Monasterium PoortAckere3.0 out of 5.0
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We loved this place. It is an old Monastery and as such is quirky. The whole atmosphere is very relaxed with friendly staff. We loved the way the imposing chapel was being used for a chefs conference when we were there. The huge bed was really comfortable, the bathroom had a bath, which we like, the only issue was remembering to duck in areas of our large room due to the low beams. Breakfast was help yourself and plentiful. Also it is very central and we walk everywhere.
歴史的地区から徒歩圏内にあり、なおかつ静かな格安ホテルです。1998年まで実際に6人の修道女が住んでいたそうで、修道院を改装したためかなり古いのですがとてもいい雰囲気です。ステンドグラスの見事なチャペルもあります。「修道女の部屋」に泊まったのですが料金の割には広く、洗面台とテレビがありました。何故か日本のホテルのようなバスローブとスリッパ、トイレタリー、ドライヤーが完備されています（壊れていましたが）。トイレとシャワー（古くてちょっと臭いました）は共同で、廊下の端にお茶のセットがありました。朝食はいいお値段だったゆえ省略しました（が、町にただ一つのマクドが改装中で、スーパーも早く閉まるし痛い目に合いました・・・）。古い木の床はまるで鴬張りのような音がし、階上の宿泊客が部屋を歩き回る音が響きましたが、これもこのホテルの個性ということで許せました（笑）。受付の長身のお兄さん（フランクさん）はオランダ人で大変フレンドリーでした。 As everyone says, this historic, quaint former monastery is located close to city centre, the historic area was within walking distance. There was a de-sanctified chapeI in this atmospheric hotel, and I couldn't help admiring it whenever I passed! Even a professional choir was rehearsing hymns one evening there, and it could be heard all over the building, which was absolutely heavenly. I stayed in 'nun's quarter', which was reasonably-priced and free from street noise, but unfortunately, I could hear the footsteps of a guest above. Never mind. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, the heating was efficient, although the shared shower rooms appeared to need refurbishment. The receptionist (a gentleman called Frank) was very friendly and helpful.
The Poortackere Monastry is situated very close to the city centre of Gent and has the huge advantage to hold own parking space (you need to pay for and it is not cheap). I really enjoyed the very unique atmosphere and individuality of the rooms - maybe it is not what you usually expect, but comfortable enough, WLAN is freely available and works well, it is clean and very cosy. The only thing I had to critizise a bit is that the breakfast is the same every day (not good if you stay a while for a conference - though the sparkling wine is a speciality) and it is somehow for the not very huge choice a bit too expensive. But I personally really loved this hotel and would recommend it more then all the international chains.
I really enjoyed my stay at Poortackere. The monastery is really close to the centre of Ghent but it is so quiet because it is located in its own grounds behind the street. I booked a single room with shared bathroom, not the cheapest option, the next up. My room was charming, beams on the ceilings, beautiful arched windows and a fab wooden studded door. You really get the feeling of being in a nun's cell, it is an amazing experience. The bed was very comfortable and the linen/towels of good quality. There was a big wardrobe, desk, chair and basin in the room. The TV was flatscreen and had a couple of British channels on it as well as Dutch, Belgian etc. Shower gel and soap is provided. There were tea/coffee facilities in the corridor and the shared toilet/shower rooms were great, I never had to wait to use them. The water pressure was good and the water hot. I didn't try breakfast as I though 17 Euros was a bit steep but it smelled fantastic. The free wifi was excellent. The photos of flaking paint and stains on carpets people post on here make really me laugh. The monastery is an old building and offers basic decent and cheap accommodation, no more. If the odd flaw offends you then pay a bit more money for luxury and perfection. All the staff I met were really nice. Ghent is gorgeous but I really cannot recommend visiting during the Gentse Feest in July .....unless you are under 25 and/or enjoy wading ankle deep through piles of discarded beer mugs and vomit. I didn't go out at night because it was so messy and busy, early mornings before the street cleaners got going were equally grim. I didn't feel unsafe at any point though. During the festival the shops were often shut and the weekly flea market wasn't held which was annoying but my fault because I should have checked before booking. Daytimes and early evenings are fine though and I am sure that at other times Ghent is peaceful and lovely. In Summer please use the mosquito repelling plug-in provided...I didn't and got eaten alive!
Don't expect an advanced self-check in service, a rainshower (in fact, the shower was outside of the door), or air conditioning in the room. Instead, this hotel offers very unique and monumental experience. Isn't that the point of most trips? (Breakfast was really great too.)
We only stayed for one night but it was very comfortable. The location was great, only a short walk into the city centre. The rooms are quite old but that is to be expected in such a unique place! Everything was clean, the room was massive and it was quiet. There were still religious paintings on the wall, which was a lovely touch. There was a little kitchen in our room, which we didn't use but nice for people who want that option. There was also a little seating area, where you can open out the windows during the summer.
The location is spot on! Only a 10 minute walk to the centre of the city. We booked a large room which had a separate seating area; the room was certainly big; decoration was a little old fashioned, but for a one night stop we weren't particularly worried. The hotel seems reasonably priced for a central hotel, but extras like parking and breakfast are expensive. We parked our motorbike for nothing though. This was our second visit, and we'll definitely stay again.
I booked it for 2 nights, but since my connected flight got delayed and I spent night in a city of my connection - I arrived one day late. My booking got somehow updated, when I tried to notify the hotel about my delay, and I was pleasantly surprised, when I only got charged for 1 night at the check-out. My room (cell) was very small, but that was per my expectations anyway; I liked it. Shower and toilet rooms were clean and available whenever I needed them, despite the hotel was fully booked according to the posting at the front door. You may want to have breakfast in the hotel as dining room's interior looks like a nave in a church, divided by columns of pseudo-gothic style - an experience not available elsewhere in Ghent, per my knowledge; although 17.5 Euros for breakfast looks bit too expensive to me.
Not happy at all. I got a room in the detached building, very poorly furmotured, there were some strange stains, the shower was broken and spilled water everywhere. Linoleum in the small bathroom. The kettle for the the was dirty. Breakfast at 17 Euro but nothing special, I could make the because I was not able to find a clean teapot. Only good point the location, near the city center. I will never ever return.
I booked a standard room well in advance in his hotel. I wasn't expecting luxury but honestly, the state of the room I was allocated was so poor I left and went somewhere else. I made my views clear to the management and have told them that the room is not fit for public letting. I believe some rooms have been refurbished. MIne clearly hadn't been decorated for many years. The carpet was so awful yo wouldn't want to walk on it without shoes. Hotels in Ghent are pricey, but I think it's worth paying a little extra to avoid this one.
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47% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 333 reviews