Hôtel Verhaegen

  • Location: City
    Restaurants and shops: In walking distance
    SMAK Contemporary Art Museum: In walking distance
  • Brussels Airport (BRU): 68km (1h by car)
    Good public transport
    Paid parking
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An introduction to Hôtel Verhaegen

How would you describe Hôtel Verhaegen in a nutshell?

Hôtel Verhaegen is a private mansion turned into a beautifully restored Bed and Breakfast or hôtel particulier in the historical centre of Ghent, Belgium.

As interior designers we had become interested in this wonderful house from the 18th century. Once we realized that it was too big for only two people, we decided to open it as a five-room boutique B&B.

The house was bought in 2004 and we opened Hôtel Verhaegen one year later. We would have preferred to not change a single thing about the house and therefore only did some renovation work that gave it a homogenous atmosphere of the 1760s as well as some classical styling. None of the flooring, panelling nor any of the marble was changed, as we wanted it to retain its historical feeling.

Please tell us about the interior design at Hôtel Verhaegen.

It’s an eclectic mix, with Chinese vases and classical clocks on the mantles, tastefully mixed with some modern elements. The colours were chosen carefully to resemble those of the 18th century.

The front doors are very large and the rooms have high ceilings, but at the same time it’s not too big. The house has an aristocratic pedigree with Chinese antique wallpaper, frescoes, and amazing marble fireplaces.

The furniture is a mix of antiques and modern pieces. Some items were custom-made for the B&B such as the carpets, which we designed ourselves. You will notice that there is beautiful detailing everywhere waiting to be discovered little by little.

I would say that rather than feeling like an untouched palace, Hôtel Verhaegen provides a very homey atmosphere. It is not bold but talks to you very softly.

What’s been the biggest reward since you opened the Bed and Breakfast?

It is so much fun to talk to all the interesting people that stay with us at Hôtel Verhaegen. Hearing about what they’re doing and learning about their lives is always a very special treat for us.

Hôtel Verhaegen
Garden
Garden
Common areas
Common areas
Entrance
Salon
Dining room
Dining room
Cosy
Deluxe Room Italienne
Deluxe Room Italienne
Deluxe Room Italienne
Paola’s Room
Deluxe Room Chambre des Amoureux
Suite des Années 40
Suite des Années 40
Suite des Années 40
Suite des Années 40

Hôtel Verhaegen rooms & rates

All the rooms at our hôtel particulier are very different but special in their own way and a true pleasure for any art lover.

In one room, which was originally completely white, we added Pompeii red tapestries to complement the lighting. Our Italian room holds all the Italian furniture and is painted sky blue with very soft beige. Our very spacious suite features contemporary art panels. Then there’s the cosy room in the attic with its old beams and a wonderful mix of the old and new.

For most of our holiday guests, staying with us provides a special treat as it feels like a small paradise away from reality. It is tucked away from the city of Ghent, quiet and private like a cocoon and therefore almost like a world in itself.

Our intention was to create a very soft and gentle atmosphere, which the house by itself already provides; we didn’t have to add a lot to that.

  • Deluxe Room Italienne for 2 people / 50 m²
    215 / night
    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Each room at Hôtel Verhaegen has a completely different character and style, where contemporary designs are mixed with carefully chosen antiques. Impressive high ceilings, thick wall to wall carpeting, sumptuous curtains and beautiful marble table tops provide that extra feeling of luxury and pampering.

    This deluxe room features an en suite bathroom, offering separate shower, bath and toilet.

  • Chambre des Amoureux for 2 people / 50 m²
    215 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Each room at Hôtel Verhaegen has a completely different character and style, where contemporary designs are mixed with carefully chosen antiques. Impressive high ceilings, thick wall to wall carpeting, sumptuous curtains and beautiful marble table tops provide that extra feeling of luxury and pampering.

    This deluxe room features an en suite bathroom, offering separate shower, bath and toilet.

  • Cosy for 2 people / 55 m²
    240 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Each room at Hôtel Verhaegen has a completely different character and style, where contemporary designs are mixed with carefully chosen antiques. Impressive high ceilings, thick wall to wall carpeting, sumptuous curtains and beautiful marble table tops provide that extra feeling of luxury and pampering.

    The Cosy room is an extremely pleasant room to cocoon in with your partner. The bath is hidden in an alcove with fine wood panelling. The soft ocre shades of the walls create a feeling of warmth.

  • Paola’s Room for 2 people / 60 m²
    270 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Each room at Hôtel Verhaegen has a completely different character and style, where contemporary designs are mixed with carefully chosen antiques. Impressive high ceilings, thick wall to wall carpeting, sumptuous curtains and beautiful marble table tops provide that extra feeling of luxury and pampering.

    A very romantic junior suite, this lush, three window guestroom offers a comfortable reading area around a Queen Ann couch to enjoy those special private moments.

  • Suite des Années 40 for 2-3 people / 75 m²
    315 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Each room at Hôtel Verhaegen has a completely different character and style, where contemporary designs are mixed with carefully chosen antiques. Impressive high ceilings, thick wall to wall carpeting, sumptuous curtains and beautiful marble table tops provide that extra feeling of luxury and pampering.

    Contemporary and very spacious bedroom with a balcony, joined to a private reading and breakfast room. The bathroom offers a sumptuous bath for complete relaxation.

Included in the rates
Rates include taxes.
Optional extras
Breakfast is charged separately at EUR 20 per person. Paid parking is available at EUR 20 per night.
Extra charges payable at the property
Tourist Tax is not included (EUR 3 per person per night).
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. Baby cots (EUR 40 per night), extra beds for children 3 to 15 years old (EUR 40 per nigh) and extra beds for adults 16+ (EUR 40) are available on request.
Minimum stay
2 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 11:30

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Maid service
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Hair dryer

We have a nice selection of wines in the minibar, our guests can enjoy tea in the sitting room and we provide laundry services. We also have a concierge who can arrange for taxis and other services.

Things to do in Ghent

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Night life

There are so many highlights to see! Close by there’s a little shop in a beautiful old house with a gorgeous floor and old cabinets. They carry more than 2,000 spices. It’s amazing and definitely worth a visit.

In the 18th century, Ghent was just as important as Paris. After his exile from Elba, Napoleon was hosted in a big palace that is open to visitors every Friday and Saturday afternoon by appointment. If you like old houses, it’s a must see.

You can also see The Mystic Lamb, a famous painting by the Flemish primitive painter van Eyck. It’s currently in restoration but you can see it in its original setting.

The location of Hôtel Verhaegen

Ghent is centrally located in Belgium so that if you want to take a day trip, the cities of Bruges, Antwerp or Brussels are only a short train ride away.

Hôtel Verhaegen is right in the middle of the old town of Ghent, one street away from the touristic crowds. It’s a beautiful area that you can explore entirely on foot, as everything is close by.

Ghent is the third most authentic town in the world, according to UNESCO. Unlike Brussels there are no huge boulevards and the city is much more rural, without any traffic congestion. It’s a very friendly town with beautiful restaurants, from the more casual to fine dining. There is a lot of cultural life and always something to explore, such as the ballet, opera, theatres, restaurants, and plenty of opportunities for shopping.

When is the best time to visit Ghent?

Our holiday guests come at any time of the year, as each season provides a special atmosphere. The only one day where everything is closed is Christmas.