Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CPAbicyclist Comfort and convenience
the Gent Holiday Inn treats its guests with the highest quality and the breakfast was outstanding. It is close to the tram stop to make it very convenient for a day of exploring of the city while close to the autobahn.
May 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ana85 Uncomfortable pillows
Not all the pillows were great for sleeping. We appreciate the friendly connectable source.
April 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michele13 Great stay
Really pleased with this hotel, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a great tram ride into Gent, with the timetable provided for us by hotel staff. The breakfast had lots of variety and good value for money.
We plan to return again next year, but come earlier in the day so that we have time to explore the very beautiful buildings in Gent in the daylight.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by redrum73 great bed, noisy lobby
Very nice staff and lovely room spoiled by noisy singing at 2.30 in morning from a few well lubricated guests. Half an hours disruption which should have beeb dealt with but overall the hotel is good
April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JRWDB Gent, Amazing City
Best location to visit Gent. Tram stops at the hotel
entrance, lots of parking, and you do not want to try to drive into this town. It is probably the best town in Belguim for a visit.
Negative, the desk man charged me 3 euros the first 2 days for an International Herald Tribune, On day 3 a new man told me it was free , and gave me one. A 6 Euro loss. It was a Priority Club Benefit I did not get
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pierre84 Confortable bed and great service but...
Everything was ok except the shower at 8:00 pm, very few hot water, during the 5 days of the show nearby.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martinelli Very good choice for a comfortable stay
I tried a couple of hotels in Gent, but since I discovered the Holiday Inn Gent Expo in 2006 I kept coming back. The standard rooms are comfortable with enough space, free wifi and a sofa in half of the rooms. The sofa makes the stay extra pleasant and comfortable. It's a lot more relaxed watching tv just sitting at the sofa then having to lay down or sit on your bed as in most hotels. Half of the rooms have a window with view on the surrounding area, the other half have a view at the atrium where the restaurant is.
There are also executive rooms, which are great. Did I say great? I meant: wonderful, marvellous! A king size bed, two sofa's, plenty of room, a lot of amenities and so comfortable you hardly want to leave your room at all. The rooms (both standard and executive, I stayed in both) are also clean and maintained very well. I also appreciate the rest and calmness in the hotel very much.
The staff is the greatest asset of the hotel. They are all as friendly as one can wish for and always prepared to help. No matter what, they will always be there for you, whether you are a regular or whether it's your first stay. One is friendly and polite, without overdoing it (as I experienced in many hotels). Their friendliness is sincere, giving you just a welcome feeling. There is always a hotel available for an overnight stay, but in my opinion it's the staff that makes or breakes a hotel. These people definately are doing a wonderful job.
The hotel also has its own restaurant, which is quite large. It's in the atrium, quite a nice place where you can also find the bar. And if you would rather use room serice: the desired food will arrive quickly and nicely served.
The hotel is easy accessible, since it's not located in the city centre, but close to the highway. And if you use public transport like me it's just as easy to get there. Just take the tram for a ten minutes ride from the main trainstation. The same tram will take you from the hotel to the city centre within 15 - 20 minutes. It's convenient and quite cheap (0,90 eurocents for a ride). And even more convenient: you can buy the tickets for the tram at the reception desk.
So the hotel is suitable for both business and leisure I believe and I would certainly recommend it. Already looking forward to my next stay!
January 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DAJohns1 Great service!
I have stayed at this hotel six times over the past year, and found it to be a very comfortable business hotel. It is easy to reach from the main highways, and close to the tram to go into the historic city of Gent. What really makes the hotel is the excellent staff. They are welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable. Very well run hotel, great value, I strongly recommend staying here.
January 18, 2013