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Grand Hotel Reylof

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.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

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.

Location

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.

Families

  • 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

Accessibility

The hotel has elevator access to all floors and offers wheelchair-accessible rooms on request.

Our opinion

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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