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88 out of 100

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1898 The Post

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9.2

Excellent (2,328 ratings)

Ghent, Belgium - 

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280 m Gravensteen Castle

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280 m Belfry of Ghent

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350 m Ghent Town Hall

Hotel Overview

1898 The Post is a charming hotel situated in the heart of Ghent, renowned for its unique blend of historical elegance and modern comfort. Nestled within an iconic post office building, this hotel offers a distinctive stay experience, often highlighted in user reviews for its mesmerizing ambiance and impeccable service.

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Hotel highlights

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Atmosphere

  1. Unique Ambiance: Guests love the hotel's historic character combined with modern touches, offering a one-of-a-kind stay.
  2. Location: Its central location in Ghent is perfect for exploring the city, with major attractions and dining options just a short walk away.
  3. Customer Service: The staff's attentiveness and friendliness receive high praise, making guests feel exceptionally welcome.
  4. Room Quality: The rooms are often described as beautifully decorated, comfortable, and well-equipped, ensuring a pleasant stay.
  5. Cocktail Bar: The in-house cocktail bar is a favorite among guests, appreciated for its cozy atmosphere and expertly made drinks.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

  1. Price: Some guests find the hotel relatively expensive, particularly when compared to other options in the area.
  2. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, some guests have mentioned noise from the street being a problem at night.
  3. Limited Parking: Parking can be challenging, with limited spots available and the nearby parking facilities often being full.
  4. Room Size: A few guests have commented that some rooms can feel quite small, especially for those traveling with a lot of luggage.
  5. Breakfast Options: While generally enjoyed, some guests feel the breakfast could offer more variety or be included in the room rate.

Amenities

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Housekeeping

Room service

Room service

Bar

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

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Total 2,328 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

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9.2

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9.4

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booking

1,871 Reviews

9.2 / 10

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expedia

457 Reviews

9.4 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 78 times

3% Negative92% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Kristopher Badurek5 months ago
5/5Google icon

The tower room has been by far the most incredible hotel experience I ever had. Amazing view on the market, big and comfy bed, and an absolutely luxurious bathroom with high-quality cosmetics. Great choice for a romantic anniversary. Also, a beautiful building, truly friendly and attentive staff, a cute 'honesty bar' with a nice selection of drinks, and the absolute best location you could get in Ghent.

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Anum Tariq4 months ago
3/5Google icon

It’s a beautiful hotel but not the top hotel in Ghent. It’s in a prime location with amazing views. If you want to stay in a better place, pillows hotel brand is an amazing choice!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 38

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Number of floors 2

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Year Built 2017

WiFi Quality

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Idle

14

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95

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29

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Gravensteen Castle

280 m

Belfry of Ghent

280 m

Ghent Town Hall

350 m

Saint Bavo Cathedral

420 m

Ghent University

980 m

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Getting around

Wondelgem Station

4 km

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Airports Nearby

Brussels Airport (BRU)

32 km

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Restaurants

Mcdonald's

210 m

Le Pain Quotidien

210 m

De Post

210 m

The Celtic Towers

Nearby

Ellis Gourmet Burger

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

90 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

71 out of 100

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Ghent safety index

Safety

Crime

88

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

88 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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87

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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93

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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60

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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89

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

27

Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

27 out of 100

Property crime severity

Low

38

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Mugging or robbery  23/100

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Car theft  16/100

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Car break-ins  29/100

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Home break-ins  27/100

Violent crime severity

Minimal

19

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Physical attacks  24/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  15/100

Other crime severity

Low

29

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Insult or harassment in public  25/100

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Corruption or bribery  22/100

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Drug problem  33/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.4 - $1.5

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Coffee

$1 - $4

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Beer 0.5L

$0.9 - $2

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$15 - $20

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.5 - $3

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$2.3 - $2.6

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$60 - $100

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$5 - $9

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.5 - $11

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$2.5 - $4

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Public transport, monthly pass

$30 - $60

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.6 - $2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$20 - $23

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$25 - $55

Weather In Ghent

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.514

PM1022

40

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets

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