Hotel Cathedral (Ghent, Belgium)

Hotel Cathedral (Ghent, Belgium)

About Hotel Cathedral

Situated a few minutes' walk from the historic Ghent Centre, Cathedral is named for its close proximity to Saint Bavo Cathedral, 200 metres away. Wi-Fi and parking are available for an additional charge. Rooms are decorated with modern decor, and include a work desk and flat screen TV. Each room has a private bath with a shower and hairdryer, and some rooms have a seating area with a sofa. Guests can purchase different value packages that include things like a transportation day pass, welcome present, daily newspaper and champagne breakfast. A continental breakfast has a selection of cold items. Belgian beers can be enjoyed in the downstairs bar, open Tuesday-Saturday. The hotel's sister restaurant, Santiago, serves traditional Flemish dishes just down the street. Nearby attractions include Gravenstten, known as the Castle of the Counts, the Belfry, and St. Nicholas' Church. Boat trips on the canal are close to Cathedral.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat 87, 9000, Ghent, Belgium

Rating overview

  • Location
    Very good  8.4 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.7 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.3 / 10

Positive Reviews


Super staff.

Guests spoke highly of staff at Cathedral. It was obvious that staff really cared about the comfort of guests at this family-run hotel. A speedy check-in with relevant city information made a great first impression, and guests said that all staff interactions were a pleasure.


Big rooms.

If you are looking for a large hotel room, with plenty of space to unwind in, this might be the hotel for you. Guests often commented on spacious accommodation that was larger than a standard hotel room. While they would have liked to see a few more in-room amenities, like a safe and tea and coffee making facilities, they were often able to overlook this due to the generous square footage with a comfortable bed to top it off.


Convenient location.

Guests were easily able to navigate the city with Cathedral as a base. A bus stop was in front of the hotel, and a shopping mall was within walking distance.

Negative Reviews


A steep climb.

Cathedral doesn't have an elevator, and guests warned of a strenuous climb to get to your room. Some guests counted over 40 stairs to reach rooms located on higher floors, and were sometimes left huffing and puffing, especially with heavy luggage.


Could be quieter.

Guests often heard late night pedestrian traffic at this hotel. It seems the city is often in a celebratory mood, and guests got the brunt of it with noisy revellers disturbing their slumber.


Heating and cooling issues.

Guests said that air-conditioning was noticeably absent. A few also experienced cool temperatures that were far too uncomfortable for a pleasant stay. Some advised future guests to ask for a room away from the street so that windows can be opened. And bringing something warmer to wear might not be a bad idea, either.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Entrance Hall/lobby
  2. Express check-in
  3. Car park
  4. Hotel bar
Room facilities
  1. Television
  2. Hairdryer
  3. Central heating
  4. Air conditioning

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 9:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat 87 , 9000 , Ghent , Belgium
Telephone: +32(9)3295608 | Fax: +32(9)2240320 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • New safety protocols
  • Safe distance
  • Doctor on site

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