Ghent River Hotel

Waaistraat 5, Ghent, Belgium, 9000show map
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Overview

The elegant Ghent River Hotel is a 4-star property placed 1.7 km from STAM Ghent City Museum. The hotel occupies 4 floors and was renovated in 2011.

In the historical center of Gent district with a panoramic view of Ghent. The venue is located within 10 minutes' walk from Ghent center.

Shopping centers and a historic market are within meters of the property.

Deurne airport lies within 60 minutes' drive away from Ghent River Hotel.

Rooms

Guests are offered 77 contemporary rooms featuring wireless internet, a laptop-size safe, a balcony, coffee/tea makers and a closet. Rooms come with the castle view. These rooms have parquet floor and modern furniture.

Eat & Drink

A delicious breakfast is served at the lobby. Guests can quench their thirst at Cosy bar with a favorite drink. The hotel is about 5 minutes’ walk from Cassis serving Belgian and Turkish dishes.

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

Services

Ghent River Hotel also offers a banquet hall, a conference room and a catering service for business travelers.

Relax

Guests will appreciate a spa lounge, a Jacuzzi and a sauna provided on site. For active guests, there are a gym and a fitness center at the hotel.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Boating
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Paid porterage
  • Welcome drink

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • Garden view
  • River view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Great Butchers' HallGreat Butchers' Hall1000 ft
St. Nicholas' ChurchSt. Nicholas' Church1700 ft
Ghent Christmas MarketGhent Christmas Market1700 ft
The House of AlijnThe House of Alijn400 ft
MIAT MuseumMIAT Museum1000 ft
Design Museum GhentDesign Museum Ghent1400 ft
School van ToenSchool van Toen2000 ft
Minard TheatreMinard Theatre3300 ft
St. Lucas General Hospital GhentSt. Lucas General Hospital Ghent1700 ft
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AmadeusAmadeus800 ftPlotersgracht 8
Restaurant ValentijnRestaurant Valentijn500 ftRodekoningstraat 1
Brasserie SavarinBrasserie Savarin300 ftVrijdagsmarkt 17
AnkaraAnkara400 ftOudburg 42
Brasserie De TempelierBrasserie De Tempelier400 ftMeerseniersstraat 9
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GentbruggeGentbrugge1.9 mi
ICC GhentICC Ghent1.4 mi
Flanders ExpoFlanders Expo2.7 mi
Gent South ShoppingcenterGent South Shoppingcenter3700 ft
STAM Ghent City MuseumSTAM Ghent City Museum1.1 mi
Museum Dr. GuislainMuseum Dr. Guislain1.1 mi
CitadelparkCitadelpark1.4 mi
Parking Gent ZuidParking Gent Zuid4300 ft
Jan Palfijn General Hospital GhentJan Palfijn General Hospital Ghent1.2 mi
Blaarmeersen, Sports and Recreation ParkBlaarmeersen, Sports and Recreation Park1.9 miZuiderlaan, 5
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Getting around
Airports
Overberg (FAOB) (OVG)22.2 mi
Kortrijk (KJK)28.2 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  792  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very good location, nice clean hotel, friendly staff

    google gave the incorrect locationj for the hotel, took some time to find it.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Great location, pleasant river view from room, helpful and friendly staff

    Room carpets and bathroom floor felt dirty and bed was too soft

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    the location was close to city center

    card key did not work. Room was dirty (used towel on floor, used shampoo bottle on sink). Hotel was very loud (very little sound insulation). Shower was extremely small -- kept accidentally turning off the water as I turned around in the shower (kept bumping the handle)

  • 7.0
    Very good

    It was local to the pretty canal front with all its restaurants and bars and shops. You only to walk 2 mins and you were near some life. Location was good.

    There wasnt much i didnt like about the Hotel, i guess if I thought about it long enough i could come up with something but that in its self says a lot

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great location, nice rooms, well managed

    Breakfast could be better, should have: steam iron in room, clock radio with ipod dock in room, better lighting in room, coffee/tea making facility in room

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    I loved sleeping in a room that revealed so many beautiful aspects of the original factory: huge wooden beams, old bricks, our view onto the river and tasteful decor. Great lcation. The history of Gent revealed in it's many and varied buildings and churches was minutes away on foot.

    There was some shoddy workmanshipin the bathrooms and a few other places but nothing that impeded the true enjoyment of our stay.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Location and customer service. I had a lot of help prior to my stay at the Ghent River Hotel to make it as special of a visit as possible.The location is great because it is close to restaurants, pubs, and shopping areas. The local attractions arent but maybe 20 minute walk away at the farthest. Everything is so close by the Hotel which made it great for seeing anything I had wanted to see during the day.

    I do not have any complaints about this hotel at all. I enjoyed my visit very well!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Excellent location, pleasant, helpful staff, good breakfast; good public underground car park nearby

  • 7.4
    Very good

    i love the location the most. the hotel is really nice located by the canel which is nice.

    everything is great, but the toilet i can smell pee pee which ruin everthing.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The location is excelent.

    The room we stayd in was in touch with the room of the cleaness (it even had a door conecting booth rooms). So, early in the moorning we couldn´t sleep with the noise of the hotel staff!! Not pleasant, this room should not be rented to anyone!!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Comfortable hotel close proximity to the centre, modern facilities ideal for the business trip. Staff very helpful when problems were reported.

    Lack of attention to detail, the wifi system gave problems as did the door entry system. The lift failed but no messages on each floor to advise guests.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    I liked the location, the modern style and the breakfast room on the roof.

    Staying for only one night I felt the room was a bit dark and dismal looking onto some parked cars and not one of the better rooms.Because the weather was very miserable I would have liked the ability/ choice to have had more lights on if I wanted them would have been useful. I would have liked to have been able to check in before 4pm.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The situation of the rooms with view on the water.

    To expensive for the quality of the room.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    My husband and I had a very good experience in this hotel. The staff are not the most friendly but everything else was good for a city centre 4* hotel. breakfast was excellent, plenty of healthy options.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location was excellent, The room, we had the romantic package in the room at the top of the hotel. The room was stunning with exposed beams. This was excellent however you could make some minor improvements

    2 wicker chairs in the room is inadequate for comfort. This should be a sofa or similar. A bottle of warm champagne was provided with the romantic package. We asked for ice on 2 occasions and it never arrived. We never did drink the chanpagne. And finally, we strongly believe this room to be haunted. My wife and I both got undressed and into bed around 11.30pm. We awoke at 7.30am and somehow a black hand print (soot) was on my wifes clothing (her bra) . This was perfectly clean when she took it off and by the morning a very clear black handprint had been placed upon it. We have no explanation for this.... I now understand that the sugar factory had burned down before the building was built in the 14th or 15th century, but we have no other explanation. We would use this room again as it was not spooky in any way, just an odd experience. We had a great week end. Many thanks.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  792 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Overberg (FAOB) (OVG)22.2 mi
Kortrijk (KJK)28.2 mi
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