Best Western Hotel Chamade,  Gent

4.0/5  - based on 250 guest reviews.
Koningin Elisabethlaan 3, 9000, Gent, Belgium - See map
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This Ghent, Belgium hotel offers warm, personalized service with a host of convenient amenities while traveling in Europe. The Best Western Hotel Chamade is conveniently located near St. Pieters International Train Station and Motorway E17 at E-40. This Belgium hotel provides easy access to the historic city centre of Ghent, the International Convention Center and Castle of the Counts. Hotel guests will appreciate close proximity to golf and tennis. Each well-appointed room offers the perfect combination of old-world charm and modern comfort with amenities such as high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television and private bathrooms. Hotel guests also have access to underground parking and bicycle rentals for a nominal fee. Pets are welcome. A friendly multi-lingual staff is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Make an online reservation today and save at this Ghent hotel! A city tax will be in force of 3 EUR per person of 18 years and older per night. The additional fee is not included in the reservation amount and will be paid directly to the hotel. Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Hotel Chamade,Gent
  • 4
    « Visiting family »

    Nice clean hotel within walking distance of the train station. Tram stop outside to city centre is very handy. Breakfast was good. Only downside for us was we had no heat in our bedroom! And in November that is not ideal!... we thought on the first night that we were operating the thermostat improperly and having pointed out the problem to the receptionist thought we would be ok for the next night. .. to no avail. We would have thought that the receptionist would have checked to see if we had managed to find but no... so we spent another rather chilly night in our room.

    « nice hotel »

    Nice hotel, close to train & tram (stops in front of the hotel). Very clean & comfortable room! Walking distance the city centre. Employees where friendly. Service was good. Minus: parking is a little small.

    « Nice comfortable hotel »

    Come out of the train station and walk straight ahead, hotel is easy to find. Good friendly professional staff, clean and comfortable and a short walk to the main centre of the town. Decent sized room, all good.

    « Clean hotel with sufficient facilities. »

    Hotel is clean, staff is friendly and polite. breakfast is good, the coffee could have been better. The hotel is situated in the neighboorhood of a Railwaystation and 20min. by foot from the centre. There is a tramway in the street of the hotel to the centre. The environment is quiet.

    « BW Chamade »

    Excellent position by tram and train. Great staff who were knowledgeable and helpful. Room was as expected clean and with the advertised facilities. Breakfast was reasonably priced and more than sufficient

    « Best accomondation for business travellers »

    Next to the station (5 min walk max.), not far from Gent Exhibition center Nice and fast service, lovely breakfast on the top floor Rooms are very comfortable and clean Good WIFI connection What more?

    « Ideal location and staff are very friendly »

    My cousin and I spent three nights here in August and we have no hesitation in recommending it to others. The reception staff were always helpful and friendly, and you can't beat it location-wise; it's just a few minutes' walk from Sint Pieter's train station. You've also got easy access to the city centre, as there's a tram stop right outside the hotel entrance. For attractions in the arts quarter, Citadelpark is nearby, as are the MSK and SMAK art museums. As for the rooms, we were very pleasantly surprised. At the price we paid, something more basic would have been perfectly reasonable but the room was nicely decorated, spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. The bathroom in particular was fantastic; really classy decor and good shower pressure. All in all, it felt like a room well above the rate we paid.

    « Price-quality OK »

    There is only one table at the balcony for breakfast, which is a shame, but the breakfast was fine. There is no airco in the room. This is usually not needed in Belgium, but we were there during a heat wave which made it a little uncomfortable. And there were some guests that left empty pizza boxes and bottles in the hall. It was a little dissapointing to see that this "trash" was still there in the morning. (it was there over 16 hours) But, over all, the hotel was price-quality OK.

    « My Stay at the Best Western Hotel Chamade, Gent, Belgium »

    This is a good basic hotel within walking distance from the Sint Pieters train station. We walked from the station to the hotel (about 200 yards away). We took the train from the Brussels airport directly to Ghent. It took just under an hour and only made three stops (in Brussels) before leaving for Ghent. The hotel receptionist let us check in a little bit early. We explored the surrounding area on foot later in the day. We took the tram (which stops directly in front of the hotel) to the sights in the original medieval part of the city. (We bought a tram pass at the hotel.) The hotel staff is friendly and helpful with directions and ideas about what to do and where to eat. The breakfast offered by the hotel is good; a typical continental that is fairly common in the States (several types of breads and sweet rolls, scrambled and hard boiled eggs, bacon, yogurt, cereals, fruit, etc. The view of the city from the breakfast room was very nice. The room was adequate for three adults; good air conditioning, clean bathroom, TV with several different languages available (including the BBC), great Wi-Fi and internet.

    « Perfect location »

    I've been there for three nights, I have to say it was a nice one... 3 minutes walk from st peter main train station... The tram runs exactly in front of it to the city centre. A calm place in u don't like noise. The room was big enough, it was worm and the bathroom was clean and nice... Breakfast was good "average". Staff were friendly and nice... There is a lift... I like it and would love to go again...

  • 5
    « Great location - comfy - freindly staff. Excellent. »

    Great location near the train station which really suited us. The staff were friendly and the room was comfortable and clean, the beds comfy. Only downside was that the minibar wasn't restocked but that's a small blemish on an otherwise great stay. Recommended.

    « Hotel Chamade, Ghent »

    We have two criticisms about the room: 1) the mattresses were too soft for our personal liking, and 2) there appeared to be no power sockets available near the beds, Otherwise, our one-night stay was excellent. The receptionist on duty on our arrival was exceptionally friendly and helpful. However, we would mention that the underground garage is not easy to access and exit.

    « Great location, good value for money »

    The hotel was near the train station, with a tram stop right in front which takes you to the city centre. Room was clean, bathroom is modern. Breakfast was plentiful, there were regular refills, and had a bit of everything: sweet, savoury, fruit etc.

    « 2 nights end of july 2016 BestWestern hotel Chamade Gent »

    I had a very nice stay at the BestWestern hotel Chamade in Gent end of july 2016. Room was clean (I think renewed bathrooms compared with 2 years ago). I could sleep well, friendly personell. I had a problem with the TV shortly, but they helped me out fast.

    « Nice cosy clean stay in Gent. »

    We could really recommend this hotel. Clean / cosy / friendly staf / good breakfast and tram in front of the hotel. Hotel is not to far from the city centre just 5 or 6 stops. And a quick reply by mail if you have questions.

    « Ideally situated »

    We were in a party of 15 and had 8 rooms booked. All arriving together the receptionists dealt with us in a calm professional yet friendly manner. The hotel is ideally situated to access museums, art galleries,cathedrals, shops, restaurants and shops. The tram stops outside the front of the hotel and the tickets can be purchased from reception. The main train station is a short walk away. The room was large with an adequate size bathroom. Breakfast was plentiful and catered for all cultures. Defininately would stay here again when visiting Ghent. I would have no problem recommending

    « Chamade »

    Good price, quality. You can store your car for an additional fee. Basic breakfast Room was clean. I would go back if I ever go to Gent again. Tv reception was a bit spotty, but there was free wifi in the hotel.

    « the smell in the room »

    Hotel condition seems pretty poor, they have closed the sitting area at 11pm and noone allowed to stay there and must go to their room, also, the room was smelling odd and had to open to window to refress air get in, breakfast was okay and location is great, but for that money it doesnt worth! also, the bar is just next to the reception and people were shouting, speaking loudly, if you are looking for confortable place dont choice to go, but may choice it only because of being very close to the train station, Best western disaapointed me little bit at this time

    « Charming Espacade at the Chamade »

    Clean, Friendly, Central, Gentle, Sweet ... Pure ... are just a few adjectives to express our stay ... Had to organize a trip to the amazing city of Ghent ... in family ... and rented 5 rooms ... well ... so seldom is the feeling of velvet at the tip of your fingers ... but this time ... we felt it all week-end long. Marvelous, a strong recommendation. It's a 3 star ... but these are from genuine gold ... and merit to be pure diamond.

    « Great location »

    The room itself was average and clean but the location is exceptional. Walking distance to the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station and there's a tram stop to the city center directly in front of the hotel. Nice staff too.

  • 4
    « nice hotel »

    the hotel has a very good location, very close to the train station, and there is a tram station just in front of the hotel. the reception is quite cozy, and people are also quite nice. the room is also very good, ample and clean. the food for breakfast is good.

    « Nice hotel »

    Nice hotel in walking distance from main railway station and Citadelpark with musea. Direct in front of hotel a tramstop to citycenter. Good service at reception. Spacious room with minibar and facilities to make coffee and tea. Small (but adequate for small cars) parking.

    « Love best western hotels! »

    Every hotel is different. I enjoyed the location close to the railway station and to places of interest. I especially enjoyed the free Gent guide and map and the daily breakfast-it was fab! I would recommend it.

    « Excellent »

    Excellent hotel, comfortable room, spotlessly clean, friendly and helpful staff. Good value for money. Located about 5 minutes from the main Railway station and with a tram stop just outside the front door, convenience is excellent.

    « A place to advise »

    Good location, close to the station, 20 min walk to the center, right next to a tram stop. Very comfortable bed, large room, good breakfast and friendly receptionnists. A good starting point to visit the city.

    « Hotel is a bit old and tired, needs a revamp »

    Stayed here on business and was disappointed. The hotel is really starting to shows it's age and could do with a complete overhaul. The rooms are small, dark and oddly shaped. the dining room is tucked away right at the top floor of the hotel and looks like they just knocked a couple of the bedroom walls down. The bar is basically the back of the reception desk. There is no parking available at the hotel and the area around the hotel is not good for on street parking. the nearest off street parking is about 12 mins walk away.

    « Very Friendly »

    I would like to thank the very friendly staff, they were al very genuine and helpful. We had a pleasant stay. If you do not want to pay too much for a nice hotel, and do not care that the town center is a short walk, I can recommend Chamade. Walking to the town center is indeed just about 20 minutes.

    « Fine hotel for citytrip to Gent »

    We had a pleasant stay. Room was clean, at the frontside of the hotel, which gave quite some noise from the traffic. As it was in the weekend however, it didn't bother us too much. Breakfast was OK, personel was friendly, particularly at the reception

    « Very good and we will stay again »

    Superb breakfast and rooms very clean. Location close to tram. very good area quite and nice. Will recommend. parking very small. Good internet acess. Small bar in location. Close to two museums ( walking distance)

    « Very good. »

    Next to the train station, a had a pleasant stay: very nice and helpful staff, the room was cosy, clean and warm, nice bathroom and a good breakfast. If you are looking for something not expensive and cosy I can easily recommend this one

  • 5
    « Fantastic hotel for short stay »

    The room was clean. The breakfast was great with nice view of the street. The tram station is in the front of the hotel. The staff was very friendly and useful, The hotel is near the train station. Fantastic for short stay.

    « Good hotel at good location »

    Excellent location, the hotel is suited for many travelers. Spacious comfort room, very good breakfast. Everywhere the ideal cleanliness. Very helpfull and friendly staff. We spent 3 nights at the hotel and we were very satisfied.

    « Ideal centre for visiting the atea »

    We used the Hotel as a base for visiting some of the major cultural centres in the region. The Hotel was ideally placed near the station and permitted us easy travel to Bruges, Lille and the centre of Gent also. Leiden and Amsterdam were visited to and from Schipol Airport. The Hotel was comfortable, clean and the breakfast was extremely acceptable as part of our package. It represented excellent value for money in our opinion. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable on check in, ensuring that we had maps and knew about the trams to and from the historic centre. A short walk from the hotel across a nearby park you can find a wonderful art gallery that is certainly worth a visit if you have a spare couple of hours.

    « good hotel for a short stay »

    We needed to spend one night in Ghent for an almost business like trip. The breakfast was comprehensive and very good. The room was good. The parking very small. Despite being on the street side, we did not hear the tram much. Pleasant restful night.

    « Average Hotel at Good Location »

    It's an Average Hotel at Good Location. Do not expect warm welcome at Reception, Room carpet was dirty although it's on a good location with good breakfast. If you want to stay near to Railway station, you can opt for this.

    « Great location, but tired hotel »

    Within walking distance to the main train station, which was great. Helpful, friendly and pleasant staff. Facilities were clean. However the decor was very tired. My aircon never worked properly and leaked a lot of water. However, these things happen and I reported it to reception and I am sure they would of addressed it. Breakfast was fine, but was not amazing as indicated in other reviews. Overall it was fine but I was not convinced enough to say that I will stay there again. However, for the price you cannot go wrong.

    « Perfect stay »

    The Hotel Best Western Chamade we already frequented in 2014 and 2013 so this was not the first time we were there. To be honest, since we arrived, we were warm welcomed by Ludwig, the receptionist, who took time to explain everything and to give also some tips for visiting Ghent. Since we had chosen the hotel because we had to go a Philippine-Belgian anniversary of the fraternal organisation Knights of Rizal, we also knew we would arrive very late in the evening (actually it was after midnight we came back to the hotel). Since we had in the early morning an obligation again we had to leave early with the train. Since on Sunday the breakfast only starts 8 a.m. I requested a while ago to the hotel if we could have some bread etc. for breakfast before, so we could take a very early breakfast in our room. Unbelievable: they suggested for us to prepare a lunch packet that would be offered upon our arrival so we could put it in the refrigerator, so we would not miss a healthy and strong breakfast. And indeed, upon our arrival, everything was ready. Congrats for all this! Clean rooms! Great facilities. Sincerely not 3 * worth but surely 4. To be honest in some so called 4 * hotels you don't get so much value for your money. Congrats, staff and management of the cosy Chamade Best Western!

    « Very good quaity/price ratio »

    Nice hotel, not expensive at all, good position just in front of a tram way station, excellent breakfast (bacon and eggs very good), bed confortable, internet connection powerful. Only negative thing there is no restaurant/bar inside the hotel.

    « Affordable, nice, a bit noisy »

    I stayed at the Chamade for five nights in November 2015. Upon arrival, I was given a standard single room, which was REALLY small. Considering that I was planning to stay a week, I asked for a larger room and was given a double room for my own use. This room was ok, but since it faced the street just by the trolley stop, it was quite noisy. So I asked for a change (again) and ended up on floor 5, in another double room which was really nice and relatively quiet. Got a lot of work done there! When checking out, the proprietor didn´t charge anything extra, although I had upgraded my room ? generous! The hotel is situated close to Gent St Piters railway station. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the Old Town. Breakfast is served in a nice room on the 6th floor with a nice view, but the breakfast selection is rather limited.

    « Only once ! »

    Small room , very much noise from the street / tram . No airco . Bad ventilation .No-smoking room with smoking air ? ? ? The personal at the reception are very friendly . Also the personal that cleans the rooms .

  • 4
    « Very comfortable »

    We were here for the Davis Cup Final at Flanders Expo so this hotel had an excellent location mid way between the city centre & the stadium. The tram line between the two locations has a stop at the hotel door. St. Pieters Station is only 200 m. away with a few restaurants on the square opposite the station. We always used The Rambler restaurant as did some others from the hotel. Our room on the5th floor was a triple (3 singles) with a dual outlook. It was large, well appointed & bright. The bathroom was modern & a good size. Breakfast was in a room on the 6th floor with city views. The food at breakfast was good. Staff were friendly & helpful. We were glad we booked this reasonably priced hotel for what turned out to be a great weekend.

    « Enjoyed the Stay »

    This is a nice hotel in a very convenient location not terribly far from Ghent City Center. The facility is nicely done and has idiosyncrasies that can make hotel stays more interesting. The rooms are more than adequate, the service is good with friendly staff and the morning breakfast is decent. The room rates are very fair considering the location and the competition in the area. I was loaded down with a piece of extra luggage when coming in from BRU to Ghent by train. As a consequence, I was looking for a hotel within walking distance to the station. This hotel caught my eye as a good choice because of location, price and the fact that I am a BW Platinum member. I decided to give it a try. Upon arrival, I got my bearings coming out of the front entrance of the main station. It became clear that, as hoped, the hotel was a straight shot down the road and an easy 5 or 6 minute walk, even with a relatively heavy load. This was what I needed at the time and it turned out to be a rather convenient choice. The building architecture was somewhat interesting as it conformed to the shape of the acute corner on which it was located. It almost had a pie-wedge form. The lobby area was actually quite nice as it had the look of a comfortable living space and was roomier than most lobby areas in European hotels of similar style. I was checked in by a very friendly and helpful front desk agent. I was given a room on the 3rd floor facing south. The room itself was more than adequate in terms of space and was very clean. The bathroom was decently laid out and the desk area provided a nice working space. The amenities were in place and the WiFi worked relatively well during my stay. The bed was comfortable and the environs were quiet allowing me to get good sleep. The view from the room was unfortunately fairly uninteresting. The location was not only convenient to the train station but was also not terribly far from the old city center. It was perhaps a 20-minute minute walk or so to St. Nicholas Church and the old medieval part of this lovely city. There were also a few dinner options that were within reasonable walking distance though the number of choices were not huge. The breakfast room was on the top level. It was comfortable and right-sized from my perspective. The breakfast offerings were pretty decent and I found it to be adequate. There was a small balcony that, unlike my room, offered a nice view of the surrounding area. The room rates were very good for this facility. My bill was €88.50 per night including a Tourist Tax. This was very close to $100 USD with the exchange rate at the time. Overall, this is a nice hotel with a touch of character that will make your stay interesting. The facility is relatively nice and the location is very convenient to Sint Pieter's Station. It is also not far from city center if you don't mind a bit of a walk. The rooms are sufficiently comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. The morning breakfast is pretty good and the room rates are absolutely more than fair. It is a very good deal and I would tend to recommend this place to anyone in town for a visit who is looking for value.

    « Came for the tennis »

    This hotel appears a little tired in places, but the room was clean and large and bed very comfortable. A little noisy from neighbouring rooms as insulation in the walls may not be great. Breakfast was fine and coffee machine produced lovely coffee. Staff were always very pleasant and helpful, a special thank you to Pierre for printing off my boarding pass for my flight home. The location is brilliant for railway station, Ghent old town and Expo, and number 1 tram runs past hotel and takes you to all locations.

    « Would recommend »

    Excellent location close to train station. Very friendly staff, very clean and excellent choice of breakfast, would recommend. Very good value for money. Rooms at front of hotel can be a bit noisy with the trams, but at the back of the hotel very quiet.

    « Ghent 6 »

    Comfortable hotel with a decent breakfast, very handy location and great, friendly and helpful staff. Would stay again. Walking distance from the station and track, tram from right outside to the city centre.

    « Nicely positioned hotel »

    This hotel is very handy for the railway station where you can easily get to Antwerp, Brugges and Ostend. The town is about a 15 minute walk away, but there is a tram stop just outside the hotel should you not wish to walk. There are a few fast food places and a nice pleasant bar nearby too. The staff are really friendly. Reception closes at 10pm, but the hotel have a box outside and will supply a code to obtain your room key. Rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable. Free Internet and excellent breakfast buffet. Have now stayed here twice, and would definitely stay here again.

    « Confortable but early checkout and breakfast for sunday »

    Very Pleasant receptionist at arrival. However the Hotel has a checkout policy at 11:am and also breakfast is served between 08:00 and 10:00 so it you went out late on saturday night you might be missing breakfast and on top of it have to make sure to be out by 11:00 unless you want to pay 40 eur extra for a late checkout.

    « Ghent - Best Western »

    I said in the best Western Hotel Chamade in Ghent for business purposes during the Film Festival. The location is excellent, next to the station and close to all public transport. Reservation of a spot in the garage to park the car is advisable.

    « Not bad! »

    I had to wait an hour before the room was ready, even though it was after hours check-in. Despite this the rest all ok , spacious room, great breakfast and very friendly staff. Last but not least, Ghent is a fantastic city.

    « Clean and quiet room »

    Good location, near train station and tram stop.There are small bakery and friut shop near by. I walked to the old town for 15 minutes in stead of by tram. On the way I also found many restuarants and chocalate shop.

  • 3
    « Perfect location but the rooms could use some TLC »

    The bed was too soft. The room could use an update after more then 25 years (date on papers inside the closet: 1988!) Breakfast was excellent. Friendly staff. Very close to the trainstation Gent Sint Pieters.

    « Convenient hotel for city trip »

    Situated closely to main train station and bus stop for city center; Extensive breakfast included; Convenient room with mini bar and comfortable bed; Very good service including luggage storage; A bit expensive

    « Good location, helpful staff »

    Tram stop is directly outside the hotel taking you in to the centre , staff are helpful and knowledgeable on the local area. This hotel is fine for a weekend break although I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic weekend away. The breakfast wasn't very good and the bar is almost nonexistent. Unfortunately our bath didn't drain away very well on closer inspection it was a build up of hair in the plug hole, the rest of the room was clean. If you like plush you won't find it here, but if you are happy with functional then it's perfectly adequate and I wouldn't be put off.


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· From: Historical city center. Near city center and railway station, the Best Western Hotel Chamade is only a few minutes walk to historical city center.