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La Ducale
Ranked #96 of 116 Ghent B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 24, 2011

Positive: Central location, the owners of the house are very friendly, they make you feel so welcome and give you great information about where to eat/drink/see. Bright cheery room. Nice but simple breakfast. Free bottles of water in your fridge all the time. Very nice toiletries left in bathroom, lots of towels too. Room wasn't finished so well eg plug sockets looked loose but I didn't mind so much. Good value. Comfortable BIG bed. Lots of hot water, nice shower and bath
Negative: No shower curtain in shower means the floor gets very wet! Difficult to find - only a small sign on the road

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

Our room was quite finished, lovely, quiet, and felt like home. The owners were friendly and served a nice Belgian breakfast of breads, charcuterie, cheese, jam, juice, coffee, tea... I felt like I was staying in someone's home. Would definitely return!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

This a very nice B&B. Very friendly people, big rooms and a nice bathtub. The breakfast was good. Free internet. Overall a good experience. Centrally located , 5 min walk to the centre. The host was friendly and very helpful. Nicer than some of the chain hotels in Gent.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

The room was clean but not finished. There were light sockets missing, the windows did not close properly, the bathroom was not finished,...
The bed was nice and the sheets were soft en fresh.
Breakfast was not ok. We were asked at what time we would like to have breakfast the day before so we thought it would be served at the time we requested. Apparently, the breakfast was already set out by the time we got there, the bread was dry and the other guests had already eaten all of the eggs and yoghurt and no new ones were brought out.
The location is excellent for a citytrip, easy to reach by public transportation and you can just walk towards the city centre.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2011

Ghent is a wonderful city! We liked it a lot! The hotel la Ducale is located close to the center (only 5 min walk from the Cathedral). It is not a hotel but a family-run bed and breakfast in an old house in the city center. Rooms are clean and quite comfortable on the 3d floor (so mind the ladder). Breakfast is ok, the terrace has a nice view. But the building itself is old and one can smell the humidity and the wooden floor would squeak under your foot. On the other hand, it could be regarded as an experience: to live in an old Belgium house. Would I stay there again? Probably not, I would prefer a normal hotel. Would I recommended it? Yes, especially if you are on a budget and you plan to explore Gent. So you can stay there for a night or two. La Ducale is a decent budget BB choice in Gent! We paid 70 euro per dbl room with all taxes and breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

I booked La Ducal in Novermber 2010 in preparation for a trip in May 2011 which included a stay in Ghent (a lovely location). A few e-mails exchanged with mine host Leo and all seemed ready. Imagine our suprise when we turned up in May 2011 (04/05) and Leo had relet our room. No explanation except a fictious e-mail which Leo supposedly sent on the 20th April and got no response (we were on holiday Leo travelling towards your establishment) so assumed we had changed our minds! I'm not sure how Leo intends to continue to run his business but my advice is save yourself some stress and book elsewhere. Our brief visit whilst we argued his business practice was actually long enough. A friend described this place as smelling like an alley way outside a pub, so perhaps meneer Leo has done us a favour with his lack of professionalism and that is putting it kindly.

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Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Address: Vlaanderenstraat 54, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
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Ranked #96 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in Ghent
Price Range: $89 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Ducale 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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