Considering Ghent's numerous charms, it doesn't attract a huge number of visitors. This curious fact is in your favour if you visit soon, as surely everyone's going to catch onto this pretty, cosy, interesting city in no time?
The fact that Ghent is less popular than say Bruges, means that you'll find some of the best places to stay in Ghent are actually great value as well as being beautiful and luxurious.
Ghent's beautiful, canal side architecture is romantic by day and night. In the evening the restaurants and bars offer buzz, but also privacy - Ghent really feels like a proper, lived-in city, so the people you see out at night are the people who live here. The wealth of this port has made its public, and religious, buildings wonderful, and everywhere you turn there's something lovely to look at. The medieval centre has:
Ghent is small enough to get around easily, almost everything is within walking distance from the centre of town - the best places to stay in Ghent have easy access to public transport which is cheap and efficient.
Modern boutique hotel set in a 19th century townhouse. Light rooms decorated in soft hues with splashes of colour coming from feature wallpaper and contemporary art. An Irish bar and restaurant. A short walk from the centre. Ideal for business stays.
Situated in an ancient monastery, this characterful and good value hotel offers a range of rooms. A number of awe inducing venue halls set in the old church. Well positioned near the historic centre. Spacious bedrooms, many with multiple beds, makes this an ideal choice for groups or families.
Once the home of a wealthy Baron, this C18th townhouse has been beautifully restored to exhibit the original period decor. High ceilings, glistening chandeliers and ornate fire places. Breakfast is served in a light airy room with views to the quiet street below. Comfortable, spacious bedrooms.
A grown up and stylish B&B with views over the River Scheldt in Gent. Elegant white on white rooms feature large windows, balconies, chandeliers and roll top baths. Set in a quiet riverside district with good transport links. A chic option.
Elegant 18th century environmentally friendly hotel in Ghent. It combines distinctive original features such as long windows and high ceilings with contemporary interiors to maximise comfort and aesthetic. The former coach house is fitted with a luxurious spa and wellness centre. A Flemish gem.
Ghent (Pieter Van Reysschootlaan 8)
A new breed - a 'spa B&B' of just three rooms on the edge of the city. with sauna, Turkish bath, outside jacuzzi and indoor pool. Come for a pampering city break.
Modern and stylish hotel in two historic buildings, in a great central location. Highlights into a pretty courtyard garden and a pool. Top floor rooms have great views.
Small interior-designed 18th century mansion-house B&B, with a distinctive mix of period features and modern design. Contemporary bathrooms with large tubs, waterfall showers and Floris products. A gorgeous property with great attention to detail close to the city centre.