated house (anno 1737), today it contents two suites. The luxury suites each are installed with: Separate living with plasma TV, mini bar, and bedroom with Tempur beds. ... more   less 
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