This is a well located hotel with easy access to the motorway approx 3 miles from the centre of Ghent and about 30 minutes drive to Bruge. The hotel has good parking availability and cost around 10 euros a day to park. There is an Aldi over the bridge but you need to drive into Ghent for a choice of restaurants and sights.
We stayed for three nights. The holiday is mainly aimed at the business market but was perfectly fine for a family of four. The rooms are quite spacious even with a double bed and a sofa bed and bathrooms are modern. We thought the shower was good. There was no bath. A kettle and tea and coffee are provided in the room. The TV has BBC 1 and BBC2 as well as BBC World and a range of European Channels. Pay per view movies are also available. The Wifi in our room had a strong signal.
The breakfast was a continental buffet including bread, preserves, pastries, cheese, bolied eggs. cold meats, juices, 5 cereals, tea, coffee, yoghurt and fruit salad. There was plenty of choice. My kids liked the chocolate sprinkles for cereal and the chocolate spread.
The hotel has a restaurant for dinner which we did not try. We did visit the bar several times. Most of the time it was very quiet so those who like a noisy venue might be disappointed but the bar has a reasonable selection of Belgian Beers and did not seem overpriced compared to other hotel bars which can overcharge. The bar also serves a small selection of baguettes and hot dishes.
Overall a good quality hotel, suitable for families with good parking and breakfast. However if you prefer a central location with everything within walking distance this is not the hotel for you. Those happy to drive and park in Ghent will find it more than satisfactory.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Find your gateway to Flanders with convenient transport connections close to the Holiday Inn Express Gent hotel.Just a couple of minutes from the convenient E17 motorway and 4km from medieval Gent city centre, make the contemporary Holiday Inn Express Gent your base for exploring the Flanders region. Major business centres such as Brussels and Brugge are within 35 minutes' drive of your welcoming Gent hotel.You can reach Holiday Inn Express Gent via regular rail services from Brussels Airport, which arrive into Gent St-Pieters station, 3km from the hotel. We have an ample car park, which adds good value to your stay. Your spacious Guest room is the ideal environment for catching up on work with free WiFi. The hotel is close to popular sights in the city, notably the atmospheric charm of the medieval Old Town including St Bavo's Cathedral, with its mystical paintings. Tram 4 and Bus 8 stop at walking distance and will bring you anywhere in the city at regular intervals. For the great outdoors, try Belgium's northern coastal resorts, within a 40-minute drive from us. Kids under 18 stay for free with their parents in one of our spacious Guest rooms. This Green Key eco-label certified hotel offers a free charging point for electrical vehicles, and a Tesla Supercharger station. Help yourself to a hot drink and the complimentary continental breakfast options at Holiday Inn Express Gent. Our helpful staff can advise you on which city-centre attractions to visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Gent Hotel Ghent
- Holiday Inn Ghent
- Express Hotel Ghent
- Ghent Holiday Inn