We stayed here last year & used the hotel as a stop off before returning to the UK - c90 minutes from Eurotunnel terminal.
Hotel has usual Holiday Inn levels of service, as an out of town hotel and purpose built (?) for the Expo Centre it lacks the charm of a central hotel but has all the convenience (once you have worked out the incredibly strange one way system into the hotel) you would expect for this location.
A nice touch that as an IHG Priority member the first glass of wine at the bar or restaurant was on the hotel.
A couple of observations
The Spaghetti Bolognese on the Restaurant Snack Menu is still more than a main meal for anyone but the hungriest of diners - a half portion would be more than adequate.
As a watch collector the yellow Davis chronograph watch in the entry cabinet caught my eye when we first visited the hotel - surprisingly it is still there 18 months later - unfortunately significant other gave me the look that meant NO!
One final point - standard rooms do not have safes in the room, valuables can however be left with reception, upgrade to a superior room & you will have a safe in the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FREE USE OF BROADBAND INTERNET IN THE ENTIRE HOTEL!Holiday Inn Gent Expo is a 4-star hotel with an entirely refurbished Atrium which is ideally situated at the crossing of the major European motorway junction (E40-E17-A17) at exit 14 - Expo and next to Flanders Expo and IKEA Gent. Furthermore hotel Holiday Inn Ghent Expo is connected with the historic city centre of Ghent: the tram stop is located at 100 metres from the hotel with a link of every 10 minutes to the city centre. This Holiday Inn hotel in Ghent is centrally located for business as well as for tourists exploring Flanders. All 169 comfortable spacious hotel rooms have double glazed windows and are air-conditioned, equipped with minibar, LCD flatscreen TV and coffee & tea making facilities. The eye-catching Atrium, under a huge glass roof and glazed elevators, is the heart of the hotel. Here you will find our trendy Atrium Restaurant with a unique design. The cuisine is contemporary, associating light and refined meals with inventive Belgian flavours. The Lounge Wine Bar is the meeting point in the surroundings. The atrium, bar, lobby and meeting rooms offer free wireless high speed Internet (WIFI)! Looking for a meeting place in Gent? Holiday Inn hotel Ghent offers 9 meeting rooms with natural daylight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Gent Expo Hotel Ghent
- Holiday Inn Ghent
- Ghent Holiday Inn