Marriott Ghent Hotel
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A little housekeeping, I noticed I had not uploaded a picture of the actual Manneken Pis on the previous day's post, that has now been corrected
This morning we hung around Brugge for a little longer, Robyn bought another 40 Euros of chocolate because she started eating the first purchase. We eventually made our way to the train station …
Seems ok spelt either way? A gem of a city located in the Flemish area of Belgium.
This day was Father's Day in Belgium so Bernie can celebrate twice! and excellent weather; sunny, blue skies, cool in the shade.
Our hotel was located in the heart of city center next to the canal. Erin and Brian started the day enjoying the hotel's Sunday …
... conversation with Dan on the different breweries and attributes of the beer. Daisy the bartender joined in and between the 3 of them and the man on my left they managed to order a beer for Dan. The ritual had begun. Now Daisy hurriedly looked up and started reading the hundreds of glasses hanging from the ceiling looking for just the right glass for the beer since EVERY beer in Belgium has a specific glass with a logo designed ...
Day Eight Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Bruges to Ghent
After yesterday's deluge of rain, it was delightful to see the sun this morning. It seems that this weather is typical Belgium because of the proximity to the North Sea, etc.
Today was our outing to Ghent to see the Ghent Altarpiece (rescued and returned by the Monuments’ Men in November 1945). It was discovered in the Altaussee salt mine in Austria ...
... up the street a while to get to the jam session that Julie had told us about the other night. We got there and walked inside through a ridiculously crowded and smokey room, where we found her and gave her a hug as we squished our way through the crowd, then got some beers at the bar and went to the back of the room, where there was a spare table for us to stand around. The place was so ridiculously smokey, (and not just with tobacco!) it was really gross! I'm so glad ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Ghent Hotel
Gets no better than this
This BRAND NEW hotel is fantastic. Large rooms, nice baths, etc. etc. The staff were very very very helpful. I would liken it to a 5* hotel experience in almost every way. Great value for the price, stay there if you can!
It must be noted that the location cannot be beat in Ghent - picturesque, close to plenty of dining and drinking options as well as sight-seeing and shopping. You are really in the middle of it all there. We absolutely loved the hotel.
Beer selection in the minibar, however, was poor considering this is a hotel Belgium ;) ha ha
Booked a very last minute stay at this hotel through expedia. Managed to get a canal view room with king sized bed for £300 for two nights. As it turned out this was one of the best bargains I've ever found.
Comfort & location
My husband, my two sons and I planned to spend the first night of our two car driving trip to Denmark at this hotel. We changed our arrangements mid trip to include this hotel as our final night as well.
It is well up to Marriott standards of comfort and I love the toiletries provided. The food in the restaurant was excellent and the location was perfect for exploring this beautiful town.
It was unfortunate that we had to park off-sight on our first visit but not a major problem. The staff were very helpful with directions and with handling our luggage.
Spent a very enjoyable weekend at this impressive hotel which is situated in a perfect position to see all the main sights of the lovely city of Ghent.
We took advantage of a last minute deal to stay in the #2 ranked TA hotel for Gent. I booked it direct with the hotel and found it to the usual high Marriott standard.
When arriving by car this property is easy to find. Once you've entered Gent Centre just follow the signs for the St. Michiels parking. The hotel is in the same street. Parking structure of the hotel is convenient and it costs € 15 per day.
Good price -- maybe because I stayed here on the first week of opening. Nicely furnished spacious rooms. Excessive number of pillows!
Visited this hotel after having to re-book due to an accident and first comments are the hotel were terrific, delaying our reservation until our son was well, even though we booked a non-refundable/non-cancellable rate.
Nous avons passé 2 nuits au Marriott Ghent, et avons beaucoup apprécié ce très bel hotel. De l'extérieur, il se fond dans le vieux Ghent avec beaucoup de bonheur...il est caché derrière 3
RThis hotel is truly a gem! Ask for a room overlooking the canal. The atrium lobby and colored lights make hanging out in the lobby a one of a kind experience. The room was very comfortable with flat screen tv, and all the amenities. My wife and I really enjoyed their bar called Poppi and their very friendly staff.G