Hotels

The city of Ghent has various options for accomodation during the conference. Here we suggest some hotels and hostels that are close to the conference venue. You can also check Airbnb for a cheaper room. Please note that you have to arrange your own accomodation during the conference. If you have any questions about accomodation please don’t hesitate to contact us (info@ecso.be).

1.Parkhotel

Parkhotel is situated next to Sint-Annaplein, only a few minutes’ walk from the historical city center, shopping streets, major attractions and university buildings. Public transport is available on 20 meters of the hotel. Parkhotel is a renovated hotel, open since January 2010. In the bar you can relax from monday to saterday from 2 PM until 9 PM with a coffee or a fresh beer. The main ingredients of our receipt are being gentle and personal. All the rooms have a nice view on the patio, where you can relax in the sun by drinking a glass of wine. Parkhotel is a hotel where business people and tourists are welcome. The hotel is situated 250 meters from the old historical center, where you not only find the shopping center with his trendy shops, but also enjoy different bars and terraces. The old historical buildings like Belfort, Gravensteen and museums are in the neighborhood. The university quarter and management school Vlerick are a few minutes away.

2.Hotel the Lord

Hotel The Lord has a terrace and a shared lounge in Ghent. Featuring a bar, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 700 m from Millionaires’ Quarter and around a 10-minute walk from MSK Museum. Local points of interest like Ghent Christmas Market and STAM Ghent City Museum are reachable within 2.2 km and an 11-minute walk, respectively. At the hotel, rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All units include a seating area. A continental breakfast is available each morning at Hotel The Lord.

3.Europahotel

Europahotel is located along Leie River in Ghent, a 12-minute walk from Saint Peter’s Train Station and a 10-minute drive from the historical city centre with the Belfry of Ghent and the shopping district. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property. All air-conditioned rooms at Europahotel feature a TV and a telephone. Each one is equipped with a private bathroom with a shower or a bath and a toilet. A varied breakfast buffet is available in the morning and includes home-made jams. Bistro Gorduna Restaurant offers a range of regional and international dishes. There is also a bar and a terrace. Guests can rent a little boat or a bike at the accommodation for an additional fee. Europahotel offers free on-site private parking. For a fee, guests can also use the hotel’s underground garage. Flanders Expo is a few minutes by car. Tram and bus services are available within a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

4.ibis Gent Centrum Opera

 The ibis Gent Centrum Opera is located in historic Ghent, a 2-minute walk from the Flemish Opera House and a 10-minute walk from Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, the Belfry of Ghent and Korenmarkt Square. The hotel includes air-conditioned rooms and an on-site bar. Hotel ibis Gent Centrum Opera offers rooms with a private bathroom and satellite TV. Free WiFi is available in each room as well as in public areas of the accommodation. A breakfast buffet is available daily. The 24- hour Rendez-Vous Bar serves drinks and snacks. Other wine and dine facilities are less than 3 minutes on foot. From ibis Gent Centrum Opera, City Shopping Centre Gent Zuid is an 8-minute walk away. Veldstraat Shopping District is a 3-minute walk and the Castle of the Counts is 10 minutes away. Ghent Saint Peter’s Train Station is 2.6 km from the hotel.

5.NH Gent Sint Pieters

The Belle Époque hotel NH Gent Sint Pieters is conveniently located 800 m from Ghent Saint Peter’s Train Station, a 5-minute walk from the banks of Leie River and a 15-minute walk from the medieval city centre. The nearest tram stop, connecting to the centre on a regular basis, is 150 m away. Guests can benefit from free WiFi throughout the hotel. The air-conditioned rooms feature hardwood floors, a stocked minibar and a flat-screen TV with international satellite channels. Free coffee and tea facilities are provided. The private bathroom of each unit is fitted with a bath and shower, a hairdryer, a magnifiying mirror and free toiletries. Some rooms also feature a balcony. Every morning, the hotel serves a buffet-style breakfast, while guests can also enjoy a selection of international and local beers at the bar. In the immediate surroundings of the NU Gent Sint Pieters, you can find a range of restaurants and cafés. Packed lunches can also be provided upon request for your day trips. The International Congress Centre (ICC) and the SMAK Museum are a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Flanders Expo is a 15-minute ride on the tram. A 10-minute drive will take you to Blaarmeersen Recreational Park.

For other options check:  https://www.google.be/maps/search/hotel+Gent,+Belgi%C3%AB/@51.0497865,3.7027619,14z?hl=nl

Places to eat

A table for one in a cozy restaurant or a group meal in a setting full of charming ambiance. A multi-course dinner or a quick snack. Breakfast or brunch, a set meal or à la carte. In Ghent, you never need miss out on a great meal! Check https://visit.gent.be/en/food-drink or https://www.happycow.net/europe/belgium/ghent/