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“relaxing stay and within walking distance of town.”
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Hotel Orion
Ranked #7 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“relaxing stay and within walking distance of town.”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in a double room. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room was quiet and well heated with an excellent shower, no bath. The cleanliness was generally good except for dust under the bed and a few cobwebs around the room. There was a minibar and kettle in the room along with one small sachet of coffee each. Breakfast was available at 12 euros each but we decided to eat in the town instead. The hotel is about 40 mins walking distance from the city centre and tourist sites. A local supermarket is about 15mins walk away. I would certainly recommend a stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

This hotel is understated and excellent. We arrived late and were met by a very friendly receptionist who recommended a nearby restaurant for some late dinner. The house is beautiful and the room we had was huge and really nicely furnished. It's a little out of town but still walkable distance. I will definitely keep this place in mind for my next visit to Ghent.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

I have never been more amazed as in Hotel Orion in Ghent. My room was designated as 'a standard double', I got a suite! This art-deco villa doesn't do anything by half. I got a comfortable sitting room where I could also put my cloths and the bed was HUGE and very comfortable. Since I needed to be at an event 2 out of the 3 mornings I was staying it was agreed that I wouldl get a 'breakfast-packet' . This was enough to serve me breakfast, lunch and a snack at around 16.00! And of a nice variety.

My bathroom had a very large shower and was also, just like the rest of my suite and the entire villa, in art deco style. The luxury was very modern.

The only thing that marred this a tiny bit was that the toilet was a bit to high to be really comfortable.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

A pleasant surprise - altho art deco house - its rooms are modern decor with very comfortable
bed we slept extremely well, our room overlooked the rear facing some trees and was very quiet
The bathroom was a good size with a really spacious wet room shower.
Had a kettle in room too for making coffee

Plenty of complimentary parking for cars - essential in the city.
Although a little way out from the centre - very easy to take the frequent bus to reach the centre
Staff were very friendly and helpful and told us the interesting history of the house
The pool looked inviting although quite small but we didnt have time to use it

Only let down was the cost of breakfast 12 euros so we had ours when we left
the hotel elsewhere, which is not what I prefer
However would definately recommendand visit again if in the area

Room Tip: ask for a rear room - it is so quiet and tranquil
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Superb place, in a gorgeous part of town close to lovely parks, excellent cycle hire place with onsite parking. Kindly upgraded our family to a room with a kitchen. Love the couple taking on the challenge of running this place. Keep up the great work!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. The hotel is located in a residential area, very quiet and calm. The staff is very kind and always available to help you. The breakfast is to expensive, however, you have coffee available in your room or in the hotel entrance. Despite being a little bit far from the city center is near to the train station (walking distance - 15 minutes) and there is a tram station just 300 meters away. This tram goes also to train station (2 stops away - 5 minutes) and it goes also direct to the city center.

The cleanness needs some improvement, because in this 5 nights/days, the floor was not cleaned, just the bathroom and the bed. But we found that the hotel has it is, just opened 4 months before, so they should be improving everyday to make the service always better and better.

Overall, our stay was pleasant.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

we travelled from london by coach and arrived Ghent at early morning 5:20am. The bus stopped at Damport bus station and we take the first bus (5:40am) to St peter station. After that, we had breakfast at the st peter station because the hotel is open at 7am. The transport system to the hotel is convenience but aware that the last tram back to the hotel is at 11:16pm and the last tram (tram no:4) does not go to the hotel. Luckily the taxi is not expensive. We paid fifteen euro from central to hotel. Gerald is great, he gave us the transport information and we save lot of time at Damport Bus station. He is friendly and reply our email very quick. This is my first time stay in family hotel and me and my friends like the hotel, we surprised the facilities in this family hotel. You could enjoy the gym, sauna, jacuzzi and pool. We will definitely stay Hotel Orion again. Is a good choice for a traveller who bored about the hotel chain. The only weakness is it takes around 20 minutes from hotel to the city central. However, is convenience for the traveller to the st. peter railway station (only 5 minutes tram). We take train from St. Peter Station to Brugge (another beautiful city). It takes 25 minutes fast train from Ghent to Brugge, The return train ticket is about twelve euro.

Room Tip: We stayed in triple room and is the corner of first floor. I believe the quality of rooms are great...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Orion
Address: Krijgslaan 181, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Orion 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Art Deco Villa built in 1928 offers a nice variety of rooms with ensuite bathroom. Located in a very destinctive aera called the 'Milionaires Quarter' the hotel is half an hour walking from the medieval centre. Trams and busses can take you there in 10 minutes. Also the biggest parc and museums are at 10 min walking. The private sauna and pool are a big plus to your stay and will make your visit even better. ... more   less 
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