Boutique hotel 1898 The Post offers accommodations in an iconic, historical building in the heart of Ghent. It is located 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. Located in between the Graslei and the Kornmarkt, during this festive period the Christmas market is only a few yards away. Antwerp International Airport is 33 mi from the property.

This is our guests' favorite part of Ghent, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

1898 The Post has been welcoming guests since May 17, 2017

Property Highlights

Located 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.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American

Private parking available


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Room Type
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Yukie
    Well-mannered, reliable staff. House of art and antiques.
  • James
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Breakfast was served in their grand Cobbler Bar, the hotel has a great history and a great renovation and decor. This hotel
  • María
    Location. We loved the look and feel, real castle vibes. The service was amazing too. From the very beginning you can feel that they REALLY value the customer. The hotel has many of points of access, and it also provides easter eggs such as a...
  • Nhi
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very unique decor/layout. Central location. Additional services offered such as option to order flowers to room. Upon arrival, staff recommended local activities. Air conditioning.
  • Sarah
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The ambience and decor are outstanding. Being able to open the windows to breathe in and hear outside was awesome. Staff was friendly. Honest bar was the coolest part.
  • Mandy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location. The rooms were nicely appointed and reflected the architecture.
  • Pierre
    staff was very kind and helpfull room was very cosy breakfast was very good with kind service
  • Elena
    The hotel was perfect. The staff were helpful, friendly and professional and arranged reservations for us. The location couldn't have been better, just in the center of town. The bar and breakfast were lovely. The hotel is unique and historic...
  • J
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The customer service is fantastic. Stephan actually rode with me to the parking garage since there is no on site parking. My vehicle was too large for the garage across the street so he directed me to the nearest one with access. Amazing,...
  • Nicole
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hotel is extremely beautiful and centrally located. The staff was some of the best we encountered in both Belgium and France. Breakfast was absolutely the best, there were so many options and it was all delicious. We parked in a parking garage...

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property

  • Is it possible to have two adjoined rooms? My husband and I have two children (5 and 8 years old). Could you please let me know which rooms would best accommodate us?

    Dear, We have 2 adjoining rooms in the hotel. Could you contact directly by phone to check availability? Joachim
    Answered on 17 July 2020
  • Do you have air conditioning

    Dear, Thank you for your interest at 1898 The Post. All the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning. Best wishes, Welcome Team 1898 The Post
    Answered on 3 March 2020
  • Can you tell me about the policy of wearing a mask within the hotel grounds?

    Dear guest, At this moment, only our staff in The Cobbler are obliged to were mouth masks. Guest are recommended to have 1. Regards, Joachim
    Answered on 12 July 2020
  • Do you have a lift at the Post hotel? If not, I would like a double room on the 1st floor with a river view so which rooms can you recommend?

    Dear, Thank you for your interest at 1898 The Post. We do have a lift in the hotel but no direct view on the river, our hotel face the street, but you can see a bit the river if you choose a Enveloppe or Letter room. Do not hesitate to send a message during your booking to request the view on the river. Kind regards, Emeline
    Answered on 20 January 2020

Hotel area info *

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

Most popular amenities
  • 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
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • City view
  • View
  • Terrace
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
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
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs € 25 per day.
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Concierge
    • Wake-up service
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    • Room service
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    Safety & security
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Safe
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Heating
    • Soundproof
    • Soundproof rooms
    • Elevator
    • Family rooms
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • 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!


    From 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    Until 12:00 PM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

    Crib and extra bed policies

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

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.


    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

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

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

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

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    FAQs about 1898 The Post

    • Check-in at 1898 The Post is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

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

      • The prices at 1898 The Post may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

      • Room options at 1898 The Post include:

        • Double
        • Suite
        • Twin

      • 1898 The Post is 1,000 feet from the center of Ghent. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

      • Guests staying at 1898 The Post can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

        Breakfast option(s) include:

        • Continental
        • Vegetarian
        • Gluten-free
        • American