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Poortackere Monasterium Hotel

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Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000 Belgium
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#29 of 47 hotels in Ghent
Location
4.2
Cleanliness
3.4
Service
3.6
Value
3.1
Hotel Monasterium PoortAckere is een uniek hotel gelegen in het hart van Gent in het gerenoveerde gelijknamige klooster uit de 13de eeuw. Ontdek bij uw verblijf de rijke geschiedenis in de kloostergangen en bezoek de neogotische kapel. Dankzij de recente renovatiewerken geniet u van authentieke kamers met modern comfort in een van de 111 kamers. De kamers zijn voorzien van airconditioning, een koffiemachine, waterkoker, een flatscreen tv en WiFi. Stap het hotel binnen na een drukke dag in een overweldigende kalmte in de rustige binnentuin of gezellige bar, met zijn ruime selectie aan Belgische bieren. Door zijn prachtige ligging in het centrum van Gent bereikt u te voet in enkele minuten de bruisende stad en zijn voornaamste bezienswaardigheden zoals het Belfort, de Sint–Baafskathedraal of het middeleeuwse kasteel Gravensteen. Op een steenworp verwijdert vindt u de winkelstraten zoals Veldstraat, lange munt en talloze boetiekwinkels. Het ontbijt wordt geserveerd in de Kapittelzaal, de oude kloosterzaal, waar u kan genieten van een uitgebreid ontbijtbuffet in een authentieke sfeer. Het hotel is eenvoudig te bereiken met de wagen of met het openbaar vervoer. Deze beschikt over een ruime parking voor onze gasten met oplaadpunten voor elektrische wagens. De tramhalte op het einde van de straat maakt het mogelijk om vlot op de locatie te bereiken in connectie met de trein.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Ironing service
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
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Blackout curtains
Desk
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more
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Katie K wrote a review Oct 2022
84 contributions49 helpful votes
The building is lovely, and much larger than we expected. We opted for a larger room which had two extra beds on a mezzanine level, though you'd need to be fit and competent to use the stairs. The bathroom was lovely and the bath was really big. Staff were very helpful. Yes, the corridors echo, though on the third floor the room was really, really quiet.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Martin_Amherst wrote a review Sep 2022
Gainesville, Georgia19 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed in a recently renovated room with on-suite bathroom. (Some rooms for singles share a bathroom) Room was very comfortable. The property has a large room for complimentary breakfast, with menu items as good as the cruise ship we were on last week, except not cooked to order. Complimentary espresso machine available for use all day, with a beautiful private outdoor courtyard adjacent for quite comtemplation. Hotel was very convenient for short walk to the popular tourist areas, e.g. canal boat rides, churches, museums, etc. Breakfast room also gets used occasionally for business/social functions in the evening, but noise/traffic was never an issue during our two day stay. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Boon wrote a review Jun 2022
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I booked a small room with shared facilities, mostly because the hotel was quite pricey and I was only here for one night to meet a friend in the morning. The staff on the front desk were friendly when I checked in, especially Mark who checked to see if there was a fan available, and his colleague who showed me to my room. The bed was comfy, and the room was relatively clean, although one of the shared bathrooms didn't have a lock and had exposed wiring. I came back from a long day of exploring Ghent absolutely exhausted and ready to go to bed. Before I continue, I think I should say I had reasonable expectations about noise in the hotel. It's an old building, so I was happy to take the risk that a squeaky floorboard or a neighbour behind the thin walls might occasionally wake me up, but I tend to fall asleep again quite quickly so I wasn't too concerned. It seems the owner either doesn't have the same expectations, or doesn't care. I suspect the latter. The wedding that had booked the venue was having a loud party in the church across the courtyard from me, I can't remember when it began but I remember thinking it would surely end at around 11pm. When it got to midnight I went downstairs and talked to the gentleman looking after reception, and asked when the party would end. While it's annoying I figured maybe it would end at 1am, he replied that it was booked till 3am. I asked if I could be moved to another room but the hotel was fully booked. I suggested that if there's loud parties those rooms shouldn't be let out. The night watchman said that they get a lot of complaints when there's a wedding, but the owner doesn't care and does nothing about it. The party did eventually stop at around 3am, but not before getting even louder at 2am. In the morning, after maybe 2 or 3 hours sleep I asked for a refund at the desk. I suggested that those rooms shouldn't be let on party nights and I just got weak apologies and an offer of a free breakfast. I was meeting a friend for breakfast so I declined, and I'll take up the possibility of a refund with booking dot com. The manager said he couldn't refund me because "€60 is too much". I can't agree more, if I wanted to rent a room and not sleep I'd have stayed in Amsterdam and gone to De Wallen. Finally, I just want to add that I hold no animosity to the happy couple and I hope they had a great night and have a great future to come. The blame lies squarely on the greedy hotel owner who wants to get money not just from them, but also let out rooms that nobody could sleep in. Apologies for grammar/spelling. I obviously pretty tired. It's such a shame, this could be a fantastic hotel due to the history and ambiance of the property but the management is dire.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Anna R wrote a review Apr 2022
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Really nice hotel in the centre. Everything was perfect, including our receptionst William: friendly, polite and very nice. Best first impression thanks to him. I liked the room and how big the shower is, Location is also top
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Date of stay: April 2022
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MelliOnVoyage wrote a review Dec 2021
Landau in der Pfalz, Germany18 contributions7 helpful votes
We enjoyed a nice, spacious room with lovely historic details in the „breed huis“. The room and private bathroom appeared to have been recently renovated and were very clean and tidy. Also the bed was comfortable to sleep in. The hotel is located very centrally and you can easily discover the town centre on foot. We were, however, disappointed with the rest of the hotel. There is a backlog of renovations and the furnishing seemed worn down. Although the breakfast itself is good, the room in which it is served is very uncomfortable as it is very noisy and more reminiscent of a youth hostel than a hotel. We were also irritated by the fact that laundry, parcels and other things were stored in the entrance hall around the clock, so guests had to squeeze through in order to get to their rooms.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is limited but there are multiple public garages nearby.
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Chris W wrote a review Dec 2021
San Francisco, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
Absolutely awful. Second hotel in Belgium, and second terrible experience. The place is gorgeous but clearly the owners couldn't care less about the history of the monastery. Once you arrive to the parking lot, there are 3 massive HVAC containers, buzzing like an airplane ready to take off. If that's not bad enough when you look behind you, it's easy to see that they decided to destroy the beautiful facade, to build this awful metal construction. The rooms follow this idea of destroying what was good and beautiful. Dirty, poorly arranged, and not like on the photos at all. Despite the excellent location, and despite being on a quiet street, it is absolutely impossible to sleep with that buzzing sound echoing all night and making your bed shake and tremble. 2 days there, 2 days we did sleep at all even with earplugs. Absolutely terrible experience.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Big G H wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
9 of us on a tourist weekend to Ghent. Took in a football game and explored the city. This hotel is really well located for all city centre attractions. Only five min stroll to main square. We had recently refurbished rooms and they were brilliant. Amazing shower and really subtle furnishings . Breakfast was substantial and good variety. All fresh and well stocked. Would definitely recommend for a trip to Ghent
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Nyaradzai C wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom54 contributions41 helpful votes
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The hotel is a converted monastery with so much character. The entire place is well decorated with catholic relics. The room was modern and clean. The shower was amazing. The hotel is just a stone throw away from the town centre filled with restaurants and historic churches. I was impressed with the simpke but fresh breakfast. Give this place a go, especially if you are a catholic. I gave a 4 star because there was some noise during the night from the cleaners. But I then put the Quiet Please poster outside my door and they became quiet.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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ahfd wrote a review Jan 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom130 contributions72 helpful votes
We arrived at about 1pm the room was not ready which was not a problem, we were told the room would be available from 2pm so went exploring, arrived back at 3pm the check in was smooth and proffesional, showed the dining room and directed by a very helpful Gentleman receptionist to our room. This is where it went incredible wrong, the cleaner was still in our room, we walked it and she immediately started shouting at us banging around being very aggressive, we had to phone down to reception to get her removed from the room, she then came back up and started again, I had to tell her to collect her bags and leave. In all my years of staying in hotels I have never experienced anything so bad. This hotel does not deserve business if this is how badly they train there staff, I am speechless at how disgusting this was. I asked to speak with the manager and was told that they were not available. SHOCKING BEHAVIOUR.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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EMBE762 wrote a review Dec 2019
Maastricht, The Netherlands578 contributions199 helpful votes
We stayed a few days here in a newly renovated room. That was fine, although the floor access lights were not working, a pain in the dark arriving of course. colleagues in the older and more charming rooms lost their smiles fast when shower water was cold two days in a row, this can become a nice place once finished with the renovation, however not yet good were, location = TOP very near the centre 5 min walk excellent breakfast and unique looks in the building
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Date of stay: November 2019
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$102 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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BelgiumFlandersEast Flanders ProvinceGhent
NUMBER OF ROOMS
111
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poortackere Monasterium Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Poortackere Monasterium Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Graslei and Korenlei (0.2 miles), St Michael's Bridge (0.2 miles), and Ghent City Center (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Poortackere Monasterium Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Poortackere Monasterium Hotel?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Poortackere Monasterium Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Poortackere Monasterium Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Poortackere Monasterium Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include LOF Restaurant, Restaurant Toi et Moi, and A Food Affair.
Is Poortackere Monasterium Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Ghent.
Does Poortackere Monasterium Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Poortackere Monasterium Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Poortackere Monasterium Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Graslei and Korenlei (0.2 miles), St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal) (0.4 miles), and Het Groot Vleeshuis (0.3 miles).
Is Poortackere Monasterium Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.