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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I recently stayed here with my family and it was wonderful from the get go. The staff were so friendly and our room was absolutely fabulous. With the wooden beams and brick walls in the room exposed it was a truly authentic feel to the place and looked right out onto the river. The room for 3 people was so...

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

Dear T8727YKmelissaw Thank you so much for posting a review! Me and my staff are very happy with your lovely words regarding our hotel. We very much hope we can welcome you again in our hotel in the future! Kind regards Philippe Destray Hotel Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our room was ok but hardly luxury and the receptionists were rather laid back when it came to service; they were more busy tapping on the computer and we always had to wait "just a minute". The cleaning was also rather haphazard and we got the impression that the hotel was a little understaffed. I've never had to go to...

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

Dear landd2016 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was most interested to read your valuable feedback, but was sorry to hear that our hotel was not able to offer you what you expected from it. I understand your complaint about my staff. The hotel guest should always be put first, that is the I want...

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We booked here for a short weekend break. The location is good and everything in Ghent was easy to get to from here. The room was comfortable and clean and a good size. And, the reception staff were uniformly helpful and pleasant. We liked the outdoor terrace - we had a drink from the bar (manned by the night reception...

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

Dear cmasb Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am happy to read you liked your room and our staff, I will certainly pass your comment! Our outdoor terrace is indeed a peaceful place to finish the day. Sorry to hear the breakfast was a bit disappointing for you besides the fresh organge juice. I talked...

Ashford
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed just for one night but room was lovely, bed very comfy and breakfast was fab with lovely outdoor terrace. Nicely situated from town and staff friendly. Wifi provided. Good choice on tv channels for english speakers.

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

Dear Kerrie A Thank you for taking the time to post a review! Thank you also for your kind words concerning the room and breakfast. We really appreciate it! Kind regards Philippe Destray Hotel Manager

Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice hotel. The view from the room is wonderful as you can see the canal and see the boats doing canal tours. There was free wifi and the bed was very comfy. Ceiling was unique with wooden beams. Breakfast was very good. 3 mins walk to the city centre and a very nice walk by the riverside with cafes...

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

Dear Imt1az Thanks for taking the time to post a comment on Tripadvisor! 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. Greetings from my staff! Philippe Destray Hotel Manager

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Rooms are very comfortable and include all the necessary and more, although the wifi isn't always accessible in every room. Nice terrace for a late night drink. Well located for visiting everything on foot.

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

Dear Michele K Thank you for your nice review! I am glad you enjoyed our terrace for a late drink. We noticed the wifi problem in some rooms but want to ensure you that these problems are fixed now. Hopefully we can see you again in the future! Kind regards Philippe Destray Hotel Manager

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Ghent River Hotel is a very unique hotel with lots of charm. After last-minute travel changes, I booked a room at the hotel the night before check-in. Despite the last-minute booking (or perhaps because of it), I got a great deal on a very nice room. I ended up paying about $85 for a large double right next to...

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

Dear Lindsay S First of all I want to thank you for posting such lovely words about our hotel! Me and my staff really appreciate it! I am suprised, on the other hand, to read about the lack of cleanliness. Being a 4star hotel, I take a personal interest in ensuring that our Housekeeping Team maintain the highest standards. So...

Bradford on Avon, England
Reviewed 29 August 2016

First impressions mean a lot and we didn't get off to a very good start. On arrival we went to check in and were told the room wasn't ready, so we asked to leave our luggage. The girl on reception spoke fabulous English (as did all the hotel staff - I am slightly embarrassed being British in this respect!) however,...

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

Dear fieldvole 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. We indeed don't work with luggage labels in our hotel but there is an alarm on the door and we see each guest before they take their luggage out of the...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect location, comfortable beds, modern Bath, cosy atmosphere, lovely view onto the River, friendly staff, great breakfast room, perfect starting point for any city walk with great dinner locations nearby! Can fully recommend to stay there!

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

Dear kuapa Thank you for your kind words regarding every aspect of our hotel! We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback! Greetings from my staff! Philippe Destray Hotel Manager

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful breakfast with some local suggestions. (We especially recommend the Vlaamse vla!) Authentic and lovely rooms with view. (of the Old city and the river) Very friendly crew! In the heart of the city of Ghent but not too crowded. (No noise at night)

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

Dear Evelien D Thank you for your kind words regarding the breakfast and especially our vla. I am glad you liked your room facing the river. 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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  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Ghent River Hotel

Address: Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Price Range: RM401 - RM659 (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”
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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”
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“Executive Rooms are much too expensive”
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“Ask for a luxury room as far away from reception as possible.”
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“If you need wifi access, maybe check with the desk. (Didn't matter to me :)”
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