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Poortackere Monasterium Hotel

Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Location is good, a five minute walk to the city centre but far enough for peace and quiet and it feels away from the hustle and bustle of a full on tourist destination. Unusual setting as indicated by its name. Walking into reception with classical or church like music wafting through I wondered if it was still active. Not what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I stayed for one night with my boyfriend and cousin in the superior family room. I was skeptical about booking at first because of some of the reviews I read but we had a wonderful time. We arrived early, around 12pm, but our room was ready early and they checked us in free of charge. It is such a unique,... More 

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edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We stayed here for 2 night as we were giving a seminar in the same venue. Interesting accommodation though a bit dated and in need of some tlc. Rooms are comfortable though basic. Large TV and excellent free WFI. Breakfast was excellent and better than some 5* hotels in the UK. The venue is somewhere that you will remember for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Nice en very affordable hotel in former monastery. Very quiet. Great brekpast. Spacious rooms, where once nuns and single ladies lived. Now in use als hotel and conference place. close to artschool, Few steps away from the picturesque world heritage center of Gent. Huge breakfast buffet, with a lot of fresh and regional ingredients. Parking on premises, but commercial parking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I found a nice deal on the hotels website. So do check their site. Staff very friendly and helpfull. I found the rooms and walkways to be a lite dated. With many nice original features i think the hotel has the potential to offer more to its guests. Rooms are specious. Do ask for bug repellant as our room was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Wasn't the best place I've stayed in but the price was reasonable. Needs a bit of work as its quite rundown and the beds aren't very comfortable. Wouldn't stay again but it served a purpose in that it was cheap and available. The exterior was quite unique though and had some charm

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a great location in the middle of Gent. From here you can walk everywhere. Unfortunately, it seems like either the cleaning staff is on strike or the management staff is not paying attention to what is going on in the rooms. We walked up 2 flights of steps with our bags only to find that our non-smoking room... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I travel more than half the year for my work (and holidays) and I rarely write a terrible review. But this place has scared me off permanently. My work offered to book me in a standard business hotel, but I thought this would be a nicer alternative. I arrived from an overseas flight with a colleague to find that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

;My girlfriend and I have spent 3 mights in this beautiful old christian monastery. The staff is incredibbly friendly and the rooms are charming. The rooms used to be nuns rooms and although the single rooms can be a it spartanic, the atmosphere is all what counts. Please check out the garden at night! Its beautiful and peaceful! It´s not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I stayed in a single superior room with shared bathroom access. The bathrooms were not as nice as those I'd seen in photos prior, but were adequate. Although this is a budget hotel, I think I would've been happier paying less to stay in a hostel or more to stay in a proper hotel. The former monastery is not as... More 

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