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Poortackere Monasterium Hotel

Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #29 of 38 Hotels in Ghent
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Although the building of the hotel is quite nice, the rooms require immediate upgrading. The furniture is old and not in a good condition. The room next to mine had an incredible bad smell that actually arrived to mine. The staff was helpful and the breakfast was ok but after the third day, I god bored of the same things.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for one evening with a large group on our way to Paris. Location is decent, within walking distance to the canal and a fair amount of restaurants. Our room was pretty drab, with three of us sharing two single beds and a fold out chair. The bathroom was very nice, though the shower drain took a while to drain... More 

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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Last weekend me and 4 friends went te Gent for à special event. We booked 2 nights in this rather "special" hotel als it used to be filled with nuns.....yes.....nuns! Rooms are simple but Nice. Breakfast urned 4 stars as it was delicious, friendly people are running this place, in short, of you ever go to Gent, book here and... More 

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Luneburg, Germany
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Stayed at the Monasterium for three nights and I will make a different choice next time I'm in Ghent. Good news first: very friendly staff, breakfast is nice, very fast W-Lan connection (free of charge), bathroom is ok But: The rooms are just not acceptably. Carpet looks disgusting, wallpaper coming off the wall, electricity plug broken and the bed I... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This hotel is in an old monastery and it still has that atmosphere. It is not the most luxurious hotel but very adequate especially for the price. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The break fast is just great. The rooms are a bit old but is due to the fact that the old monastery atmosphere has been retained.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It was a good, basic room. The beds were comfy enough. I absolutely loved the extremely high ceilings. The cleaning staff were friendly. The austere appearance of the room is part of its charm though it could benefit from a little maintenance. Torn wallpaper should be fixed as well as the lovely antique looking wardrobe's shelves which sadly sat at... More 

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