In the blog Family Room Ghent, we are going to show the different options you have as parents with kids to stay overnight in the city of Ghent. In fact, you have plenty of family hotels with family rooms in Ghent, and we have made a selection based on our own experience. We selected these hotels based on location, family room facilities and overall family hotel score from thousands of reviews. In addition, we read all the reviews from families with kids about the particular family-friendly hotel in Ghent. Based on that, we made a list of the five best hotels with family rooms in Ghent and we share them with you here. In addition, we provide some options for hotels with pools in Ghent.
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1. Novotel Ghent Center
When we took a city trip to Ghent, we stayed at Novotel Gent Centrum. Ghent is a fun city to visit with the family and we already wrote the blog Ghent with kids, in which we listed all the fun kids’ activities in the city. We booked this hotel with family room in Ghent, partly because it was so central to Ghent. From the hotel you can walk right into the center of Ghent. This is nice because Ghent is not super big and you can do most of the sightseeing on foot.
The family room in the hotel is 20m2 in size and there is a double bed for the parents and a sofa bed for the kids. The room is fully equipped. We visited the hotel in the winter, so we could not use the outdoor pool, but in the summer months this is a very big plus of this family hotel in Ghent. The hotel also has a sauna that you can use as a family.
The hotel has a bar and a brasserie, where you can grab a bite to eat, but we didn’t take advantage of that ourselves. Because the hotel is so central, we had lunch and dinner ourselves somewhere in the center of town. We did take advantage of breakfast at the hotel in the morning and it was very extensive and very tasty.
Novotel Gent Centrum review
This family-friendly hotel in Ghent receives a 7.8 as an overall rating from over 1710 reviews. A total of more than 880 families have also rated the hotel and they give an overall score of a whopping 9.6. That is exceptionally high out of so many ratings. We have read all the reviews about this family hotel in Ghent and list the positive and negative points of this hotel.
Positives Novotel Gent Centrum: actually all families mention as a positive point of this hotel its location. It couldn’t be more central, really. Also often mentioned are the friendliness of the staff, the family rooms with lovely beds and the hotel’s extensive breakfast.
Negative points Novotel Gent Centrum: There are few negative points of the hotel that are mentioned more than once. A few families did indicate that there can be a bit of a sewer smell in the hotel lobby and some other families found the rooms a bit dated. We ourselves have not smelled that smell, and that the rooms are not completely new, we can agree.
2. NH Gent Belfort
This children’s hotel with family rooms in Ghent is also super central. In fact, the hotel is located alongside Ghent City Hall. At the hotel it is possible to park the car privately paid under the hotel.
The hotel has different types of family rooms for families of three to four people. Some of these family rooms in Ghent are very large (55m2) and have a bathroom with a large stand-up bathtub. In addition, all the family rooms are modern and fully equipped.
This family-run hotel in Ghent has both a restaurant and a bar with a terrace, where you can go for a snack and a drink. Of course, because of the hotel’s central location, you also have dozens of options in the area where you can go for lunch, dinner or drinks. In the morning, the hotel serves breakfast to guests. The hotel also has a sauna for its guests.
NH Gent Belfort review
This family-friendly hotel in Ghent receives an 8.1 as an overall rating from over 5,000 reviews. The more than 900 families who rated the hotel arrived at an overall score of 9.6. Again, a super high score.
Positives NH Gent Belfort: Of course, almost all families indicate that the location is absolutely top notch. By the way, it is also not surprising that the location always comes out as a positive point at every hotel, since we select hotels with family rooms in Ghent on this. The spacious family rooms with fine beds are also mentioned several times as a positive point of the hotel. The many choices at breakfast are also mentioned as a positive point of the hotel.
Negative points NH Gent Belfort: several families reported that they found the mattress of the bed very hard. For the rest, most families reported that they could not list any negative points at this family-friendly hotel in Ghent.
3. Getaway Studios Ghent
Getaway Studios Gent is a hotel that is also right in the center of the city, where you can park your car in the parking garage opposite the hotel. Especially if you look at the price-quality ratio of this hotel, this is definitely a very good option. Not too expensive and still a nice family room in the center of Ghent.
Getaway Studios Ghent has several family rooms they offer and the largest family room is for a family of six. If you are with a large family and looking for a family room in Ghent, these studios are a very good option. The studios also have a kitchen, so you can cook for yourself if you want.
At the hotel there is no restaurant where you can eat, but you can cook in the room or, of course, you can walk into the center and have something to eat there.
Getaway Studios Ghent review
These studios receive an 8.5 as an overall score from no fewer than 9960 reviews. Families rate these studios even higher, giving them a 9.4 overall score. More than 3,200 families with kids have left a review for Getaway Studios Gent.
Positives Getaway Studios Ghent: of course, many positives are also mentioned about this hotel. Many of these positives can be found in the following review from a parent: “A beautiful spacious studio where we could sleep with the kids. This studio has a nice sitting area (sofa, table and chairs) and a well-equipped kitchen with all amenities. Also nice to have another drink from your own fridge in the studio when the kids are asleep. This family hotel in Ghent is in an old building but inside it is modern and hip.”
Negative points Getaway Studios Gent: a number of families indicated that it would be nice to have a coffee maker in the room. A number of families also indicated that they were bothered by mosquitoes. The lack of air conditioning at this family room in Ghent was also mentioned several times.
4. Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent
Located 500 meters from the city center, this family hotel in Ghent is a somewhat more luxurious four-star hotel. In the central area of this family-friendly hotel in Ghent you will find a reception area, a bar and a lounge with a fireplace, where you can sit down and play games with the kids. The hotel also has a courtyard garden with terraces, where you can sit outside in the summer months.
The hotel has several family rooms, including even a presidential suite of more than 126m2. The regular family room has two large double beds for family members.
The hotel also has a wellness center with a hot tub, Finnish sauna and treatment rooms for massages and the like. So you can also be totally pampered here as parents at the hotel. The hotel has its own parking lot located at the hotel. Meals can be ordered 24 hours a day at the hotel’s bistro & bar.
Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent review
The hotel receives a whopping overall score of a 9.1 from more than 3,200 reviews. 400 families also reviewed the hotel, giving it an overall score of 9.4.
Positives Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent: The whole atmosphere of the hotel and the friendly staff is considered a positive point by many families. As one parent beautifully describes it, “Truly a wonderful family hotel. Excellent service, very friendly staff and delicious breakfast! Here the customer really is still king!” The family rooms are also popular. Nice spacious rooms with a spacious bathroom.
Negative points Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent: There are few negative points about this hotel that are named more than once, but a number of families do indicate that the hotel pool could have been a little warmer.
5. Van der Valk Hotel Ghent
You can also stay overnight in Ghent at a hotel of the van der Valk concern. We are always fans of van der Valk hotels, as these hotels are actually always very good and generally also very family-friendly. This van der Valk hotel in Ghent is located slightly outside the city center and by car you can reach the city center in about ten minutes.
The hotel has several family rooms in Ghent for families of three to four people, and at 57m2 they are spacious. In this family room, kids sleep in bunk beds and parents sleep in a large box spring. Because there is a partition, parents in this family room also have privacy.
The hotel has a restaurant where you can go for a bite to eat and a drink three times a day. The hotel also has a large terrace, where you can sit outside in the summer months.
Van der Valk Hotel Gent review
This children’s hotel in Ghent receives an 8.8 as an overall rating from over 2450 reviews.
Positives van der Valk Hotel Gent: Many positive points are also mentioned about this hotel. Most points are named in this review by a family member: “A new luxury family hotel with spacious family rooms, excellent beds and very clean and tidy. The hotel’s location is slightly outside the city center, but easily accessible by car. Very extensive breakfast and friendly, helpful staff. Really a top hotel “
Negative points van der Valk Hotel Gent: many families report that the hotel’s parking lot is very limited for the number of guests there. That families occasionally had to search hard to find a parking spot.
Hotel Ghent with swimming pool
Many families also like the fact that when they book a hotel with a family room in Ghent that there is a swimming pool at the hotel. You have several hotels in Ghent with swimming pools, but not all hotels then have family rooms suitable for families of three to four people.
We already mentioned above in our list the Novotel Gent Centrum which has an outdoor pool. This is a very nice place, especially in the summer months, to have a nice swim at the end of the day and read a book on one of the beds that line the pool. Besides the Novotel hotel, there are two other hotels in Ghent with swimming pools. We list these family hotels in Ghent below.
Hotel Harmony: this beautiful hotel in Ghent with pool has several family rooms for families of three or four. These family rooms look beautiful. The hotel receives an 8.8 overall rating from more than 1,200 reviews. Again, it is an outdoor pool that is heated and also has a number of beds around the pool. Set in a beautiful old building, this family-friendly hotel in Ghent serves guests a full breakfast in the morning. The hotel is located in the middle of the old center of Ghent. For more information about Hotel Harmony, take a look here.
Edville Home: the last hotel in Ghent with a swimming pool is not really a hotel, but a vacation home. This vacation home is huge and suitable for very large families of up to 27 people. If you are visiting Ghent with the whole family, then this vacation home in Ghent can be a nice option. Also included in this vacation home in Ghent is a swimming pool at the house. For more information on Edville Home, take a look here.
Cheap hotel Ghent
The city of Ghent is not a super cheap city and if you are looking for a hotel with family room in Ghent, you actually have few options that are under a hundred euros per night. Here we list two cheap hotels in Ghent.
Holiday Inn Gent Expo: if you are looking for a cheap four-star hotel with family room in Gent, this is definitely a good option. The Holiday Inn Gent Expo is not in the center of Ghent, but 100 meters from the hotel is a streetcar stop that will take you into the center of the city of Ghent. By car, you can get to the city center in about 15 minutes.
Therefore, the location is not super, but then again, the price-quality ratio of this family room in Ghent is very good. The hotel receives an overall rating of 7.1 out of more than 1,380 reviews. For more information about the Holiday Inn Gent Expo, take a look here.
Treck Hostel: if you are looking for a cheap hotel in Ghent with family room, this might be the cheapest option. And besides, it’s quite a special overnight spot. In fact, you sleep here in an indoor space in a caravan! At this hostel, you have several caravans that are rented out as family rooms in Ghent.
You can sleep with a family of four in these caravans and there is a separate sanitary building, where you can shower and go to the toilet. You also have a common area here where there is a table tennis table and a playground equipment with slide. It’s a bit like a campground but covered. For more information about the Treck Hostel, take a look here.
Family-friendly hotel Ghent
Above, we have compiled a list of family-friendly hotels in Ghent based on some criteria we always look at. When a hotel with family room in Ghent has a high overall score with over a thousand reviews, you actually know that the hotel is not going to disappoint.
We always want the hotel to score higher than a 7.5 as an overall score. Then we look at the photos and read what other families indicate who have already slept there. That way you really get a good idea of what to expect from a hotel and that way it never actually disappoints.
Family Hotel Ghent
If you are looking for a family hotel in Ghent, we have now given you a list of very good options. We briefly list all the options below.
Hotel with family room in Ghent
- Novotel Ghent Center
- NH Gent Belfort
- Getaway Studios Ghent
- Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent
- Van der Valk Hotel Gent
Hotel Ghent with swimming pool
Cheap hotel Ghent1. Holiday Inn Gent Expo
2. Treck Hostel
For a list of all family hotels in Ghent, take a look here.