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Guesthouse PoortAckere

Oude Houtlei 56, 9000, Gent, Belgium


  • 80%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

Property Information:

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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    Friendly and helpful staff, a charming place and very peaceful, but not very smart!
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

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 below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

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

Guesthouse PoortAckere Located at Oude Houtlei 56, 9000, Gent.
Guesthouse PoortAckere
Gent Oude Houtlei 56, 9000
85% 193
51.0520376 3.7168765
Guesthouse PoortAckere
    Rooms available     Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite     Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom
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