Ghent River Hotel

Ghent River Hotel

Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9266 1010

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Ghent River Hotel
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About Ghent River Hotel

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Situated within walking distance of Gent-Dampoort Railway Station, Ghent River Hotel offers guests a convenient base when visiting Ghent. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from the Huis van Alijn.

There are a variety of amenities on offer to guests of Ghent River, such as an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and a sauna. The front desk operates around the clock and the friendly staff can recommend sights to visit and provide other tourist information.

All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with a shower, a mini bar and a hair dryer.

Ghent River Hotel offers an on-site bar, where guests are invited to enjoy a drink either indoors or alfresco on the outdoor terrace. Room service is also offered at certain times.

Set in Ghent City Centre, River Hotel is an ideal base with Saint Bavo Cathedral, Gravensteen and Belfry of Ghent all accessible on foot. Guests can also visit the Vlaamse Opera.

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Amenities at Ghent River Hotel

  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar
  • Packed lunches
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine


  • Shower cap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Spa
  • Sauna


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Desk

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Ghent River Hotel

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4.8 Mediocre
Cons:I cannot recommend this hotel. Firstly, upon arriving at the hotel, I was ignored by the reception person. I waited at the front desk for nearly 5 minutes before I was acknowledged. The clerk was alone and on a phone call. He did not even look up from his position to acknowledge that I even existed. When he finally hung up, he was curt and cold to us as if I was bothering him. Granted, everyone has a bad day however he was representing the face of the hotel and it was bad. You don’t remember the hotel by its looks, You remember the hotel by its staff. Shame on you! Secondly, the rooms are not clean, Thirdly, the breakfast, although plentiful was at best mediocre. And lastly, the hotel has the cheapest rubber foam pillows. My neck ached. DON’T STAY HERE
7.7 Good
Pros:Fantastic Breakfast in a pleasant room.
Cons:room was a bit cramped
7.4 Good
Pros:Nice location, comfortable, clean room and facilities. Good and generous breakfast although we missed it a couple days due to poor communication at the front desk.
Cons:We arrived in Ghent very late 11 PM. Reception desk was confused and sent us to the wrong room. It was occupied by naked people who were busy on the bed when we walked in. Amusing for us but very embarrassing for the hotel clerk. He compensated with free beer and apologies. In the excitement he forgot to tell us the breakfast area was located on the 3rd floor. We missed breakfast the first 2 mornings. Another minor irritation was the same dirty coffee cup was left in the room for 3 days, while the bed and everything else was cleaned up. Despite the small gaffes the staff were mostly friendly and helpful and the hotel was nice. We would stay here again.
8.5 Great
Pros:Cool rustic room in a hotel with more modern rooms too. Good sized bathroom. Nearby all the things I wanted to see but not on a main road so it was quiet.
Cons:My room as pretty cool but a bit dark.


Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000

What's nearby

  • Friday Market Square124 m
  • Ons Huis142 m
  • Het Huis van Alijn176 m
  • Langemunt Shopping Center237 m
  • Gravensteen378 m
  • Stadhuis van Gent0.4 km
  • Lakenhalle0.4 km
  • Korenmarkt Square0.5 km
  • St. Nicholas' Church0.5 km
  • Sint-Niklaaskerk0.5 km
  • Belfry of Ghent0.5 km
  • Saint Bavo Cathedral0.6 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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FAQs when booking at Ghent River Hotel

  • Ghent River Hotel is located at Waaistraat 5 in Binnenstad, 1.1 km from the center of Ghent. Friday Market Square is the closest landmark to Ghent River Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Ghent River Hotel.

  • Yes, Ghent River Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Ghent River Hotel is 53.3 km from Antwerp Deurne. Ghent River Hotel is 55.9 km from Brussels Bruxelles-National.

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Distance to city center

1.1 km

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Nearest Airport

Brussels Bruxelles-National

Distance to airport

55.9 km