About this listing
Hello welcome in Belgium / Ghent :)
Etienne and I live in the city centre of Ghent, in an old monastry. From our house it's only 10 minutes walking to the old center or the St-Baafscathedral, one of the famous 3 towers of Ghent.
Ghent has a central location in Flanders. Antwerp and Brussels at 50 km and Bruges at 30 km. All cities are easy to reach by train.
We can offer you a room with double bed, (+baby bed), internet, and a private bathroom. In your room you'll find everything you need: towels, soap, coffee, tea, water.
By arrival you're offered a coffee or tea, beer or a wine,.. to welcome you.
We arrange a nice BIO/ORGANICbreakfast in the morning, if the weather is nice, you can sit in our garden.
We love traveling around, which is reflected in the interior of our house. We would love to share some off the beaten track secrets with you, about this fantastic city we live in. We enjoy nice food and drinks and we would happily suggest places to your very taste.
Getting here couldn't be easier : the busstop is just around the corner (stop : Ekkergemkerk), the tramstop is nearby and the station Ghent Sint Pieters is a good 20 minutes' walk from our house. If you come by car, can park in our street ( 3,50 euros a day/24hours) or at the free parking space at 500 m. A taxi from the station costs 8 euros.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Ghent is waiting to be discovered by you!
We hope to see you soon,
Etienne Vanthomme and Ruth Bossier
Other Things to Note
The price is inclusive the City Tax
We zijn hier een lang weekend geweest en dat is goed bevallen! Het B&B is in een oud klooster dat er prachtig uitziet. De verbouwing was nog niet geheel klaar, maar daar hebben we geen last van gehad. We zijn hartelijk ontvangen en hebben goede tips gekregen. Het ontbijt was uitgebreid, helemaal biologisch en erg lekker. Ook mochten we zelf bepalen hoe laat we wilden ontbijten. Het is ongeveer een klein kwartier lopen naar het centrum, maar Gent is zo'n mooie stad dat dit een leuke wandeling is. De kamer zelf was ruim, schoon en erg prettig, met een heel goede internet verbinding. Alle bij elkaar een erg prettig verblijf!
Ruth was a very gracious and helpful host. Prior to arrival she was very responsive to various questions regarding the area and surrounding options and recommendations. When we would return from a day out they were VERY helpful with our lack of parking protocol. Centrally located for us to experience Ghent by foot (it is a bit of a walk to central old town), and day trips to Bruges, Waterloo, catching the Tour de France, Antwerp and onto Brussels. Great daily breakfast at our convenience. Their home is a work in progress and what fun to see what they have done, are doing and plan to do. Both Ruth and Etienne are creative artist in their own right and it was wonderful to see this expressed in their home. Our room and private bath were very spacious, well appointed and more than met our needs. Our only challenge was some pesty mosquitoes as I like to leave the windows open for fresh air. I shared this with Ruth and Etienne as we were leaving. They appreciated our feedback and would look into addressing the issue. Delightful family. Delightful experience. Highly recommend.
Prettige ,vriendelijke ontvangst door de verhuurders. Op loopafstand van het centrum van Gent,geweldige gezellige stad
Ruth and Etienne were lovely hosts. They welcomed us with a drink and chat about some things we should do in Ghent. The room itself was comfortable and artistically decorated. We were excited to stay in such a historical building. The home is not central to Ghent, but there is a very nearby tram stop and we were easily able to get everywhere we wanted to go. Breakfasts were ample and delicious. Highly recommended for a visit to Ghent!
Ruth gave us many recommendations on where to visit and places to eat which were very helpful. The daily breakfasts were the perfect way to start our days. It was only a short walk to the city center and there were many close places that most tourists would miss. A great stay!
Our stay was fantastic! Ruth and Etienne were so kind and helpful, and very accommodating to our travel needs. The room was clean, bathroom was spacious, and the bed was so comfy. Breakfasts every morning were delicious! The location is a very solid 15-20 minute walk from old city center with minimal options nearby, but a nice walk through neighborhoods. Would definitely recommend!
We had a wonderful warm welcome and were delighted with the accommodation. Excellent breakfast. Provided maps and advice on Ghent which we were very pleased with. Lovely family atmosphere.