Ghent has a lot of good accomodations
Ghent has a lot of accomodations to offer. From B&F, youth hotels, tourist hotels up to business four star hotels.
Has i live here in Ghent i have no real experiences on this but i always heard from friends and invited VT members that three hotels are very popular due to their location and acceptable prices
- Sofitel : near the city hall
- Ibis : next to the Cathedral
- Novotel : next to E.Braun square
The "Ghent River Hotel" and "Marriot Hotel" are rather exclusive accomodations.
Visit the old center by boat - Part II
Leaving the center direction north, you will float on the river "Leie", on your left the wine house distributor. (Wine was only for the upper class). Furthermore the previous "Fish market"
on the left and the "Meat halls" on your right.
Enjoy your "cruise" and look at :
-"The Castle" previous residence of the counts and actually completely renovated
-"The House of Allyns" - refugee house for poor women
-"The industrial bakery" actualy a top hotel Ghent River Hotel
-"August Monastery" : believe it or not , that time located opposite the redlight district
-"Het Rabot" - previous sluice gate
So and than back to the basic camp - the "Graslei"
No laughing, this boat trip is recommendable, you will learn how people lived hundreds of years ago, from grains to breweries, from castles, upper classes and there wine, from textile factories to bakeries, from monasteries and .....