Ghent River Hotel
4 stars

Ghent River Hotel

Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9266 1010
R1 444

rate per night


based on 3 758 reviews

Ghent River Hotel
Tue 27/2
Sat 2/3
Room type
Nightly total
Executive room
R1 444
Standard Room
R1 571
Double room
R2 476

About Ghent River Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Situated within walking distance of Gent-Dampoort Railway Station, Ghent River Hotel offers guests a convenient base when visiting Ghent. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from the Huis van Alijn.

There are a variety of amenities on offer to guests of Ghent River, such as an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and a sauna. The front desk operates around the clock and the friendly staff can recommend sights to visit and provide other tourist information.

All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with a shower, a mini bar and a hair dryer.

Ghent River Hotel offers an on-site bar, where guests are invited to enjoy a drink either indoors or alfresco on the outdoor terrace. Room service is also offered at certain times.

Set in Ghent City Centre, River Hotel is an ideal base with Saint Bavo Cathedral, Gravensteen and Belfry of Ghent all accessible on foot. Guests can also visit the Vlaamse Opera.

Photos of Ghent River Hotel

Latest deals for Ghent River Hotel

Tue 27/2
Sat 2/3
Standard Room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
Double room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
Executive room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
Luxury Room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
Deluxe room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
bed type unknown

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Ghent River Hotel

  • Fitness centre
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar
  • Packed lunches
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine


  • Shower cap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by lift

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden


  • Spa
  • Sauna


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Desk

Things to do

  • Bicycle hire


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Ghent River Hotel

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

GoodBased on 3 758 verified guest reviews

Traveller type:
Time of Year:
Show reviews that mention
Traveller rating:
Sort by:
4,8 Mediocre
Cons:I cannot recommend this hotel. Firstly, upon arriving at the hotel, I was ignored by the reception person. I waited at the front desk for nearly 5 minutes before I was acknowledged. The clerk was alone and on a phone call. He did not even look up from his position to acknowledge that I even existed. When he finally hung up, he was curt and cold to us as if I was bothering him. Granted, everyone has a bad day however he was representing the face of the hotel and it was bad. You don’t remember the hotel by its looks, You remember the hotel by its staff. Shame on you! Secondly, the rooms are not clean, Thirdly, the breakfast, although plentiful was at best mediocre. And lastly, the hotel has the cheapest rubber foam pillows. My neck ached. DON’T STAY HERE
7,7 Good
Pros:Fantastic Breakfast in a pleasant room.
Cons:room was a bit cramped
7,4 Good
Pros:Nice location, comfortable, clean room and facilities. Good and generous breakfast although we missed it a couple days due to poor communication at the front desk.
Cons:We arrived in Ghent very late 11 PM. Reception desk was confused and sent us to the wrong room. It was occupied by naked people who were busy on the bed when we walked in. Amusing for us but very embarrassing for the hotel clerk. He compensated with free beer and apologies. In the excitement he forgot to tell us the breakfast area was located on the 3rd floor. We missed breakfast the first 2 mornings. Another minor irritation was the same dirty coffee cup was left in the room for 3 days, while the bed and everything else was cleaned up. Despite the small gaffes the staff were mostly friendly and helpful and the hotel was nice. We would stay here again.
8,5 Very Good
Pros:Cool rustic room in a hotel with more modern rooms too. Good sized bathroom. Nearby all the things I wanted to see but not on a main road so it was quiet.
Cons:My room as pretty cool but a bit dark.


Waaistraat 5, Ghent 9000

What's nearby

  • Friday Market Square123 m
  • Ons Huis143 m
  • Het Huis van Alijn166 m
  • Langemunt Shopping Center228 m
  • Gravensteen367 m
  • Stadhuis van Gent0.4 km
  • Lakenhalle0.4 km
  • Korenmarkt Square0.5 km
  • Sint-Niklaaskerk0.5 km
  • Belfry of Ghent0.5 km
  • Saint Bavo Cathedral0.6 km
  • Ghent University1.4 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

When to book a room at Ghent River Hotel

Price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
Average nightly price per month
Average nightly price

FAQs when booking at Ghent River Hotel

  • Where is Ghent River Hotel located?

    Ghent River Hotel is located at Waaistraat 5 in Binnenstad, 1,1 km from the centre of Ghent. Friday Market Square is the closest landmark to Ghent River Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Ghent River Hotel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Ghent River Hotel.

  • Does Ghent River Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Ghent River Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Ghent River Hotel from the airport?

    Ghent River Hotel is 52,7 km from Antwerp Deurne. Ghent River Hotel is 55,4 km from Brussels Bruxelles-National.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Ghent River Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Ghent River Hotel in Ghent and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Ghent River Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Ghent River Hotel.

Nearby hotels and places to stay

3-star hotel
36% cheaperThe House of Edward7.6 Good (668 reviews)0,05 kmAdults only, Free Wi-Fi, Coffee machineR1 311+
3-star hotel
The House of Trade7.2 Good (30 reviews)0,17 kmWi-Fi, Flat-screen TV, Free toiletriesR2 166+
3-star hotel
Nonam Boutique Hotel Gent8.3 Excellent (744 reviews)0,19 kmRestaurant, Bar/Lounge, Free Wi-FiR3 135+
4-star hotel
Hotel Harmony8.9 Excellent (1 612 reviews)0,22 kmOutdoor pool, Fitness centre, Bar/LoungeR3 008+
3-star hotel
36% cheaperThe House of Edward7.6 Good (668 reviews)0,05 kmAdults only, Free Wi-Fi, Coffee machineR1 311+
1-star hotel
26% cheaperFlandria Hotel6.9 Good (1 703 reviews)0,51 kmSpa and wellness centre, Bar/Lounge, Room serviceR1 504+
3-star hotel
25% cheaperCour St Georges0,4 kmWi-Fi, Business centre, Cable or satellite TVR1 531+
2-star hotel
7% cheaperVakantielogies Cathedral8 Excellent (389 reviews)0,49 kmBar/Lounge, Free Wi-Fi, Tea/coffee makerR1 909+
3-star hotel
Ganda Rooms & Suites9.3 Excellent (350 reviews)0,41 kmAdults only, Bar/Lounge, Room serviceR2 744+
4-star hotel
1898 The Post9.2 Excellent (1 871 reviews)0,52 kmBar/Lounge, Room service, Free Wi-FiR4 137+
4-star hotel
Comic Art Hotel9.1 Excellent (689 reviews)0,41 kmBar/Lounge, Free Wi-Fi, Tea/coffee makerR2 781+
4-star hotel
Hotel Harmony8.9 Excellent (1 612 reviews)0,22 kmOutdoor pool, Fitness centre, Bar/LoungeR3 008+

Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

1,1 km

Nearest airport

Antwerp Deurne

Distance to airport

53,3 km