On the plus side, the Holiday Inn Express was clean and the bed comfortable with a choice of pillows. The wifi needs a lot of work though. It was okay in the late afternoon until a power cut across the whole hotel knocked it out (and everything electric apart from emergency lighting). so, that left a lot of work to do in the evening. But presumably as more people went online, the connection kept dropping and it was woefully slow before beoming non-existent by about 10pm. Note that this was the so-called "ultimate" wifi. The standard free version didn't work either.
That made it impossible to do any work online at all so I'd question the hotel's suitability as a business base. Aside from that it was as you'd expect (although the towels could have been bigger and the shower was turned down to 50% pressure for "ecological" reasons).
- 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