Ghent

Ghent Marriott Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Set in a 16th-century townhouse on the River Leie
  • Walking distance from the cathedral, castle & design museum
  • Waterfront dining at the traditional restaurant
  • There’s free Wi-Fi throughout

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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.

Amenities

General

  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • 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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between EUR 15 and EUR 25 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 32 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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.00 per person, per night

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

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.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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