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“Decent hotel at beautiful location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Gravensteen
Ranked #14 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Amsterdam
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56 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Decent hotel at beautiful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

The hotel is beautifully located in the Old city center of picturesque Ghent. Named after the the medieval castle, it is just around the corner. The staff is friendly and the hotel is clean. The rooms are fine and the bathroom has a large shower. Beds are fine, the wireless free internet is fast. Breakfast is mediocre, a bit disappointing for the class of hotel. Private parking is limited, but there are public car parks in the area. Ghent itself is best visited by public transport. The city is a gem.
The Gravensteen hotel is a decent, centrally located 3 star hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Gravensteen is a centrally located hotel in Ghent ata walking distance from tourist attractions and in the city centre. The receptionist at check in was very helpful. Free wi Fi is a big plus. Room was not too big but spacious. shower cubicle was a bit cramped and could do with a shelf to keep toiletries. All in all value for money

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ADREMBIO
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Stockport
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Excellent hotel in the centre of Ghent but difficult to find via sat nav and one way system but got there in the end. Hotel very clean and staff really helpful - we were able to park at the hotel which was good - very convenient for bars and restaurants and river cruises - would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: On 2nd floor - very nice and quiet room
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AnneStockport
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Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

I liked very much to stay at Gravensteens hotel, in Ghent. Ther is a charm of antique at the environment, and it fits so much to Ghent's atmosphere. The breakfast is delicious, i loved it!
The staff is very available, and specially the recepcionists were very kind , explaining everything I asked, sometimes several times... But i think the best is the localisation, it is perfect, right beside the Castle, it was so nice, to pass by the Castle every day, when leaving the hotel. And it s also near of the other charming and must view places of Ghent. I sure recommend and would come back, in Ghent, again.

Room Tip: My room was ok, but i didn t know the others
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Central city centre location next to the castle, and very near to a lot of attractions and restaurants Was easily reached from the main station using Tram 1. Only issue was ticket machines that were out of order. Room was clean; helpful staff at reception; excellent breakfast buffet, in the other part of the hotel. The double room was perhaps a little small for two people, but was fine used as a single. Also had the issue of having a wait a long time before the bath completely drained, after taking a shower. However, would be happy to return if visiting Ghent again.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

1-5 minutes walk from so many attractions. The room was nice, with a few minor issues - hairdryer not working; bathroom door didn't close, no extra blankets - but rooms are clean; helpful service at reception (with one exception during the evening); excellent breakfast. Be sure to visit the Design Musuem a block away, and to meander with no particular destination in mind.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anna1113
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90 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

A brilliant place to stay for spending a few days in Ghent. Good buffet breakfast and so near to the sights and restaurants. We stayed in the Tower Room, which had an amazing 360degree view over the city, but did prove very noisy in the gales!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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