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“Location ok, mosquitoes not ok”
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B&B Big Sleep
Ranked #35 of 115 Ghent B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 18, 2009

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.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2006

On a recent trip to Belgium, we had trouble deciding on a place to stay in Ghent. Nothing stood out for us, in either the hotel or B&B listings. I ended up looking through a Belgian website for B&B's in Ghent, and contacted several possibilities. We decided on the (Trip Advisor unrated) B&B operated by Michaela Delbaere, in a quiet, canal-side location about a 10 minute walk from the center of town. She offers three rooms in a beautiful building built in the later 1800s, with unbelievably high ceilings. However, be warned that the guest rooms are up two long flights of stairs (remember, those high ceilings!), so if you aren't prepared to deal with the stairs, don't even think about it. Two of the rooms are enormous, with a king bed (two twins very tightly held together), and another separate twin bed. There is tons of empty floor space, and perhaps larger groups might be accommodated. The third room is somewhat smaller, and has only the one large bed. Each room has its own ensuite shower and sink in a little enclosure. There are two toilet rooms just outside, off the same hallway landing as the three rooms. Everything is spotlessly clean, and decorated with furnishings and treasures from their travels in Asia/India. There is a little fridge is each room. The breakfast is served at one long table in their dining room on the main floor, and is generous, although does not offer any cooked eggs, sausages, etc. The bread/croissant baskets offered a good variety, fruits, yogurt, cold cuts, and an exceptionally cheese plate certainly satisfied us. Other than at breakfast, their private quarters have their doors closed, which some people might find a bit impersonal if their idea of staying in a B&B is sitting around visiting with their hosts. All in all, an excellent value for 55 Euros a night for two people. Michaela has a two-night minimum, and if I remember correctly, requests no smoking in the rooms.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2015
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  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about B&B Big Sleep

Address: Hagelandkaai 38, Ghent 9000, Belgium (Formerly Michaela Delbaere Bed & Breakfast)
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Ghent
Price Range: $74 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warm welcome !MichaëlaBIG SLEEP ... more   less 

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