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Ref Intercity Hotel

It's a few years since we went to Gent. On our last visit we stayed at the Intercity Hotel.

We're looking to go again in January 2013 but thoght it funny there are no reviews on this hotel since 209.

Is the hotel still there?

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1. Re: Ref Intercity Hotel

There used to be 2 hotels in Ghent, called Trianon I (St. Denijslaan 203) and Trianon 2 (Voskenslaan 34), and this second one was subsequently renamed the Intercity Hotel (cf http://www.hotel-contacts.com/36319/trianon.html), while the Trianon I became simply the Trianon. I would guess this was around 2005/2006 as there is a curious gap in reviews of the Trianon I on Tripadvisor, between 2004-05 and later reviews, the latest being April 2012: tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g188666-d317972… - of course there is no way of knowing whether all of these reviews are for the same Trianon (cf. confusion regarding reviews of Magritte museums in Brussels!).

The fact that the Trianon (I) coexisted with the Intercity can be seen from e.g. hotellerie.be/hotellerie_francais/hotel.asp… - the Intercity being named as one of the hotels closest to the Trianon I, at a distance of 0.09 km - i.e. around the corner!

However, while the website www.hoteltrianon.be/ appears to correspond to the Trianon I, as it gives its address as St. Denijslaan 203, if you look up http://www.intercityhotel.be you get a webpage saying Hotel Trianon and with the same design as the one you get for Trianon I (but giving access to no booking details!). So, it could be - especially given that reviews of the Intercity cease in 2009 - that the Intercity has closed/gone back to the name Trianon - for example, this webpage says it has expired: www.hotels-belgium.com/gent/intercity.htm

However, as it seems the Intercity still existed in September 2011 (hros.net/hotel/be/intercityhotelgent.en.html) and does still show up on a number of websites under that name (http://www.agoda.com/europe/belgium/ghent/intercity_hotel_gent.html - http://www.hros.net/hotel/be/intercityhotelgent.en.html) I would suggest you either do a test booking or e-mail them and see what happens.

At all events, while reviews of the Intercity on here tvtrip.com/gent-hotels/intercity-hotel-gent end in 2008, and on TA in 2009, on here they go up to November 2010: letsbookhotel.com/en/…reviews.aspx

Edited: 8:49 am, December 16, 2012
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2. Re: Ref Intercity Hotel

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to reply. Your research has proven better than mine!

It certainly appears that the Intercity is no longer.

Thanks again.

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