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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ghent River Hotel is in a great location for getting around the town. Everything is walkable from there. However, we were disappointed not to have a view of the river, which we thought we'd arranged. We did have nice views of the street. The rooms are all different; ours had wooden beams and some brick walls, which we found...

Thank sablatt
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All round good hotel with except views of the canal... + excellent view of the canal + comfortable room + decent value for money - rather strict with the check in times - 3pm - a little basic in terms of facilities

Thank brianmcev0y
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is fairly well situated and we received a warm welcome at reception. The breakfast was ok, though the fruit was a bit tasteless. The room was nice eneogh though the pillows on the bed are cushions that are not very comfortable. The hot water shower pressure was probably the worst we have ever experienced which was a pity...

Thank PabloSG_13
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Stayed here on a three night 'special deal' mid week break in November 2016. When we arrived we were given our room keys immediately, without having to fill in forms or leave passports etc. We were allocated rooms each with three beds, so were larger than expected, with dressing gowns and slippers waiting for us on the beds. Our rooms...

1Thank ybsae
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We arrive at the hotel, after a great journey on Eurostar. It was too early to book in but receptionist was very polite. After going for coffee and cake, Back to our hotel. We'd booked a twin and a double. Lovely bright clean rooms, with white linen. Not a lot of tea or coffee supplied. But a stocked mini fridge...

East Sussex
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The hotel is in a fantastic location. We stayed here for three nights and found the staff to be very helpful. Our room was a good size, warm, clean& functional. Breakfast was very good at this hotel. Like others have said the rooms are not soundproof but our experience was not at all bad. My only criticism was that our...

Thank Crowhurst
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Get one of the bigger rooms, bit pricier obviously but well worth it. Kids had the smaller rooms and nowhere near as characterful. Good buffet breakfast and helpful and friendly staff. Would use again for sure

Thank Noel M
RIVER72, Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Noel M Thank you for leaving such a nice comment regarding your recent stay in our hotel. See you soon! Kind regards Philippe Destray Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Bad staff, aircon smelt like cigarette smoke, noisy kids outside, will not recdomend This to colleagues or team members for future stays. All in all very bad hotel with drunk and drug addicts outside my window, when requested to move Stefan said to send an email! Very bad staff and customer service. Called for an iron and ironing board to...

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RIVER72, Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Madam I was most interested to read your valuable feedback, but was sorry to hear that our hotel was not able to offer what you expected from it. Our hotel is located in a decent area so I am surprised to read about the drunk and drug addicts outside your window. I guess you might refer to the...

Reviewed 3 October 2016

Location is just perfect, rooms are good size and clean, not soundproof - you can hear clear noises from next room. Bed was very comfortable to me.Breakfast at Ghent River Hotel is very good. staff is helpful.

Thank Maia G
RIVER72, Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maia G Thank you for your kind words about the Ghent River Hotel! We really appreciate you taking the time and I will share your comment with my employees. Sorry to hear you experienced some noise from your room next door. I want to inform you we are, for the moment, isolating the walls in our rooms in order...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had reservations @ Hotel De Flandre, but was moved here as they were full when we got there. Weren't very happy about it when we were told to move. However, when we got to River Hotel, we were pleasantly surprised, the service was great and unlike the other, we had parking on the premise. The room was just basic...

Thank TissueXiu
RIVER72, Manager at Ghent River Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TissueXiu Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I understand you were not happy to move to another hotel but we love to hear that you had a good time in our hotel! Thank you also for your lovely words regarding our breakfast area. It is indeed the perfect place to start your day! Hopefully we...

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  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Ghent River Hotel

Address: Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range: ₹ 6,039 - ₹ 9,895 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ghent River Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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#5 Luxury Hotel in Ghent
#8 Family Hotel in Ghent
#9 Business Hotel in Ghent
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
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“Nice views from rooms overlooking river”
  • Spare bed
  • View from room on a wet day
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  • Wardrobe, desk,TV and minibar
 of 5 bubbles ybsae, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Larger room, they only have a few”
 of 5 bubbles 899noelm, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Executive Rooms are much too expensive”
 of 5 bubbles tripduddel, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a luxury room as far away from reception as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles landd2016, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you need wifi access, maybe check with the desk. (Didn't matter to me :)”
 of 5 bubbles 928michelek, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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