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Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here as part of a Tailor Made Rail trip to the Xmas markets in Ghent and Bruges, as well as seeing the Ghent Altarpiece and the Madonna in Bruges. About a 15 minute stroll from the cathedral, it is well-placed for tourism, and high quality, with excellent staff. Breakfasts are excellent too, and we enjoyed one meal in the restaurant. Would definitely stay again.

If you are visiting this wonderful City (only 90 minutes drive from the Channel Tunnel) do stay here. The hotel has a great location on the Western edge of the historic centre, easy to park under the building or nearby, and walk around the cobbled streets. There is charging for Electric Vehicles in the hotel. We returned for a second visit last weekend. Particular highlights were the lovely staff here on reception and in the breakfast/bar area (they kindly stored fruit and veg we bought in the market, as well as baked goods, in the kitchen fridge) and when we ordered off menu at lunch rustled up delicious bowls of soup in no time. Also I forgot my jacket on the back of the chair after lunch and they returned it to my room promptly. We did not eat dinner here. I had the impression that some of the rooms on the front side of the property were undergoing renovation but we heard no disturbing noise. There is a modern extension through the gardens which has comfortable and light rooms. This time we stayed in a 'Cosy' room in the main building but which was big enough for a large king size double bed and a large shower, and had a nice view across the rooftops. The Wellness area is in a separate building in the garden. It is small but has a good sized sauna and relaxation area. There is also a small but well equipped gym. Breakfast was included in our room rate and the rolls and breads, and the jams, were excellent. Great for a couples' relaxing weekend.

The hotel was delightful with great decor which married both old and new together in a bright and inviting style. The bedroom was large and comfortable with slippers, robes, comfy chairs and the TV had BBC 1 and 2. The staff were charming and helpful. There were redecoration works being done on two floors and whilst not noisy where we were meant the lifts were always full of workmen and their tools etc. The breakfast was expensive and we were going out for lunch so didn't need a large feast so went to a cafe opposite which was delightful. We enjoyed the bar in the evening with a charming barman who mixed a wicked vodka martini. I would definitely recommend.

The hotel had a very late check in time which meant we couldn't get into the room before 3pm. No early check in option was offered despite arriving at 12.30pm. This meant we were unable to use the room as a much needed 'pit stop' during the day. The hotel is comfortable although tired looking. The room was comfortable and adequate. We had a sink in the bedroom with a separate shower room and separate bathroom. The small balcony was lovely to spend time on although we had to request hot water and tea cups as none were available in the room. The staff were quite friendly and helpful. We were very disappointed however to be woken up at 6.50am by work they have going on in one of the hotel wings which continued past 8am. There was a note of apology on the desk when we arrived but we did not expect to be woken by such loud banging and sawing so early in the morning. For the prices they charge and for being marketed as a luxury hotel, I expected better.

The hotel is situated just outside the historical city centre. It is just five minutes work to that area and a bus stop just outside the hotel. This hotel consists of an older building and a new building separated by a small garden there almost all rooms are. The rooms are quite spacious and many like our room also have a large balcony oriented towards the park between the two buildings. This little park was just beautiful and there are sitting possibilities for bar guest in it. The bed is large and very soft and comfortable. The bathroom is perfect with a large shower part, I always prefer a shower. It was also equipped with the two longest bathrobes that I have seen. Just wonderful. There is also a door to the toilet which separate it from the rest of the bathroom, very nice. It is actually the same door that is used for the entrance to the bathroom, very ingenious. Just one remark, the spotlights bordering to flood lights in the ceiling did look quite odd. The breakfast was included in our room price and was good but by no means exceptional. For example, there were no omelette cook as in great hotels, and the bread supply did not include any form of rye bread. And there was a real low point. The tea was just teabags and hot water and all the coffee was produced in a machine! I cannot understand this choice of the hotel management. There were also a spa department in a sperate, house in the garden that we did not use, but by many others.

Comfy rooms and bathroom , great place ,nice and helpfull people . My daughter loved the swimming pool and I enoyed the sauna. Breaffast is amazing . NOt eay to park but you can go to the pcublic parking very closed/. First very sunny week end in Belgium. We will come back.

Our second stay here. In many ways an excellent hotel but the restaurant meal was a bit disappointing, although breakfasts are excellent. Most staff very friendly and helpful - a couple of exceptions though. Our junior suite in the modern block was great - light and spacious, very good bed. We'll return but eat elsewhere.

A beautiful hotel with a spa close to the city center. Staff are very professional and helpful. The room I stayed in, on the second floor, was not very big but clean, looked nice and was air conditioned. Even that it was facing the street it was very quiet indeed. Mattresses, in the bed, might be concidered a bit hard for some people. Breakfast was very good with lots to choose from. Parking garage is availible but be aware that getting to the hotel or the garage by car isn’t the easiest. If you park outside the entrance you have to take a long detour to get to the garage, but then again, driving in Gent is a bit of a nightmare. I would recommend contacting the staff for the address to the entrance beforehand, if you plan to use the garage. Use Google or Waze for directions, standard GPS´s are not updated enough. Wasn’t able to use the spa but it looked really nice. In all a very pleasant stay.

We just came back from a 5 day stay (4 nights) at this lovely and elegant hotel. The room was excellent, spacious and totally equipped with all the little things you could need including tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and dressing gowns for use while at the hotel. We also had a balcony in the room. Bearing in mind the weather is not warm yet, we sat out there one day and found it most pleasant as it is somewhat sheltered and was not windy at all. The decor of the hotel is elegant and comfortable. The staircase, reception area, lounges and dining room are excellent. All the reception and kitchen staff are friendly and helpful as well as most of the cleaning staff (apart from one person who we find a bit intrusive, but this was definitely the exception, not the rule!). Didn't try the breakfast but had dinner at the restaurant as well as having room service. Both very good! The food was very tasty. My only criticism is that the accompaniment to every meal is salad (which is exactly the same for all meals- a version of Ceasar salad with lettuce and croutons as the main ingredients) and chips. A very small criticism amongst very good things! The swimming pool was great! Lockers and a hair drier are available and shampoo and towels are supplied at the changing rooms. We didn't get to use the Jacuzzi or the gym so cannot comment but did see that another guest had written in the book asking what should be worn in the sauna as swimming costumes were apparently not allowed... A fair point I thought. The hotel location was perfect! Very close to Gravesteen and, St Michael's Church, St Nicholas Church and other main attractions. I highly recommend it. Loved this hotel and I will definitely stay here again in the future when visiting Ghent.

Last year I stayed for the first time at the Sandton Grand in Ghent and just loved it - whenever I return to Ghent this hotel will be my first choice. It has class, style, great service, is central and the beds are wonderful!

Hoogstraat 36 Ghent

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Fitness center

Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof places you next to School of Yesteryear and within a 5-minute walk of St. Michael's Church. This 158-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Centrally located in Ghent, the hotel is also a short walk from Monastery of the Carmelite Fathers and Design Museum Ghent.


In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there's also a Champagne bar. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 158 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests staying at Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Self parking is offered for EUR 28.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 9 meeting rooms.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 3782 reviews