What a lovely bed and breakfast, tucked away in a quiet, safe and friendly little neighborhood, easy to find by car, very easy to park on the street (50 yards away, 3 euros per day),and only a short stroll accross the bridge to the main centre of old Gent. As all other reviewers have said, Tom could not have been more helpful with dinner suggestions in local neighborhood restaurants ( we acted on 2 of his reccomendations, "Multatuli" and "Het Gooden Hoofd" and were delighted with our meals and the ambience). Our room was up 2 steep flights of stairs ( but Tom carried our bags up, and down on departure). We immediately felt at home. Our room was spacious, comfortable, with a high ceiling, plenty of light from the big window, good size bathroom, and big bed. Tom has 2 rooms available, the other one is on the floor below. In both rooms he has provided a turntable and a range of long playing vinyl records, which was a welcome change from having a TV. We enjoyed coming "home" after a good evening out and listening to music.
Tom served us a tasty breakfast, the usual range of croissants, rolls, pan du chocolat, and offered eggs, cheese, continental meats,fruit and yoghurt.
We stayed 2 nights, which was a decent time to give us a taste of Gent. There is a great art museum/gallery in the Citadel Park, The Museum of fine arts, which has 2 Bosch, 3 Breughels and a Rodin. The Cathedral was also stunning, with a very old Crypt full of good art. Gent is really easy to walk around, but if your legs need a rest, there are trams. If we came to Gent again we would definitely stay here. We thought it was really good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A roomy guest-house, the bright south-oriented bathrooms and the shared dining room with a dash of modern retro - really, do not skip breakfast in that dining room.Also a friendly neighborhood, very much alive (without the rush). A fashionable quarter, if you like, with the marina nearby. It takes a five-minute walk to the railway station. Only ten minutes to my favorite coffee shop or the library. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bed In Gent Hotel Ghent