No Boutique hotel, but a fancy hostel
Posted Nov 24, 2010
I came down on a business trip and was suggested this boutique hotel. The images online looked great and very classy so I had no suspicion of this recently opened "hotel" would be more like a hostel. Arriving at 8:30 PM the front door was already closed and after I stood in the rain for 10 minutes the bartender of the bar adjacent to the hotel opened the door for me. Do not expect any Reception, Room service or Concierge services. This is an old renovated house and I had more a feeling being in a fancy student house. Rooms are spacious, TV is large, but with UK channels, bathroom spacious, but sink very tiny and bathroom amenities are not provided. They do have the industrial soap dispenser attached to the wall, which looks very tacky. The bed very soft. Internet for free, the code I got handwritten on a beercoaster (from the bartender) but next to the table there was no electricity connection so luckly my cable was long enough to pull it across the room. To summarize this "hotel" should not be called boutique, it is not for business travelers, but I can imagine that if you come to visit Ghent on a leisure basis you could very much enjoy this little hostel. The Irish pub is quite cosy (you can smoke inside so watch out) and the food served is very tasteful. Staff is very friendly and goes the extra miles to satisfy your special requests. Enjoy Ghent!