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 public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

Overview

Located in the center of the old city of Ghent, Ghent River Hotel allows quick access to the business district and to all tourist attractions the city can offer. This four-star accommodation promises to provide a wonderful rest away from home for holiday guests, while business people will find everything to efficiently work during the day.

Well-appointed rooms come with private comforts and modern facilities to guarantee a stress-free retreat abroad. Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Panoramic Restaurant is a place, where you can have a rich meal any time you want. You can have a romantic dinner in a secluded atmosphere there or a business lunch.

The hotel includes a meeting room with internet connection that might come in handy for business guests, while at your spare time you can have a calming time in the sauna or keep fit in the modern fitness gym.

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

Rooms

The hotel consists of 75 spacious and bright rooms with elegant décor. The rooms include satellite TVs, telephones, internet access and well-stocked mini-bars. Each room also features a private bathroom for your convenience.

Dining options

The hotel’s restaurant treats guests to exotic and delicious meals every day. A free buffet-style breakfast is served in a smart and light dining room, where during you meal you can admire a stunning view of Ghent.

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

Services

If you happen to be in the city on business, the hotel offers not only its ideal location close to public transport and business establishments, but also has a meeting room with internet access, where you can efficiently conduct your business.

Leisure

Work off all stress and tension in the fitness centre after a long day or relax in the sauna before enjoying a deep night’s sleep.

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Facilities

General

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

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Ghent River Hotel Ghent location
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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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Rooms and availability

The hotel consists of 75 spacious and bright rooms with elegant décor. The rooms include satellite TVs, telephones, internet access and well-stocked mini-bars. Each room also features a private bathroom for your convenience.

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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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                  What's nearby

                  What's nearby.

                  The hotel is conveniently located near the Friday Market and the Toreken. Moreover, you can have a boat excursion. There are also a few restaurants, shops and bars in close proximity to the hotel.

                  Tourist attractions

                  • St. Peter's Train Station Ghent - 1.6 mi

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 1400 ft
                  • Overpoort - 1.2 mi

                  Places of interest

                  • Fridays Market - 400 ft
                  • Belfry of Ghent - 1400 ft
                  • Saint Nicholas' Church - 1400 ft
                  • Cathédrale Saint Bavon - 1700 ft
                  • Saint Bavo's Cathedral - 1700 ft
                  • Red Light District Ghent - 3300 ft
                  • Saint Pieterssquare - 1.1 mi
                  • Saint Pieters Abbey - 1.1 mi

                  Train stations

                  • Trainstation Ghent-Dampoort - 3000 ft
                  • Train Station Sint-Pieters Ghent - 1.6 mi
                  • Gentbrugge - 1.9 mi
                  • Wondelgem - 2.1 mi

                  Convention centers

                  • ICC Ghent - 1.4 mi

                  Shopping areas

                  Monuments and Landmarks

                  • Toreken - 400 ft
                  • Ghent City Hall - 1400 ft
                  • Achtersikkel & Grote Sikkel - 1400 ft

                  Museums

                  Parks

                  • Citadelpark - 1.4 mi

                  Theaters

                  • Vlaamse Opera House - 2700 ft
                  • Vooruit - 3700 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 (Stadhuis) - 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

                  Getting there.

                  Ghent River Hotel is situated within 56km away from Brussels Airport.

                  Getting around.

                  The bus station is situated only within a five-minute walk from the hotel, while the metro station is only three minutes away.

                  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 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 576 reviews

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • 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.

                  • Group of friends
                    8.8

                    Good location, very helpful staff and clean and tidy modern hotel

                  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