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Ghent River Hotel

4.0 of 5
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Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #10 of 38 Hotels in Ghent
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location close to the historic centre of Ghent. Lovely breakfast room on the third floor with views across Ghent and a good choice of food available. Also very good with providing gluten free bread as my wife is a Coeliac. Small friendly bar next to reception with a nice relaxed atmosphere and a good selection of Belgium beer. Room... More 

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Mechelen
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there with a Bongo voucher and were given a standard room 018 on the ground floor. It gave out on a ...rather depressing inner court. So we asked for a room with a view on the Leie river and got, with a small extra charge, an executive room 225 which was excellent. The girl (of Turkish origin) at... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a lovely small hotel with many rooms overlooking the canal. Our bedroom and bath were spacious and very clean, beds comfortable. The building was once some kind of mill and beams and old brick feature in the renovations. The breakfast is extensive and host and hostess delightful. It is located within walking distance of many attractions, markets and... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel did all the normal things right. The room was clean and fresh, the view was as described, and the location is excellent. The service staff did a good job on checkin and gave us good advice. I'm happy to say that I would return here anytime.

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Warwickshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous two day stay here in the Ghent River Hotel. We had the grand suite which had a four poster bed and two singles plus a lovely lounge area and was in the older fifteenth century part of the hotel - very atmospheric with beams and wooden floors. One of our party was ill while we were... More 

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Seattle, WA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I was in a business trip, it was nice to find a comfortable small hotel in the center of Ghent. The room was nice, breakfast good and it was great being less than a block from the Market square. The only negative and a small one was I was asked for a voucher from the online booking service I... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your room doesn't have a river view it feels like a mediocre hotel, nothing special. The only place where you can actually see the river is the breakfast room, which is closed during the day. A bit disapointing since we picked this hotel for the view. Breakfast is ridiculously priced at 21 euro pp, don't know what you get... More 

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Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing to complain really. Location is good, hotel is good, beds are good. Despite the fact is it situated near the centre of Ghent we didn't have any noise coming from the streets. Breakfast is excellent! We had a 2-person and 3 person room, and the 3-person room was really spacy, wouldn't mind to stay there again.

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west sussex
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here 24-27th April. A hotel is only as good as its staff and the staff were wonderful. Very professional and most helpful. An early request for a light and airy room - with windows that opened - was duly met. This is a well designed hotel that makes the most of its riverside location. The restaurant served a great... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the hotel just after Easter weekend. We parked in the large underground car park under the Vrijdagmarkt. The hotel is a short walk from the car park. The welcome was warm and the reception was modern, light and airy. We were allocated a small room on the ground floor. On opening the door, there was... More 

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RIVER72, Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dinkum_71 Thanks a lot for your kind review! Hope to see you again! Kind regards Philippe Destray More 

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