The intimate 4-star Hotel de Flandre hotel is located in the historical centre of Ghent, within a wonderful 5-minute stroll of Korenmarkt Square and the Graslei medieval port. This carefully restored coach house hails back to the 18th Century, also offers business flats and is a short walk to the Gravensteen, Museum of Modern Art and the towers of Sint Niklaas Church, St Baafs Cathedral and the Ghent Belfry.
The 62 rooms and suites all come with a minimum standard of private bathroom, TV, minibar and free Wi-Fi.
Concierge service and a 24-hour reception are available to guests, as well as a fully-equipped meeting room, rooftop terrace and private garden.
Hotel de Flandre has a resident bar open until early hours, breakfast is available on surcharge and private dining is available in rooms.
The hotel is about 20 minutes away from the Ghent Sint Pieters main train station by tram.
de Flandre is set in the middle of one of those picturesque European old towns, where the cathedrals, Korenmarkt square, the harbour, restaurants, and museums can be reached in 10 minutes on foot. Fantastic for exploring Ghent, but fairly quiet for sleepi
Tea in room and choice at breakfast.
Guests approved of the tea and coffee facilities in their rooms and the buffet breakfasts were popular for the variety of food on offer, especially the wide spread of cheeses and bread.
Large, well-appointed rooms.
If you are after a simple and comfortable room with plenty of space, air-conditioning and a taste of Belgian heritage, then the well-appointed rooms here could be a good option.
Price for breakfast too high.
Given the steep price charged for breakfast, some have chosen to pass it by, and others wished they had since a supermarket is across the road and lots of cafes are close by.
Annex and main building issues.
Overall, a few guests have found de Flandre to be more expensive than what it is worth, sometimes due to having to cross the road to the annex rooms, which some say have poor lighting and little privacy afforded by the bathrooms, while some of the older r
Wi-Fi signal weakness.
You may find the Wi-Fi to be weak in some areas of the hotel, as some guests have previously had issues, so check with the hotel if you really need the internet.