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Poortackere Monasterium Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #26 of 38 hotels in Ghent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014
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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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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This guest house, in a fomer monestery, is simple, quirky, fairly central, quiet and full of character, but certainly not a choice for anyone wanitng the international luxuary hotel experience. I love the simplicity, don't mind the lack of TV or en-suite facilities. I also love the character, the chapel and the simple rooms, and have stayed several times. For... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Monasterium is old and not a luxury hotel, but is charming and clean. Excellent breakfast serve in a wonderful medieval saloon. Receptionist are kind, and gardens are beautiful. very well located near saint michel bridge and church.

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Turnhout, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Well located hotel, near the historic center. Big room but not so luxurious. Hotel has more potential, it's very outdated and needs urgently some modernization without losing the authentic character. Friendly staff and very nice breakfast!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We had a group booking (6 people) for the large dormitory. When we arrived we were offered an annexe apartment around the corner (2 min walk). This was at no extra cost which worked out at great value. We had 3 double rooms in the annexe building which was preferable to all sharing a giant single room. The apartment was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The rooms are dirty and the furniture is many years old. Including the bedding. We found various types of insects in the rooms as well as stains on the bathroom floor, bed linen, and curtains. We found a flattened spider under our bed covers!!! The receptionist is rude and appears incompetent as she constantly mixed up the names of room... More

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Paris, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The Location is excellent: inside the old town. We called the hotel directly to reserve. Attentive and wonderful service on the phone. She pleasantly told us our room was once the virgins' chambers. When we arrive, service was again super friendly. The room, #5 on the 1st floor, had lots of old charm, and spacious. We needed something and again... More

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The hotel is situated in an old monastery but it is too big to have much atmosphere. The staff is friendly and helpful. The bed in the single room was comfortable but the rest of the furniture rather rickety. There is no way that I could get €17.50 value out of any breakfast, so I skipped that.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in Gent in these old walls. Very simple rooms but clean and fitting the style. Its quite huge with a lot of rooms and you can book events there as well. So its not very personal. We stayed in the "Rector's house" which is a side-wing from the monastery. The only point I have to... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The novelty soon wears off......yes, it's an old monastry and it acts like it. The whole place is just scruffy and not that clean. The bathroom looked as if it had been cleaned evry day in just 5 minutes- surfaces still covered in dust and grime. There are very few staff- those that are around are friendly but nit productive... More

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Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
8 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This hotel occupies a former convent. There's a gorgeous neo-Gothic chapel, but my budget single room didn't have much character. Because it is old, it didn't look that clean (not that it was dirty; the floor just looked like it would stay dingy no matter how much cleanser you applied). On the plus side, there was a gleaming bathrobe &... More

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Also Known As:
Poortackere Monasterium Ghent
Hotel Poortackere Monasterium
Address: Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 38 hotels in Ghent
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Hotel Class:3 star — Poortackere Monasterium Hotel 3*
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