About This Listing
ROOM @ Heart historical city center:
- The room is located in middle of the historical city center;
- I do and believe airbnb with my heart and soul
LOCATION: @Cathedral and @Belfery.
Most CENTRAL location.
I am living in the historical center of town in an apartment on the topfloor with view on the cathedral and the belfery.
You can visit all in a walk: the three towers, the cathedral, shopping, the castle,
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: at 5 min all directions.
The PERFECT LOCATION to visit this magical city and to feel @HOME
MAP of Ghent @ arrival.
Is the central place to be in Flanders region. It can be your homebase to visit the rest of the country. From Ghent you reach easily Bruges, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam. Ghent itselves is one of the major historical cities of Belgium.
ROOM: you stay in a room with double bed. Use of bathroom and kitchen is shared. The room and bathroom are in the hall on one side of the apartment.
PROVIDED: Sheets, pillows, towels, shampoo are provided
You can use kitchen, washer for free.
There is water, coffee, thee and breakfast available, incl in the price.
PARKING: There is also a garage if necessary located under the appartment building and very safe, I can offer it for a small price, (not suitable for very high SUV type vehicles).
CONTACT: Once booking is finished, we can exchange information with airbnb, WHATS APP en VIBER.
Interaction with Guests
Once booking is finished, we can exchange information with airbnb, WHATS APP en VIBER.
Real city center of Ghent, Cathedral, Belfory, City hall, churches.
No smoking or pets allowed in apartment
It was my first experience with Airbnb and I'm deeply happy with my choice. First of all, Geert is an amazing host and made me feel at home since the beginning. Very helpful and and there's no doubt I could go back to his place in the future. Secondly, the place can't be more comfortable. It's just perfect. Near to everywhere you can imagine to go in Ghent and outside. So couldn't be better. You're surrounded by all the main stores, great restaurants, groceries, etc. It deserves 5 stars.
Het appartement van Geert was mooi centraal gelegen, schoon en het bed was prima. Ondanks dat hij zelf niet thuis was, had hij geregeld dat we naar binnen konden. We konden gebruik maken van de keuken en voor onszelf een ontbijtje maken. Tegen een kleine vergoeding een parkeerplek in de parkeergarage onder de flat. Het is ons goed bevallen en kunnen het aanraden.
My initial contact with Geert was good and he responded swiftly to my request, which put me at ease as it was my first experience of doing this. He also allowed me to cancel a date that I had booked with him by mistake, which again I appreciated the swiftness and ease with which this happened.
I arrived in Gent after an all night coach trip from England at 5.20 am on a Sunday morning, which I had informed Geert before and he said he I could check in at 9.30am, which was fine with me.
However, the night before I arrived in Gent he texted me to say that he couldn't do 9.30am and it was to be around 12.30pm.
At first I thought OK fair enough, but once I had arrived I was extremely tired and carrying a lot of heavy bags I thought that this wasn't good for me and I really needed to rest, I texted him back to ask if he could make it any early as I was very tired, he replied by saying that he couldn't, but he did arrive earlier and texted me at 11.42am to say I could check in now.
By this time I had gotten some sleep on a bench and was exploring Gent. I arrived to check in at around 3pm which I had informed him of via text, the address was a little confusing for me and I had to ask a couple of locals to help me locate the place, luckily Geert was waiting outside and I finally met him and checked in!
It seemed that Geert was on his way out again and gave me the keys and explained how to unlock the door and where the flat was in the building. I really wanted him to show me how to do it and to show me around the place before leaving, especially as the landing light doesn't work on his floor and it was only when I knocked on his neighbours door by mistake and she opened her door, that enough light filled the space so I could see where to put the key.
Once in the room was lovely, the bed nice and comfortable and the flat was tidy, clean and welcoming. It has a lovely homely vibe to it and was very peaceful. I also appreciated that Geert had left me alone afterwards which was nice to just relax. The flat was as described and is very central and convenient for everything.
Overall, I was very happy with the room and the location and value for money but the initial first contact was a bit clunky and I didn't feel like Geert had made enough time for me, or had made me a priority that day, which I think you should do as a host and when money has changed hands.
I would return and recommend though as I believe Geert is a decent guy and the place is great!
The place is right in the centre, can't be better. We had a good welcome from Geert and the room is really big.
Excellent location of the place close to the major places of interest. Geert was very polite and always available to help us out. The house was clean and easily accessible from the train station.
Wat een super centrale plek in het hart van Gent! Onze eerste ervaring met aribnb is ons goed bevallen. Geert reageerde steeds erg vlot. Duidelijk kunnen communiceren over de werkwijze en over de locatie. Door het schitterende weer hebben we Geert enkel bij ontvangst getroffen en buiten in de stad; wij zijn vooral buiten in de stad gebleven. Om de hoek een prima parkeerplek gevonden; dagtarief is 24 uur geldig. Met LPG mag je nl in weinig garages parkeren.
We hebben goed geslapen, prima douche en makkelijk een ontbijtje klaar kunnen maken. Geert had duidelijk verteld waar we alles konden vinden.
Dit is een prima locatie voor mensen die vooral veel in de stad willen zijn en een slaapplek zoeken midden in de stad.
Het vertrouwen wat mensen geven om in je huis te mogen verblijven is fantastisch en we hopen in de toekomst ook in ons eigen verblijf mensen te mogen ontvangen.
Dank voor een fijne slaapplek, Geert.
Everything was perfect, we had the best time in Bruge at Geert's apartment. The place is new, spacious and very close to the station and the beautiful city center. We even found maps and a lot of things for breakfast... We couldn't ask for anything better! Thank you Geert, we recommend your place.
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About the Host, José
I am 45 years young, I love living in the historical center GHENT.
José is my second name, much more easy to use.
From my place in Ghent you have a really good access to Belgium and all Belgium cities like Brugge, Antwerpen, Brussel, Oostende etc.
You have good access to other countries, Holland, France, UK, Germany and other European countries.
I like travelling but it is even lovely to have travellers, business people, conference participants, artists etc. in my home. It is my mission
1) to give everyone a good airbnb experience (because this is how I travel);
2) to meet people on their way to... somewhere;
3) to have a personal contact with YOU.
Van Eyck painting, the Cathedral
Ghent Tourist Information Center
Magnificient view on towers, castle, Ghent