A Contemporary Marriott A review of Marriott Ghent Hotel
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.
Check in was a breeze as they had assigned the room already and just had to hand the key card folder.
The room was spacious with plenty of wardrobe space and enough drawers. The "Revive"beds are comfortable but they will not beat Westin's "Heavenly "beds.
Bathroom has all the amenities with the shower in tub set up.
There is a mini bar but it has only a limited assortment so this leaves space to store your own stuff.
The room still smelled new which is always nice. Finally Marriott starts building contemporary more tuned in with Gen X properties.
The lobby has a soaring atrium which is light and spacious. The nice bar is located there and when walks towards the side entrance ( Koren Lei ) the restaurant is located on the canalside with views of the 15th century merchant houses.
The restaurant serves pretty nice food although I was less impressed with my salmon starter. The main course made up for it though. Service indeed is somewhat stiff and additional training of staff is needed. One of the staff members picked up a knife from the floor and put it back on one of the tables!
Breakfast was not too bad but quality of bread rolls, danish and cold cuts below average. Make sure to order your eggs any style from the waiting staff as scrambled eggs on buffet are cement like. Ordered hard boiled egg twice but twice it was only soft boiled.
Location of hotel great in the middle of all the sights.
Would recommend this four star hotel.