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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A long weekend in Ghent and the city centre hotels looked bland and expensive. This hotel stood out for its architecture (an old monastery) and the location (close enough to walk to the city centre). There were 3 of us and we were given a huge room with a double bed and two single beds plus a seating area with... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Located in an old monastery, it certainly is different then your average city hotel. The restaurant area is rather beautiful with a large garden. Eating breakfast outside when it's sunny certainly evokes a spiritual calmness. At our stay there was a special breakfast which was simply superb and correctly priced. However the rooms are old and ugly. I get that... More

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Boechout, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very basically equipped but large rooms with a high ceiling, breathing an authentic spiritual monastery atmosphere. Chapel, courtyard and even the breakfast room reinforce each other. Reasonably broad breakfast, definitely better than any of the previous religious inhabitants would have enjoyed. Centrally located in the beautiful city of Gent. Great for those in search of a place to quietly contemplate.... More

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Blankenberge, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We decided to go at the last moment, so we booked whatever was available, we didnt know that there was a city party. The hotel is acceptable, is an old building, looks and "smells" old, the room was big but kind of ugly, the breakfast was good good but too expensive, as well as the hotel itself, too much money... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a great hotel. Very unique and extraordinary. Everything about it is interesting, the courtyards, hallways, chapel, breakfast room. Definitely a better experience than your average normal hotel.

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Pokhara, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The atmosphere was amazing, and it still had the character of a former monastery. On the way to reception I passed an old chapel. My room had decor that fitted with this - basic, clean, old style. I had a peaceful sleep here, with a nice soft bed. I had good quality towels and a towelling robe. There wasn't a... More

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Address: Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
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Hotel Class:3 star — Poortackere Monasterium Hotel 3*
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