Ghent River Hotel

Waaistraat 5, Ghent, Belgium, 9000  show map
 4 stars
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Ghent River Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Ghent River Hotel is a 4-star elegant property offering a luxurious accommodation steps away from Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage, Fine Arts Museum and International Convention Center. Since 2004, it has been hosting guests in the historical center of Ghent.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. A cathedral, a tower and a museum lie a short distance away.

Ghent River Hotel offers a panoramic view to its guests.

TrainGhent-Dampoort train station is 10 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. 55 minutes by car from Deurne airport.

Rooms

Ghent River Hotel offers 77 rooms on 4 floors that come with high-speed internet, a personal computer, a wardrobe, a mini-fridge and a private safe as well as modern bathrooms with a shower, complimentary toiletries and dressing gowns. Some rooms overlook the castle. The rooms are designed with modern-style décor and have carpet floors.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a delicious buffet breakfast. Brasserie Savarin and Casa Serenas offer an assortment of dishes within 100 meters of the property.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 20 per person per night. 

Services

Guests can use bicycle and car rental services on site.

Relax

Ghent River Hotel indulges guests with a tennis court and a golf course as well as a spa lounge and a Jacuzzi. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   77.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Paid porterage
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay at the price of EUR 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Waaistraat 5, Ghent, Belgium, 9000

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City Center
  • Ghent
    1700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Trainstation Ghent-Dampoort
    3300 ft
  • Train Station Sint-Pieters Ghent
    1.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Amadeus (cuisine: Belgian, Dutch)
    800 ft
  • Restaurant Valentijn (cuisine: French, Belgian)
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    77

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Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 220 sq. feet
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      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
        Size: 270 sq. feet
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Ghent River Hotel Ghent location
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            Hotel Address:

            Waaistraat 5, Ghent, Belgium, 9000

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Ghent
              1700 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Trainstation Ghent-Dampoort
              3300 ft
            • Train Station Sint-Pieters Ghent
              1.6 mi
            Restaurants
            • Amadeus (cuisine: Belgian, Dutch)
              800 ft
            • Restaurant Valentijn (cuisine: French, Belgian)
              500 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              77

            Hotel Awards

            BelgianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedGhentGhent River Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in Belgium

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            Ghent River Hotel Location

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • NTGent - 1400 ft

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 1400 ft

            Places of interest

            • Great Butchers' Hall - 1000 ft
            • Old Fish Market - 1000 ft
            • Saint Nicholas' Church - 1400 ft
            • St. Nicholas' Church - 1400 ft
            • Cathédrale Saint Bavon - 1700 ft
            • Saint Bavo's Cathedral - 1700 ft
            • St Michael's Church - 2000 ft

            Convention centers

            • Fridays Market - 400 ft
            • Graslei and Korenlei Ghent - 1700 ft

            Shopping areas

            • The House of Alijn - 400 ft
            • MIAT Museum - 1000 ft
            • Design Museum Ghent - 1400 ft
            • Post Plaza Shopping Center - 1700 ft
            • School van Toen - 2000 ft

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Dulle Griet - 400 ft
            • Toreken - 400 ft
            • Graffiti Street - 700 ft
            • Gravensteen Ghent - 1000 ft
            • Ghent City Hall - 1400 ft
            • Belfry of Ghent - 1400 ft
            • Achtersikkel & Grote Sikkel - 1400 ft
            • Castle of Gerald the Devil - 2000 ft

            Theaters

            • Vlaamse Opera House - 2700 ft

            Business areas

            • Ghent Christmas Market - 1700 ft

            Public parking

            • St. Lucas General Hospital Ghent - 1700 ft

            Marina

            • Viadagio Ecological Boat Trips - 400 ft

            Local attractions

            • Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage - 5100 ft
              Lange Violettestraat 235, Ghent
            • STAM Ghent City Museum - 1.1 mi
              Godshuizenlaan 2, Ghent
            • Illuseum - 1.2 mi
              Victor Braeckmanlaan 123, Ghent
            • Saint Peter's Abbey - 1.1 mi
              Sint-Pietersplein 9, Ghent
            • Museum Dr. Guislain - 1.2 mi
              Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent

            Near the hotel

            • The House of Alijn - 500 ft
              Kraanlei 65, Ghent
            • Gravensteen Castle - 1200 ft
              Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent
            • Museum of Industrial Archeology and Textile - 1100 ft
              Minnemeers 9, Ghent
            • Ghent Town Hall - 1500 ft
              Botermarkt, Ghent
            • St James' Church - 600 ft
              Bij Sint-Jacobs, Ghent
            • Patershol - 1100 ft
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            • Graslei and Korenlei - 1500 ft
              Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent

            Restaurants nearby

            • Amadeus - 800 ft

              Address: Plotersgracht 8
              Phone: 09 2251385

              65% likes this, based on 290 reviews
              Cuisine: Belgian, Dutch

            • Brasserie Savarin - 300 ft

              Address: Vrijdagsmarkt 17
              Phone: 09 2335166

              64% likes this, based on 19 reviews
              Price Range: USD 9 - USD 47

            • Cassis - 400 ft

              Address: Vrijdagmarkt 5

              Cuisine: Belgian

            • Restaurant Valentijn - 500 ft

              Address: Rodekoningstraat 1
              Phone: +3292250429

              75% likes this, based on 143 reviews
              Cuisine: French, Belgian
              Price Range: USD 50 - USD 74

            • Ankara - 400 ft

              Address: Oudburg 42
              Phone: 09 2257818

              82% likes this, based on 62 reviews
              Cuisine: Turkish

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              77

            Hotel Awards

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            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in Belgium

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            Ghent River Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ghent River Hotel

            Average guest rating

            7.6out of 10
            Fabulous
            Based on 577 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • 1.8

              Good location, great showers and wonderful breakfast room on the top floor overlooking picturesque old town.

              No onsite parking, but local covered parking was not too expensive and on a few hundred metres away.

            • Couple
              8.2

              Excellent location, the Vrijdagmarkt square is right around the corner. Friendly staff, good clean room.

              Breakfast was an additional €20 per person, which I found too expensive, especially since much cheaper and still very decent breakfast can be had at the Vrijdagmarkt square.

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              Great location next to the river and just on the edge of the historic city centre. Imaginative integration of the old buildings into the new hotel.

            • Group of friends
              7.8

              Great location.

              Executive double rooms was significantly smaller than I would expect from an "executive" room.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              Location was perfect. Breakfast buffet was excellent.

              The carpet in our hotel room needs to be cleaned or replaced. The tv is mounted on the wall too high.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              convenience of location was excellent. Room was a good size, bed was very comfortable and bathroom was also a good size.Breakfast was excellent.

              Room was slightly cold and temperature control did not work

            • Group of friends
              7.8

              Close to centre of Ghent, large bathroom and comfortable bed, size of bedroom.

              The breakfast cost of 20 euros was expensive so we ate in the local cafe

            • Couple
              5.8

              The room was supposed to be a romantic package however the room had not been prepared as such and we were given 2 single beds. The room was clean, however it was not as deluxe as had been advertised. The breakfast was also poor.

            • Couple
              5.0

              Over priced, poor sound proofing, poor room facilities, not a four star, should be a good three star at best

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              The air-conditionong did not work; the room was too warm

            • Older travelers
              5.8

              Good position and access to good parking in the market square

              Room basic, poor lighting , poor ventilation , no shaving mirror, poor shower control and one over a slippery bath , towels were grey and tired. TV could not be tuned to get BBC1

            • Group of friends
              5.4

              The location was perfect and the size of the room was excellent. In addition the buffet breakfast was very good indeed.

              This is not a four star hotel. The facilities are minimal, the lobby tiny and the in-house sauna you have to pay extra for! There is only sink in the big double room bathrooms, no bath robes and the internet is expensive and slow. The choice of tv channels was also poor for a hotel of this supposed calibre.Tables were rarely cleared in the breakfast room unless specifically requested and the small bar area was often untidy and full of old glasses.

            • Couple
              8.8

              The decor was pleasing and modern, location superb and access excellent. Close enough to the railway station, some very good restaurants and lots of shops - all within walking distance.

              The location was excellent. The staff were kind, friendly and very understanding.

            • Couple
              8.8

              the location was excellent, very close to shops and historical points of interest

              our room was opposite the breakfast room we were woken up every morning by other guests talking in the corridor

            • Couple
              7.4

              Excelent location!

              You don't realise until too late that nothing is inluded in the price apart from bed and shower. You even pay extra for using wireless internet, while in every cheapest B&B internet is free! And the smell coming from the heating system wasn't very pleasant, too.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Ghent River Hotel Ghent location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Waaistraat 5, Ghent, Belgium, 9000

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Ghent
              1700 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Trainstation Ghent-Dampoort
              3300 ft
            • Train Station Sint-Pieters Ghent
              1.6 mi
            Restaurants
            • Amadeus (cuisine: Belgian, Dutch)
              800 ft
            • Restaurant Valentijn (cuisine: French, Belgian)
              500 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              77

            Hotel Awards

            BelgianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedGhentGhent River Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in Belgium

            Use Badge