Boutique hotel 1898 The Post offers accommodation in an iconic, historical building in the heart of Ghent. It is situated in the former post office. The hotel has 38 rooms and suites that are decorated elegantly with antique furniture. They also feature high ceilings or sloped roofs. All rooms & suites offer views of the city, king-size beds, free WiFi, modern technology and luxury amenities. Guests can come to The Kitchen to relax, work, or enjoy a nice cup of coffee. It is a shared area, with an open fireplace overlooking Ghent. The Kitchen offers an American buffet breakfast, a selection of fresh and seasonal light dishes for lunch and homemade pastries for afternoon tea. The hotel also features a cocktail bar: The Cobbler, named after the special type of cocktail shaker. The hotel's world-class bartenders offer a creative range of cocktails, as well as a selection of fine tapas and delicacies. The hotel also has a meeting room of 57 m2 suitable for up to 10 people in boardroom style, with the option to organize coffee breaks or light lunches. Situated in between the Graslei and the Kornmarkt, during this festive period the Christmas market is only a few metres away. Antwerp International Airport is 53 km from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Ghent, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Private parking available


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
9.3
Cleanliness
9.6
Comfort
9.6
Value for money
8.6
Location
9.8
Free WiFi
9.4
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Ian
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Location and helpful staff, especially Tobias who suggested and booked terrific restaurants and gave very good advice on what to do and see. Great cocktail bar (Cobblers).
  • Philip
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Very clean and wet presented and lovey old building well preserved
  • Heather
    Australia Australia
    I loved everything about this property, location, decor , staff all above and beyond

Hotel surroundings

Facilities of 1898 The Post
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular facilities
  • Private parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • City view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs € 25 per day.
    Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Concierge service
    • Wake-up service
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    • Room service
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • 24-hour security
    • Safety deposit box
    General
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Heating
    • Soundproofing
    • Soundproof rooms
    • Lift
    • Family rooms
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Dutch

    House rules

    1898 The Post takes special requests - add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 16:00 to 00:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

    Check-out

    Until 12:00

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 14 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request
    € 25 per child, per night
    3 - 13 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 50 per child, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    Groups

    When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa American Express Cash 1898 The Post accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note, when booking 6 or more rooms, other policies and charges may apply. Please contact the property for more information.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform 1898 The Post in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    FAQs about 1898 The Post

    • 1898 The Post offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Check-in at 1898 The Post is from 16:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

      • 1898 The Post is 350 yards from the centre of Ghent. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

      • Room options at 1898 The Post include:

        • Double
        • Suite
        • Twin

      • The prices at 1898 The Post may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.