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Hotel the Boatel

Voorhoutkaai 44, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If you'd like to surprise your partner, this is definitely a place to stay. On the water, very quiet and beautiful area. The city center is only a 5 to 10 mins walk away. Depending on where you need to be. Rooms are charming & comfortable with the greatest bed I ever had in a hotel. Slept like a rose.... More 

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Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a great experience in a lovely city, moored near the city centre just a short walk. The rooms are as good as you would find in a 5 star hotel, and sound proofed. Svan is a great host and very helpful. The breakfast was really good to. We will definitely stay here again.

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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We have stayed here multiple times including our group renting the whole boat for the Tour de France. It is a unique and fun place to stay that is typically priced well below other city choices. Breakfast was simple but good every morning. Sven is a wonderful captain and takes good care of you. It is an easy, short walk... More 

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Large comfortable room with views.Charming& different

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

A small group of us went to Gent for a weekend and decided to stay on the Boatel - taking up all the rooms. We therefore had the hotel to ourselves which was much nicer than staying in a bigger chain hotel. The rooms are comfortable and clean and it is very quiet on the canal despite it being a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Had a wonderful time in Ghent, and staying on the Boatel was magical. It is a converted boat (spacious ex-industrial) moored on one of the canals, and has about 6 bedrooms. Especially enjoyed the deck as we had great weather and it was wonderful sitting, chatting and drinking wine as the sun went down. Breakfast was good, and the owner/manager,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

We had a great stay at the boatel. The hotel romms were very nice, with a really confortable bed. There is something spectacular about sleeping so close to the water!!! It´s very close to the center of town, and is a nice walk to it. The captain was really nice to us, and he makes a good good breakfast for... More 

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Winchester, UK
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2009

The Boatel is a 2 star hotel just off from the main square (5 min walk). From a 2 star hotel we would expect it to be clean, secure and reasonably priced. We found it all of these things. In addition it is central, quiet, the owner / manager was extremely helpful and completely unobtrusive and the breakfast was really... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2009

The food in the mini-bar was expired, and when we said this to the "Captain", he replyed it was "only expired by a week". The rooms were not cleaned properly, the sheets were not renewed, the breakfast was very mediocre, and the shower was broke. Horrible hotel!

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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2007

If you want the experience, but none of the usual hassles, of staying on a boat, this is the right place. Rooms are spacious, with huge, comfortable beds and private baths with full plumbing. Warm, beautiful lighting, nice staff, great breakfast. Only downside is the toilets take FOREVER to cycle, and both the toilet and the shower make a lot... More 

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