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“Nice hotel,delicious breakfast,near the city center and good minibar with happy hour discount”
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Ghent River Hotel
Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Ghent
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

I stayed here for 3 weeks, it is near the city center (Friday Market (Vrijdag market or sth like this is I spelled right), and about 5 min walk to Corn Market. Hotel itself is in a small alley behind the friday market but taxi driver all know it. it's also about 15 min walk to closest railway station(Gent Dampoort) and 20 ~30 min walk to main train station (Gent St peters) where runs hourly train from gent to brussel/ liege(tranfer to Germany)/ lille (where you can tranfer to SNCF TGV train to Paris, cheeper than Thalys) / Antwerpen.
My company paid the bill so price is not really my concern but if I remembered correctly is is about 120 EUR for a spacious double bed room (with chair and desk where you can work).
This hotel is right next to a river and sometimes some tour boat will comes by and be a little bit noisy but it won't last long so not really a problem.
In certain part of the day the minibar in the ground floor will comes with a half price happy hour which I liked very much.
Internet is free (wifi) but you have to ask for password at front desk.
In the morning hotel has morning buffet and it is really nice.
Generally speaking it is a really nice hotel and I'll suggest it to my friend

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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RIVER72, Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

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Thanks for your positive words about our hotel!
I hope to see you again in the future!

Kind regards

Philippe Destray

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

The Ghent River Hotel is a fine hotel, located in an old wharehouse, beautifully renovated with nice rooms with enough space, and all modern comfort. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. The breakfast buffet offers everything you can expect! We will surely return!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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RIVER72, Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Dear

Thank you so much for your kind review.

We already look forward to your next visit!

Kind Regards

Philippe Destray

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

This is a really good hotel in a great location in the heart of the old town of Gent. The room was enormous and very comfortable with some nice extras including an umbrella which came in handy in the rain and snow.
Wonderful breakfast in a glass room on the roof of the hotel overlooking the canal - great start to each day.

We had to change rooms because the heating wasn't working in the first one but this was done quickly and pleasantly.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rowena D
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RIVER72, General Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

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I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay at the Ghent River Hotel. Hopefully we can welcome you again soon in our lovely hotel!

Greetings,

Philippe Destray

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Room with a rivervieuw. Very good bed. Never seen such clean rooms. The bathroom was very clean. Good breakfast,variety of food. It was very quiet,important if you want to relax. Close to everything if you want to shop. The people at the hotel were very friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank karolien_12
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RIVER72, General Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear

Thanks for your positive review!
I hope to welcome you again in the near future!

Greetings,

Philippe Destray

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

This hotel is located in the old part of ghent and is ideal to visit the old town on foot.The breakfast buffet is good.The rooms were not very well lit which made finding things difficult, also the area outside the rooms were dark and with steps it was quite difficult to walk safely

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank elainfo
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RIVER72, Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Dear

Thanks for leaving your comment! We will keep your remark in mind.
I hope to welcome you again in the Ghent River Hotel!

Kind Regards

Philippe Destray

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Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is located in the old part of ghent and is ideal to visit the old town on foot. The staff were helpful, the rooms were clean and comfortable, I agree with other reviewers that you are able to hear quite a lot from the other rooms, however this proved not to be a problem for us as the adjoining room was occupied by our family! Don't know how it would have been had it been strangers. The rooms were not very well lit which made finding things difficult, also the area outside the rooms were dark and with steps it was quite difficult to walk safely. The breakfast area was well appointed and the choice of food was extensive, although the hot food was not how we would expect it to be in England it was ok. I would say that this hotel is ideal if you want a good value break.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Generally
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RIVER72, General Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear

I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for taking the time and trouble to leave your comment!

I was delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the Ghent River Hotel and was most interested to read your valuable feedback. We will keep your remarks in mind.

Greetings

Philippe Destray

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Room with a riverview, very nice with brick wall and wooden ceiling. Very good bed. Special shower with massage which needs to be renewed (bathroom floor really wet after shower).
Extremely good breakfast, great variety of food, lots of fresh fruit, even pancakes !

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank BelgiumPatrick
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Address: Waaistraat 5, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range: $116 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ghent River Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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