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Holiday Inn Gent Expo

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Maaltekouter 3, Ghent 9051, Belgium
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Ranked #14 of 38 hotels in Ghent
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
magnus w Taunton, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in this hotel when traveling with Shearings in the spring to visit Keukenhof in Holland. Great hotel on the outskirts of Ghent but hard to rate to high because with Shearings you get a 4 star hotel and then are served a modified 3 star menu which is only available to Shearings tour guests and the hotel staff are... More

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is kinda in the middle of no where, but the rooms were nice, the staff was accommodating and the price was right. If your not worried about being near the night life or city, then this is a great place. I would have no problem going back.

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London, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are at the Expo centre the location is great, otherwise there isn't much around. However there is a tram stop only about 5 minutes walk from the hotel which quickly gets you easily to the Centre of Ghent. Dinner menu is ok if unimaginative. Service is ok and portions are ok the large. The buffet breakfast is usually... More

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genthotelier, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gent Expo, responded to this review

Dear 6NWN, Thank you so much for this detailed review about your recent stay at our hotel. It gives me pleasure that both our restaurant and breakfast were to your liking. I hope the rooms were satisfying as well even though you find them a little tired. Please let me inform you our rooms will be renovated soon. The bathrooms... More

Redditch, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a one night stopover on the way back to the U.K. Initially the way in from the Auto-route was difficult to navigate, as was the way back again. Having said that the welcome was very good as the receptionist was under training. He advised us of the music fest in Gent, the way in was on a tram... More

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genthotelier, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gent Expo, responded to this review

Dear Brian M, Thank you for taking the time to write some feedback about Holiday Inn Gent Expo. It pleases me to read that most of it is positive unless the road around our hotel. The city of Gent is working out a whole new and modern structure at this neighbourhood which makes getting at our hotel a bit harder... More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just off the motorway. Signposting must have improved, as it was easy to find - getting back to the motorway was actually harder! Only a very short walk to the tram terminus, with 7 journeys an hour to the station and city centre. Only 5 euros for an all day ticket, and a car in central Gent is a definite... More

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genthotelier, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gent Expo, responded to this review

Dear PMc23, Thank you for letting us know about recent stay with us. It seems you had an enjoyable time being at our hotel especially because of the convenience to visit the city centre and the professional attitude of our staff. It is great for us to read all these positive remarks from guests like you, thank you. We would... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Due to long delay on M25 and total mess up on euro tunnel we arrived at this hotel at 0300am,it was a little awkward to get to the entrance at night but we managed it.staff on reception was very nice and helpful.we were offered reduced rate breakfast which was worth having. Despite the short stay we felt it was pleasant... More

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genthotelier, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gent Expo, responded to this review

Dear Sh0bna, Thank you for leaving us with a comment on Tripadvisor about your short but pleasant stay. Having a late check-in is always possible since we have a 24/24h reception desk to help our guests. It pleases me to read you did enjoy your breakfast the next morning before getting off to your next location. It would be nice... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's a 15 minute ride from the center however the tram is just outside the hotel which makes getting to the center easier. The hotel itself has basic facilities, a restaurant and a gym. The rooms are nice and clean. The staff is very helpful. You can buy your tram and sightseeing pass at the hotel which is an added... More

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genthotelier, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gent Expo, responded to this review

Dear DI_CB_2013, Please let me thank you for sharing your opinion with us and other readers on Tripadvisor. If you would love to come back to our hotel in the future this means you have enjoyed your overall stay here. Our hotel has a quiet location close to all main highways but getting into the city centre is perfectly achievable... More

Hamburg, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After a ten hour journey we were relieved to arrive around 9.15pm. Staff lovely, book in easy and room cool - thanks to air-con. Bed comfy, clean but towels were thin and small. we went down to the restaurant about 9.30 to get something to eat but they were closed, told us to go to the bar, they told us... More

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genthotelier, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gent Expo, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie C, Thank you for choosing our hotel to relax after your long journey and writing your opinion about us on Tripadvisor. Thanks to you we can improve our services and product where needed. I am glad to find out you did enjoy your overall experience at our hotel because of its convenient location and the extensive breakfast. To... More

Okotoks, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a hotel away from the centre but with easy access and parking. The from was very good, the staff very helpful and the whole atmosphere was relaxing. The breakfast buffet was more than ample. With regard to getting into the city, it was easy by either car or tram. The only 'problem' is the very roundabout... More

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genthotelier, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gent Expo, responded to this review

Dear RobH181799, Thanks you for staying at our hotel and reviewing it once you were home. Reading about your positive experience gives me a satisfied feeling. This is mainly thanks to our location and the atmosphere as you describe it. To find our hotel it is the easiest to follow the signs saying ‘Expo’ or ‘Holiday Inn Gent Expo’. Because... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Except for being close to motorway, a really bad choice. I was enveloped in nicotine as I entered the room. They said it was a non smoking room when I phoned down to check. Service was one of disinterest. Cleanliness was not a focus. Worst holiday inn I have ever stayed in. My wife asked if a pillow could be... More

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genthotelier, General Manager at Holiday Inn Gent Expo, responded to this review

Dear KPS1955, Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding Holiday Inn Gent Expo. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to bring this matters to our attention and apologise for any inconvenience you may have experienced. I am very disappointed to read about the negative points which has made your stay uncomfortable such as the cigarette smell in your room.... More

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Address: Maaltekouter 3, Ghent 9051, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
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Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Gent Expo 4*
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FREE USE OF BROADBAND INTERNET IN THE ENTIRE HOTEL!Holiday Inn Gent Expo is a 4-star hotel with an entirely refurbished Atrium which is ideally situated at the crossing of the major European motorway junction (E40-E17-A17) at exit 14 - Expo and next to Flanders Expo and IKEA Gent. Furthermore hotel Holiday Inn Ghent Expo is connected with the historic city centre of Ghent: the tram stop is located at 100 metres from the hotel with a link of every 10 minutes to the city centre. This Holiday Inn hotel in Ghent is centrally located for business as well as for tourists exploring Flanders. All 169 comfortable spacious hotel rooms have double glazed windows and are air-conditioned, equipped with minibar, LCD flatscreen TV and coffee & tea making facilities. The eye-catching Atrium, under a huge glass roof and glazed elevators, is the heart of the hotel. Here you will find our trendy Atrium Restaurant with a unique design. The cuisine is contemporary, associating light and refined meals with inventive Belgian flavours. The Lounge Wine Bar is the meeting point in the surroundings. The atrium, bar, lobby and meeting rooms offer free wireless high speed Internet (WIFI)! Looking for a meeting place in Gent? Holiday Inn hotel Ghent offers 9 meeting rooms with natural daylight. ... more   less 
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