I have a friend who lives in Amsterdam and we decided to take a quick trip to Ghent. We loved the Marriott Ghent. All staff were so friendly. Great location for us also. We traveled to Brurges one day. Food in the old town area was good. We fell in love with the Chocolate shop across the canel from the hotel. The owner speak english and was so nice to us. Also the resturant across the canel from the hotel...The second one from the left has great service. Tip them well and they treat you like Kings. We also had the best exchange rate in the city at the hotel.