Marriott Ghent Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ghent
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 …
... judging by the way she spoke to the other person. Luckily that was not the case and she guaranteed us someone would show up, but she said to walk slowly as it would take a few minutes for them to come. By the time we got back to the hotel the gentleman was already there and was very kind about the whole situation. We lugged our bags up the tiniest spiral staircase, open the door and collapsed. Needless to say, we were beyond exhausted.
... and Summer will be twice more expensive than the price we got. The scene from hotel's dining room is marvelous, also the breakfast.
If you are a food lover, don't miss the steamed mussels. It costs approximately 18-24 euros per person, and it's worth trying. And if you take a stroll along the street, it's really hard to miss the warm and sweet smell of waffles. Anyway, it was ...
... girlfriend so they left. We chatted and hung out there a while longer, then left, grabbed the bikes and started walking back out of town. We walked through Gent's small red light district, then when we were outside the city centre, we got back on the bikes, but this time Darren rode and I got dinked! It was fun, and the world looked very cool slightly drunk on the back of a bike! We rode all the way home, then said goodnight and went up to bed. I think I like this couchsurfing ...
Maybe if I'd come to Gent before going to Brugge I would have liked it more but it was not comparable. It seemed pretty quiet when I parked below where the flower market is held on a Sunday morning (in the purple fish section this time). Even when walking to the main square it seemed pretty abandoned as none of the shops were open. Once I got to the main square it livened up quite a bit. I went into the church there and on my way out ...
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