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Londerzeel, Belgium
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in the Ghent River Hotel for a conference. The hotel is located near the center of Ghent, adjacent to the river (hence the name). Reception is professional and tidy. Conference rooms are smallish, but well-equipped. Plenty of power sockets available. Coffee breaks are a joy: plenty of sugar treats and fresh fruit available. Biggest disappointments: no parking available...

Thank Michaël P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am impressed as they rushed an early book in for me . The room was overlooking the river . Tastefully decorated with a fully equipped mini bar . Breakfasts where good but more attention could have been done in keeping the warm food ..warm .. but could not fault them on selection. The lifts like the building are old...

Thank Arthur S
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a 4 star hotel - the Ghent River probably just makes that, maybe on the back of there being a sauna? But sauna was out of order on our visit. We chose a superior room which was good and spacious, with view overlooking river. Breakfast was good, lots of choice but was running out as it got...

Thank Andy T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival I wasn't welcomed by the receptionist because he was eating. The room wasn't much better. The view was over a dodgy looking cup de sac. Hygiene was poor. The toilet smelled like it hadn't been cleaned properly in a long time. There was a stain in the carpet and hair on the shower cap. There is no sign...

Thank DutchMerino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is situated in downtown. Just a few steps and you are in the city centre of Ghent where you can enjoy many restaurants, shops and the beautiful view of Ghent River. The hotel room is large. I have one big bed and one small bed. They also have coffee pods machine (which I like so much). Breakfast is...

Thank Bubun S
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 1 January 2017

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 21 December 2016

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

Dear PabloSG_13 Thank you for taking the time to write a comment on Tripadvisor! We really appreciate your nice comment about the warm welcome at the reception. I was sorry to hear about the bad shower pressure. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention Unfortunately the parking costs in Ghent raised a lot this year. We feel sorry...

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...

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

Dear ybsae Thank you very much for your kind words! I can see you enjoyed your stay in Ghent so it's a real pleasure to read your comment. We all hope we can welcome you again in our hotel should you visit Ghent again in the future! Greetings Philippe Destray Hotel Manager

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...

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

Dear Norma H Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! We really appreciate it! Your comment was proudly shared with the whole team of the Ghent River Hotel and we all hope to welcome you back in our hotel once again. Kind regards Philippe Destray Hotel Manager

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Ghent River Hotel

Address: Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range: €91 - €153 (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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“River view was good but not a deal breaker.”
 of 5 bubbles Sitrucnai, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Nice views from rooms overlooking river”
  • Spare bed
  • View from room on a wet day
  • View from room on a cool damp day
  • 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
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