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Ghent River Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #11 of 38 hotels in Ghent
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We booked a trip to Gent literally at the last moment so were a little concerned that we'd arrive and find there was no room (which did once happen to us in Paris!) . Fortunately after an 11hr journey there was a nice, clean and comfortable room awaiting us and friendly staff who provided maps and leaflets on where to... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you picked a hotel purely on location then this would be the one. Right by the main area, but tucked in a quiet street with some rooms overlooking the river is perfect. Easy parking as well – Underground car park 30 seconds away (11 Euros a day). We had a ‘deluxe’ room which was a great size – one... More

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Ruse, Bulgaria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is situated within 5 mins walk to the historical city center. Our room was on the first floor with a river view which made our stay even more spectacular. It is great to have the canal just outside the window and watch the tourist boats passing by. The room itself was very beautifully designed, with a wooden ceiling... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where to start?...The standards of this hotel are nowhere near 4* We had a twin room on the ground floor. Expecting a tea/coffee tray in a 4 star hotel? You won't get one here. Small dull room clean but full of old furniture which has seen better days. Only 4 coat hangers. Headboard loose, mattress obviously old but was comfy.... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ghent river hotel is located in a former sugar refinery at the river Leie which is the main water way in town. All historic sites are within walking distance. The hotel has nice rooms and clean bathrooms and serves a sumptuous breakfast in a room overlooking the river. Very friendly and helpful staff and daily happy hour with extensive... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All in all we had a very pleasant stay at the hotel and our room overlooking the river was very nice. However, we got a bit annoyed about some of the service. First of all, when we got into the room, the bathroom waste basket was not emptied from the previous guests, that is really gross. The receptionists came up... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were lucky in that we booked to visit Ghent and were not aware that it was a festival week that is held annually in the town. That said, we all said we want to return when the festival is not on as we suspect that the town is also a great and very different place to visit normally. we... More

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Great Bromley, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Address: Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ghent River Hotel 4*
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