I stayed here early September 2013 for 3 nights. We had an executive room with a view of the river right outside which was lovely. I think this is what made it executive as the room itself wasn't 'wow' but it was spacious and very comfortable. The bathroom was small but very clean and a nice big sink for toiletries etc. The shower was funny as it had a seat and lots of water pistons in there for an interesting shower experience....also a mirror?! Don't get that. I did like the quirkiness of the place though as it was part of an old mill so there was a pole beam in the bathroom and beams on the ceiling which are a nice touch.
The breakfast room is lovely on the third floor, a really nice way to begin the day. The food on offer was the usual continental breakfast with a few Belgian touches thrown in but there was plenty and all nice food.
The location is ideal, just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Ghent it is very easy to get around and a nice quiet, place to stay.
Overall I would recommend a stay at this hotel. I do not know the usual rates as we came on a special deal from secretescapes.com as a birthday treat for me (which also included champagne and belgian chocs on arrival! very yum, despite having to go and get them from reception ourselves - would have been nice to have them waiting)
My main criticism would be the room service and bar charges - the prices truly are astronomical however Ghent as a city, isn't a cheap place but even considering that, the prices were too high.
However, our room was cleaned every day, the safe is free to use and can store plenty and the reception staff were always very helpful.
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