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1898 The Post

Graslei 16, Ghent 9000 Belgium
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#4 of 43 hotels in Ghent
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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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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Parking garage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more
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Gareth K wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom140 contributions14 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Sven Steijvers, General Manager at 1898 The Post
Responded Sep 23, 2020
Dear GarethK144, Thank you for your kind comments about your recent stay with us! We certainly agree with you - Ghent is a wonderful, historic place to spend a long weekend! The team & I enjoyed looking after you and we look forward welcoming you back very soon! Best regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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Ella wrote a review Aug 2020
Belgium2 contributions
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!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Sven Steijvers, General Manager at 1898 The Post
Responded Aug 13, 2020
Dear ella_in_belgium, How wonderful to read that you enjoyed your trip to Ghent and our beloved hotel! We certainly appreciate that you felt confident enough to travel in these changed times and it is great to read that this was enhanced by the measures we implemented in the hotel and The Cobbler, our cocktail bar. Belated birthday wishes for your partner and we hope to welcome you back on a future occasion! Best regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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AMCandFMC wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom221 contributions174 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Sven Steijvers, General Manager at 1898 The Post
Responded Apr 20, 2020
Dear AMCandFMC, Thank you for your candid feedback following your stay in Ghent last February. Like so many of us, the current situation gives us all time to catch up on outstanding tasks and it is wonderful to see your commiment of writing 12 reviews in one day about your travels the last few months. 1898 The Post is situated in the heart of the old city, adjacent to Korenmarkt Square and overlooking St.Nicholas Church - I whole heartedly agree, the best location possible for exploring our historic city! Our honesty bar is a quiet retreat (it only seats 4) for our hotel guests to read their own book, browse the wonderful array of picture books available or watch the world go by. At the same time they can help themselves from the premium spirits available and I regret this disturbed your evening rest. Our guests can check out till 12 o'clock (midday) - ample time to get another stroll in or grab a coffee some where! Next time, just leave your luggage at our front office to allow yourself just that bit of extra time to see the sights you missed the day before. Checking out at our dedicated time helps us to get the room ready for our next guests' arrival, who also want their room on time, just like we did for your arrival the previous day. Thank you for posting your review, stay safe, and come and see us again sometime soon! Warm regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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Dianna Riggs wrote a review Apr 2020
Brooklyn, New York32 contributions2 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Sven Steijvers, General Manager at 1898 The Post
Responded Apr 17, 2020
Dear driggsendi, Thank you for your kind comments about recent stay in our hotel. The team and I enjoyed looking after you during your time in Ghent and it fulfills us with tremendous joy that you had such a wonderfule time here! We certainly look forward when you decide to visit us again! Till then...stay safe! Warm regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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Kutchykoo wrote a review Mar 2020
33 contributions35 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Sven Steijvers, General Manager at 1898 The Post
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Dear Kutchykoo, Thank you for your wonderful & detailed review about our hotel - even after all this time, it is great to see that you remember your visit to our beautiful & historic city fondly! As it has been over a year from your last visit, why don't you plan a return trip when the various countries allow us to travel again! I am confident you will have an exciting time again discovering Ghent and all it has to offer - see you soon! Warm regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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$172 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BelgiumFlandersEast Flanders ProvinceGhent
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Frequently Asked Questions about 1898 The Post
Which popular attractions are close to 1898 The Post?
Nearby attractions include Ghent City Center (0.04 miles), Graslei and Korenlei (0.04 miles), and St Michael's Bridge (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at 1898 The Post?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at 1898 The Post?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at 1898 The Post?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at 1898 The Post?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 1898 The Post?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kin Khao - Thai Eatery, LOF Restaurant, and Roots.
Is 1898 The Post located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Ghent.
Are any cleaning services offered at 1898 The Post?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 1898 The Post?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to 1898 The Post?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Graslei and Korenlei (0.04 miles), St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal) (0.2 miles), and Het Groot Vleeshuis (0.1 miles).
Is 1898 The Post accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.