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Poortackere Monasterium Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #29 of 38 Hotels in Ghent
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Moscow, Russia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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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Brisbane
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Athens
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stayed here for one night on a recent motorcycle trip through Europe. Facinating building which retains much of its monastical charm and character, it feel as though the holy orders left just a few days ago. That said, it is clean dry, comfortable and very quite even though the floor boards squeak in places, all adds to the charm. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We chose this place over one other hotel in Ghent for our 3 night stay as we felt that it would be a bit unique to stay in an old monastery. Positives: Friendly and helpful staff, large room and bathroom, shower worked well and was hot, wifi worked well, location was close to the old centre of Ghent, yet had... 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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