Great location near St. Pieters Station & town center
27/06/2018 bluejay377, Havre de Grace, Maryland
Not the fanciest nor the most ornate hotel we have ever experienced, but it has so many advantages to experiencing Ghent. First off, we took the train to St. Pieters station. The hotel is no more th... more
Not the fanciest nor the most ornate hotel we have ever experienced, but it has so many advantages to experiencing Ghent. First off, we took the train to St. Pieters station. The hotel is no more than a 10 -15 minute walk away from the station if you can read your phone GPS correctly. Secondly, all you have to do is walk out of the hotel door to the tram stop and catch the #1 tram into the heart of the historic town center. It's approximately 6 stops to the "Korenmarkt" stop. You can purchase tram tickets for the 10 minute ride from the front desk.
We arrived prior to the 3pm check in time, and they graciously stored our luggage. The young lady who fronted the desk could not have been nicer. She went out of her way to make sure we got into town without incident. The night clerk, Ahmed, personally helped me mail all my postcards by putting stamps on them as I had run out of stamps. Just a wonderful group of friendly, caring people.
Our rooms were nicely appointed. One of the few rooms we had in Europe that actually had a tub. The rooms were clean and well maintained. The only complaint was that the tub filled ever so slowly. Breakfast was offered on the 6th floor, but we did not partake in it as we left early in the morning prior to service in order to catch an early train.
If you are looking for a great location to crash after a day in Ghent, I would highly recommend this place. If you want to be pampered and want luxurious surroundings, probably not your cup of tea. Not sure how they handle cars if you are arriving by automobile. We planned on coming and leaving via train so we wanted a location near the train station with easy access to town center. That's exactly what we got. We would definitely go back here again as it was a very pleasant encounter. less