Belgian journalist and gallery owner. Most of the time.
Ben's apartment was absolutely perfect in every way. It was way better than any 5 star hotel you could find. It is supplied with everything you'll ever need and even more. We felt very cosy and comfortable staying here...to be honest, we even felt more at home here in Ben's apartment than in our real homes. If you ever come to Ghent, Ben's place is THE PLACE to stay! I can't emphasize how happy we are we stayed here. I hope I can encounter more hosts like Ben and his parents in the future! Thanks for everything...
We had never used airbnb before, and I had always been apprehensive about staying in someone else’s place but staying at Ben & Lana’s place completely changed that! From the moment we booked, Ben and Lana could not have been more helpful – with excellent and really helpful directions of how to get to apartment – even helping us with what train to catch from Brussels! Ben’s lovely parents greeted us on arrival and showed us around the INCREDIBLE apartment and how everything worked. We relaxed straight away and there was even a beer in the fridge for us to enjoy as we read through the brilliant ‘book of recommendations’ and planned our weekend. We slept in the back bedroom as recommended by the reviewer below and had a wonderful night’s sleep. Such unbelievably comfortable beds, fresh sheets, followed by a nespresso in the morning to wake up! And don’t let me get started on the bathroom.. the most incredible room in the apartment. The shower is AMAZING.. the bath is AMAZING.. the fresh towels ! Everything about this place is perfect and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone (in fact I’m hoping we can stay again!) We had lunch in the private terrace and enjoyed the brilliant photography books that were around the apartment. The TV and record player are great too- In fact we found it difficult to leave the amazing apartment to explore beautiful Ghent! Thank you again Ben & Lana for a wonderful stay and for making our first trip to Ghent so special.
Some AirBnB experiences result in being top notch. Our stay at Ben & Lana's apartment was one of those experiences. The apartment is centrally located, extremely clean, spacious (much larger than the photos allude), and has all the creature comforts from home (and more!). Ben's sweet and helpful parents greeted us and filled us in on the logistics of the apartment and then we enjoyed a stress-free weekend in Gent. The check-in and check-out process was as easy as it gets thanks to excellent communication from Lana a couple of days prior to check-in. That said, if there is one piece of advice (and this comes from a positive, the central location of the apartment) I could give to any future light-sleeping guests, it would be to opt for sleeping in the back bedroom instead of the front (street-side) bedroom as it is much quieter.
Perfect! The apartment is even more lovely than it looks in the photos - which is saying something! Really comfortable, stylish, perfect location and wonderful hosts. We could not have hoped for more. We hope to visit again!
Estoy realmente feliz de haber alquilado este apartamento. Todo nuevo y de diseño, ofrece una gran comodidad. Sus dos habitaciones disponen de camas especialmente cómodas y de gran tamaño. El apartamento esta en pleno centro con una ubicación realmente privilegiada, ya que es una ciudad preciosa. Me recibieron los padres de Ben y son personas realmente amables y gentiles, que me ayudaron en todo! sinceramente si vuelvo a Gent no dudare en contactar de nuevo con Ben. totalmente recomendable!
Alle eerdere poitieve beoordelingen zijn waar bevonden!
Royaal appartement, prima bedden, hartje Gent, gastvrij onthaal.
Nog wensen? :-)
The apartment had a great location, couldn't be better. We parked our car in the parking at the "Vrijdagmarkt", which was a short walk and not expensive (18€ for the whole weekend)!
We loved everything about the apartment, the space, the rooms and the warm welcome!
We would definitely stay here again when visiting Gent!
I will definitely recommend Ben's apartment to friends and family. We were met by his parents who insisted on helping with the luggage, showed us where everything could be found, both in and around the apartment, plus there was no shortage of written information on same. They also took the time to show us how everything worked, like the remotes for the television and sound system, the stove, the key locks, etc., and gave us their phone number offering to help in any way possible to help us enjoy our stay. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything needed to have a hassle free stay, like plenty of towels, shampoo, body wash, a razor, etc., plus some complimentary local beer, fruit, coffee and other little touches that did not go unnoticed, it all made me think that Ben and his wife would do well in the hospitality business, having worked at a 5 diamond resort in my past. We actually stayed more than a week and his parents insisted on bringing us more clean towels, and again, they could not have been more accommodating. The location is great, easy walking distance to everything you may want to see in Gent and I was able to easily park my car two blocks away. The only minor negative comes from a positive; the apartment is so close to the center of town you may get some loud party animals on the weekend walking by, which might disturb you if you are trying to sleep in the front bedroom, but the back bedroom is quiet all of the time, otherwise both bedrooms are great, the beds were very comfortable. My wife and I have travelled a lot over the years and this was our first time every staying in a home, rather than a deluxe hotel, so I was a bit nervous as online pictures and testimonials do not always give an accurate account of what you will be getting into, happily we were not disappointed in the least, the apartment and little touches that made us feel at home really exceeded our expectations.
Мы отдыхали с друзьями (4 человека) в период с 04.01.2014 по 07.01.2014. Квартира находится в самом центре Гента, рядом с башней Белфорт. Квартира интересно творчески оформлена, на стенах много фото работ, нам понравились. Находится в старинном доме на втором этаже над нежилым помещением. Все достопримечательности в пешей доступности. Для гостей в квартире есть папка с подробным описанием по использованию техники, рекомендациями по барам, ресторанам, магазинам. Это очень помогает сориентироваться в первый день пребывания. Спасибо Бену, Лане, Йохану и Иоланте за наши незабываемые каникулы в Бельгии!
The apartment is on an ideal location to visit Gent, everything (museums, shops, restaurants, public transport) is around the corner or on walking distance. The apartment is clean and very comfortable. And the beds are fantastic, very comfortable!
Ben's parents gave us a warm welcome, since we were the first guests in 2014 even with a bottle of champagne in the fridge. Everything you can wish for is there, only if you plan to cook a 5-course diner, be aware you can use just 2 burners at the same time.
I highly recommend the apartment, definitely our first choice for Gent!
Ben was a fantastic guest. He was communicative leading up to his stay, kept the house extremely tidy, and obeyed all the house rules. I'd highly recommend him to anyone renting on AirBnB.
Ben and his friends arrived last and left the next morning, but they were very friendly, neat and communicated well. I would be happy to have him back anytime and recommend to any other host.
It was such a pleasure hosting Ben and his girlfriend for a few weeks in my apartment in New York. They are such a lovely couple- so wonderful, respectful and responsible! :) They left the apartment in a spotless condition! I highly recommend them as guests! Thank you for being my guests!
Very polite, clean and wonderful guests.
Ben was a terrific guest! Respectful, friendly, courteous, clean - a delight. We would heartily recommend him to any host...and hope he comes to visit us again!