Ghent River Hotel

Gent, Belgium

Executive room

Executive room

Executive room

Executive room

Executive room

Quirky converted factory in the riverside city of Ghent

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Accommodation in an Executive Double room, including breakfast.

Please note that a city tax of €3 per person, per night is payable at the hotel upon check-out.

This offer is available for stays between January and April 2019 and is based on two adults only.

Pets are not allowed in this hotel.

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out at 11am.

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 35% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel's own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel's own prices. An example of our top discount is:

On 19/04/2019, two people may book a one-night stay in an Executive Double room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £103 per room, per night, compared to the publicly available rate of £158 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 35%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 09/01/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A converted factory and Renaissance house turned hotel in the quirky city of Ghent - with breakfast included

  • Come morning, head to the hotel’s stunning breakfast room and sun terrace for panoramic views of the city while you eat. The breakfast buffet has a great continental selection of meats, cheeses, cereal, bread and much more to enjoy while you gaze over the rising city. 

  • The hotel is an elegant combination of two historic buildings; one part a converted cotton factory from 1857, the other a restored Renaissance house from 1518. Some rooms still have evidence of their past, exhibiting the original brick walls and oak beams of the factory. 

  • Ghent River Hotel is the only hotel in the city which can be reached by boat, and the riverside terrace is a great place to sit back and watch the world go by or enjoy an afternoon coffee after a morning sightseeing. Its cosy bar serves a selection of Belgian beers and other beverages for pre- and post-dinner drinks. 


- Gym
- Sauna
- Bar
- Lounge area
- Nearby parking

How to get there 

The nearest airport is Brussels, approximately a one-hour drive away from the hotel. If you wish to travel by train, the Eurostar from London takes just three hours, and the journey from Gent-Sint-Pieters to the hotel takes roughly 20 minutes by taxi or bus.

Good to know 

Please note that a city tax of €3 per person, per night is payable to the hotel.

For those travelling by car, there is an indoor car park in the immediate surroundings of the hotel (Vrijdagmarkt car park) where you could securely leave your vehicle. Prices start from €26 per day, payable locally.

Waaistraat 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium

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Ghent must be Belgium's best kept secret. This quirky city marries a medieval history with an industrial edge to create a truly unique destination that's just three hours from London. From the historic quarter to the flower market, with artisanal coffee and antique stalls in between, a day on foot is a day well spent in this unusual city. Visit Ghent's Museum of Contemporary Art (SMAK) to see works from Belgium's best-known modern artists as well as names you'll know like Christo, Warhol and Hockney. The Design Museum boasts furnishings from the Renaissance to the psychedelic 70s and St Baaf's Cathedral is home to one of the world's earliest known oil paintings - The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Jan Van Eyck.  

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