Ghent River Hotel

Waaistraat 5Ghent9000Belgium
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About Ghent River Hotel

On the banks of the River Leie, the Ghent River Hotel Hotel is a historic, tasteful place to explore the city and its famous attractions, such as the Ghent Friday Market, House of Aljin and the Kraanlei district.

Lodgings at the hotel include minibars, hairdryers, courtesy Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms, flat screen televisions, desks and climate control.

The Ghent River Hotel Hotel features free Wi-Fi, public parking (surcharge), room service, laundry, fitness centre, business services, sauna and terrace.

Guests can enjoy a hot, fresh breakfast or a pint and a snack at the bar. The hotel is situated in downtown Ghent, near numerous restaurants as well.

From the hotel, visitors are a short walk from Gravensteein Castle (five minutes), the Big Cannon (two minutes), St. Jacob’s Church (five minutes) and Patershol (five minutes).


Waaistraat 5, Ghent, 9000, Belgium
Telephone: +32(9)2661010 | Fax: +32(9)2661015 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna


  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Boat to and from your hotel.

All other hotels in Ghent, Belgium are unable to boast one fun little feature—boat access. From the banks of the River Leie, you can walk out the hotel’s front door and will able to enjoy the river and the city, rather than having to find access to the wa

Freshly renovated, yet historic.

The merger of a Renaissance-era house and a 19th century sugar refinery, the Ghent River Hotel is the culmination of antiquated charm and modern design and décor. It also provides you access to the city centre and the river, as well as providing delightfu

A view of the city with your breakfast.

For a small fee, not only can you enjoy a savoury morning meal, but you’ll also feast on lovely vistas of the city. Breakfast—consisting of cereals, fruits, sausages, smoked salmon, pancakes and other hot and cold delights—is served from the rooftop dinin

Negative Reviews

No onsite parking available.

Although the hotel does have parking available for guests, it isn’t located onsite. There is a nearby underground parking ramp, which although private and secure, does cost an extra fee to use. If you’re looking to avoid parking fees, you may wish to trav

A couple of minor quibbles.

All in all, travellers felt the hotel was a pleasant place to stay and loved the convenience to downtown. On the other hand, there have been a few small concerns with the accommodations, including some trouble with the heater, lack of a bathroom fan, limi

Thin walls mean poor soundproofing.

While many guests of the Ghent River Hotel haven’t had any real problems with the hotel or grounds, some have noted that the walls were very thin. As such, it was a little too easy for noises from the adjacent rooms, the hallways or the pub to seep into t

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