A bit of a late review, but myself and my boyfriend loved our stay here so much I couldn't not write one. We stayed here from 23rd-27th December 2018. We booked the hotel as a Christmas treat, and we weren't dissapointed. We were in awe our whole stay, the hotel is AMAZING!!!
Getting there - we arrived at Brussels airport and got a train from there to 'Gent Sint Pieters' then from there walked outside of the station to the tram stop where we got the number 1 tram to Ghent Town centre, get off at stop 'Gent Korenmarkt perron 5', and it's a 2 minute walk to hotel. The total travel time was around 1hr 40mins, probably quicker in a cab, but we prefer to do try out local public transport rather than just hopping in a cab.
Location - Amazing, couldn't be more central. Right in the midst of the Christmas market, we could see the big wheel from our window.
Room itself - Amazing! As soon as we walked in the room we were in love, the decor and layout of the room were beautiful.
Hotel communal area - The hotel decor was amazing throughout, and the smell was delightful (must find out what they use!). They also had a nice spot where you could sit down and chill/ read, as it was Christmas when we stayed they had a massive Christmas tree there which made the area even better.
Staff - Very friendly and accomodating. It was my boyfriend's birthday on Christmas Day, I told them this in advance, and they kindly left a bottle of wine upon our arrival, we also got chocolates on Christmas Day :). On Christmas Day evening we went to the bar for a cocktail and the bartender gave us a shot free of charge when he found out it was my boyfriend's birthday. On one day of our stay it was very busy and we didn't get our room cleaned (which we didnt actually mind) but a lady who was head of cleaning there i believe was so apologetic and offered to give us a bottle of wine by ways of an apology (which we sadly couldn't accept as we were checking out and only had hand luggage).
Breakfast - Bit on the expensive side, but then all of Ghent was. I believe it cost around 25 Euros, my boyfriend had it on our last day, it did look tasty but as a vegan it wasn't worthwhile as I would've only been able to have toast and coffee.
I couldn't recommend this hotel enough, especially if you're considering booking around Christmas market time.
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Response from Sven Steijvers, General Manager at 1898 The Post
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Dear Kutchykoo, Thank you for your wonderful & detailed review about our hotel - even after all this time, it is great to see that you remember your visit to our beautiful & historic city fondly! As it has been over a year from your last visit, why don't you plan a return trip when the various countries allow us to travel again! I am confident you will have an exciting time again discovering Ghent and all it has to offer - see you soon! Warm regards, Sven Steijvers General Manager
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