Monasterium Poortackere - Ghent

Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent, Belgium, 9000show map
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Overview

The 3-star Monasterium Poortackere offers not only dry cleaning service, trip arrangements and wake up calls but also barbeque grills and a golf course. This hotel opened its doors in 1860 and is placed in a Gothic-style building. Facilities of the hotel include a luggage storage, an elevator and a carpark.

The property is situated in Ghent City-Centre district about 27 km from Cloth Hall . Located in old Ghent, the hotel is a short walk from Ghent Christmas Market.

Visitors will enjoy the proximity of a tower, a monastery and a church.

It will take a 45-minute drive to get to Overberg (FAOB) airport.

Rooms

Heating, high-speed internet and high ceiling are featured in all 47 rooms at Monasterium Poortackere hotel. The venue offers en-suite rooms with garden views. Each room is fitted with an en suite bathroom with a bath, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A hearty buffet breakfast is served daily in the restaurant. There is a traditional restaurant onsite the hotel. Serving a selection of food Vintage and Alexander de Grote are placed a 5-minute walk away.

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

Services

A business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier are available on-site.

Relax

The youngest guests are offered cots, child care and a playroom. Such sports activities as diving, sailing and cycling are also provided.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 15 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Great Butchers' HallGreat Butchers' Hall1700 ft
Bijloke GhentBijloke Ghent2700 ft
Vooruit GhentVooruit Ghent2700 ft
Ghent Christmas MarketGhent Christmas Market2000 ft
Gent South ShoppingcenterGent South Shoppingcenter3300 ft
School van ToenSchool van Toen1000 ft
The House of AlijnThe House of Alijn2300 ft
STAM Ghent City MuseumSTAM Ghent City Museum3000 ft
Minard TheatreMinard Theatre2700 ft
St Michael s ChurchSt Michael s Church800 ftSint-Michielsplein Open from 14.00 to 17.00 only
Graslei and KorenleiGraslei and Korenlei1300 ftGraslei en Korenleih
St Michael's BridgeSt Michael's Bridge1100 ftDamaststraat 87 9030 Gent
Hotel d Hane-Steenhuyse Hotel d Hane-Steenhuyse 1100 ftVeldstraat 55
Ghent City CenterGhent City Center1400 ft
Post PlazaPost Plaza1500 ftKorenmarkt
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't Oud Clooster't Oud Clooster600 ftZwartezusterstraat 5
de kastartde kastart700 ftonderbergen 42
Coeur d'ArtichautCoeur d'Artichaut700 ftOnderbergen 6
LepelbladLepelblad700 ftOnderbergen 40
DomesticaDomestica700 ftOnderbergen 27
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St. Peter's SquareSt. Peter's Square4000 ft
Sint-Pietersstation GentSint-Pietersstation Gent1.1 mi
GentbruggeGentbrugge1.9 mi
ICC GhentICC Ghent1.1 mi
Flanders ExpoFlanders Expo2.2 mi
Museum Dr. GuislainMuseum Dr. Guislain1.1 mi
CitadelparkCitadelpark1.0 mi
Parking Gent ZuidParking Gent Zuid3700 ft
Jan Palfijn General Hospital GhentJan Palfijn General Hospital Ghent3700 ft
Design museum Gent Design museum Gent 1600 ftJan Breydelstraat 5
Flemish OperaFlemish Opera1500 ftSchouwburgstraat 3, Ghent
Saint Nicholas ChurchSaint Nicholas Church1600 ftCataloniestraat 4
HandelsbeursHandelsbeurs1600 ftKouter 29, Ghent
KouterKouter1800 ft
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Getting around
Airports
Overberg (FAOB) (OVG)21.9 mi
Kortrijk (KJK)27.6 mi
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  329  reviews

Rating by category:

7.0
Service
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very helpful staff, very spacious room and received complimentary upgrade which was a nice surprise. Beautiful surroundings in an old monastery, really quite different from anything I have seen before, so a rather unique experience altogether.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    It was relaxed and very quiet.

    No Evening Restaurant so got wet one night walking to nearest. Small beds were one 75cm wide. Could not provide razor i had left mine at home.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great room, central location, interesting hotel, worth to stay to experiance.

    Normal extra cost for beakfast, 15 euro each, but I only want toast and tea, 15 euro is a bit much if you dont eat like a horse!Never paid extra in Germany.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Beautiful surroundings, some stunning architecture in the building itself. It was very quirky and quite unusual.

    The room was extremely basic. Booked a double and I go a single.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    I liked the building however do not feel that the owners are doing it any justice.

    I paid for 2 double rooms however ended up with 2 uncomfortable single beds pushed together. No attempt made to organise the beds into a double in terms of sheeting. Rooms were very basic with lights not working, toilet not fully intact and shower blocked - This was for both rooms. Breakfast was very poor with flies hovering/landing on the food and the milk was slightly sour. It is considerably over priced. In addition to paying the 140 euros (inc. city tax) for each room, an attempt was made to charge an additonal 30 euros for breakfast on each room plus 10 euro parking - that's 180 euros per room.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Characterful hotel within easy walking distance of city centre. Nice selection of art work on display.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Very relaxing and great location for city centre

    Did not realise mosquitoes were a problem and opened a window and unplugged a device thinking it was an air freshener! Bad mistake bitten lots but soon rectified when we realised.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel is set in a very interesting building. It had a cosy and welcoming feel, a relaxed atmosphere. It was in easy walking disance to the city centre and provided an ample sized room for our family of four, even though we booked a standard double room. The staff were helpful and provided us with a help and information on restaurants. Free wifi was available in our room.

    The room was disapointingly basic with a rather tired and tatty bathroom. Breakfast was expensive but our children ate for free. We also had to pay for parking.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The location is perfect, but thats all

    The price/quality ratio is very bad. We paid 95 euro per night and expect a little bit more for that price. The beds are hard and you lay on a leather sheet that is between the matras and the sheets. The blankets were very thin for this time of the year. And the bathroom is very sober.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Very unique and romantic atmosphere, exellent room service, perfect location.

    Too expensive breakfasts althouh there is a good choice and nobody prevent you from taking as many sandwiches away as you like)))

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great location. The hotel looks very medieval from outside. Even inside you can feel genius loci.

    Nothing to complain about.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Good location, people were frendly and helpfull

    The beakfast was really expensive, the interior design was totaly missing

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Unique experience of staying in a former monastery. We have done this in Italy and also loved the experience. It is so different from the usual hotel accommodation available to tourists, and therefore very special. We also enjoyed having tea and coffee making facilities, which are not generally provided in Europe.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    location was very good, rooms basic but clean

    thought the breakfast was expensive, so arranged to eat elsewhere.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Close to city centre. Spacious rooms.

    Lack of maintenance in the bathroom. Rooms in the building called Breedhuis. No light in the small portal before the door.

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Overberg (FAOB) (OVG)21.9 mi
Kortrijk (KJK)27.6 mi
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