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Everything else was good except the shower curtain was too short, water got out. The whole floor was wet, include some of the clothing.

The hotel was really impressive. A Holiday Inn Express is not some place where you expect to find the highest levels of cleanliness, service, and good food, but I found all three. I was extremely pleasantly surprised. In particular, the staff were very helpful, and master linguists: Flemish, French, English and German were spoken well by all that I met. The staff were so helpful, I'm at a loss to describe in detail what I liked best about them. They gave me good advice for tourism, restaurants, mass transit, etc... Unfortunately, one day I got extremely sick and needed a doctor. They found someone willing to make a house call !! And then they arranged a car to take me to a pharmacy so I could get my prescription filled while I waited. Really helpful people. The only thing is that the hotel is located very far from the center of Ghent. So you just cannot walk. You can take a bus if you like, but the taxis are very cheap and highly reliable. Probably the best bet is to rent a car, or to drive to the hotel, because then you have total freedom. The hotel has its own protected parking lot.

The hotel is neat, clean and the staff is cordial. For business visit it is most suitable. Breakfast is included in the tariff. There are no shuttles but you could order a taxi. Very close from the University hospital and not too far from the center of the city.

The hotel is too far from Gent in an industrial park. Nothing nearby, and the public transportation consists of a bus that comes about once every 40 minutes. It's service stops at 11pm and will take you only to the tram station, where you must change a pay for a tram. Total time using public transportation to downtown Gent is about 1 and 1/2 hours and 5 euros. Additionally, the hotel nickel and dimes you to death. The free internet includes spotty wireless limited to 128K speed. For broadband speeds, expect to shell out some money! Also, expect to pay 8 euros for the luxury of parking your vehicle in their outdoor parking lot. (The only place to park!)The rooms are minimalistic and not very soundproof due to the cheap construction.The best feature in the hotel is the morning breakfast, that was surprisingly good.On checkout, expect to pay more euros per person as the hotel collects "city taxes", [...]. It doesn't make sense to be paying city taxes since you are so far outside the city...All in all, I would suggest this as a hotel to be left as a last resort. I would, however, recommend the quaint city of Gent.

Akkerhage 2 Ghent East Flanders

Hotel highlights

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

Ghelamco Arena is a short stroll from Holiday Inn Express Gent, and other popular attractions like Citadel Park are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 3-star hotel has 120 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's connected to the convention center in central Ghent and also close to Museum of Fine Arts and STAM Ghent City Museum.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served on weekdays from 6 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel serves as home to a lobby lounge, along with a brasserie that specializes in Belgian cuisine. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 120 recently renovated rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hydromassage showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also available.


Property features

Renovated in 2017, Holiday Inn Express Gent offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 19 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 125 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a microwave in a common area, and express check-in.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | 2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 2

Business Studio, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Gent

Everyone (1) Business (2) Couples (1)
4
Everyone

Everything else was good except the shower curtain was too short, water got out. The whole floor was wet, include some of the clothing.

By on Aug 24, 2018

4

a lovely place to stay, but not central.

Business

The hotel was really impressive. A Holiday Inn Express is not some place where you expect to find the highest levels of cleanliness, service, and good food, but I found all three. I was extremely pleasantly surprised. In particular, the staff were very helpful, and master linguists: Flemish, French, English and German were spoken well by all that I met. The staff were so helpful, I'm at a loss to describe in detail what I liked best about them. They gave me good advice for tourism, restaurants, mass transit, etc... Unfortunately, one day I got extremely sick and needed a doctor. They found someone willing to make a house call !! And then they arranged a car to take me to a pharmacy so I could get my prescription filled while I waited. Really helpful people. The only thing is that the hotel is located very far from the center of Ghent. So you just cannot walk. You can take a bus if you like, but the taxis are very cheap and highly reliable. Probably the best bet is to rent a car, or to drive to the hotel, because then you have total freedom. The hotel has its own protected parking lot.

By on Jul 31, 2011

5

convenient, clean and well managed

Business

The hotel is neat, clean and the staff is cordial. For business visit it is most suitable. Breakfast is included in the tariff. There are no shuttles but you could order a taxi. Very close from the University hospital and not too far from the center of the city.

By on Feb 27, 2011

2

a budget hotel not worth the price

Couples

The hotel is too far from Gent in an industrial park. Nothing nearby, and the public transportation consists of a bus that comes about once every 40 minutes. It's service stops at 11pm and will take you only to the tram station, where you must change a pay for a tram. Total time using public transportation to downtown Gent is about 1 and 1/2 hours and 5 euros. Additionally, the hotel nickel and dimes you to death. The free internet includes spotty wireless limited to 128K speed. For broadband speeds, expect to shell out some money! Also, expect to pay 8 euros for the luxury of parking your vehicle in their outdoor parking lot. (The only place to park!)The rooms are minimalistic and not very soundproof due to the cheap construction.The best feature in the hotel is the morning breakfast, that was surprisingly good.On checkout, expect to pay more euros per person as the hotel collects "city taxes", [...]. It doesn't make sense to be paying city taxes since you are so far outside the city...All in all, I would suggest this as a hotel to be left as a last resort. I would, however, recommend the quaint city of Gent.

By on Apr 8, 2010

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