When we arrived, I thought we had the wrong address. An imposing victorian building with a gated archway gave no indication of the delights inside. We were met by Inga who runs the B and B, who was delightful, and entered into a magnificent archway to a courtyard garden. The room was lovely with everything we needed. The fittings and decor are shabby chic and to a very high standard. The bed was super comfy. Chocolates in the room. Breakfast was superb, and was in what was the original best room of this magnificent 19th century house. Inga and her husband were always on hand if needed , and very helpful.
I cannot fault this place, or the owners. Even the rabbit in the garden was friendly and came to welcome us.
When you arrive , park outside in any bay ( not on tram lines) , go to the machine and press the green button. This gives you a 15 min free ticket to unload etc, and Inga will explain where to park 2 mins away ( outside the central zone) for €3.50 (£3) for 24 hours.
Although a 5-10 min walk from the centre of town, a number one tram stop is outside, and takes 5 mins to get in. Pay at the machine and get the fare for €1.30 instead of the usual €2. ( take change as it doesn't give any!). And the tram is an adventure. Very handy after 3 or 4 glasses of Leffe bruin, hoogarten, or other trappist rocket fuel!
We left the car and walked or trammed it everywhere as its so easy. If your'e staying a few days, consider a book of 10 tickets from lijn, the tram company, which are even cheaper. ( some shops have them also) .
It really does not get any better than this. Super cool building , fantastic hosts, superb breakfast, cheap all day parking and a tram outside for £1 . No brainer. Stay anywhere else and miss out.
And for €78 per night, an absolute bargain.
We fell in love with Ghent, and will return soon. This B and B is the best kept secret in town, and once more get to know, it will be booked up for months. Get in now. And seriously, if its booked when you are thinking of going, change your dates to stay here, its that good.
As Arnie said "I'll be back"
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