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1898 The Post

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This small designer hotel opened in 2017 in the upper floors of Ghent’s old post office building. Located in the very heart of Ghent, the hotel offers its guests some of the best views in the city. The 38 guest’s rooms are decorated in a warm style- with high ceilings, dark green walls and antique furniture – complementing the building’s late 19th century architecture. With great views through the grand window, the restored wood and indirect lighting create a cozy atmosphere accented with a contemporary touch of freshness. The natural earth colours of the interior design combine a local sense of place with a relaxed feeling of being at home. The hotel’s crowning touch is the cocktail bar – called The Cobbler, after the special type of cocktail shaker. The bar’s ambiance reflects an old-time atmosphere- with a stunning view of the spires of historic Ghent.
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Our rooms were just amazing, we booked a small double room, but it had everything in it that you could need, very clever the way it was laid out. Fabulous products in our bathroom, luxurious towels. The staff throughout the hotel were very nice and could not do enough to help
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Response from 1898thepost, General Manager at 1898 The Post
Responded yesterday
Dear Liz C, Thank you for your wonderful comments about your stay here in 1898 The Post - we thoroughly enjoyed looking after you and your family! Timo was delighted to be able to assist and that you mentioned him in your post! We certainly hope to welcome you back very soon! Kind regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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This is a beautiful amazing hotel with wonderful staff. The building itself is worth the visit, the rooms are beautiful , the location couldn’t be better and the staff tie all together wonderfully. The only thing I would ask of you to make the stay better is some pre arrival
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Response from 1898thepost, General Manager at 1898 The Post
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Axell33, It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and I certainly appreciate the lovely comments about our staff - they really make the difference, I agree! To make navigating to our hotel as easy as possible, travel directions are located under the "contact us" section on our website. We are indeed located in a car-free zone, however, the travel detail on our website will perfectly lead you to our hotel. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward welcoming you back to 1898 The Post very soon! Kind regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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Saw this hotel advertised and looked so delightful we booked a trip. Then found it in The Times Saturday magazine in top 20 hotels. Definitely lived up to our expectations. We were upgraded and our room did not disappoint. Stunning dark paintwork and amazing decor. Very
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Response from 1898thepost, General Manager at 1898 The Post
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Dear redhead286, I am delighted that you enjoyed your time in Ghent recently and that you rated our hotel so highly - it was our pleasure to look after you indeed! Did you know that the hotel was voted Best Urban Conversion - Europe 2019 at the recent AHEAD design awards in London? We have certainly been very honoured of the various awards our hotel was nominated for and I am pleased you found us exceeding your expectations! Join us again soon - with the summer up and coming, there is always something to do in our beautiful, historic city. Best regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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The hotel has everything you’d expect from a boutique property in an amazing building. The room was clean, comfortable and some beautiful design elements. A great feature were the nearly 20 foot high ceilings. The staff was very attentive and helpful. The one slightly
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Response from 1898thepost, General Manager at 1898 The Post
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear MarkSF100, Thank you for sharing your feedback with the Tripadvisor community - we have enjoyed looking after you during your stay here at 1898 The Post! We have one Letter room, which indeed is located next to our Front Office. It remains a very popular room, due to the absence of a staircase! Our website though, gives a wonderful overview of the different room types, which hopefully will be of assistance for a future stay with us! Thank you again for your kind comments and we look forward welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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1898 The Post is possibly the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in. I’ve traveled extensively for over 50 years and cannot remember a better experience, anywhere. - The staff is incredible, very professional, personable unobtrusive and totally service oriented. - The ambiance is
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Response from 1898thepost, General Manager at 1898 The Post
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear joedL488EG, Thank you for your kind comments after your recent stay with us - we are truly delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much! I especially enjoyed reading your feedback about our team, who were equally thrilled reading your comments and enjoyed looking after you. I trust you had save travels home and we look forward welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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Is there an iron in the rooms?
Dear guest, Irons are available at request - just let the front office team know at arrival and we will be delighted to bring one to the room. 1898 The Post
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Hi, is Suite 23 generally in a quiet part of the hotel or are there quieter rooms available?
Hi! i would say all the rooms are quiet. Room insulation is very good in this hotel.
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Dear guest - there is indeed a lift from the reception floor to Suite 23's floor (2nd floor). It's view is partly over St. Michiels bridge and the Leie river. Kind regards, 1898 the Post
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Dear guest, We have 6 suites in our hotel - Suite 2, Suite 18, Suite 23, the Loft, the Tower Suite & Suite 39 (junior suite) - each room is described in detail on our website, with a great number of pictures to give a good view of each individual suite. Suite 23 is a single floor suite, with no steps. From the train station, tram 1 brings you to Korenmarkt Square (opposite of the hotel) in 10 minutes. Single trip is EUR 3. A taxi is to the hotel is around EUR 10 for a single trip. I trust this helps - thank you to 294DavidT for the detailed answer as well - and we look forward welcoming you to the hotel. 1898 The Post
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"3rd and 4th floor rooms have fab views."
"Maybe get rooms facing the square for better sized windows"
"My experience was based on the "Postcard Room""
"The Envelope is a good choice if you want/need the bathroom on the same level as bedroom."
"Room 38 was awesome."
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PRICE RANGE
$184 - $498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BelgiumFlandersEast Flanders ProvinceGhent
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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