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Ghent River Hotel

Riverfront hotel with bar/lounge, near Gravensteen Castle

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Waaistraat 5, Ghent, 9000, Belgium
8.2.Very good.
  • Location was great! Near a parking garage for anyone driving. The check in was a little…

    Mar 5, 2020

  • Walking distance to the historic center. Coffee and tea in the room very nice. Helpful…

    Feb 6, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Shopping
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 77 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Business center

What’s around

  • In Ghent City Centre
  • Gravensteen Castle - 5 min walk
  • Saint Bavo Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • Kraanlei - 2 min walk
  • Big Cannon - 2 min walk
  • Friday Market Square - 3 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Suite

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Ghent City Centre
  • Gravensteen Castle - 5 min walk
  • Saint Bavo Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • Kraanlei - 2 min walk
  • Big Cannon - 2 min walk
  • Friday Market Square - 3 min walk
  • Statue of Jacob van Artevelde - 3 min walk
  • House of Alijn - 3 min walk
  • Langemunt Shopping Center - 4 min walk
  • Ghent Museum of Industrial Archeology and Textiles - 4 min walk
  • Graffiti Street - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Brussels Airport (BRU) - 46 min drive
  • Ghent-Dampoort Station - 15 min walk
  • Wondelgem Station - 8 min drive
  • Gentbrugge Station - 8 min drive
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Waaistraat 5, Ghent, 9000, Belgium

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 77 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 753
  • Conference space size (meters) - 70
  • One meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Ghent River
  • Ghent River Hotel Hotel
  • Ghent River Hotel Ghent
  • Ghent River Hotel Hotel Ghent
  • Ghent River Hotel
  • Hotel Ghent River
  • River Ghent
  • River Hotel Ghent

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 21 per person (approximately)

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Ghent River Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Ghent River Hotel.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include 't Klokhuys (3-min walk), Ikura (3-min walk), and Simon Says (3-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, water skiing, and windsurfing. Enjoy amenities like a sauna and a fitness center.
8.2.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Too noisy

    Cady, 1 night trip, Feb 4, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    3.5

    Very good location with a helpful and friendly staff. The room was dark and below grade and could use an upgrade. I would guve it 3.5 stars

    2 night family trip, Nov 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and wonderful view over the river. Staff very helpful and friendly - would definitely stop there again

    2 night romance trip, Nov 29, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    ove Ghent

    Loved the close proximity to old town! Ghent is absolutely beautiful!

    leslie, 2 night trip with friends, Nov 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Easy to get to & staff very friendly. Super surprised at the yummy breakfast that was served. Would stay again.

    Patricia, 2 night trip with friends, Oct 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    On arrival we we welcomed by the friendliest of staff. despite arriving early we our room was ready and, even better, had been upgrade to a luxury room. Breakfast was delicious, in a lovely airy room. Location of the hotel was ideal - central yet quiet. We would definitely recommend.

    2 night romance trip, Sep 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I found the River hotel very comfortable and clean with friendly and approachable. The hotel os conveniently located for the centre of Ghent, just off Vrijdagmarkt Square

    3 night trip, Aug 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It was conveniently located near the city center. The check-in was slower than normal.

    1 night trip, Aug 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The position of the property is excellent. Lovely staff. We had a corner room on the third floor that had lovely views over the river. Nice and quiet. Very good

    3 night romance trip, Aug 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful property

    Wonderful property in an excellent location.

    Daniel K., 3 night trip with friends, Jul 30, 2019

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