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How to stay in Ghent on a budget

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The city of Ghent and its quarter of a million residents enjoy an atmosphere that depicts a crossover between a lively cosmopolitan metro area and a quiet, provincial city. Ghent also has a much younger population than cities like Antwerp and Brussels as their city centers are disintegrating. Staying in Ghent can be expensive if you aren’t aware of some of the more affordable places to stay. The following is a list of some of the better budget accommodations in Ghent, Belgium.

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Ibis Gent Centrum Opera – located in the center of the city, the facility is situated close to the, Ghent University, Belfry of Ghent, Korenmarkt Square, and St. Nicholas’ Church. There is a bar and lounge on-site that serves food while all guestrooms are air conditioned and are equipped with complimentary hardwired or wireless internet access. Additional amenities include cable or satellite TV with premium channels.

Hotel Cathedral – the Hotel Cathedral is located close to the, Friday Market Square, Saint Bavo Cathedral, Belfry of Ghent St. Jacobs Church, and Stadhuis. You have dining options at the on-site bar/lounge and restaurant where you will usually be served by a multilingual staff (English, French, and German). Additional amenities offered in the 7 guestrooms include cable channel TV, complimentary newspapers, desks, and phones. Wireless internet access is available for a fee.

Ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal – located in close proximity to the Belfry of Ghent, Saint Bavo Cathedral, and Stadhuis, this hotel features dining at the on-site bar and lounge as well as FREE hardwired and wireless internet access in public areas of the facility. All guestrooms are air conditioned and are equipped with hair dryers, safes, and cable or satellite TV.

Campanile Hotel Gent – the hotel is located near the Flanders Expo, Ghent University, Museum of Fine Arts, and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst. It features a bar, lounge, and restaurant on the premises as well as a multilingual staff (English, French, and German). Guestrooms are equipped with coffee and tea makers, hair dryers, LCD TV’s with cable channels, and views of the beautiful gardens surrounding the property.

Parkhotel Gent – located close to the Belfry of Ghent, Ghent University, and Saint Bavo Cathedral. You have plenty of dining opportunities at the Parkhotel Gent include a bar/lounge, a café and coffee shop, and a restaurant on-site. The 10 guestrooms cable channel, flat panel TV’s and wireless internet access (fees apply). The hotel also features a rooftop garden and terrace.

Best Western Hotel Chamade – It is situated in central Ghent which is pretty close to Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Bavo Cathedral and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst. With multilingual staff, tourists from all over the world can be at home. Additionally, there is a bar or lounge library and complementary wireless internet in public areas. The rooms have mini-bars to ensure that you are comfortable all through your stay.


Hotels in Ghent

Carlton Hotel- roomCarlton Hotel
Average Price: €81
Average Rating: 9.6

Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof- roomSandton Grand Hotel Reylof
Average Price: €95
Average Rating: 8.3

Charme Hotel Hancelot- roomCharme Hotel Hancelot
Average Price: €99
Average Rating: 9.3


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Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

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