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Hotel 5* in Ghent

1898 The Post (2024)

Address from another time with an atmosphere worthy of Harry Potter
9.3/10 and 1750 online reviews
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Hotel 5* in Ghent

1898 The Post (2024)

Address from another time with an atmosphere worthy of Harry Potter
9.3/10 and 1750 online reviews

1898 The Post in brief

Our review

TheHotel 5* 1898 The Post is a fantastic boutique hotel located in the heart of Ghent's historic district, in Flanders, Belgium. It has been selected by the Michelin Guide. Behind the neo-Gothic façade in natural stone, discover an atmosphere worthy of Harry Potter. Watch this video on Youtube or this one on TikTok to get an idea.

We recommend you book your stay at 1898 The Post via Booking.com, which often offers free cancellation. Send us a postcard if you go, we'd love it.

We stayed here for 1 night and our stay was magical from start to finish. What we liked best: the charm of the hotel and common areas, the comfort of the bedding, the Guerlain welcome products, the atmosphere in the hotel and the beauty of the romantic bar.

Since 2022, the hotel has been included in the top 500 best hotels in the world. This ranking appears in the prestigious American magazine Travel+Leisure. Each year, nearly 8 million readers vote. A well-deserved reward when you discover the hotel.

Entering the hotel is like stepping back in time, with sloping ceilings, antique wooden floors, marble bathrooms, authentic skylights, period furniture evoking the glory days of the post office, linen sofas and a turret with a 360° view of Ghent's historic center.

The staff is very attentive and speaks several languages: Dutch, French, English and Spanish.

Each of the 38 rooms is unique and tells its own story. Depending on your choice, you will have the following amenities: high ceilings, large windows, subtle indirect light, antique furniture, private terrace, king size bedding, private white marble bathroom, Belgian cotton sheets, wool curtains and a breathtaking view of Ghent.

On the 1st floor, The Kitchen invites you to start the day with a delicious homemade American breakfast buffet. Everything is served from the authentic kitchen. The open fire in this common area creates a warm atmosphere, ideal for relaxing or chatting quietly.

During the day or in the evening, head to The Cobbler bar for a drink or a bite to eat. It's undoubtedly one of the most romantic and elegant places in town. The atmosphere is chic, refined and truly magical. All cocktails are signature and lovingly prepared by the staff.

The hotel is located in front of the River Lys, in the heart of Ghent, Flanders, Belgium. Romantic, historic, gastronomic and festive, Ghent has many architectural treasures to discover. The historic heart of this former cloth city, in particular, is a real gem. If you're looking for a restaurant in the area, we like Pakkhuis , a 2-minute walk away, and its beautiful terrace: it's like being in Brooklyn!

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This page was last updated on May 30, 2024
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1898 The Post in brief

1 night and more
From €189 / night
You have your own private room
At the water's edge
Bathtub according to the room
Optional breakfast
Catering service
Free wifi connection

Frequently asked questions

Yes, 1898 The Post is perfectly suited for couples. The old building has been beautifully renovated, the interior design is magnificent and the whole place is particularly refined.

Yes, some rooms have a bath in the bathroom.

Yes, 1898 The Post has a log fire in the hotel restaurant.

Yes, The Cobbler, the hotel's cool and trendy cocktail bar, is a must. It is run by Jurgen Nobels, a highly regarded and award-winning bartender from around the world.

Arrival is from 3 pm and departure is possible until noon.

Yes, private parking is available nearby (by reservation only) at a rate of 25€ per day.

No, there is no spa.

No, pets are not allowed at 1898 The Post.


Graslei 16, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
30 min from the Saint-Pierre train station (on foot)
1h from Brussels Airport (car)
Arrival from 3pm and departure until 12am
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1898 The Post and surroundings

Belfry of Ghent
3 min walk
St. Bavo Cathedral
6 min walk
Castle of the Counts of Flanders
6 min walk
Museum of Industry
12 min walk
Saint Peter's Abbey
20 min walk
Sint-Pieters-Gent railway station
30 min walk
1 hour by car
1 hour by car

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