Set right on the River Leie, the Ghent Marriott’s central position can’t be bettered. The views are superb -- it overlooks Dutch-gabled townhouses on the pedestrianised riverfront areas of Korenlei and Graslei -- and is two minutes on foot from the Design Museum Gent and just a little further from the 12th-century Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts).
A 10-minute walk across the river will bring you to the St Baaf’s (or St Bavo’s) Cathedral, where van Eyck’s iconic masterpiece The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is displayed. Borrow a bike from the hotel (extra charge) to explore the city’s quiet, cobbled streets on wheels -- Bicycle locks and a basket are provided and tyre pumps are available for free at reception. Excellent connections by road and rail make daytrips to the canals in Bruges or the battlefield in Waterloo a breeze.
The hotel started life as a 16th-century merchant’s house but has been radically updated. There’s a chic bar for an evening glass of kriek (cherry beer) or shot of espresso, and the restaurant is a good bet for traditional local food, including waterzooi (chicken and vegetable in a cream sauce) and stoverij (beef stew). Dine in one of the cosy dining rooms or out on the waterfront terrace.
Ghent is the canny traveller’s alternative to Bruges. There are plenty of bars and restaurants (two even Michelin starred), and you’ll even find an alley devoted to graffiti -- it’s whitewashed regularly to make way for the next wave of art. Don’t miss the 10-day Gentse Feesten, a raucous annual music and theatre festival that’s held in July.
Contemporary rooms are comfy and all offer free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms have river views and soundproofed windows ensure a quiet night, despite the central setting.
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 24 per person (approximately)
Self parking fee: EUR 30 per day
Valet parking fee: EUR 55 per day
Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.00 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
It’s just under an hour by taxi from Brussels Airport in Zaventem. By direct train it’s about the same, and then it’s 20 minutes by tram from Gent-Sint-Pieters train station or half an hour on foot. The hotel is located in a pedestrian zone so you will need to select 'Drabstraat' on your GPS to locate the hotel's car park.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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