Novotel Gent Centrum 3 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.2/5 1,297 reviews

Hotel extras

  • In the heart of the historical city centre

  • Restaurants, sights and shops within walking distance

  • Hammam, sauna, fitness centre and outdoor pool

  • Delicious breakfast buffet, bar and restaurant

  • Air-conditioned, 100% non-smoking and 24/7 reception

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

ALLSAFE approved hotel

Hotel location

Novotel Gent Centrum

Hoogpoort 52, Postadres : Goudenleeuwplein 5
9000 GENT

GPS:51.054213, 3.723646

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In summary
On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Well-being
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms


Gourmet Bar is the heart of our hotel. A place to meet or to relax, away from the chaos of modern live. The menu of changing seasonal flavours, international classics and house specialities is as versatile and creative as the city of Gent itself.

Our accommodation(s)

Spacious, contemporary in design, and adaptable, the Novotel room is truly a place for living, perfect for all your needs. Tasty dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients. The Gourmet Bar offers delicious snacks, quick meals and seasonal specialities. Healthy and balanced food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Children have their own menu.

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ALL Rating  4.2/5  1,297 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  1,687 reviews

Excellent location in a beautiful city.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Gerald W. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

The location of the hotel is generally excellent as it's in walking distance from everywhere in central Gent with a plenitude of restaurants to choose from within a radius of 400 metres. We had not expected that there would be a Christmas fair and roundabout immediately outside our bedroom with rather a repetitive choice of Christmas songs. However, perhaps we should have anticipated this situation and it was nice to see so many people, especially the children, enjoying themselves. The room was comfortable. The staff were, as previously experienced, very helpful and friendly, especially the Reception and cleaning teams. The breakfast choices were good but the staff seemed overwhelmed at times by the numbers of persons at breakfast, and a number of items were missing for longish periods, e,g croissants, and bacon. These were replenished in due course but anyone with a limited time available for breakfast might have had to forgo a favoured option occasionally. The bar, well-staffed initially, was fine for the earlier part of our stay but was, very surprisingly, not open at all for the last 5 evenings. This was very disappointing and has caused me to award a lower mark for the hotel than I would have anticipated when we arrived. We have stayed in this hotel previously (very enjpyably) and would do so again taking into account the special (Christmas and New Year) circumstances of this stay. I probably would not choose to stay in the hotel again during the festive season, although Christmas Day Mass in Sint Baaf's Cathedral was very rewarding as was New Year's Day Mass in the crypt.

Long Check-In Wait, Room Not Warm

Customer review rating 1.5/5

B Friends - Confirmed reviews ALL

It took almost 40 minutes to check-in because there was only one person working at 4:30 on a Saturday, which is a popular check-in time. I had also checked in online but there was no separate expedited process for that, so I still had to wait in a very long line. My room was extremely cold overnight and no adjustment of the thermostat seemed to help. I also couldn't get hot water in the sink.

Dear Bryn, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We apologize for any inconvenience during the check-in process but appreciate that you have brought this to our attention. We regret that you felt the service provided by our reception team was not up to the usual high standard we set ourselves; this gives us the opportunity to review our procedures with the team. We hope you will consider staying with us again in the future. Best regards, Petra DE MEYERE, General Manager

No(t working) amenities

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Anonymous Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

The room is clean and functional however the TV was not working - the only option was to change room - There is no restaurant in the hotel and no room service. I stayed for an entire week for work and was not practical to have to eat out every night. Good for travel but not practical for long stay and for work. Breakfast is very ok though.

Dear Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We sincerely regret the issue you had and can assure you that this has now been dealt with; we appreciate that you let us know. We hope we can provide you with an improved stay in the future. Kind regards, Petra DE MEYERE, General Manager

Excellent Customer Service

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Angelina D. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

I was in Gent on a business trip. I had been at this hotel several times before Covid. Nothing has change in a good way. The hotel is very well situated in terms of the city center. You can walk to almost everything. The customer service remains excellent and the front desk staff go above and beyond to assist with your every need. Hotel rooms are quite comfortable and very clean. I would for sure stay here again. It’s one of the best hotels in Gent

cold room

Customer review rating 2.0/5

R. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

well, very disappointed. HEating was not woking. Front desk did not answer phone, so needed to come down to frontdesk to claim. So got an electric heater which was very noisy! So at least, front desk told me she is allone, she can't help and only solution is extra heater. I also left a message on your system (the QR code in the room). Never got any answer... So i will certainly not come back to this Hotel.

Dear Hubert, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are very sorry that your experience was not entirely satisfactory and we have taken your feedback into consideration for future improvements. We have also addressed this with our team members to ensure that your concerns are dealt with satisfactorily. Kind regards, Petra DE MEYERE, General Manager

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