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Essex
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really liked this hotel. If you can, book one of the superior rooms overlooking the canal, which is well worth it. And I just loved the breakfast room (one of the best I have stayed at), with a great selection of breakfast food to choose from. Now having said all this, I must comment on something that other guests...

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Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at the hotel. We had a nice room with one big double bed. The only comment is that they didn't refill any day the shower gel so we had to go to the reception and ask for more on the last day, but that was it. We didn't take the breakfast there as we thought...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel situated in a quiet area behind the Vridsdakmarkt and across a bridge from the Patershol district, so well placed for many good restaurants all within 5 or so mins walk. Room was excellent with Nespresso type coffe machine and kettle. Comfy bed with good pillows. Plent of hanging space and good sized bathroom with robes, good quality shower...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ghent in general is one of my favorite spots. The Ghent River Hotel, is in a great location, with parking available across from the main entrance. The rooms are excellent and affordable yet but also clean and modern. The best experience is the breakfast lounge in the morning with the sun rising - the hotel has refurbished an old roof...

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in a good location and a lovely old building. Reception is friendly and we were able to check in early. The big disappointment was the bed. We'd booked a double but had two twins joined together which also had individual duvets. The duvets were also quite small. Having said this we did sleep quite well. The wifi...

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Maastricht
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected more of the 4 star Ghent River Hotel. It is only one part of the building that is really historic, the rest looks like a mediocre boring smalltown hotel. We were lucky - we booked a 'luxe kamer' which are all situated in the old building. There was nothing wrong with the room: we had a fantastic view...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok Hotel. Good location. Good price. Friendly but, shy service. They won't let you check in before 3. Rooms are clean. Beds are ok. But, really it's the location that is good. They seem to be more competitive in price than comparable hotels. Parking costs 25 EUR under the Vrijdagmarkt. They don't have their own parking as many hotel websites...

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Londerzeel, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 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...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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...

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Amenities

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • 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
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • 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: €96 - €170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ghent River Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ghent
#8 Family Hotel in Ghent
#9 Business Hotel in Ghent
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
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“The 'luxe kamers' (deluxe rooms) are the most authentic. Ask for one with a view on the river!”
 of 5 bubbles DavidHoyer, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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