1898 The Post, Ghent

Step back in time to 1898 The Post. This boutique hotel presents 38 uniquely designed rooms overlooking the city’s medieval centre, bridging historic influences with modern luxuries. Dating back to the late 19th century, the once neo-Gothic post office remains as an impressive landmark beside the Leie river. The medieval spires and grand clock tower stand prominently, whilst within the hotel, walls are tastefully lined with antiques and early architectural sketches of the building. Wander past the cobblestone courtyard and through the doors of this old world, postcard-perfect hotel.

LOCATION

Hugging the edge of the canal in the centre of Ghent, 1898 The Post is surrounded by the medieval guildhalls and sits beside the hustle and bustle of Korenmarkt square. Within moments you could be soaking up the atmosphere with a fruity Belgian beer in hand or strolling by the grand castles and canals. Within an hour drive of both Antwerp and Brussels, a visit to Ghent works perfectly as a loop during your Belgian getaway.

YOUR ROOM

Deep green walls, high ceilings and arrays vintage-style furnishings create a bold warmth across the rooms and suites. The restoration beautifully blends the old era with contemporary freshness. Photography of Ghent and antique pieces drape throughout the spaces, echoing the building’s historic architecture. The suites present an extra level of unique charm. Experience a romantic fairytale in the medieval spire of the Tower Suite, or for sensational 360-degree views of the city, the Loft suite is beautifully set within an octagonal-shaped clock tower.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Both interior and exterior of 1898 The Post are equally picturesque, yet it’s the finer details that truly bring the hotel to life. Charming antique treasures and 20th century postcards placed upon each bedside table create special moments to take away with you. Relax by an open fire whilst overlooking Ghent at The Kitchen; an intimate dining area serving hearty breakfasts and freshly baked cakes at afternoon tea. At the end of a day of exploring, The Cobbler bar will be shaking up a treat with tantalisingly creative cocktails within a stylish, vintage setting.