You’ll find that the best hotels in Ghent all have a unique Belgian feel, with historic features, cosy townhouses and stylish luxury.
Plus, most of the best hotels are right in the heart of the city, so you can easily stroll around and explore as soon as you step outside.
We’ve rounded up our top picks of where to stay – from a cutesy B&B with beautiful interior design to a grand building with antique touches.
Best hotels in Ghent
This small designer hotel has some of the best views in the city – its cocktail bar even has a stunning view of the spires of historic Ghent. Built in 2017 in the upper floors of Ghent’s old post office building, the rooms have high ceilings, dark green walls and antique furniture – complementing the building’s late 19th century architecture.
This Louis XIV-style mansion is a stone’s throw from the historic centre of the city. Instantly impressive as soon you enter through the old carriage passage, the spiral staircase in the lobby catches your eye.
There’s a beautiful swimming pool and spa in the historic coach house in the gardens, while the cosy bar has a fireplace for winter nights in.
Until recently the home of the Verhaegen family, this striking 18th century building is now occupied by Jan and Marc a pair of interior designers who have transformed it into a beautiful upscale B&B.
There’s four luxury guest rooms that each have their own style, an elegant dining room and stunning gardens. It’s a unique place to stay.
This pretty guesthouse has a view overlooking the Gravensteen Castle, with rooms that are stylish and full of character. Suites have outdoor terraces that look out onto the square and there’s also a private lodge for families. The owners are fantastic – they’ll tell you all about the city and make a home-cooked breakfast each morning.
A charming 18th century town house in a quiet street, this is the place to stay if you want quaint luxury. Each of the eight rooms has original high ceilings; some also have a fireplace and access to a sunny patio to have breakfast al fresco.
It’s also in an ideal location and is just one street away from the Saint-Jacob Church.
A boutique hotel that has all the cosiness of a guesthouse yet all the luxury of a five-star hotel. It’s located in an authentic renovated town house dating from 1840, within walking distance of St. Bavo’s Cathedral and near the Arts Quarter.
Not only do the elegant rooms have antique furniture, there’s also a sauna, gym, private garden and terrace to enjoy.
The name of this B&B translates to ‘Angels on the Waterfront’, which makes sense as the balconies look out over the river Schelde. The perfect haven for culture-vultures, the former mansion house is near to museums, theatres, and a cinema complex.
There’s two rooms, both of which are super romantic with free-standing tub baths and terraces.