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Hotel Cathedral

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sint Jacobsnieuwstraat 87, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #25 of 38 Hotels in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015
spikeymires London, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visited this hotel in January 2015 for 1 night. We took a taxi from the main train station which cost 10 euros and took about 10 minutes. We found out later that you can take a tram which is less than 2 euros per person. On arrival we were given advice about where to head to in Ghent and given... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Verry dark place and welcoming Ghent is beautiful and this hotel has the most un helpful arrogant staff I hope it wasn't the owners I met as very rude and obnoxious will never go back utter crap not a helpful bunch of advise hotel just up the road instead never never never never never go HERE

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Awful hotel with very rude staff. Most unhelpful! Empty hotel proves a poor hotel. When we arrived it was in darkness and we were the only ones in hotel and I'm not surprised no one else stays here. Rat seen in corridor of bottom floor which topped it off for us! Ghent is lovely place just a shame our experience... More 

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Rudy D, Manager at Hotel Cathedral, responded to this review

First of all you have not even stayed in our hotel. We have never been rude to you. It was you who were not amenable to reason. Moreover, it is my first time in my life that I have met so aggressive people, without any reason. It is regrettable that you have decided to leave the hotel after we made... More 

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12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

An honest review. This hotel for me is all we needed. we stayed here in September 2014 for one night with 3 people. The hotel is located on the outskirts of Ghent within easy walking distance into the main town. The hotel is on a street with a few bars and local shops but it isn't the best street to... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

While located on perhaps the busiest and most uninteresting street in Central Ghent, the location is still pretty good in that it is a short walk to all the attractions of this beautiful ancient town. Given room rates were not that expensive, my wife and I paid for an upgrade. Unfortunately on arrival we didn't receive the room as described... More 

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15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm in full agreement with inloveandtravelling's review. A well located hotel, with everything we needed - garage parking a special benefit but as there are only 2 garages booking well in advance is likely to be essential. What I didn't realise when I booked our 2 rooms in mid-March was that the Ghent Festival started the very night we stayed.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

All in all I think this hotel for being 'family' owned, could not be better, especially for this prices. When we came to the hotel, we met the owner, who is a nice lady, very helpful and polite. The rooms are much bigger then I expected, the bathroom is big as a room in some other hotels. We reserved a... More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not a huge amount wrong with this hotel, but for me at least this a 3 or at a push 4 rated hotel. Well located, helpful staff and a nice breakfast. Huge rooms, let down by some poorly fitted and maintained fixtures and fittings. Note that the stairs to the accommodation are very steep - not a problem for us,... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very nice location and good service, but our room was average. Very nice staff helped us make a reservation at an excellent restaurant. Further on she helped us finding the touristic centre and helped and advised us to find a parking spot as theirs was full and we forgot to make a reservation. The Cathedral is a 5 minutes walk,... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed in room number 1 and it was great! A very spacious room, silent, perfect bed, nice shower and really close to the city center. And we didn't pay much, we got a promotional price. Breakfast was awesome! Attention: no elevator.

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Address: Sint Jacobsnieuwstraat 87, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cathedral 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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