Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
September 27, 2003
Now for the plus points and there are two mighty ones: 1] The location. The most magical waterside buildings in Ghent are on a road called the Graslei but they are best seen either from a boat trip or from the Korenlei opposite. At the bottom of these two riverside routes is St Michael's Bridge from which the best known view of the three towers is seen. At the top are the boats - on both sides by the next bridge. Jan Breydelstraat is a continuation of the Korenlei running up to the Gravensteen and the Brooderie backs onto the Leie, a canal running all the way to Brugge. At the front it is immediately opposite the Design Museum. The most expensive room is only €55 [mine was €40] with breakfast included and I don't think it would be possible to find a better location in all Ghent.
2] The Breakfast. It is of course a continental breakfast - though a boiled egg is included. I have definitely never had a more enjoyable breakfast of this kind anywhere. There were three kinds of bread, all very tasty, cheese and cooked ham and jam. Then there was one slice of a wonderful cakey type bread with fruit and nuts.
In short, if you can't stand the thought of sharing the toilets with the café customers in return for these advantages - - GREAT - - more chance of my getting in next time!
From journal Ghent, Gent or Gand - Great and Gracious