We stayed at 1898 The Post, as we could not get home. Centrally located in Ghent, it is the ideal location from which to explore the city and the wider surrounds. Ghent itself is picturesque and easily achievable on foot, and within an hour of driving many other locations open up to you. The hotel itself is quietly efficient, with little fuss made over the necessary COVID 19 restrictions and the adaptation required to make them work. breakfast in the Cobbler Bar was always well run and extremely tasty. 1898 The Post is an excellent bolt hole and a great place to stay in a great city.
We stayed at 1898 The Post for my partner's 30th birthday and we could not have had a better time. The whole team went above and beyond to make sure that it was a really special experience with loads of beautiful little touches, for which we are so grateful! Our room was fantastic - completely quiet and peaceful, very dark at night, with the most incredibly comfortable bed. We loved the style and decor of the hotel, and felt very safe due to the many coronavirus measures that the hotel installed. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, we very highly recommend this hotel and all the team members who did such a great job!
Having stayed at another Zannier hotel, we booked a trip to Ghent pretty much just to stay at this place. The hotel is well located for a tourist weekend, and relatively straightforward to get to via tram from the train station. However, we had a disturbed night's sleep as were unfortunate enough to have a room located close to the 'honesty bar': after the main bar closed this filled up and being situated in a turret the loud voices were amplified. A call to reception had no material impact. And, don't get me started on the stupid charges 'per half hour' for a late check out!
The hotel was in a great location in Ghent with wonderful views of the church + water. The staff was very nice and the hotel room was beautiful. The room itself was a little small but the amenities (such as fresh ingredients for custom cocktails in the mini bar) were a special touch. Loved the Le Labo toiletries in the bathroom. The hotel bar was beautiful with great cocktails and snacks. There was also an honest bar for hotel guests on the 2nd floor. The hotel had such great charm that you felt like you were staying in a part of Ghent's history. I would highly recommend staying here!
A bit of a late review, but myself and my boyfriend loved our stay here so much I couldn't not write one. We stayed here from 23rd-27th December 2018. We booked the hotel as a Christmas treat, and we weren't dissapointed. We were in awe our whole stay, the hotel is AMAZING!!! Getting there - we arrived at Brussels airport and got a train from there to 'Gent Sint Pieters' then from there walked outside of the station to the tram stop where we got the number 1 tram to Ghent Town centre, get off at stop 'Gent Korenmarkt perron 5', and it's a 2 minute walk to hotel. The total travel time was around 1hr 40mins, probably quicker in a cab, but we prefer to do try out local public transport rather than just hopping in a cab. Location - Amazing, couldn't be more central. Right in the midst of the Christmas market, we could see the big wheel from our window. Room itself - Amazing! As soon as we walked in the room we were in love, the decor and layout of the room were beautiful. Hotel communal area - The hotel decor was amazing throughout, and the smell was delightful (must find out what they use!). They also had a nice spot where you could sit down and chill/ read, as it was Christmas when we stayed they had a massive Christmas tree there which made the area even better. Staff - Very friendly and accomodating. It was my boyfriend's birthday on Christmas Day, I told them this in advance, and they kindly left a bottle of wine upon our arrival, we also got chocolates on Christmas Day :). On Christmas Day evening we went to the bar for a cocktail and the bartender gave us a shot free of charge when he found out it was my boyfriend's birthday. On one day of our stay it was very busy and we didn't get our room cleaned (which we didnt actually mind) but a lady who was head of cleaning there i believe was so apologetic and offered to give us a bottle of wine by ways of an apology (which we sadly couldn't accept as we were checking out and only had hand luggage). Breakfast - Bit on the expensive side, but then all of Ghent was. I believe it cost around 25 Euros, my boyfriend had it on our last day, it did look tasty but as a vegan it wasn't worthwhile as I would've only been able to have toast and coffee. I couldn't recommend this hotel enough, especially if you're considering booking around Christmas market time.…