"A different experience" Hotel Gravensteen Tip by Photographer

Hotel Gravensteen, Gent: 461 reviews and 3 photos

  The canal behind the hotel.
by Photographer

My experience of the Gravensteen was quite different. We had booked for Dec 31st as the Hotel offered a great rate for that night of only 69.50? considering it was New Year.

In the end due bad weather earlier in our journey we decided to arrive in Gent 1 day early and checked at the Gravensteen to see if they has a room for the night of the 30th as well. The guy on reception confirmed they did and even offered to match the booked rate as well (about 40% of the rack rate. So we had two nights for less than the other guy paid for one (he was robbed).
The room was more than adequate, clean, reasonably sized and if anything a little too warm, but that was OK by us as there was snow falling at the time.
We were in the annex which meant a slushy walk to and from the main hotel, but no great problem. There was free broadband available in the lounge (one machine, first come first served) and some of the friendliest staff we has ever met in any hotel anywhere.

On top of that Gent was magically blanketed with snow.

Unique Qualities: Great breakfast, wonderful staff

Address: Jan Breydelstraat 35, Gent 9000
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Less than a minutes walk from the main canal - see photo.
othercontact: Fax: +32 (0)9 225 18 50
Phone: +32 (0)9 225 11 50
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.gravensteen.be/

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  • Updated Mar 27, 2008
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