Hotel Ghent River - Historic Hotels Ghent - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Hotel Ghent River - Historic Hotels Ghent

The Ghent River Hotel is located on the Right Bank of the Leie, which was the border of Gent between the 11th and 15th century.

Due to the landing stage, the Ghent River Hotel is the only one that can be reached by boat. The hotels premises have 2 buildings: a renaissance house (1518) and a rice-mill built in 1857 on the foundation wall of a sugar refinery. The building was also used as a cotton-spinning mill (1873), a warehouse (1879) and a steam actuated bakery (1892). The latter company expanded the building several times until 1909.

The rooms are comfortably equipped with individual regulable heating, colour TV with remote control, direct dial telephone, internet access, safe, mini-bar and fully equipped bathroom with hair-dryer. You will immediately feel good and homy between the warm and charming colours.

The Ghent-River Hotel also offers a cosy bar where yuo can try some local and national drinks. You can enjoy our copious breakfast buffet from 07.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. in our breakfast room. You can start into a new day only for € 15.

The Ghent River Hotel offers an excellent sauna where you can relax after a stressful day. For further information please contact the reception.

The Ghent River Hotel is the only hotel in Gent that can be reached by boat. Free use of fitness - Sauna available at 9 euros - bar and lounge - laundry service City tax:3.00 euro per person per night (children up tot 13 years exempted) Opening hours breakfast room: - during the weekdays from 6h30 untill 10h00 - during the weekends from 7h00 untill 11h00 At the cost of €21.00 per person Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 2004, Last complete renovation 2011, Last partial renovation 2012, Number of floors 3, Total number of rooms 77, Number of single rooms 0, Number of double rooms 77, of which have 2 separate beds 30, of which have a double bed 30, of which are suitable as three-bed rooms 6, of which are suitable as four-bed rooms 2, Rooms with connecting door 0, Number of suites (separate rooms) 1, Number of junior suites 1, Number of apartments 0, Number of rooms with air conditioning 77, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 11:00, Multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Number of luxury rooms 22, Number of business rooms 8, Bed-and-breakfast hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, Family hotel, No-smoking room 77, Family rooms available 2, Children's beds/cots 2

AddressShow map

Waaistraat 5-7, 9000 Ghent, Belgium


  • Station (Gent - Sint-Pieters Railway Station) 2.65 km
  • City centre (Gent) 0.49 km
  • Airport (Brussels Airport (BRU)) 55.9 km

Service times

Reception open:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

3:00 PM

Latest check-out:

11:00 AM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Public Internet terminal
  • Hotel-owned car park Fee per 24 hours 26 EUR
  • Garage is a 1-minute walk away
  • Hotel bar
  • Sauna Fee 9,00 EUR
  • Fitness room
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Fee per day 0,00 EUR
  • Breakfast from 07:00 o'clock to 10:00 o'clock

Room facilities

  • Satellite TV
  • TV remote control
  • Desk
  • Telephone on the desk
  • Analogue modem connection
  • Room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Centrally controlled air conditioning
  • Windows for opening
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Plan of emergency exits

In-house services

  • Hotel safe
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Laundry service
  • WLAN in room
  • Pets not allowed

Hotel location

Waaistraat 5-7, 9000 Ghent -

Evaluations of Hotel Ghent River - Historic Hotels Ghent

Overall 72 ratings, including comments: 42 ratings
7.3 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
87% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Corporate customers
9.2 / 10
April 2015

very nice Hotel

Corporate customers
8.2 / 10
June 2014

Very well located (midle town) easy to find a park place (expect 10 € the night. Very close of the Volvo (car and trucks factories)

Wireless systeme very weak. Room a little bit noisy

Corporate customers
7.5 / 10
April 2013

Location is the best, both to visit Gent and to go to Bruges, Brussels etc by train (can go to the railway station by tram)

Corporate customers
4.2 / 10
January 2013

friendly staff, breakfast ok except coffee - at my last stay I had a nice room with high ceiling and red clinker, historical atmophere

very loud, youth club and night life across the street, room in 70/80's style and in bad condition, mattress soft, wallpaper peeling off the wall, bath room narrow, 2 small towels, no extras, minibar expensive, smallest nut package ever seen, WLAN with interruptions / low speed, no hotel parking - only narrow spaces on public ground for 10 € per night

Corporate customers
8.4 / 10
September 2011

Very convenient location / close to the city center, restaurants and main city squares.

Improvement and more attention has to be given to the cleanliness of the lobby area.

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