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“Great visit to Gent” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Harmony
Ranked #2 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great visit to Gent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We could not have been more pleased with Hotel Harmony! It really had everything we seek in a small hotel. The location was lovely and close to the historic area, the Castle, shopping and many restaurants and beer houses. The breakfasts were delightful, if a bit expensive. You will enjoy your stay here!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Zagreb
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you are looking for something really luxury, cosy and nice you will like this hotel. Outdoor heating swiming pool, rooms with a fantastic view to chanals and towers, or a jacuzzi in a room. Every room is diferent but fantasticlly done (free wifi, in some rooms conected to tv, coffe machine with a big choice of high quality coffe, air condition, rooms with a terase, modern or antic look....). Breakfast is better every time, stuff is exelent and the most important thing is bed. So comfortable, with a choice of nice pilows. Position of the hotel is fantastic. I travel to a Bruxelles a lot, any every time I try to make a reservation in this hotel. It is 30min with a train from Bruxelles, and beleve me, it is worth while.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street has fantastic view but you can hear cars in a morning.
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  • Stayed June 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mcika
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

First tip:
If you are arriving by car keep your baggage in the car and check in first. The entrance to the parking garage is in back and depending on where your room is it may be easier to unload there.

We were very happy with the location in one of the oldest parts of the city and right on the canal.

There appears to be many different room types ranging from typical rooms to multi level units. Our room was in the back coach house and had two levels comprised of a living area and a spiral stair up to the bed and bathroom. This room did require an outside walk to get to the lobby and dining area.

The canopy bed was a nice touch, really romantic. The living area on the main level provided extra space for our daughter to stay. The back room didn't have a view but we were fine with it.

One thing to be said about the room is that it was really creaky. Any movement on the upper floor and the floor would creak. The coach house appears to be part of the original building so it's quite old and to be expected. The bathroom was nicely done and included a heated towel rack.

The hotel breakfast was included in our rate and had a really good choice of items to choose from so we chose to eat there before heading out.

As stated earlier the hotel has parking in an underground garage and a couple surface spots accessed via the back gate. The gate is on what appears to be an ally but is actually a street with restaurants and shops on it. We got in and out numerous times in 4 days without a problem but arriving back at the hotel later on a Saturday night was an adventure. The area becomes quite busy with foot traffic and the alley/street is narrow. If you are used to driving in Europe it's probably not going to be an issue but if you're coming from America it's unusual to be driving in such tight areas. We had a small car but if you have something larger than a mid size car it would be a challenge.

Also, in the rooms in the back of the hotel you will hear foot traffic from the people going to the restaurants and shops behind the hotel.

All said, we really enjoyed our 4 night stay and would stay in the same room if we ever make it to Ghent again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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NJ
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

This turned out to be our most luxurious accommodation between 3 hotels and a rental apartment on a recent trip. The room itself as well as the bath are small but luxurious, and our room had an amazing view overlooking a canal and many of Ghent's beautiful and picturesque buildings. The view was the kind of view they would show in a movie-set hotel room, that's how nice it was. The (included) breakfast buffet was way, way above average, and service was very friendly and helpful. In addition to the continental-style breakfast buffet items, hot/cooked items are available for ordering: a sign advises this, and also the attendant asked us our first morning if we would like any of the hot items. I love that they just include the buffet, and don't ask or separate compensation for opting in. The hotel's location is fantastic, overlooking the canal and very near to Gravensteen and many restaurants, bars, etc. Beds are somewhat small-ish, to my mind, as we prefer a king-size but these are pretty much impossible to find in Europe. The room itself was also a bit on the small side, but the other amenities more than compensated for that. We are grateful to our fellow Trip Advisor members for their positive feedback which helped us find this little jewel, which turned out to be a luxurious stop in a charming town.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the canal offer an amazing view (but do expose you to some street noise).
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beveren, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Excellent hotel in the town center. The interior is stylish and modern. The staff is very friendly and dynamic. Breakfast is excellent. Restaurant nearby. Our room had plenty of space and a nice view on the canal and the towers. Can be reached by car, although the town center itself is free from cars.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patrick N
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Schilde, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

The location of the Hotel is excellent. A friendly and service minded staff gives you the home like feeling. The room we had was very spatious but had lack of warm decoration and lighting.
Overall we were very pleased and will certainly book again in this hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

The previous reviews say it all. Friendly, clean, attractive, comfortable, quiet, great breakfast, and parking. The underground garage is small but not a problem. Staff are more than willing to assist if necessary. Canal views or not, it really doesn't matter. There are windows on each floor as you exit the elevator, so nobody misses out. A lovely experience. An afterthought about the breakfast - ask for a cooked breakfast if you wish. We were perfectly happy with the extensive buffet, but weren't aware it was available until we saw others catered for. On the way out we noticed a hot pancake griddle and readymade pancake mixture if you feel inclined. The breakfast really is above average. Enjoy.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Harmony
Address: Kraanlei 37, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ghent
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
#4 Family Hotel in Ghent
#4 Business Hotel in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Harmony 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxurious family-run hotel in the Patershol suburb of Gent offers 40 unique rooms in 3 historic buildings. Harmony benefits from a swimming pool, fitness and is 10 minutes' walk from St Bavo's Cathedral.Each of the rooms at Hotel Harmony feature warm décor, modern bathrooms and some rooms have views of the oldest parts of the city. The air-conditioned rooms also boast satellite TV, a work desk and a minibar.The elegant lounge features dark-wood décor and serves drinks including wines and cocktails. ... more   less 
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