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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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St. Malo, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was our second stay in the Monasterium, and we were not disappointed either. It is a former monastery (19th c) transformed into a hotel, and the rooms are all huge. It is just fun to walk around, stop by in the former chapel, maybe have a drink in their bar, sit in the lovely and quiet garden, and enjoy... More

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Almere, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This hotel currently has a score of 48%, this seems a bit low. Maybe it is very depend on the room that you are allocated. Our room seemed to be in a newer section and was absolutely fine. Enough space, not very noisy, good facilities. The furtunire might be a little outdated, but it won't trouble you for a 1... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Mate the mistake of ordering this hotel for two nights, will never use it again EVER. Old, smelly and for the worst part, just got a cigarette thrown into my window!! Just pure luck that my room did not catch fire!!

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Geel, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stayed at the 'Maagdenvleugel' for one night during the week. Location is great, close to the Korenmarkt, de Oude Vismijn,... However rooms are old, and although the TLC seemed to be fine, they are desperately in need of some renovation: Unstable floors, smelly rooms (and corridors), moisture problems at the wall, uncomfortable beds/matrasses (or even just sofas in the 4p... 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*
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