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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to stay!! The location is ideal for the centre of Ghent and it a really beautiful place. We had a twin room and it was massive. The shower is excellent! The bar was lovely and quiet and a great place for a quick drink before exploring. Was a shame we were only here for 1 night....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the idea of this hotel as it was unusual as it's a monastery. We booked at the last minute for a nice weekday two day break and we're disappointed when we were given a room in the annexe - rector. It was very old fashioned and not very clean. We got back quite late and had to call...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear the room was not to your liking... It does not really help you if I tell you that we will renovate that particular wing, as well. As for the 15£ (18€) we have taken from your card, that will probably be the tourist tax (3€ per person, per...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed December 6, 2016

We stayed at this hotel for one night with a 4 year old and a baby and loved it! The location is ideal, and even provides onsite parking (though it is an extra 15 euros). The hotel is huge and despite this, we felt like it was very quiet at night and the rooms were very spacious. The hotel provided...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time in Ghent (and our hotel). As for your remarks about the renovations: indeed, a couple of months ago we have started them. Gradually we will renovate the building whilst preserving the authentic atmosphere. We wish to see you again in Gent...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 22, 2016

If all you want is a quiet, comfortable room near the centre of Ghent, then look no further. Also very good wi-fi coverage in rooms. However, if you are treating the wife then look elsewhere. Rooms and fittings are extremely tired and in need of overhaul. Additional 17.5 euros for breakfast, addit 15 euros to park a car. If money...

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Dear Guest, thanks ever so much for your review! It is an honest opinion, which is very true. We offer a unique atmosphere yet you will not find the 'red carpet' here. The breakfast may be on the expensive side, but it is also extensive and very much liked by our guests. The cost of the parking space is competitive...

Reviewed November 21, 2016

Pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Good choice for breakfast and the breakfast room is special. Rooms are simple but this blends in with the atmosphere of the building. Marvellous location being close to the centre but not at all noisy.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again some time. Kind regards, The Reception

Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is not your average hotel, it is right in te city centre, yet it is wonderfully quiet and unlike most city hotels (this goes for me personally anyway) you can have a good night sleep here! The hotel alone is worth while exploring, it has kept it very Original, for example there is a beautiful chapel.

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Dear Guest, Thanks ever so much for your kind review! We will continue to do all we can in order to improve our guest satisfaction! Your opinion, good or bad, is helpful to us! Kind regards, The Reception

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Lovely quirky old buildings. We stayed in the Rector's House - big bed-sitting rooms, big bathrooms, narrow stairs. Room 21 has small kitchen with fridge, 2 hotplates and sink (no pans, plates or cutlery). Rooms have kettle, cups, tea/coffee. Old building so doesn't have all mod cons, but great to stay somewhere with character. Reception staff pleasant and helpful; dealt...

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Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review! Kind regards, The Reception

Reviewed September 20, 2016

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...

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DEar guest, Thank you for your kind review on our hotel! We do our best to make our guests get the maximum out of their stay. The hotel is indeed a converted monastery and therefore unique and different from a 'standard' hotel. Thank you for complimenting our staff, it motivates us to continue the same way! Hopefully until next time!...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed September 2, 2016

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,...

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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...

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Reviewed September 1, 2016 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...

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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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Poortackere Monasterium Hotel

Address: Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range: $73 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Poortackere Monasterium Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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“Rooms in the back or with (real) garden view seem to be a lot more quiet and have their own facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles Eli67R, Sep 2, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are avialable from basic up till luxurious, all in Monastery style. As is was.”
 of 5 bubbles martinsiemons, Aug 28, 2016 | Read review
“Slot kluizenaar ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles anaZaventem, Jul 19, 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you look at the chapel, it's beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles StanDeJong, May 8, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a sunny room - ours was shrouded by leylandii trees.”
 of 5 bubbles Byonybryant, Feb 20, 2016 | Read review
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