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“Good location, comfy bed, nice breakfast”
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Hotel Gravensteen
Ranked #17 of 39 Hotels in Ghent
Reviewed April 23, 2011

The location was very good! The standard room for the price was good with a comfy bed and pillows. Breakfast was included in the price and much better than most hotels of this rating in Europe! Parking was available but limited. Only down side was the noise from the street as a group of people were outside until the wee hours and then the trams started going past!

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

We were put up here while visiting the University of Ghent on academic business. It's an old building located very centrally, close both to the university and the medieval town with all the tourist sights. It is perhaps on the expensive side, but perfectly comfortable, with a very professional staff. Because it's an old building, getting to the room can be like negotiating a maze, but that is part of the charm. Our room on the top floor had a very interesting, quirky layout - the bathroom and small sofa area on the upper level where you entered, followed by a small spiral six-stair staircase down to a lower level with a table and the bedroom - kind of fun, though a bit tricky to navigate at night. Our room was nice and quiet. The breakfast was costly but very impressive, with an excellent selection of cheeses, meats, breads and pastries, yogurt, etc. and in a pleasant room.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

Went for a weekend to Ghent and stayed in this hotel. When you enter the hotel it looks very nice but the room looked a bit like a prison. Small, very basic and wooden floor which made a lot of noise. Probably never heard of colours becaues it was not used in our room.
Bed was ok for one night, bathroom was pretty big with a good shower.
It is old and not always clean and way to much money for what the offer you.
Positive point, great location.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2011

It's right next to the stunning Gravensteen. I could see the golden morning sun shinning on the castle from my window. The rooms are smallish, with beams right above the bed. The walls and floors are not very well sound-proof, but I still slept well. It's cozy there. The breadfast room has a good view and is carefully taken care of. The food and service can't be much better. Staffs are warm and friendly. I like the lobby there, especially when lit by candles.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 2, 2011

I hate it when people in the service industry are obnoxious and unhelpful. How much does a smile cost? The young lady behind the desk was... Well, I travel a lot, an awful lot. And she reminded me of Bulgaria in the eighties. Terrible.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

A well situated hotel, with private parking. Excellent service and clean rooms. Good breakfast.. The staff were very helpful and courteous. Whenever we visit Gent we stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2010

Fed up with welsh summer weather, my wife and I thought we'd have 5 days in Gent. Overall, I think a couple of days would have been sufficient to see most things.
Anyway, the satnav eventually located the hotel, which couldn't be more central. Difficult to park on arrival, but they do have a car park of sorts at the rear. Very difficult to park the car, due to roadworks (Gent is FULL of roadworks at the moment) and various bits of scaffolding and funny shaped buildings - but they do have about 13 spaces at 10 euros per day.
The lobby is rather grand, but quite dead, with a couple of rooms off. One is a bar - which remained empty whenever we passed it, and another housing internet access.
Gent is an expensive place, and Hotel Gravensteen is no different. We paid 550 euros for five nights accomodation and car park. The room was a 'superior double' , which although having a great view of the Castle, was on the top floor of the hotel, and came with several beams that you had to duck under if you wanted to move about. The double bed was made of two singles put together, and was fairly comfortable, and with little external room noise, apart from the inevitable doors closing from adjacent rooms, it was quite a nice room. This room also had an airconditioning unit, which I would say is a must, otherwise it would have been very hot. The cost of breakfast per person was a mind boggling 19 euros - which we gave a miss preferring the cost effective option of a couple of digestive biscuits in our room, and a cuppa of Typhoo, made possible by our kettle, which we always use when in Europe. We bought it a couple of years ago just down the road in Brugge in fact, and always take it with us when abroad.
Took a boat trip round Gent - which was disappointing, and not a patch on the one we went on in Brugge several years ago. That's the trouble - having been to Brugge, Gent, in comparison, is relatively disappointing. However, I'd say it is worth a visit, but wait a couple of years untill they finish all their roadworks - and just go for a long weekend.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Gravensteen

Address: Jan Breydelstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
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Ranked #17 of 39 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range: $97 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gravensteen 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
49 comfortable rooms with private bathroom.Trendy lounge / Bar.Patio,Fitness and sauna.Cosy breakfast room,15 private parking places1 meeting rooms with daylight,Free wireless internet,Central location ... more   less 
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