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Hotel the Boatel

Voorhoutkaai 44, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Centreville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great place! Sven the owner is a wonderful host. Place is immaculate. Bed is really comfy. Location is close to the centre, but far away enough that it is peaceful and quite. Great value. Wish we stayed longer

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very nice, rather a B&B. Sven the owner since 1998 is very easy going and helpfull. He speaks english, german and french. He loves people. Rooms are perfect. Bed and bath aswell. WIFI connection works well. I enjoyed really my stay there when I had to stay one more night because of Brussels'attack. Thank you Sven!

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Boppard, Germany
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Loved staying in the Boatel! Sven was very helpful and hospitable! He drew out a perfect route for us on a map to see all there was to see. Great filling breakfast. Comfortable and clean room. Fun experience! If we are ever in Gent again I'll be staying here!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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4 hotel 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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4 reviews
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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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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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 61 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 494 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Hotel the Boatel

Address: Voorhoutkaai 44, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range: $131 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Boatel Hotel Ghent
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
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