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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the location and the buildings overall. It is central, but not right in the middle of town. But, Gent is small and almost everywhere is well-located and in an interesting building. My room had peeling paint and a cupboard without a handle. The bathroom had mould and the design of the shower unit was daft. I'm a very small... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 2 rooms and a bathroom for a very reasonable price. The building is wonderful, the chapel stain glass lovely. It is nice to have a courtyard with trees. It is close to the historic downtown but quieter area.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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Luneburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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