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Poortackere Monasterium Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #28 of 38 Hotels in Ghent
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Kávos, Kerkira, Greece
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the property between 29/12/14 and 02/01/15. I have nothing but praise for this accommodation. It is a beautiful property and full of history and character. I stayed in room 2.2, a single room on the second floor without a bathroom but this did not matter as there are toilets and shower rooms on the same floor and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Now, this one is special - a real medieval monastery in the center of Ghent turned into a gueshouse. I chose it, even though I knew the room was tiny and with a shared bath. On the whole, it was a pleasant stay and some new experience for me - 'cause I've never stayed in a gueshouse with a home... More 

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This hotel should be condemned! Room interiors haven't been updated for at least 30 years, it was like a kickback to the 80's! Carpets were worn, beds just horrible, no hot water in my room...dire!, dire!, dire! The worst thing about it was they had the nerve to charge us 120 euros a night for what should have been hostel... More 

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Gand, Belgique
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I stayed in this hotel during a team building event for work. The stay was not particularly cheap (€110 for 1 night including breakfast). I stayed in a room on the upper floor street-side. Room had two separate beds which were about average, a tv, some chairs, a small kitchenette (with some tea bags) and a bathroom with bath and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I cannot understand the negative reviews. I stayed there last night with my husband, aunt and 2 yo son in the largest room they offer. We loved our brief stay. The room was beautifully lit upon our arrival and provided a wonderful ambience. Sure, the floors are a bit creaky, but it's to be expected given the fact that the... More 

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I recently stayed three nights and I loved it, even though I thought the price was expensive for a single room with no en suite and breakfast not included in the price.It was only a 10 minute walk into the centre of town over the wonderfully scenic St Michael's bridge. My room was comfortable with extra power points and adaptors,... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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105 reviews 105 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I'm giving it 5 points since I think other reviews are somewhat strange to me. Probably it depends on the room selection but ours (we had 101) was without any flaws and everything worked just perfectly. Even though I must say our friends stayed in a room on the top floor with a reconstruction works going on and there was... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Gent, Belgium is a fantastic city, with picturesque buildings, tranquil canals and great food. In order to enjoy the city, one must spend there several days. The Poortackere Monasterium Hotel is a special hotel, because of its history. It was a monastery in the Middle Ages and in many respects it retains that special atmosphere. I even has a chapel,... More 

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14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Pros-it is a building full of history. It was a previous monastery and an orphanage. Therefore, I liked the atmosphere, the building, the candles and the music. Very nice breakfast (apart from the coffee) and very friendly reception staff. The location is also great, very close to shops and restaurants. Main sightseeing within walking distance. Size of the room was... More 

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Address: Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Poortackere Monasterium Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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