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“Fantastic Hotel - great service and superb staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Marriott Ghent Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Drabstraat, Ghent 9000, Belgium   |  
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“Fantastic Hotel - great service and superb staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I stayed with a group at this Marriott hotel, Oct 2-7, rooms are great, big, clean. Bon, the beds... heaven.....The whole front desk staff is fantastic!!! Friendly, speaking english, french, german, always helpful and with the best tipps/suggestions to give. Breakfast is great, huge variety of everything, hmm the cheeses..... the salmon, the breads, cakes, waffles, eggs, etc etc you can skip lunch for sure - nice breakfast rooms at lobby level.
Great Bar at the lobby, the building is amazing you can not see from outside (vue from Korenlei) what really awaits for you inside... meaning they kept the old architecture and style, and inside, there is glass and iron but so well mingled, that it is not schocking at all. Breakfast staff also nice. 2 entries > from the cannal for pedestrians and main entrance is Draabstraat (cars, vans, and pedestrians too). This is the real city center, you are walking distance from all the churches and Castle and shopping streets and great restaurantes (as the Allegro Moderato for ex, next door to Marriott).

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We had a lovely room over looking the canal. The room was large and comfortable. We were to stay 2 nights but room was only available for 1. Staff were to get back to us if a second night became free. It was at checking out that we became aware that a second night was available, but as we had packed we left. Hotel restaurant is average.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great location, free wifi and main english channels. Rooms were very clean and had were comfortable. Bed was really nice. stayed during the flim festival was busy but didn't feel packed. Really nice restaurants close by and nice views.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The hotel is in an excellent position, right in the heart of the old town. However, behind the façade is a very modern hotel and it can feel a bit bland and samey, compared to what you might expect by looking at its river frontage.

The staff at the reception desk we’re charming and extremely helpful. The room was lovely. However, the TV in the bedroom was not directly opposite the bed and so watching TV in bed was not an option.

The service throughout the hotel was very good. From room service, to the concierge, to the servers in the restaurant.

All in all I would certainly stay here again. And if you are staying here, make sure you book a table in C-Jean, which is a short walk away. Fabulous, fabulous food.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The hotel location is the best. The staff were very friendly. They upgraded me to suite which was very big and it was like living in a hut. The breakfast was very good with many choices. I can not criticize the hotel in any aspect.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We visited the Marriott Ghent Hotel for our son's first birthday and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly over the three days. The location couldn't be better for exploring the beautiful town of Ghent and with a one year old, it proved very convenient for pit stops and nappy changes or even just to relax over s drink in the lovely Poppy bar. The staff were very helpful and arranged a cake and balloons for his birthday. They helped us with directions and pretty much any information we needed. My only complaint is that we had to change rooms twice as the first one had a faulty airconditioner and the second one had the worst odour imaginable coming from its AC vents. Changing rooms with a one year old wasn't easy ... especially twice in three days.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stone Harbor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We just stayed one night in Ghent on our way to Brugges but it was certainly a pleasant one. You can't go wrong with Marriott when traveling internationally!

I read prior reviews so I wasn't surprised with the contrast of the facade and the interior of this hotel. I don't care for the red poppy motif in the lobby but that is just my personal taste. I do like that it was within easy walking distance of the sights we wanted to see. We were given a lovely, nicely decorated, large junior suite overlooking the canal. We enjoyed a cocktail at the lively lobby bar which seemed to draw the business guests. The breakfast buffet had a large selection of tasty food.

The staff is well trained, friendly and knowlegeable. Marriott really knows how to do it right in hiring exceptional personnel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marriott Ghent Hotel

Address: Drabstraat, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Ghent
#3 Business Hotel in Ghent
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ghent
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Ghent Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 138
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