Ghent River Hotel

4.0 star property
Upmarket hotel in Ghent City Centre with bar/lounge

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Ghent River Hotel

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Deluxe Double or Twin Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Reception hall
Bar (on property)

Overview of Ghent River Hotel


Very good

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
Waaistraat 5, Ghent, 9000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Deluxe Double or Twin Room

  • 30 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Executive Double Room

  • 25 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Junior Suite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Double or Twin Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Ghent City Centre

Getting around

  • Brussels Airport (BRU) - 64 min drive
  • Wondelgem Station - 8 min drive
  • Evergem Station - 11 min drive
  • Ghent-Dampoort Station - 17 min walk


  • Café 't Kanon - 3 min walk
  • Savarin - 2 min walk
  • Babbelut - 1 min walk
  • Jaggers - 2 min walk
  • De Gulden Valk - 2 min walk

About this property

Ghent River Hotel

Located near a train station, Ghent River Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Ghent. You can relax at the sauna, work out at the fitness centre or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Dutch, English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 77 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Personal watercraft (motorised)
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (753 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Reception hall


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Dial-up Internet access is available in guest rooms for an extra charge
  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 22 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Ghent River
Ghent River Hotel
Hotel Ghent River
River Ghent
River Hotel Ghent
Ghent River Hotel Hotel
Ghent River Hotel Ghent
Ghent River Hotel Hotel Ghent

Frequently asked questions

Does Ghent River Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ghent River Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ghent River Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ghent River Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ghent River Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Ghent River Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ghent River Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Ghent River Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, waterskiing and windsurfing. Enjoy amenities such as a sauna and a fitness centre.
What's the area around Ghent River Hotel like?
Ghent River Hotel is located by the river in Ghent City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from Friday Market Square and 6 minutes' walk from Gravensteen Castle.



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10/10 Exceptional

The room was fabulous!! Right along the river!! So beautiful. The breakfast was amazing and well priced. The staff was very courteous and helpful.
Tracy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anil, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel and well situated
Pretty hotel with spacious room that's two minutes walk from the main square.
Yves, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luc, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A diamond in the rough.
The front of the hotel is very modern looking, which is disappointing because the part of the city it is in has an old feel about it. When you walk in the staff are very friendly and checking in is really fast and efficient. We had a room with a canal view and the quality of the room was fantastic. The building it occupies was clearly an old warehouse and they have done a lot to make it charming and authentic. The timber in the high ceiling is exposed, and they have done a lot of work with the decor. There are charming metal poles (obviously in their existing support places) holding up the ceiling, just adding to the warehouse feel. The rooms are cleaned daily and are well maintained. There is a sauna which is available to use for a fee. We did not eat at the hotel. Hotel food trends to carry a small premium, EUR22pp for breakfast is not cheap and there are many eateries near by where you can taste the local cuisine for less.
ID, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Stef, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Room was not as advertised.
Booked a room with a double and two singles, but got downgraded to a room with just a double. The hotel management were rude and did not sort the issue and refused a partial refund for the difference between the more expensive room and the cheaper room they provided. Apparently we "should have been grateful for the amazing rate we got" . 😂😂😂.
John, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Front river view Right on the center of the city
Gustavo, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staying here is a must
A very lovely charming Hotel in the heart of the city center close to fone restaurants shopping canals and Castle Gravensteen
rose, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
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General property information

Reasons to Book
Comfortable Beds & Beautiful Rooms
Check-In Time
3:00 PM
Check-Out Time
11:00 AM