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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Located on a side street to the Virjdagsmarkt this is an ideal spot to stay if you are spending a few days in Ghent. The hotel has a good facilities (free wifi), bar, decent breakfast with great views over city. The only downside seemed to be a general smokey note to the hotel corridors however this is a common problem...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I really like this hotel, its quite central in the city and within walkin distance to the Fridaymarket, Virjdagsmarkt, where there is a parking garage. It is also quite close to the Genever bar, which is a must see if you are in Gent.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I was very kindly upgraded by hotel (as a result of a birthday celebration) and this led to the suite! Though it had minimal lighting (perhaps due to restrictions by being a loft conversion?) it was large and full of character. The staff were helpful in trying to make the lighting better, albeit with no success, and also on check-in....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2014

The Good: We got a good rate via Expedia secret rooms. Lovely spring flowers in reception. Free wi-fi worked, if slow at times. Great location for bar hopping. The Bad: The corridor smelt vaguely of cigarette smoke. Room was very small. Double bed seemed small. Thin pillows. No tea/coffee making facilities in room. Our tiny bathroom only had a shower....

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I had stayed in the Ghent River Hotel several times. I like particularly its location - being close to many restaurants and bars, and a fairly large underground carpark. It takes only a short walk to the centre of the old town. The breakfast room on the top floor is good for a refreshing start of the day. Rooms were...

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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a short Christmas break. My partner paid for a romantic package as a suprise. On arrival none of the items were in the room. We were supposed to be given champagne, luxury bath products etc. All they had given us was a box of chocolates which were thrown on the bed. This tells me they were...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The rooms were adequate which were clean, serviceable and had a good UK television selection. The upper rooms were quite hot during warm days as the Air Con is only on during Summer months. Leaving windows open, was quite noisy until the next door club closed in the early evening. Breakfast was amazing and the best part of the hotel....

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

Dear Chipaid I was most interested to read your valuable feedback, but was sorry to hear that we were not completely able to come up to your expectations. We always try to give our guests value for money and a great all-round experience. Thanks again for your feedback. Greetings Philippe Destray

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We chose this property randomly, but it was very lucky for us. The location was superb, the service exceptional, and the room was extremely comfortable. If we return to Ghent, we will definitely choose this hotel again.

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

Dear DrJHungary, I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for taking the time and trouble to write your comment on Trip Advisor. I was delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the Ghent River Hotel and was most interested to read your valuable feedback. Guests’ comments are of paramount importance to us, both in terms of measuring...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Stayed for 1 night at the Ghent river hotel , very clean and spacious room, nice comfortable bed, bathroom was clean and modern. WiFi was good (code given at reception). On the doorstep to all the sights of Ghent.

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

Dear Andyn I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for taking the time and trouble to complete your Trip Advisor comments. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your weekend trip at our hotel so much and that you enjoyed the spaciousness of your room as well as our great location. We very much look forward to welcoming...

Leimuiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Very Clean modern hotel, not stuffy at all. The rooms were large, Tea n Coffee provided, nice comfortable bed. Only complaint was small thin towels, no makeup/ shaving mirror, and no extraction in bathroom. The bathroom was a room separated from the bedroom by a very thin wall, and as such was no very private There was also noise from...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • 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: RM476 - RM858 (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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“Worth upgrading to deluxe.”
347sharonw, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Very close to the the rail. Make sure to wake up early to see the fresh market. Everything is within walking distance.”
MiamiBcn1976, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The 'luxe kamers' (deluxe rooms) are the most authentic. Ask for one with a view on the river!”
DavidHoyer, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River view was good but not a deal breaker.”
Sitrucnai, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Nice views from rooms overlooking river”
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  • View from room on a wet day
  • View from room on a cool damp day
  • Wardrobe, desk,TV and minibar
ybsae, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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