NEW RENOVATED luxury room in Ghent

House - Private room · Spiegelhofstraat, Ghent, Flemish Region 9000, Belgium

The Space

Private room (40m2) with tv, wifi and double bed. By arrival you're offered water bottles and a little snack to welcome you. We have travel guides of Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp you can use. Ghent has a central location in Flanders. Antwerp and (email hidden) and (email hidden). All cities are easy to reach by train.
You can share our bathroom and toilet. Our house is located nearby the centre of beautifull Ghent (cfr Lonely Planet). Near Antwerp,Brussels and Bruges.
The house is a 10 minutes walk to the historical centre of Ghent.
We live in a quiet neighbourhoodd. You can park your car in our street ( 3 euros a day) or at the free parking space at 200 m.
When arriving by train at Sint-Pietersstation you can take tramway 4 or take a cab for 8 euros.
At walking distance you have restaurants, pubs, shops, musea, concerthall, cinema and lot more. In our guidebook we marked several adresses of nice shops and restaurants. We like you to have a nice stay with us. Ghent is waiting to be discovered by you!
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10 of the best foodie destinations in Ghent
Ghent is fast becoming Belgium's best city for foodies, with dynamic chefs championing fine local produce. Here are the stars of its culinary scene

John Brunton wrote
(website hidden), Friday 10 February 2012 22.45 GMT

Volta is one of Ghent's best restaurants.

abaout 300 meters from our house

It is well worth the 10-minute walk out of the city centre to discover Volta, a cool restaurant housed in a vast converted turbine hall. The kitchen is run by genial young chef Olly Ceulenaere, who prepares a fabulous seven-course tasting €59 menu in the evening, with surprising dishes such as crunchy white cabbage topped with smoked eel and parsley root.
• 2b Nieuwe Wandeling, (phone number hidden), (website hidden), mains €32-€40.Open Tues-Sat noon-2pm, 7pm-9pm

JEF

Newly opened JEF typifies the changes going on in Flemish cooking. Chef Jason Blanckaert abandoned the Michelin-starred cuisine of the chic but classic C-Jean restaurant to open his own casual, minimalist diner. It's what the chef calls "real food": hearty portions of slow-cooked veal and belly of pork and oven-braised cod with shellfish and pumpkin. Don't expect rich sauces – the ingredients are the star here.
• 10 Lange Steenstraat, (phone number hidden), (website hidden), lunch set menu €25, dinner set menu €55. Open Tues-Thurs noon-2pm, 7pm-10pm, Fri noon-2pm, 7pm-1am, Sat 7pm-10pm, closed Sundays

De Vitrine

One of Belgium's most talented chefs, Kobe Desramaults cooks his signature "earthy" cuisine in a cult restaurant in the Flemish countryside, but now he has just opened De Vitrine, an ancient butcher's shop in Ghent, run by one of his young team, Mathias Speybrouck. Drinks and Flemish tapas are served around the butcher's marble counter, with a small dining room at the back, fully booked way in advance. Mathias creates fresh, surprising recipes such as young sprouts topped with cockles.
• 134 Brabantdam, (phone number hidden), (website hidden), three-course lunch €33, three-course dinner €45. Open Tues-Fri noon-2pm, Tues-Sat evening reservations at 6.30pm or 9pm

Yuzu

There are all the usual famous-name Belgian chocolates on sale in the centre of Ghent, but real chocoholics will search out this off-the-beaten track boutique showcasing the creations of local chocolatier Nicolas Vanaise. He makes his seductive, zen chocolates each morning in his own home, starting at 5am, and can scarcely keep up with demand. Travelling regularly to Japan for inspiration, his chocolate truffles resemble calligraphy art works, mixing strange combinations of flavours and textures, such as lemon and coffee.
• 11a Walpoortstraat, (phone number hidden). Open Tues-Sat 10am-6pm

Gruut

Annick de Splenter has renovated another of Ghent's old industrial buildings, installing brewing vats and transforming the rest of the space into a friendly bar and restaurant. She brews twice a week, and these Gruut beers are delicious – not too strong compared with traditional Belgian Trappists. The menu features hearty local favourites such as waterzooi, a tasty chicken stew, or stoverij, tender beef braised in beer.
• 10 Grote Huidevettershoek, (phone number hidden), (website hidden), mains from €10-€14. Open Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 2pm-7pm

Guido Meersschaut

Ghent has a beautiful medieval fish market, but it is now being turned into offices and a brash modern brasserie. The last fishmonger to leave was Guido Meersschaut, the fourth generation of a family who began in 1846 selling Ostend shrimps in wicker baskets. You have to grab a cab to his new premises but it is worth the trip. There is a tasting bar where clients can discover the difference between Breton, Dutch and Colchester oysters, sample maatjes (raw herrings, €2 a piece), or try traditional paling in het groen (eel braised in a parsley sauce, €38).
• 27 Ajuinmarktstraat, Gent-Ledeberg, (phone number hidden), (website hidden). Open Tue-Sat 9am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm

Tierenteyn-Verlent

Tierenteyn looks more like an apothecary than a delicatessen, and although the shelves are stocked with stone jars of spices and herbs, everyone comes here for their unique mustard, dating back to 1790, and shrouded in secrecy that resembles medieval alchemy. There are no preservatives used, which means the mustard can only be sold here on these premises. Once you have tried Tierenteyn, everything from Dijon to Colman's pales in comparison.
• 3 Groenmarkt, (phone number hidden), (website hidden). Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat 8.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-6pm

Roomer aperitif

Maarten and Jeroen Michels look like a couple of mad scientists, and are known around town as "the Roomer Boys", after the unique aperitif they invented using Heath Robinson-like stills and their grandmother's elderflower wine. Today, Roomer has its own state-of-the-art distillery, and is the perfect drink for the waterside terraces of Ghent's numerous cafes.
• (website hidden)

Temmerman

Housed in a splendid baroque mansion on the Leie river, Temmerman is the town's favourite old-fashioned sweetshop. The shelves are lined with tempting jars of sticky toffees, fruit gums and liquorice, but what makes Temmerman so famous is its speculoos gingerbread and an array of eccentric candies – such as mammelokkers (breast lickers), or cuberdons, distinctive "red nose" raspberry jellies.
• 79 Kraanlei, (phone number hidden). Open Wed-Sat 11am-6pm

Het Hinkelspel

Thirty years ago, three students began making organic cheeses using non-pasteurised milk in the cellar of an ancient convent, and they've become something of an institution in Ghent. There are four basic cow and goat cheeses, and the ones not to be missed are Dulse, flavoured with red algae, and Pas de Bleu, which is actually as blue as Roquefort, and delicious to taste with the dairy's own beer, Lousberg.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $370 /week
Monthly Price: $1067 /month
Check In: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Nous avons passé une nuit chez Tamara. A notre arrivée toutes les informations nous attendaient et nous avons découvert une immense chambre sous les toits extremement agreable. Propre, confortable, bien équipée. Nous avons passé une excellente nuit et nous nous sommes très bien senti, mieux qu'un hotel étoilé !
    We'll come back !!

    February 2014
  • We really enjoyed out visit to Ghent and our short stay at Tamara's house. The room was comfortable, clean and spacious - ideal for our needs and well located. Tamara was a wonderful host too, very welcoming and helpful in many ways. We would definitely return if we had the chance. Thanks so much Tamara. Neil and Lynne

    February 2014
  • It was so nice to stay here. The room was very spacious and Tamara is a lovely host. Thanks Tamara!

    January 2014
  • The two nights at Tamara's place during the Christmas was really good. Not only the spacious room itself, but also the convenience it is to the centre. Tamara was helpful in advising local restaurants, food, and let me take her phone charger through whole trip when mine could not fit into local's. Safe, convenient, clean and satisfying are what I would like to say about her place. Thank you, Tamara.

    December 2013
  • Tamara is so friendly and her place is very awesome! It was all clean and the bedroom is big and very confortable. It's a real "luxury room in Ghent"!!

    December 2013
  • Tamara is a great host and very kind woman. We really enjoyed our short stay in Ghent, mostly because of the nice spacious room and lovely house. Her house is just 10 minutes (on foot) away from the city centre and we'd really recommend the room!

    (this was our very first AirBnb adventure)

    Kindest regards,

    Tom & Joan

    December 2013
  • My friend and me had a very pleasant stay at Tamara's! She has a beautiful apartment.
    Communication beforehand was very easy and helpful.
    The bed we slept in was so nice, we almost didn't want to get up.
    The location is also fine, we walked to the city centre in ten minutes via a nice route.
    Next time in Gent, I would stay at her place again. :)

    November 2013
  • Tamara was lovely, and she recommended some great places to eat - an amazing restaurant for dinner and oysters and cava at the flower market on sunday :)
    The room and bathroom was nice, clean and quiet and only about a 10 minute walk from the old town.
    Thanks for having us :)

    October 2013
  • What a wonderful space, lots of room to stretch out and Tamara was an excellent host. Luxury is a word I would use to describe the room and the bathroom. Would definitely stay here again.

    October 2013
  • Wow! Ghent what beautiful old city. Only spent a day there but took so many photos. The apartment is in a quiet location and apartment was a haven to rest the body after a long day of walking. Tamara was very helpful with maps etc and directions to the old city. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay immensely.
    Thank you Tamara!

    October 2013
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We are living in a house in the center of beautifull Ghent. Just a 10 minutes walk away from the historical center. We like traveling to cities. It will be a pleasure to be the host of travellers who vist Ghent or other cities in Belgium. We are very interested in cultural activities. Ghent offers a unique choice of cultural activities: musea, concerthall's, cinemas, opera, expositions,... We will offer you a warm welcome en hope you enjoy your stay.
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