We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“great hotel”
Review of Hotel Orion

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Hotel Orion
Ranked #7 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“great hotel”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

cozy and really beautiful hotel, clean and spacious.
the breakfast was really nice, the receptionist very helpful and available, and the spa was amazing, we didn't expect it would be private, so we bought swimming wear for the occasion, it was a nice surprise, you can have sauna and swimming pool for your self for 1 hour a day, perfect to regenerate after the walking around in Gent.
we'll come back for sure!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank biccibawa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

290 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    184
    82
    16
    6
    2
See reviews for
87
119
9
24
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (28)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Petersfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for three nights. The room was HUGE compared to most others we've stayed in. We must have been at the back of the hotel as our room looked out across some gardens and some parking bays.
As the hotel is slightly out of town it is quiet and relaxing. There is a large park almost opposite the hotel which, I can imagine, would be beautiful in the Summer.
We assumed 15 mins walk to Gent St Peters Station. There is a Tram not far away and a bus a little further. We chose the bus as it was the better route for our destination. Having bought a de lign 10 trip carte we paid 1 euro per journey.
We had gone to Belgium to check out the Christmas Markets. Arriving on the Thursday morning we were greeted by a very pleasant young man (Gerard?) who spoke perfect English. We were immediately made to feel welcome. We were given a map with lots of advice about where to go and what to see. We also had the local transport details explained too.
Gerard took us to the lift and then used the stairs to meet us at our room to make sure everything was OK.
When told what the breakfast would cost - 12 euros each per day - we decided we'd check it out on the first morning and then decide what to do the rest of our stay.
We stayed for breakfast each morning!
While the cost does seem rather high - particularly if there are several people in your group - we calculated what the total would be and considered whether that was a reasonable cost for this standard of hotel including breakfast. We agreed it was.
There was a selection of fruit, cereal, pastries, cold meat and cheese. The 'hot' food selection consisted of sausages, bacon and scrambled egg. (My husband said the food wasn't hot but he enjoyed it anyway.)
There was a selection of small bread rolls as well as a large dark loaf for slicing with basic white bread slices for toast. There was a microwave with little containers for producing fresh poached eggs.
There was possibly the biggest selection of soft cheeses I have ever seen anywhere!
There is a huge glass-fronted fridge in which there are a selection of fruit juices, water, milk, yoghurts - including fat-free - and a large bowl of fresh fruit salad.
Teas tend to be 'infusions' but we always take our own on holiday anyway.
The room was modern and clean with a huge comfortable bed. (Two twins together).
There was a large wardrobe with spare duvets though these weren't needed as the room was comfortable warm with easily controlled heaters.
It was nice to have drawers to use as so many hotels don't nowadays.
There is a small safe and a mini-bar. (We used the mini-bar as a fridge for our milk). We were charged 1.50 euro for bottled water.
There is a kettle and and some 'makings' for drinks: Two sachets of coffee, two tea bags - infusions, a couple of sugar sachets and milk pots.
The bathroom was painted a really dark red. There was a wonderful shower with a choice of shower heads. A more traditional hand-held one. Ideal for use with children and / or washing hair? The other was a large (deluge) shower head. Wonderful.
Soap, hair & body shampoo and shower caps were supplied.
I agree with the reviewer who commented on the height of the toilet. I'm 5'7" and my husband is 6'2". Even he commented on it!
There is a seating area in the foyer that also has a coffee maker.
All in all a really comfortable stay.
We would use this hotel again and recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Morgantravelling
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank nivana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jeebly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
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
Helpful?
Thank Quintana_Zoray
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
dorset
Level Contributor
81 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank oldharryDorset
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Zoe_dp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ghent hotels
0.5 mi away
Hotel Carlton
Hotel Carlton
#1 of 37 in Ghent
4.5 of 5 bubbles 554 reviews
1.8 mi away
Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof
1.7 mi away
Novotel Gent Centrum
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 mi away
Ghent Marriott Hotel
1.9 mi away
Hotel Harmony
Hotel Harmony
#2 of 37 in Ghent
4.5 of 5 bubbles 920 reviews
1.8 mi away
NH Gent Belfort
NH Gent Belfort
#6 of 37 in Ghent
4.0 of 5 bubbles 2,076 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Orion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Orion

Property: Hotel Orion
Address: Krijgslaan 181, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA and Hotel.de so you can book your Hotel Orion reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing