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Ghent River Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #9 of 37 hotels in Ghent
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
LizB114 Great Bromley, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Great Bromley, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for two nights in a lovely room overlooking the canal. Room very clean and nicely decorated. Didn't have breakfast included and felt 20 euros was quite a bit not knowing what was on offer. In future I'd book it as part of the deal. The hotel is about a 25 minute walk from main train station but on the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Ghent River Hotel is located close to all the main attractions in Ghent city centre. The staff were polite and helpful. Our room was one of the average rooms and was very basic, not an issue as we didn't spend much time in it, however due to availability friends of ours payed only £9 extra per night and got a... More

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

Dear Mr AL, We thank you for your mail. Your response is very important for us. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's a shame you were not too happy with your first room. This is why I personally contact you to verify the details. In our hotel the rooms are not identical, they... More

Cascais, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were in Ghent to go to the design fair and this hotel was great for our stay. The rooms has exposed brick walls and exposed wooden beams, high ceilings and views over the river, the all creating a great atmosphere. The beds were large and comfortable and the showers had jet functions and great pressure. The all made for... More

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

Dear Mrs P, Greetings from the Ghent River Staff! So very nice of you to write such positive feedback. If a guest writes our hotel is definitively a place to return to, we know we our job well! We are also very happy to hear that you appreciated the exposed wooden beams, high ceilings and views over the river in... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Had a wonderful stay here at ghent river. The room is spacious, staff are friendly, breakfast is good and lastly when we left for paris they let us leave our heavy luggages and stored then for us since we are comming back after our paris trip. Overall i would always come back to ghent river hotel.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Located on a side street to the Virjdagsmarkt this is an ideal spot to stay if you are spending a few days in Ghent. The hotel has a good facilities (free wifi), bar, decent breakfast with great views over city. The only downside seemed to be a general smokey note to the hotel corridors however this is a common problem... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I really like this hotel, its quite central in the city and within walkin distance to the Fridaymarket, Virjdagsmarkt, where there is a parking garage. It is also quite close to the Genever bar, which is a must see if you are in Gent.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was very kindly upgraded by hotel (as a result of a birthday celebration) and this led to the suite! Though it had minimal lighting (perhaps due to restrictions by being a loft conversion?) it was large and full of character. The staff were helpful in trying to make the lighting better, albeit with no success, and also on check-in.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Good: We got a good rate via Expedia secret rooms. Lovely spring flowers in reception. Free wi-fi worked, if slow at times. Great location for bar hopping. The Bad: The corridor smelt vaguely of cigarette smoke. Room was very small. Double bed seemed small. Thin pillows. No tea/coffee making facilities in room. Our tiny bathroom only had a shower.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had stayed in the Ghent River Hotel several times. I like particularly its location - being close to many restaurants and bars, and a fairly large underground carpark. It takes only a short walk to the centre of the old town. The breakfast room on the top floor is good for a refreshing start of the day. Rooms were... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed here for a short Christmas break. My partner paid for a romantic package as a suprise. On arrival none of the items were in the room. We were supposed to be given champagne, luxury bath products etc. All they had given us was a box of chocolates which were thrown on the bed. This tells me they were... More

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Address: Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ghent River Hotel 4*
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