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Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000 Belgium
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#17 of 47 hotels in Ghent
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
3.9
Value
3.8

Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Ghent does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ghent River Hotel, a nice option for travelers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Patershol (0.1 mi) and Post Plaza (0.3 mi), guests of Ghent River Hotel can easily experience some of Ghent's most well known attractions.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Ghent River Hotel features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and a rooftop terrace, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a sauna and a lounge.

Ghent has plenty of wine bars. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Win, Baravins, and Beluso Original, which are serving up some great dishes.

Best of all, Ghent River Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Ghent attractions like Gravensteen Castle, Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil), and Laarne Castle, which are some popular castles.

Ghent River Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Ghent.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Parking
Wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
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River View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, German
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Göksel Y wrote a review Sep 2022
Ankara, Turkey10 contributions2 helpful votes
We stay two days in this hotel, the quality is really good. Especially I want to talk about the breakfast that is very delicious and well prepared. The staff working for the breakfast is very kind and so respectfullu especially ms. kati; I like the service as well. To wake up to have this kind of breakfast is fascinating... I want to stay the hotel again especially the breakfast ...
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Date of stay: September 2022
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plgarlepied wrote a review Aug 2022
New Orleans, Louisiana1345 contributions179 helpful votes
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As you enter the hotel, there is a lobby with sofa etc to your left & FD to your right. If you keep going, there is a bar on your rt(great prices! Same as in town) & 2 lobbies to your left with tons of sofas, etc. this leads to the patio with tons of outdoor tables & chairs. Very nice to relax here in the evenings! The free luggage hold room is off a hall across from the bathrooms which one can still access after checkout along with the outdoor terrace. There are also a few chairs/public spaces on each floor. Along with a pc & printer.Umbrellas in the lobby for guests. The roof top terrace was only accessible for breakfast guests…my husband ate one morning & said it was great(20-21€).the room had English tv & tubes of body lotion,shampoo & conditioner, & bath gel. We have stayed before in the Novotel with the pool closer to kornmarket, but this was a better price & experience even if a little farther walk. Recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John G wrote a review Aug 2022
Ireland39 contributions55 helpful votes
The overall stay is measured in three parts. 1) the experience: this hotel is described as 4 star. By any measure this implies a high level of service, comfort and facilities. In this regard the hotel falls short with some examples; a) on arrival in the room towels were torn and stained plus rubbish bin was full - initial management response “ how long are you staying?”; b) I need to borrow a plug adapter- response “people don’t bring them back” “ you can buy one”. 2) the cleanliness - in addition to the above, the standard of cleanliness does not meet the advertised 4 star standard for example; unfinished and unclean parts of the room, dust levels on appliances and plug points. 3) the breakfast- described as a “fabulous “ breakfast; it is not. It is basic at best; examples- cold scrambled eggs, having to ask for juice glasses on both mornings. We stayed in a “deluxe room”
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Richard Gale, Marketing at Ghent River Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are sorry to hear that we couldn't live up to your expectations and that not everything ran as it should. Our apolgies. Your comments have been passed on to our Housekeeping team. Clearly your room should not have been passed as 'ready' ! We have very positive feedback, generally about our fresh breakfast, so it's always disappointing to hear we didn't deliver what you wanted. We will use your comments to continue to improve on our offerings. Drake
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Jos L wrote a review Jul 2022
Ghent, Belgium8 contributions2 helpful votes
This a great hotel in the heart of Ghent. Very friendly staff, very good breakfast with a rich choice of fresh products, served in a rooftop restaurant with a view on the historic buildings. Good place for a citytrip
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Mieke wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We went with our three kids & had a nice time! Breakfast was very good. There was a lot of choice for us and for the kids. Very friendly staff! Very clean! When the weather is nice, you can have your breakfast outside.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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791eva wrote a review Jun 2022
Reykjavik, Iceland20 contributions18 helpful votes
The location is beautiful, by the river and at the heart of Ghent. The hotel and room interior is getting old and will need some renovations in the coming years. However the bathroom was newly renovated and really nice. The fridge was not working in our room which was inconvenient.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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BenjaminsTravels2030 wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Firstly the location - real easy to find place, walking distance of bars, tourist attractions, restaurants. Reception were really friendly, speaking great English was a bonus. Room was a suite with ample room for 2 travelling friends. Good simple amenities, good selection of tea/coffee/water etc. Breakfast had a great selection with hot, cold, cheeses, hams, cereals etc. Really great place and I hope I get to stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Suite easily fits to people in separate beds
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Simone van Beek wrote a review Apr 2022
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What a wonderful hotel. Good location in the middele of the ancient city. Very friendly staff, beautiful room and a good and complete breakfast on the roof top restaurant with a view. Room with old elemen near the river
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Evelien B wrote a review Jan 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked several times at the GRH. This time it wasn't that great. We arrived and got a welcome with couple words. ' Yes, mister x. Here is your key to your room.' The room wasn't clean and was lighted the whole night by street lightning. Next to that the responsible of that day made lot of noise with two Dutch girls at the bar. His flirting was prioritized on the wellbeing of other guests. Luckily are room got passed a lot by noisy drunk young people. We didn't get that much sleep..
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Markus_JA wrote a review Sep 2021
Ottawa67 contributions29 helpful votes
A decent quality hotel in a renovated historic building, my stay here was pleasant enough. My room was a good size and finishes were decent quality with a comfortable bed. TV was quite small with limited channel selection but if you’re travelling for tourism not a show stopper. The rooftop breakfast restaurant has nice views of the surrounding area and the canal and there is some seating outdoors on a rooftop patio. Breakfast quality was good with a selection of hot and cold foods, coffees, juices etc.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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$96 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BelgiumFlandersEast Flanders ProvinceGhent
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ghent River Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ghent River Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Trollekelder (0.2 miles), Kraanlei (0.1 miles), and Gravensteen (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ghent River Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ghent River Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ghent River Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ghent River Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ghent River Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kin Khao - Thai Eatery, Restaurant Cocotte, and Royal India Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ghent River Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Is Ghent River Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Ghent.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ghent River Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ghent River Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ghent River Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Dutch.