We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Poortackere Monasterium Hotel

Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Hotel amenities
Poortackere Monasterium Hotel
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Ranked #29 of 38 Hotels in Ghent
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Keith S Dereham, England, United Kingdom
Write a Review

182 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Dereham, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antwerp, Belgium
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
42 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers are raving about these Ghent hotels

4.5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
Padua, Italy
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Luneburg, Germany
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
28 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

118 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (117)
Hotel & grounds (24)
View from room (5)
Bathroom (13)
Dining (11)
Room/suite (20)
Other (44)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Room/suite (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question