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Hotel the Boatel

Voorhoutkaai 44, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stayed one night and occupied two rooms, one "Single Room with Bathroom" and one "Double Room with Private Bathroom." I was in the double room, and it was exceptionally comfortable. The bed was amazing, and I got the best sleep of my trip that night. Our bathroom came with a tub and shower, and the tub was spacious and... More 

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Mainz, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with my parents on our trip through Belgium. Both my parents and I had a fantastic stay. Sven was a great host, a real authentic Gent-guy, very helpful with all the infos about Gent and Belgium. The stay on a boat was a great experience. To be honest, the room was unexpextedly big and comfortable, it felt... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This was a surprise from my partner on our long weekend in Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels. Sven, the owner, welcomed us on board and showed us our room - very clean, nice ensuite, and free ducks swimming past the two portholes all day! Central heating on board for those chilly evenings. Breakfast was lovely, plenty of very fresh rolls, bread,cakes,... More 

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The service from Sven our host was second to none, the rooms were clean warm and spacious. It was lovely feeding the ducks every morning from the port hole in our bedroom! The breakfast was lovely nothing was too much trouble for Sven. The location is very good to get places, nice morning walks along the river in to the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

If you'd like to surprise your partner, this is definitely a place to stay. On the water, very quiet and beautiful area. The city center is only a 5 to 10 mins walk away. Depending on where you need to be. Rooms are charming & comfortable with the greatest bed I ever had in a hotel. Slept like a rose.... More 

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Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a great experience in a lovely city, moored near the city centre just a short walk. The rooms are as good as you would find in a 5 star hotel, and sound proofed. Svan is a great host and very helpful. The breakfast was really good to. We will definitely stay here again.

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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We have stayed here multiple times including our group renting the whole boat for the Tour de France. It is a unique and fun place to stay that is typically priced well below other city choices. Breakfast was simple but good every morning. Sven is a wonderful captain and takes good care of you. It is an easy, short walk... More 

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Large comfortable room with views.Charming& different

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

A small group of us went to Gent for a weekend and decided to stay on the Boatel - taking up all the rooms. We therefore had the hotel to ourselves which was much nicer than staying in a bigger chain hotel. The rooms are comfortable and clean and it is very quiet on the canal despite it being a... More 

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LONDON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Had a wonderful time in Ghent, and staying on the Boatel was magical. It is a converted boat (spacious ex-industrial) moored on one of the canals, and has about 6 bedrooms. Especially enjoyed the deck as we had great weather and it was wonderful sitting, chatting and drinking wine as the sun went down. Breakfast was good, and the owner/manager,... More 

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