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Enjoy the historic city centre of Ghent and relax at our hotel. Novotel Gent Centrum is centrally located. It is therefore the ideal base when you want to explore the many cultural attractions, restaurants and shops the city has to offer. Staying at Novotel Gent Centrum is enjoying culture and gastronomy in a fashionable city. Wind down at our hotel and grab a drink on the terrace, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or use our steambath and sauna.
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The charming Erasmus Hotel is situated in a 16th century patrician house. Find yourself in the heart of the historic centre of Gent, at walking distance from all interesting places to visit. The rooms are decorated in the classic style of the building and are modern in comfort. They all have a private bathroom, TV and a mini bar. Enjoy a tasty breakfast buffet in the morning. There is a pretty garden and a terrace to enjoy the weather and relax. The friendly staff will welcome you in personal way and provide you with free tourist information and city maps. They can also advise you about the nicest restaurants in the area.
This 3 star hotel is located in the city centre of Gent and was established in 1662. It is close to the Gent and the nearest station is Sint - Pieters. The Hotel has a restaurant, a bar and a conference room. All 31 rooms are equipped with minibar and hairdryer.
ibis Gent Centrum Opera Hotel
Make yourself at home at ibis. Ibis Gent Centrum Opera is located in the city centre of Ghent. With close proximity to all major touristic attractions as the 'Gravensteen' Castle and in the very heart of the shopping centre. The hotel is easily accessible by tram from the station. Close to the local museums as well as the Saint Bavo's Cathedral with the famous altarpiece 'Adoration of the Mystic Lamb'. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a high speed WiFi and a trendy bar.
Holiday Inn GENT - EXPO Hotel
Suburban Ghent hotel beside Flanders Expo exhibition centre, with a restaurant and free WiFi A 50-minute drive from Brussels Airport and Ostend-Bruges International Airport, Holiday Inn® Gent - Expo hotel is just off the E40 motorway and offers parking for a daily fee. It's a seven minute walk to Sint-Denijs-Westrem Flanders Expo tram stop which has direct connections to Ghent city centre, 20 minutes away. Host up to 200 guests in the 11 fully equipped meeting rooms. Extensive catering options are available and there's free WiFi throughout the hotel. For trade fairs, it's a two-minute walk to the Flanders Expo exhibition centre. Among other businesses, the hotel is close to IKEA and Deloitte. In the city centre, explore the medieval Gravensteen castle, or relax in the cafés and bars lining the charming Graslei quay, beside the River Leie. Among many central museums are SMAK for contemporary art and the Museum of Fine Art for Flemish masters. The sights of Bruges and Antwerp are just 30 minutes' drive away. The hotel's smart rooms feature a work desk and a pillow menu, and kids stay and eat free. Wake up to a hot American buffet breakfast in the stylish restaurant, and enjoy international dishes for lunch and dinner. At the end of a long day, de-stress in the fitness centre or relax with a Belgian beer in the lounge bar.
Holiday Inn Express GENT Hotel
Suburban Ghent hotel with excellent transport connections nearby, free WiFi and a brasserie Holiday Inn Express® Gent hotel is close to the E17, E40 and R4 motorways. On-site parking is available for a fee, and drivers of electric vehicles can use the hotel's free charging station. For city centre connections, Gent Proeftuinstraat bus stop is just across the road, and Gent UZ tram stop is a 10-minute walk away. Gent-Sint-Pieters train station is seven minutes' drive away or five minutes by tram. Stroll around the lively streets and river port in Ghent’s historic centre, a short tram or bus ride away. Visit the picturesque medieval Gravensteen castle and Belfry of Ghent with its panoramic views. For football fans, Ghelamco Arena stadium is a few minutes' walk from the hotel. Host events for up to 350 people in the hotel's 9 naturally lit meeting rooms. There's free WiFi throughout the building. Tech Lane Gent, home to Ablynx, Bayer, Chevron and VIB, is just a few minutes' drive away, and you can reach Flanders Expo convention centre in 10 minutes. Welcoming guest rooms feature two queen beds ideal for kids, and a pillow menu for comfort. Wake up to the included continental Express Start Breakfast buffet. Socialise and network in the relaxed lobby bar, and enjoy delicious Belgian cuisine in Brasserie D-LYS.
Parkhotel is a fully renovated and modern hotel at walking distance from the historic city centre. Stay in a quiet neighborhood across from the Sint-Anna Park and enjoy the comfort of this accommodation. The Belfort is less than a 15-minute walk away. All rooms are nicely furnished and trendy in style. Each room has a private bathroom, a flat-screen LED TV, air-conditioning and free WiFi. Each room offers a lovely view on the patio and terrace. Start your day with a good breakfast, served on the patio or terrace when weather is sunny. Parkhotel is less than 5 minutes away from shopping streets, major attractions and the university buildings. Public transport is available at only 20 metres from the hotel.
Hotel Cathedral A warm welcome awaits you at the small, 3 star rated Hotel Cathedral in Ghent. On site car parking is available. Guests can dine at the hotel restaurant. Rooms at the Hotel Cathedral. There is a no smoking policy throughout the hotel. Leisure Info. The Hotel Cathedral offers a range of leisure facilities.
Monasterium PoortAckere Hotel
ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal Hotel
Best Western Hotel Chamade Hotel
Hotels in Ghent
Ghent is in the Flemish part of Belgium. The city has a cosmopolitan atmosphere, with beautiful canal-side architecture and the fresh, modern influence of several thousand university students. You'll enjoy a very warm welcome when you check into a Ghent hotel, and wherever else you go for that matter. The generous hospitality of the city's residents is well known.
Things to do in Ghent
Do as the locals do and hop on a bicycle – you'll see them everywhere. It's easy to get around the city centre on foot, but the main train station is a half-hour walk away. If you're on a bike, steer clear of the tram lines and watch out for cobbles.
Visit the Belfort en Lakenhalle (the belfry and cloth hall). It was built in the 14th century as a monument to the city's independence. From the upper gallery, which is 66 metres above ground, there are panoramic views of Ghent.
STAM is the Ghent city museum. Housed in the 14th-century Bijloke Abbey, it tells the city's story with more than 300 historical artefacts.
Belgian food and drink
When you think of Belgium, you probably think of Belgian chocolate. In Ghent, there are so many choices that you may want to save the chocolate for last.
The city's reputation for delicious, quality food has spread considerably. There's also a strong Turkish population in Ghent, with Turkish restaurants dotted around.
The Flemish influences over the region can be seen in local speciality stoverij. It's meat (traditionally beef) simmered for three hours in dark beer. This tender, marinated meat is served with Belgian fries – better known in the UK as French fries. The name's still a matter of dispute, so stick with ‘Belgian' for as long as you stay in Ghent.
Taking a canal cruise is a popular activity, and it helps you see more of the local area. It's possible to book private tours for just you and your family. Some tour operators run themed cruises, such as the pancake cruise and the shrimp cruise where you can eat as much as you like on the way.
If you stay in Ghent during the winter, don't miss out on the Belgian Christmas Market. It's held in Saint-Bavo Square, with more than 50 stalls. Alongside locally made candles, jewellery and other crafts, you can pick up a mug of warming Gluhwein.
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