Ghent River Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGhent River Hotel
Friendly staff, very clean hotel, excellent location!
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Travel Blogs from Ghent
... buying one fancy square each to get the Belgium experience without a stomach ache. Then to rest and catch up on some history and culture we hopped onto a boat for a tour of the canals. The breeze and perspectives were refreshing from the water, and while it was fascinating to watch the driver (captain? I don't speak boat) switch between three languages with ease we didn't get much out of his ...
... We love Ghent; this will be our third visit, but our first one to the Licht Festival or Light Festival, which is held for a weekend every three years. Basically, the town of Ghent is lit up by international light artists, on a 3 mile loop. You can see images projected onto buildings, lights shows and interactive light installations. It sounded interesting...so here we are!
We parked in the St Michaels car park (11E for over 24 hours as opposed ...
Honestly, I think Brugge spoiled me. It took me a while to warm up to Ghent, in part because a lot of the old is intermixed with, and overshadowed by, the new. Which is not to say that it wasn't worth going -- I'd simply recommend a different order for town visits. There's a lot of really great architecture in Ghent, though a fair ...
... the pavement and then the road. It has been designed so that it is exactly a 5km loop and each km is posted to encourage activity. We cycled round it several times just for fun!! If you go out of the other end of the campsite, there is a large lake with some lovely sandy beaches and swimming areas, including water slides (large ones), kayaks, etc. Showers were cold, but you can't have everything!
The other big plus about ...
... cell service issues and couldn't get ahold of her. We got off the train, and after looking around a bit by the train station we decided to just wander to find our hotel. Because of the address and that it said Centrum- we assumed it was near the center of town. When we eventually found the hotel downtown- and they had no one under our name or Jane's (she had booked it)- they told us to try the other one that was by the train station.... so back we went. ...