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Simon Says

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Sluizeken 8, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Simon Says
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ghent, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am writing this review from the point of view of a client to the cafe. (I am aware that he now has a B&B, which by all accounts sounds fabulous). Simon is amazing. Originally from Wales, he speaks Dutch like a local. :) He is warm and welcoming. His staff are also lovely. The breakfast and brunch formulas are... More 

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City of San Marino, San Marino
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I were visiting Gand in a cold afternoon, we really needed to find a warm place and we hit on Simon Says. We just stayed there short time, but we realy enjoyed it! we took four hot chocolates, all different and all fantastic (if you love piquancy, you should take the Hot hot chocolate! otherwise, there's also... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Simon Says. A lovely room overlooking the street with all mod cons and a nice breakfast in the cafe. Friendly hosts. Nice neighbourhood with some cafés and a bakery and laundrette. Short walk to old town. Only suggestion is to take earplugs to block out some streetnoise especially on weekends.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Spent four nights in this wonderful B&B in August. Simon and Christopher (and all their staff) could not have been more welcoming. The breakfast was perfect, the room was spacious (crazy spacious by most European B&B standards!!), and even Vache was quite friendly -- well after a while! There is no doubt that this will be our go-to place next... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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288 reviews 288 reviews
37 hotel reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

On the recommendation of our host we visited Simon Says to have a coffee and something light to eat around 11:30am. When we arrived the cafe was full inside. The staff member who attended us at the doorway was not particularly helpful and indicated we could have a table outside. The outdoor area is uninspiring - one high table with... More 

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SimonSaysGent, Owner at Simon Says, responded to this review

Dear Sir, First of all we'd like to apologise that our service did not meet your obviously high expectations. It upsets me that this situation even arrises, as we strive to give good service at all times. It is also our opinion that good service is equally as important as a good product. The period you visited the café was... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Upon arrival me and my mom were made to feel very welcome. The breakfasts were perfect and high quality food. Our room was lovely, super clean and very tasteful. Hosts were always helpful and totally willing to answer our questions about Ghent or other day trips we planned. We would highly recommend Simon Says!

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I'm a regular at this cozy coffeehouse, the staff is really friendly and the food is great. Prices are reasonable and the interior is beautiful. If you're looking for a relaxing Sunday brunch, this is definitely the place to be!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed at Simon Says just before Easter in 2014 and had a fantastic stay. When we arrived we were given a free drink each (which was delicious!) and one of the staff sat down with us and showed us a map and gave us advice on where was good to eat and drinks etc. Simon and his staff were... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This place was recommended by our Airbnb host in Ghent. We stopped off from a bike ride and had a lovely lunch here. Soups, salads, and sandwiches. Friendly service and quite busy with locals. We only ate at the restaurant so I can't speak to the accommodations.

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We ate lunch here and it was good. Prices are very reasonable. Everything is home made. The atmosphere was fun as well- there's a great outside patio for sitting when the weather is nice. A good, inexpensive, relaxing stop for lunch.

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