1898 The Post

Graslei 16, Gent, Belgium
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Hotel Description

Though completed at the turn of the last century, thanks to its neo-Gothic style Ghent’s old Central Post Office looks hundreds of years older than that. You don’t come to this part of Belgium in search of hyper-modern architectural experiments — you come in search of history, and 1898 The Post, a brand-new renovation of this beautifully preserved structure, has got a bit more than its fair share.

That’s not to say 1898 The Post is a precise historical reconstruction. Inside you’ll find echoes of varying periods, from the medieval atmosphere of the winding stairways and stone-walled public spaces to a sort of early modernist vibe in the richly colored and textured guest rooms and suites. The look is dark and moody, almost more like a film set than a typical hotel room, and that’s no bad thing. And in a delightful bit of whimsy, the categories are named for their relative size — from Stamp and Postcard up through Envelope, Letter, and Carriage (not quite to scale, presumably).

The Kitchen is the unassumingly named space where breakfast and afternoon tea are served. And the Cobbler isn’t a shoe repair shop, but a cocktail bar in a particularly atmospheric space. All in all it’s an impressive building that was perhaps wasted as a post office, but is eminently suited to its new life as a boutique hotel.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 37 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Honesty Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Cancellation policy: • Up to 3 days prior to arrival: No charge • 3 - 1 days prior to arrival: 1-night charge • 1 day prior to arrival, no-show or early departure: 100% charge of total reservation amount.

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3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • The Stamp

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 204 ft²/19 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
  • The Envelope

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 236 ft²/22 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • 22 to 30 sqm
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
  • The Postcard

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
  • The Letter

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • 28 to 34 sqm
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
  • The Letter Twin

    • Fits 2 people
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • safe
  • The Carriage with Terrace

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • terrace
  • The Carriage

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 King Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
  • Junior Suite 39

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/32 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
  • Tower Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 387 ft²/36 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • two floors connected by a winding staircase, 360 degree view
  • Suite 23

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 452 ft²/42 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
  • Suite 2

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
  • Suite 18

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 613 ft²/57 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • safe
    • sofa
  • The Loft

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 699 ft²/65 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Honesty Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Cancellation policy: • Up to 3 days prior to arrival: No charge • 3 - 1 days prior to arrival: 1-night charge • 1 day prior to arrival, no-show or early departure: 100% charge of total reservation amount.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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