1898 The Post is a stylish, centrally-located hotel that offers you a chic and comfortable experience in downtown Ghent. Enjoy the vintage 19th-century decor, award-winning cocktail bar with excellent city views and easy access to the city’s sights.
Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof
Mixing cool, contemporary elegance with opulent Louis XIV architecture, the Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof offers a comfortable stay with luxe amenities just a short walk from the heart of Ghent.
Built in 1724 for the poet Baron Olivier Reylof, the historic home boasts many elegant features like rich parquet and marble floors, a grand spiral staircase and gold-and-marble-painted walls. Side rooms, both upstairs and down, offer relaxing respites in a mixed style, with grand mantelpieces, gilded paintings and contemporary furniture where you can sit and enjoy a coffee or a book.
The rooms reflect the more modern side of the hotel’s design, with grey and other neutral tones, clean lines and plenty of natural light. Some have parquet floors or wooden-beamed ceilings. The Spa Reylof, offering a heated indoor pool, saunas and treatment options, has exposed original beams in a high vaulted ceiling.
There are several dining options at the hotel, including the signature LOF Restaurant. The name — it’s both short for Reylof, and the Dutch word for ‘praise’ — reflects the high quality of its gastropub menu. The hotel’s expansive central courtyard offers outdoor seating amid a well-tended garden in the warmer months.
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The rooms all offer contemporary comfort, with soft grey carpets, plush white beds and large, walk-in showers. Luxury rooms are the smallest, followed by Luxury Grand and Junior suites. Some rooms offer a balcony, and all offer options in bed size. Suites offer larger living spaces, and the Reylof suite has a freestanding bathtub and pale parquet floors.
The Presidential suite has two bedrooms, separate living and dining rooms, two bathrooms and terraces on both sides. It also features a private elevator that goes directly to the parking facilities.
All rooms have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, espresso machines, Smart TV and wireless sound systems.
The hotel is tucked into a more residential district of Ghent, but is still only a short walk to the main highlights of the town. Gravensteen Castle, Saint Bavo’s Cathedral and the Leie River are just a ten-minute walk away, and Ghent’s central train station can be reached by a 15-minute tram ride.
Food and drink
- Buffet and à la carte breakfasts are served daily in the LOF Café.
- The Living Bistro & Bar offers French and Belgian bistro dishes from 5pm to 11pm and wine, cocktails and Belgian beers until 1am in a warm, inviting atmosphere.
- The signature LOF Restaurant is operated under the watchful eye of Michelin-starred chef, Ron Blaauw. The menu highlights Flemish and French cuisine and is paired with an extensive wine list. Lunch is served from 12pm to 2:30pm and dinner from 6pm to 9:30pm.
- Hotel prefers adult-only stays
Facilities and activities
- Well-equipped gym
- Spa offering a variety of treatments and massages
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Sauna and infrared cabin
- Laundry service
- Interior courtyard with gardens for your use
- 24-hour concierge service
The hotel has elevator access to all floors and offers wheelchair-accessible rooms on request.
We like the Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof because offers the widest range of facilities in Ghent, with a particularly enjoyable central courtyard and top-notch restaurant.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Spend a few hours with a guide exploring Bruges’ historical highlights, where you’ll see artwork by Michelangelo, Gothic cathedrals and a towering belfry. Then, spend an hour cruising the postcard-worthy canals and see step-gabled houses and stone bridges.
Explore the windswept beaches, flat green meadows and reed-lined streams and canals along Belgium’s coast. Your local guide will lead you along a series of paved bike paths through the countryside, seaside resort towns and small, authentic villages.
Explore Antwerp’s legendary Diamond Quarter, a stopover for 86% of the world’s legal raw diamonds, on this three-hour walking tour. Your guide will take you to a workshop where you can watch the gemstones be cut, shaped and polished.
See a world-renowned altarpiece, a bird’s-eye view of the city, a medieval castle and lively market squares on a walking tour of Ghent. Then explore the city’s waterways on a boat tour of the canals, where you’ll be served local delicacies and Belgian beer.
See the fields where soldiers fought on the front lines during World War I on this full-day trip around Flanders with a private guide and driver. You’ll see a preserved trench, burial grounds, museums and memorials.