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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable accommodation with great character conveniently placed for walking to the historic city centre. Great secure parking meant we did not need the car for the whole of our visit. Management and staff were efficient and professionally dealt with a booking problem generated by the hotel booking agency we mistakenly used! Great breakfast that could keep you going all day... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not at all average. Must-do for the experience, have your own chapel 'at home', not many people can say this. I was prepared for the monastery, and I wasn't disappointed. Just don't expect a lot of luxury, just be a nun or a monk for a while. The location is perfect, and as Ghent is so full of old churches,... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review on our hotel and city! Our hotel is indeed a former Monastery and therefor unique in its concept, yet not to compare with a standard hotel. This is a very true remark. I would like to thank you once again and hopefully we will welcome you again one day! Kind regards, The... More 

Torino
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is settled in the city center and it's a really good point. Unfortunately our room was full of mosquitos and we heard all the noises from the other room (walking, speaking, using shower and bathroom). We spent there 2 nights and we couldn't sleep at all. This hotel is in a great building. It should be restructured and... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! Regarding the mosquitos: we have provided all the rooms with anti-mosquito equipment. Unfortunately this vermin is very hard to tackle during the summer, but nevertheless we do all we can. As for the renovation remark: the hotel has recently been left over to new owners, and they have started to renovate the hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are religious or not, this is a experience that you can consider, taking a glimps of what a monastery is. The simplicity , basic accommodation. For me and mycmother it was a reminder of how little we need to be happy and it showed us again how rich we are. We had a friendly welcome and were provided... More 

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Management response:

Dear guest, How nice of you to comment us in such positive words! We are ever so glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay and our city. Who knows, maybe we'll welcome you again one day. Be welcome! Kind regards, The Reception More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Being a solo traveller on a budget I opted for a small room in the old part of the monastery that had previously housed the nuns. The room was tiny (as advised) with a comfortable bed, wash basin, desk and chair. 2 tall Windows provided light and fresh air. Through the open window I could hear a pianist giving a... More 

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Dear guest, Thanks ever so much for your time to share this review. Indeed, if you are looking for a 'quiet' Ghent, please avoid the 'Gentse Feesten' ;-) Kind regards, Jordi Blanchard More 

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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

An old nunnery saved from ruin and turned into a hotel. The new repurposed building was graced with minimalistic interior design that kept the base elements of its initial purpose: the rooms are small, have flat screen TVs and new bath appliances, but also exposed old wooded structural bars, low doors and old hinges. It has a nice, quite yard.... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you had a great time. We are always at your service and hope to see you again! Kind regards, Jordi Blanchard Reception More 

zaventem
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This place has it all. A location in the city center, peace and quiet, history and comfort. Rooms are modern, the place is ancient. You could get lost just walking to your room. Behind every corner a new surprise. Breakfast is amazing, i would call it brunch. All staff are friendly and helpfull. I really do like this hotel. A... More 

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Management response:

Dear Ana, Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted to hear those charming words about our hotel! We are very pleased to hear you would visit us again, and we are looking forward to it. Do not hesitate to mention that it is not your first visit. Thanks ever so much. Kind regards, Jordi Blanchard Reception More 

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97 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We had an amazing movie night after watching the masterpiece The Revenant by Alejandro González Iñárritu with Leonardo diCaprio. Marvelous! We got home: burglary! Cops came, we didn't feel safe and wanted a good night sleep before the lab would show up the next day. We checked in at around 3.30 AM and left 11 AM. There was nothing to... More 

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Thank Helena J
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Dear Helena, Thanks for your review. However, we are sorry to hear all these complaints. I understand the grief: jokes should not be made in these circumstances, that's unheard of. On the other hand, discounts will never be granted on a personal basis, we hope you understand this. I thank you for your contribution, and hope all is fine by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

For those who intend to hunt for a ghost I'm sorry to tell you that though the atmosphere of rainy night was idealistic for that kind of thing, we hadn't seen one. It's the sort of place that you tone down your voice automatically and went to sleep early.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Poortackere Monasterium Hotel

Address: Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range: $79 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Poortackere Monasterium Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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