We spent two nights here is May 2009. It seems to be called The Big Sleep now.
Strange set up with the toilets being separate but it was ok and I've seen similar in a hotel in Amsterdam.
The stairs are a pain if you have heavy luggage. The room was adequate and of a reasonable size.
Location was quite handy about 3 mins from the railway station (not the main station but Gent Dampoort) and about 10 mins to the centre of town.
The breakfast was adequate and the host was very friendly.
The main issue we had was mosquitoes. Despite having the windows shut we managed to kill 10 of them on the first night and 5 on the second (despite having a plug-in mosquito repeller on the 2nd night). Needless to say we did not get as much sleep as we would have liked.
The guests in the other rooms had no problems so I can only put it down to the fact that there was a swimming pool that was outside our window. The pool was not in use judging by the amount of slime in it so I assume the mossies were breeding in it. I would suggest that the owner perhaps invest in mosquito screens and/or ensure the pool is empty in the times of the year it is not is use.
The price was reasonable but I would not stay here again.
Ghent is a very good place to visit though and probably the nicest and most interesting place I visited in Flanders.
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