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Guesthouse PoortAckere

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Excellent 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
Belgium
Gent Oude Houtlei 56, 9000
77% 202
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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Sat 30 Jul 2016 - Tue 2 Aug 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" Basically (and it is basic!) a nice place to stay. It's still overtly religious -- lots of creepy Jesuses on the walls -- but if you can get over that, this is a very peaceful place to stay, within reasonable walking distance of the station and the centre. "

- Anonymous
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Facilities

  • Free

    Free City Maps Free WiFi

  • General

    Wheelchair Friendly Elevator Breakfast Not Included Hot Showers Outdoor Terrace Parking Safe Deposit Box

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Bicycle Hire Fax Service 24 Hour Reception Tours/Travel Desk Housekeeping

  • Food & Drink

    Bar

Policies

Policies

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.

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