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Guesthouse PoortAckere

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

No imposing entrance or red carpet awaits you here. No clue on the outside that behind the centuries-old frontage on Oude Houtlei is an ancient cloister: PoortAckere. We are an oasis of peace, hidden away from the bustle of the city. Once inside you find yourself in a former nunnery whose history goes back to 1278. The building that turned its back on the world for so many centuries now reveals its secrets to a few favoured guests.

The atmosphere is serene and restful, as befits an age-old neo-gothic building. And yet PoortAckere retains its unique character, as a medieval cloister with its own history.

It is its domesticity that gives the building its charm.

In the 'Kapittelzaal', chapter house, looking on to the garden culinary delights await you. You can enjoy your breakfast buffet or a relaxed dinner served under the tracery of neo-gothic arches.

In the guest-house a feeling of peace, freedom and unconcern comes over you in the more austere neo-gothic part of the guesthouse.

There are simple, authentic convent cells with a washbasin and communal showers and toilets in the hall and there is a television in the double rooms.

Perhaps you will sleep in the St Cecilia room or the monastery cell where sister Philomena stayed for so many years.
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Guesthouse PoortAckere Located at Oude Houtlei 56, 9000, Gent.
Guesthouse PoortAckere
Gent Oude Houtlei 56, 9000
75% 203
51.0520376 3.7168765
Guesthouse PoortAckere
    Rooms available Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

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Thu 27 Oct 2016 - Sun 30 Oct 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" The staff when first arriving were rude, and flung the map and the keys at us. We were not shown to the room and left to find it. Though the room is clean, the facilities for the cost were below basic. This hostel is way past it best days. When asking for breakfast the cost to include was 17.50 euros (which is ludicrous when there is a bakery down the road). There were few positive for the price being charged. When leaving when asking for a receipt we were scoffed at. Do not stay here! "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Free City Maps Free WiFi

  • General

    Elevator Breakfast Not Included

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Housekeeping



Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

Visitors taxes of € 3,00/ per person are not included in the room rates

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

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