Monasterium Poortackere Hotel - Ghent

Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent, Belgium, 9000  show map
 3 stars
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Monasterium Poortackere Hotel - Ghent

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The unique Monasterium Poortackere Hotel offers non-smoking rooms in proximity to Museum for the History of Sciences, Fine Arts Museum and Museum Dr. Guislain. Featuring Gothic architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1860.

The property is set 10 minutes' walk away from Gravensteen Castle, St. Bavo's Cathedral and Ghent Town Hall . Ghent city center is 1 km away.

The hotel is set next to a monastery, a museum and a church.

Sint-PietersGent train station is a 20-minute walk from the property. It takes around 55 minutes' drive to get to Deurne airport, which is 55 km away.

Rooms

Offering a view over the terrace, 47 rooms feature modern décor, a fireplace, central heating, a writing desk, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV along with en suite bathrooms. Room facilities also include a kettle and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the courtyard every morning. Guests can savor refreshments and beers in the café bar. The wine bar Vintage is just about 5 minutes’ walk from the property.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs EUR 17.50 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel also offers bicycles for rent.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include a playroom, babysitting and cots.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at EUR 15 per day.

Number of rooms:   47.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Sauna
  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay for free in an extra bed. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent, Belgium, 9000

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City Center
  • Ghent
    2000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Trainstation Ghent-Dampoort
    1.1 mi
  • Train Station Sint-Pieters Ghent
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • 't Oud Clooster (cuisine: French, Belgian)
    600 ft
  • de kastart (cuisine: Italian, European)
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    47

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 220 sq. feet
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    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds or Double bed
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds
      Size: 270 sq. feet
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        How to reach hotel

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        Hotel Address:

        Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent, Belgium, 9000

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Ghent
          2000 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Trainstation Ghent-Dampoort
          1.1 mi
        • Train Station Sint-Pieters Ghent
          1.1 mi
        Restaurants
        • 't Oud Clooster (cuisine: French, Belgian)
          600 ft
        • de kastart (cuisine: Italian, European)
          700 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          47

        Hotel Awards

        BelgianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedGhentMonasterium Poortackere

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Belgium

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • NTGent - 2000 ft

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1700 ft

        Places of interest

        • St Michael's Church - 700 ft
        • Cathédrale Saint Bavon - 1000 ft
        • Flanders Opera Ghent - 1400 ft
        • St. Nicholas' Church - 1400 ft
        • Saint Nicholas' Church - 1400 ft
        • Old Fish Market - 1700 ft
        • Great Butchers' Hall - 1700 ft
        • Saint Bavo's Cathedral - 2300 ft
        • Vooruit Ghent - 2700 ft

        Convention centers

        • Graslei and Korenlei Ghent - 1000 ft

        Shopping areas

        • School van Toen - 1000 ft
        • Post Plaza Shopping Center - 1000 ft
        • Design Museum Ghent - 1400 ft
        • The House of Alijn - 2300 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Belfry of Ghent - 1700 ft
        • Gravensteen Ghent - 2000 ft
        • Graffiti Street - 2000 ft
        • Small Beguinage Ghent - 2000 ft
        • Ghent City Hall - 2000 ft
        • Toreken - 2300 ft
        • Achtersikkel & Grote Sikkel - 2300 ft
        • Dulle Griet - 2300 ft

        Theaters

        • Vlaamse Opera House - 2000 ft
        • Vooruit - 2700 ft

        Business areas

        • Ghent Christmas Market - 2000 ft

        Marina

        • Viadagio Ecological Boat Trips - 2700 ft

        Local attractions

        • Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage - 5100 ft
          Lange Violettestraat 235, Ghent
        • S.M.A.K. - Musee d'Art Moderne - 1.1 mi
          Citadelpark, Ghent
        • Blaarmeersen, Sports and Recreation Park - 1.1 mi
          Zuiderlaan, 5, Ghent
        • Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten) - 1.1 mi
          Citadelpark, Ghent
        • Municipal Museum for Contemporary Art (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst) - 1.1 mi
          Citadelpark, Ghent

        Near the hotel

        • St Michael s Church - 800 ft
          Sint-Michielsplein, Ghent
        • Graslei and Korenlei - 1600 ft
          Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent
        • Design Museum Gent - 1500 ft
          Jan Breydelstraat 5, Ghent
        • Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) - 1600 ft
          Emile Braunplein, Ghent
        • Hotel d Hane-Steenhuyse - 1100 ft
          Veldstraat 55, Ghent
        • Saint Nicholas Church - 1500 ft
          Cataloniestraat, Ghent
        • Post Plaza - 1500 ft
          Korenmarkt, Ghent

        Restaurants nearby

        • 't Oud Clooster - 600 ft

          Address: Zwartezusterstraat 5
          Phone: 092337802

          61% likes this, based on 46 reviews
          Cuisine: French, Belgian
          Price Range: USD 12 - USD 24

        • Coeur d'Artichaut - 700 ft

          Address: Onderbergen 6
          Phone: +32(0)9 2253318

          Price Range: USD 1 - USD 145

        • Domestica - 700 ft

          Address: Onderbergen 27
          Phone: 32 (0) 9 223 53 00

          61% likes this, based on 57 reviews
          Cuisine: French
          Price Range: USD 1 - USD 147

        • de kastart - 700 ft

          Address: onderbergen 42
          Phone: 09/224.36.27

          54% likes this, based on 88 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian, European
          Price Range: USD 7 - USD 22

        • Lepelblad - 700 ft

          Address: Onderbergen 40
          Phone: +32 9 324 02 44

          62% likes this, based on 44 reviews
          Price Range: USD 25 - USD 64

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          47

        Hotel Awards

        BelgianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedGhentMonasterium Poortackere

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Belgium

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        Monasterium Poortackere Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Monasterium Poortackere

        Average guest rating

        7.0out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 467 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Service
        7.0

        Guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Spacious rooms, unique experience sleeping in a former monastery, cool building designed to maintain the aura yet also very comfortable.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Beautiful building right in the centre of town. Friendly and efficient staff, huge room (actually, a three-room suite) for just €115 a night.

          A bit cold - but we culd turn the heating up.

        • Single
          3.8

          The staff at the reception was polite.

          Was given a twin room (instead of a double) outside the monastery, right on the outside corridor leading to the main building, with people coming in or talking in front of my door all night, plus noise traffic & feeling the cold from outside.Furniture was basic, I wouldnt rate this hotel with more than one star.Poor value for money, plus dont mention the monastery & quiet atmosphere when you send your guests outside of it for a bargain.

        • Group of friends
          5.8

          From the web site I expected it to be much nicer than it was.

          Beds weren't very good. Hotel not well kept up.

        • Family with children
          10.0

          Beautiful building, well converted into hotel. Very friendly staff. Helpful with special needs of wheelchair user.

          Breakfast option very expensive.

        • Couple
          5.4

          The location was convenient to the major sights.

          The room was old and threadbare. The wifi worked intermittently. There was no shower curtain, just a tub with hand held nozzle. We booked here as it was the cheapest place in town left and it was not worth the 100 Euro. The concept of the monastery as hotel is neat, but the execution was very poor. I don't recommend it if you want value for money.

        • Couple
          10.0

          The hotel was very peaceful and we very much enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere and also the excellent location close to the old part of Ghent. We were delighted in every respect with the hotel.

          We were totally delighted with the hotel and have no negative comments to report.

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          good location near the historic cetre, helpful staff

          bed bugs

        • Single
          4.6

          Free wireless internett

          - Very noisy, no sound insulation whatsoever - 10€ for parking

        • Single
          7.8

          Amazing ambience! Very friendly and helful staff. Helped me to print my boarding pass. I forgot my wallet in the internet room and it was still there! So a very safe place. Very clean showers. Nice to have free tea & coffee on each floor. Very close to the old city.

          Luckily I always travel with earplugs and an eye mask. Think the hotel should offer people that upon check in as the walls and ceilings are very thin. People staying in rooms above are very noisy when walking on the wooden floors. I could hear the person in the next room talking on Skype. Perhaps there should also be a time when everyone should be as quiet as possible and close their doors as quiet as possible, E.G. after 10pm. People staying above my room (slot 2.7) were partying until 1am and I could hear them even with my earplugs in. I also think the price of eur46 is a bit too high for the hostel rooms, should be around eur30. Pity the breakfast is so expensive (eur17).

        • Single
          6.6

          Easy walk into Ghent's historic centre; car parking on site (plus car can be left for the rest of the day after check out); free and reliable WiFi; free tea/coffee available 24/7.

          Room and facilities were fairly described, but one toilet cubicle between many just isn't enough in practice. No hot water in room sink (and no sinks in the shower rooms) is a real practical difficulty for wet shavers. Rubbish bin not emptied from previous guest. In short, "austere" accommodation - as described - but probably priced too high. Breakfast @17.50 euros extra simply avoided.

        • Single
          8.2

          Convenient location, best price, good for those who plan to spend most of the time out.

          The room was a bit dark and quite small. Breakfast way too expensive.

        • Family with children
          5.8

          The size of the room, the architecture, the polite people at the reception.

          I thought breakfast should have been included for the price we paid.

        • Single
          8.2

          The calm and contemplative location.

          Everything was good.

        • Single
          8.8

          Excellent location, beautiful monastery building, inviting atmosphere (staff light-up candles throughout hallways and play suitable music),very good breakfast (15 euros though).

          Room was very simple, which I expected. It would have been nice to have more than 1 towel and more ample supply of toiletries.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Monasterium Poortackere Hotel - Ghent Ghent location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent, Belgium, 9000

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Ghent
          2000 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Trainstation Ghent-Dampoort
          1.1 mi
        • Train Station Sint-Pieters Ghent
          1.1 mi
        Restaurants
        • 't Oud Clooster (cuisine: French, Belgian)
          600 ft
        • de kastart (cuisine: Italian, European)
          700 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          47

        Hotel Awards

        BelgianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedGhentMonasterium Poortackere

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Belgium

        Use Badge