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“Perfect place at the centric Ghent”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Cathedral

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Hotel Cathedral
Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Munich, Germany
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68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“Perfect place at the centric Ghent”
Reviewed October 31, 2010

Ghent is a very good place to visit, and it is important to stay near the city center. This hotel is the perfect place to stay, because it is in front of the cathedral, and allows you to have near everything. The receptionist are kind people, the breakfast should improve in quality, the rooms are too simple. Good hotel in general, but they should continue improving the facilities.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2010

This hotel has potential but only if they do something about the double glazing and add a few more creature comfort type touches. I had Room 1 on the first floor overlooking the road. I had 2 nights disturbed sleep from road noise, pedestrian noise and music from a bar. The room was clean, and warm and the curtaining was OK. The twin bed was large and comfortable. I complained about the noise and was offered a smaller room at the side of the premises but traffic noise could still be heard so we stayed put. The bathroom is shower only and no bathroom products other than a wall mounted liquid soap dispenser were provided nor were any face cloths. The mini bar is a communal one in the hall and doesn't have much to offer. Breakfast was adequate, ham ,cheese rolls, fruit juice etc. No cereal and warm coffee. Staff were helpful in providing maps and routes into town. The hotel is on a bus route which was handy for getting to the station where I parked. My room cost 104 euros per night which is cheapish for Ghent. There is now a 2.50 per person per day euro mayoral visitors tax in place. I have had better value for money at cheaper rates in central Brugge. With a little bit of effort this hotel could be a lot better.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Lightwater, England
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4 reviews
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Reviewed October 9, 2009

We enjoyed our stay in a large, newly decorated clean room. Decor was modern; bed very comfortable; linen & towels spotless; furniture & TV adequate. Didn't have breakfast so can't comment. We did request a quiet room & were given one overlooking a side street rather than the main road. Hotel about a five minute walk from the old center of Ghent so ideally situated for us.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Utrecht
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

Three of us stayed in two rooms for one night. The location is great, just five minutes from the historical centre. The staff at arrival was promising. However, the rooms did not deliver. Both rooms had a penetrating stench of humidity, with the bathrooms not having any ventilation at all. The rooms were spacious, with new okay quality furniture. But the floor had obviously not been vacuum-cleaned. Room numbers were scraps of paper on the doors, finishing in general left much to be desired. Rooms bordered on a noisy road. Breakfast was okay, but nothing special. The hotel has a lot of potential if they get their act together, but at the current prices it is way too overpriced.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Cathedral
Address: Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat 87, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Cathedral 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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