We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Au Contraire

Monterreystraat 40, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ghent
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Au Contraire
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We were in Gent for just a couple of days, spending most of our time out at the Davis Cup, so really just needed somewhere to lay our heads. This beautiful little B&B was perfect for this purpose. Definitely a very easy stroll from the station, and then a pleasant 20 minute walk into the centre. Grief had a map... More 

Helpful?
Thank Caroline G
Arnhem, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The room wasn't very clean; dust cloud under the chair, dust on the furniture. When I came back from a day trip in town, I discovered that my pebble (that belongs to my silver necklace) was missing. Only my silver necklace was still in my toiletry bag which I kept in my overnight back. But I locked the door when... More 

Helpful?
Thank Snoopy V
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I stayed at Au Contraire with a friend last week. When we arrived Griet made sure we had a map and she showed us all the nice spots of Gent on the map. She even explained why all the cafe's were closed (due to the Gentse feesten). My friend has a gluten-free diet and Griet and Pieke made sure she... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Rosie L
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Friendly and welcoming, in quiet cobbled street. Great breakfast(with special Easter egg on Easter sunday!). Highly recommended. We stayed here and used as our base for the tour of Flanders bike race. Very easy.

Helpful?
1 Thank Watfordduck
Stone, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Great B and B only 2 rooms so very small but with friendly owner, excellent breakfast, close to centre and station plaza restaurants. This standard of accommodation would have cost alot more in the uk. Bedroom furnished to an excellent standard, you could tell the owners had put alot of time and effort into this place.

Helpful?
1 Thank Tracey P
Riga, Latvia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We were staying for 1 night in april, and we were amazed by hospitality of the owner, and what a lovely place this is! You don't expect much of B&B, but this time it turned the notion upside down. The owner welcomed us, showing the room, and advising about places and events in the city. The room is lovely decorated.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank vadimit
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

The rooms have plenty of room for 1-2 travelers. I have stayed in smaller rooms that were meant for 3-4. All the rooms are nicely furnished. There is ample A/C for the summer. The location is an easy 5 minute walk from Sint Pieters station. The surrounding neighborhood is very nice. Citadel Park is only 2 minutes of walking. The... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank AnonGuy920190
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

I stayed here for two nights while at a conference. The hotel is easy to find and within easy walking distance of Ghent St Peters station. The decor of the house is quite nice. I stayed in the top room which meant two flights of (steep) stairs to the toilet/shower which was a little bit inconvenient. Breakfast was nice, good... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank lovethehills74
London
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

It is nearly a year since I stayed at this bed and breakfast - and for one night only - but it has stayed with me as one of the nicest bed and breakfast I have stayed at. Enormous room, beautifully decorated, in gorgeous house, near the park. Amazing breakfast and shower room and very kinds hosts. Would go back... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank alpacha
Barcelona
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2007

This is a terrace house on three floors done up to be a B&B. The two rooms are on the first and second floors and our's, on the first, was very nice. On the ground floor, the front door opens onto a passage with on the left a room for the owner's DTP business and on the right the house... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BarcelonaTaps
Pieke, Eigenaar at Au Contraire, responded to this review
Google Translation

Met dank aan onze gast van Barcelona. Intussen (1 jaar geleden) hebben we de ontbijtruimte verplaatst. Het is inderdaad beter.... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

2 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ghent hotels
0.4 mi away
Hotel Carlton
Hotel Carlton
#1 of 39 in Ghent
4.5 of 5 stars 397 reviews
0.2 mi away
Astoria Hotel Ghent
Astoria Hotel Ghent
#9 of 39 in Ghent
4.0 of 5 stars 321 reviews
1.3 mi away
Aparthotel Castelnou
Aparthotel Castelnou
#5 of 39 in Ghent
4.5 of 5 stars 448 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Hotel Orion
Hotel Orion
#6 of 39 in Ghent
4.5 of 5 stars 192 reviews
0.5 mi away
Hotel-Brasserie Castel
Hotel-Brasserie Castel
#22 of 39 in Ghent
3.5 of 5 stars 72 reviews
0.3 mi away
Expo 13
Expo 13
#31 of 116 in Ghent
4.5 of 5 stars 19 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities