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“Right in the heart of Ghent, 1898 The Post is a stellar hotel. Based in a glorious historic post office, the hotel is awash with heritage and charm. Beautiful rooms and a lively bar make it a great base for a weekend of exploring Ghent.”

“Right in the heart of Ghent, 1898 The Post is a stellar hotel. Based in a glorious historic post office, the hotel is awash with heritage and charm. Beautiful rooms and a lively bar make it a great base for a weekend of exploring Ghent.”

Hotel Review

1898 The Post is a very good reason indeed to go to Ghent – the Van Eyk brother’s famous (and glorious) altarpiece being another. Opened in 2017 in the old central post office building, this is an ingenious conversion. Many of the old Post Office architectural features have been retained – riveted iron girders and Gothic tracery windows - but the hotel is absolutely new and modern in design. The 37 bedrooms are mostly 2-tier, with the bathrooms upstairs in a loft (which may not suit everybody). The décor is stunningly theatrical - dark walls and floors off-set the crisp white linens and antique objets such as vintage Scrabble and leather suitcases (all of which are for sale – at a price). A hugely entertaining and glamourous cocktail bar called Cobblers is definitely the new hot ticket in town with people queueing to get in at popular times. If you can’t find a seat there, then there is a ‘honesty’ bar exclusively for hotel guests in what must surely be the former Post Master General’s splendid office. Breakfast (served in Cobblers) is a total treat – make sure you get a window table – sit back and relax in deep armchairs, sip your coffee and plan your day. Location wise you could not be a in a better spot, right in the historic centre, water-side, and surrounded by hip and happening restaurants and shops. Come here for a night on the way to Bruges, or as an excursion from Amsterdam or Antwerp. The trains are easy, swift and efficient.
Recommended for
  • City Style
  • In the heart of Ghent, it's perfect for a weekend city break.
 

Written by Caroline Townsend

Recommended For

  • Sights nearby
  • Within two minutes walk of St Michael's Church, St. Nicholas' Church and Great Butchers' Hall.
  • Close to nightlife
  • Right in the heart of Ghent near some of the city's finest night spots.
  • City Style
  • In the heart of Ghent, it's perfect for a weekend city break.
  • Museums
  • Two minutes walk from the Design Museum Ghent.
  • Local markets
  • Visit the amazing nearby Bloemenmarkt.
  • Downtown
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • No restaurant
  • Chic
  • Luxury
  • Historic

Facilities

  • Sit-out Terrace
  • No restaurant
  • Meeting Room
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Bar
  • Wifi
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Within two minutes walk of St Michael's Church, St. Nicholas' Church and Great Butchers' Hall.
  • Close to nightlife
  • Right in the heart of Ghent near some of the city's finest night spots.
  • Museums
  • Two minutes walk from the Design Museum Ghent.
  • Local markets
  • Visit the amazing nearby Bloemenmarkt.

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See What They Say

Why do people love staying in your hotel? Because not only is the hotel comfortable and very central, but also it possesses a rich history.

What is there to do in the area? Much! Exploring the city centre by foot and visiting the numerous museums, riding a bike across the old medieval streets of Ghent, discovering Ghent by the river on a boat, enjoying a cocktail in one of the best cocktail bars of Belgium…

What kind of breakfast do you offer? Full American Breakfast

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? 1898 The Post serves light lunches everyday from 12pm till 2pm with local and fresh food only.

Which are your most popular room types, and why? The Letter is one of the most popular room, with its double level and its cozy atmosphere. The Tower Suite, located in one of the hotel’s tower, is definitely the perfect room for a romantic gateaway.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ? We can provide extra beds upon request on some room categories.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Ghent is a wonderful city to discover, welcoming and with a rich heritage. 1898 The Post aims to continue the story and promises you a stay full of surprises.