Novotel Gent Centrum 3 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.3/5 915 reviews

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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

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Hotel location

Novotel Gent Centrum

Hoogpoort 52, Postadres : Goudenleeuwplein 5
9000 GENT

GPS:51.054213, 3.723646

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On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • 100% Non Smoking Property


Enjoy a seasonal lunch in our atmospheric bar or terrace when the weather is nice.

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ALL Rating  4.3/5  915 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  1,743 reviews

Well located, but very dated and shabby

Customer review rating 1.0/5

Anonymous Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

The location is excellent, but the room was dated, with chipping furniture and dated furnishings.

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are delighted that you appreciated the prime location of our hotel, right in the heart of Gent and a mere 350 meters from St Bavo’s Cathedral. However, we apologize that your experience was not completely to your satisfaction. We understand that the aesthetics and condition of a room greatly contribute to the comfort of our guests, and we take your comments regarding the room furnishings seriously. Our team is dedicated to maintaining a high standard of accommodation, and we regret any oversight that may have occurred. Nonetheless, our daily housekeeping is committed to ensuring the cleanliness of all our rooms, and we are surprised to hear your feedback in this regard. We continually strive to provide a welcoming and environmentally-conscious atmosphere, and your feedback is invaluable in guiding our improvements. Finally, we take pride in our hotel’s character, including the unique medieval elements incorporated into our architecture, and we are constantly working on updating and refreshing our rooms to enhance our guests' experience. We hope that you will allow us the opportunity of providing you with an improved stay in future. Best regards, Veronique Van Hulle, General Manager

Good Location the overall experience very poor

Customer review rating 1.0/5

George B. G. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

The main areas of irritation were twofold. 1) The room - I had booked an executive room but the room was far from executive. Your website indicates a totally different bathroom to the one we got. I could not see any indication that refurbishments were only partially complete. My wife has mobility issues and the step down from the shower was dangerous. As regards the room what is the difference between an ordinary room and executive room. A Nespresso coffee maker and slippers / dressing gown for about €20 per night. I complained to reception and said I should get some kind of refund but they said the didn't have the authority. 2) the breakfast- I had inadvertently booked for only one person and at initial check in I was faced with paying €48 for two breakfasts and €7 for city taxes. The breakfast we got was dire. Your website talks about large selection of fresh fruits. I have taken a photograph of what was available! We had spent the previous 3 nights in the Mercure Chartres Cathedral and the difference in the breakfasts was chalk and cheese. The Novotel had no jams to go with the bread. No cakes. On the second day no butter only margarine. My average price per night at Chartres was €165 (including a king size bed and a stay on Saturday night). My average price at Gent was €190. My wife and I have been to Gent several times, we love the place but we certainly will not be staying at an Accor hotel.

Well located

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Simona V. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

great position, very nice and comfortable room, good breakfast

Dear Simona, We would like to thank you for this review about your recent experience in our hotel. We are truly pleased that your experience at Novotel Gent Centrum was a delightful one. We are delighted that you found our rooms to be comfortable and our location to be excellent, just a short walk from the historic St Bavo’s Cathedral. It is particularly rewarding to know that you enjoyed our breakfast offerings, where we strive to provide a varied selection including local specialties. Your comfort is our priority, and we're glad that our room amenities, including our cozy bedding and air conditioning, contributed to a pleasant stay. We hope to welcome you and your family back to our hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Veronique Van Hulle, General Manager

Well located, good comfort

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Very Nice

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. It is with great pleasure that we receive your kind words about your stay at Novotel Gent Centrum. We are delighted that you enjoyed the central location of our hotel, the comfort provided in our rooms, and your overall satisfaction with the services offered. Our aim is to deliver a memorable experience, and knowing we have succeeded is incredibly rewarding for the entire team. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. All the best! Veronique Van Hulle, General Manager

The good and the bad

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

George G TripAdvisor review

My wife and I have spent several days in two Accor hotels. The Mercure in the centre of Chartres France and the Novotel Gent Centrum. Talk about chalk and cheese. Hard to say a bad word about the Mercure. Breakfast fantastic. Staff friendly and helpful. Location brilliant. Novotel - it's difficult to say a good word. We booked an executive room. Nothing like the photographs on the website. I apparently had only booked for one person. I therefore had to pay for two extra breakfasts and two extra city taxes. €48 (Web site said £18.63 =€22 at current exchange rates.) for the breakfasts and €7 for the city taxes. It was absolutely the worst beakfast in a hotel I have ever had considering the price. The website says an extensive range of fresh fruits- see attached photograph. No jam for toast. The hot food was poor particularly the bacon. The staff were not particularly friendly. Now on to the room. It was looking very tired. Air conditioning was either off centrally or it had broken down. The wallpaper was chipwood very 1970's. I could go on but I'm sure you have the picture. I could not fault the location.

Dear George, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are delighted that you found our location to be excellent, right in the heart of Gent and mere steps from St Bavo’s Cathedral. However, we are sorry that your stay did not fully meet your expectations. We understand the importance of a fulfilling breakfast to start the day and regret to hear that it did not live up to your standards; we continuously aim to provide a variety of fresh options, including a selection of fruits, and will look into the concerns you raised. Additionally, we apologize for any confusion regarding the room booking; we always strive for clear communication and regret any inconvenience this may have caused. Concerning the room conditions, we acknowledge that while our rooms are in good condition, some elements might appear dated, and we appreciate your feedback as we plan for future updates. We would like to point out that our guests generally appreciate the quality of the service and we take your comments very seriously as we strive to ensure a pleasant stay for every guest. Finally, we are pleased that you could not fault our prime location, which offers convenient access to the beautiful sights and experiences of Gent. We hope that you will allow us the opportunity of providing you with an improved stay in future. Best regards, Veronique Van Hulle, General Manager

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