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Poortackere Monasterium Hotel

Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #29 of 39 Hotels in Ghent
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this hotel, I booked it as a late deal as I wanted to spend a night at the Ghent festival and there wasn't much if any availability left in the city, I wasn't expecting much after reading some reviews in fact we went particularly looking forward to it however we loved it! Firstly this is not your average hotel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is not worth the money and the stars it declares. It is an old, creepy, decadent and crumbling hotel that smells everywhere of dust, old and dirtyness. The room I was in also smelled of dust and was decrepit, the ceiling and the walls were flaked. The bed was old with worn-out and holed linen and a dusty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us stayed one night. We booked 2 separate rooms as these were the only ones available. We got what we payed for really, the rooms were small,and the shower and toilets were a walk up the corridor. There are other rooms available with en suite, but they are quite a bit more expensive. Very convenient for the city... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very special place. I loved it! BUT you stay here for the history not for luxury. Some of these reviews are a little disappointing as its clear this is neither a Hilton nor a Novotel. if you crave modernity and/or luxury, look else where. Fist the positives. Yes, it is very special. You're staying in a former... More 

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Cape Town
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Love the location and the buildings overall. It is central, but not right in the middle of town. But, Gent is small and almost everywhere is well-located and in an interesting building. My room had peeling paint and a cupboard without a handle. The bathroom had mould and the design of the shower unit was daft. I'm a very small... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had 2 rooms and a bathroom for a very reasonable price. The building is wonderful, the chapel stain glass lovely. It is nice to have a courtyard with trees. It is close to the historic downtown but quieter area.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stayed there for a week, a combination of business and holiday. The hotel is a gem, we really enjoyed it. A large room, high ceiling, clean, fine bathroom, quite delightful. Fantastic breakfasts . A few minutes walk to the old city centre. Very friendly and helpful staff. And Ghent won the football competition after 115 years of trying, during... More 

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Dereham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a fabulous building but in need of much care and attention. My room needed serious upgrading! Very old furniture with a wardrobe that was collapsing! Very small single bed. The bathroom was much better although still dated. The room was accessed via 4 flights of stairs (with no lift). The entrance hall and stairway were not particularly clean... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very reasonably priced, great staff and amazing building! Immaculate room and bathroom (with a power shower!). I stayed with two other friends and we had a mezzanine with sky lights and a ladder which was a great touch. Would definitely stay here again. There's a great jazz bar round the corner and you are a 5 minute walk to the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights in the "Maagdenvleugel". If these are the better rooms, I don't want to know how the other rooms look like. Not inviting at all to spend a couple of hours in the room, only used the room for sleep and shower. On a more positive note: a very friendly staff, a good location and a more... More 

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