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    Hotel the Boatel

    Voorhoutkaai 44, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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    2017-12-24 2017-12-25
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    • Very good21%
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    “single bed” (2 reviews)
    “short walk” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    "It may be fun staying on a boat but obviously you have to make a few compromises. Like... very small rooms and no luxuries like shoe-polishing machines" And that's why you don't start writing Tripadvisor reviews in advance!! Yes it is fun but there are...More

    Thank LondonLondoner
    Reviewed 21 October 2017

    We, a group of 7, stayed here in October. We booked based on reviews from Tripadvisor. The main theme is Sven, the owner. He has run and lived on this boat for 19 years. The rooms were very spacious. The 2 person rooms have port...More

    Thank staceyvols
    Reviewed 16 October 2017

    First off, let's talk about the owner, Sven. Sven is all about making your stay enjoyable. Very nice gentleman. He is responsible for all of the remodeling to make the boat a hotel. The rooms are comfortably sized, not outrageous. We were in rooms 1,...More

    Thank RoamingJohn
    Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

    We stayed here the night before a wedding in Ghent. Nice welcome from owner Sven. The rooms are very clean and bathrooms small (as you'd expect on a boat!), but impressively fit everything in! Great location and very unique stay which we'd recommend to anyone...More

    Thank Jill C
    Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

    Great way to stay when visiting Ghent. Sven, the captain showed us around the boat in an easy going way and gave us insider tips for our city visit. The cosy comfortable rooms (we slept like babies in the snuggy beds), the freshly prepared breakfast...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Price range
    • US$143 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #7 Romantic Hotel in Ghent
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
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    • Location
    • Belgium >
    • Flanders >
    • East Flanders Province >
    • Ghent
    • Also Known As
    • Boatel Hotel Ghent
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    "There are only 5 rooms, can't go wrong."
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    "Book room 5 if you want a little extra space."
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    "I think all rooms are equally great."
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    "Small hotel ( 5 rooms) quiet, Center of Ghent, nice views on the water, owner traeths guests like he would..."
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