- 1898 The Post is a romatic boutique hideaway in a historic building overlooking Ghent’s medieval centre. Occupying a former post office, the hotel feels like stepping back in time. Sip on vintage cocktails at the old-world style Cobbler Bar, or bed down in the romantic Tower Suite.
- An intimate designer luxury hotel in a stunning historic landmark in the very heart of Ghent, offering exquisite interior design, personalised service and some of the best views in the city.
- With views over the lively Korenmarkt square, surrounded by medieval guildhalls, and just in front of the romantic Graslei quay with a Venetian-style canal in the background, you’re right in the historical centre of Ghent. No need for a taxi, as there are plenty of old-fashioned beer cafés and upmarket restaurants right on the doorstep of the hotel.
- The décor of each of the 38 rooms is warm and comfy, accenting the building’s architecture with the high ceilings, dark hues, antique furnishings and offer stunning views of the city.
- The heart of 1898 The Post is the Cobbler Bar, where guests can mingle by the fire over the hotel’s signature sherry Cobbler cocktail, accompanied by a classy snack from the bar menu.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
As Marcel Proust once wrote, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. To truly discover Brussels one has to experience it through the eyes of a local. Our concierge has selected the best tours and experiences to give you a truly unique insight into the destination.
The opulent Grand Place is the beating heart of this historic city. Its show-stopping Gothic spired city hall takes pride of place, surrounded by rows of ornate guildhall facades and a vast cobbled square. By day, you’ll find a flower market and a lively café culture, while after dark the Grand Place is enchantingly illuminated.
Explore the mind-bending archives of Belgian Surrealist artist, Rene Magritte at the Magritte Museum. Featuring an astonishing archive of over 200 of his best works including The Return and The Harvest, the museum hosts an eclectic array of paintings, sculpture, drawings and photographs.
This elegant pocket of Brussels is awash with antiques and art each weekend, when a market arrives in town. You’ll find beautiful silverware and charming timepieces to peruse at the stalls, as well as artisanal chocolatiers, pretty pastry shops, sophisticated boutiques and quaint cocktail bars in this historic neighbourhood.
Those with even a passing political inclination will be captivated by a trip to the Parlamentarium, the European Parliament visitor centre. It’s a highly interactive experience where visitors can get a panoramic view of Europe and its parliament in their cinema, take a virtual trip through the continent, or simply learn about the legislative process.
For stylish shopping, make a beeline for the Dansaert district. Here, trendy boutiques like A.P.C. and Maje sit alongside large designer emporiums. For cutting-edge fashion visit Stijl, where you can shop for Vetements and Dries van Noten. Make a pit-stop at the lovely AM Sweet tearoom for homemade baked treats.
Brussels is the capital of Art Nouveau, and one of the best ways to discover this romantic, decorative style is with a stroll through the city streets. Admire Belgian patron of Art Nouveau, Victor Horta’s architecture by visiting Hôtel Tassel and The Solvay House, and explore his mosaics and stained glass at the Horta Museum. For luxurious Art Deco, Villa Empain is a must-see.
From the Smurfs to Tintin, Belgium is the comic strip capital of the world. Discover the magic of these characters at The Comic Strip Centre. Housed in a majestic Art Nouveau building near the Grand Place, the temple to cartoons takes you on a journey back to their past whilst celebrating their present. Children will love the 3D Smurf village and adults will adore being transported back to their childhood.
Despite being built in 1958, the Atomium still looks like it’s from the future. The extraordinary structure of polished silver spheres is the most iconic landmark in Brussels, but as an exhibition space dedicated to architecture and design shows, the Atomium has plenty to offer inside, too.
The Belgians take their tradition of comic strip writing seriously, even giving it its own name, the ‘ninth art’. Their greatest artist is Hergé, creator of ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ and country’s most famous fictional detective. The unforgettable character of Tintin has left an indelible mark on Brussels and everywhere you turn, glimpses of him and his comrades light up the capital, from murals on walls and train stations, to museums, shops and even in the suites of Hotel Amigo. Delve into the story of Tintin in Brussels with this comic lover’s guide to the city.
Brussels is commonly considered the capital of Art Nouveau. A walk through the city centre offers a history lesson in architecture as beautifully preserved Art Nouveau buildings from the late 19th to early 20th centuries stand shoulder-to-shoulder with historical Gothic structures. Explore the incredible Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels and discover the works of Victor Horta, the Belgian patron of Art Nouveau, as well as the homes of notable talents such as Paul Cauchie and Paul Saintenoy.
1898 The Post is an intimate heritage luxury hotel in a stunning historic landmark in the very heart of Ghent, offering some of the best views in the city. This small designer hotel opened in 2017 in the upper floors of Ghent’s old post office building. The 38 Guest rooms are decorated in a warm style, accenting the building’s architecture with the high ceilings, dark green walls and antique furniture. With great views through the grand windows, the restored wood and indirect lighting create a cozy atmosphere accented with a contemporary touch of freshness. The natural earth colours of the interior design combine a local sense of place with a relaxed feeling of being at home. The hotel’s crowning touch is the quintessential cocktail bar The Cobbler, named after the special type of cocktail shaker. The bar’s ambiance reflects an old-time atmosphere, with a stunning view of the spires of historic Ghent. Our world class bartenders offer a creative range of cocktails, as well as a selection of fine tapas and delicacies.
Built between 1898 and 1910, Ghent’s post office building was designed by architect Louis Cloquet in collaboration with Stéphane Mortier for the 1913 World exhibition. It is built in an eclectic style, with predominantly neo-Gothic and neo-Renaissance influences, echoing the beautiful façade of the Gildehuis der Vrije Schippers along the Graslei Canal. With great views through the grand window, the restored wood and indirect lighting create a cozy atmosphere accented with a contemporary touch of freshness. The natural earth colours of the interior design combine a local sense of place with a relaxed feeling of being at home.
The 38 Guest rooms are decorated in a warm style, accenting the building’s architecture with the high ceilings, dark green walls and antique furniture. With great views through the grand windows, the restored wood and indirect lighting create a cozy atmosphere accented with a contemporary touch of freshness. The natural earth colours of the interior design combine a local sense of place with a relaxed feeling of being at home.
Most of the rooms are spread generously over two floors and their names reflect the postal theme: guests can sleep in a Letter, an Envelope or a Postcard room. There are also 7 suites, including a spectacular loft with breathtaking panoramic views and a romantic octagonal Tower Suite, ideal for couples and honeymooners.
Rooms & Suites
The 12 room categories are named according to their size. Stamp rooms come in at 200 square feet, while Letter rooms range from 300 to 370 square feet. The 390-square foot Tower Suite is not the biggest of the rooms—that honor goes to the 700-square foot Loft—but it does offer a remarkable 360-degree view of surrounding Ghent from within the building’s octagonal clock tower. Most rooms have double-height, sloping ceilings, which gives them a much bigger feel than their footprint suggests.
The hotel’s bar, The Cobbler, is a cozy bar named after the cocktail shaker, not the shoe mender—serves up a creative range of cocktails from 5pm until midnight, as well as a selection of fine tapas and delicacies. Mingle with locals and guests by the fire while enjoying a vintage cocktail and classy bar snack. The Kitchen is where breakfast and afternoon tea are served and it’s open fireplace makes it an ideal place to cozy up on those chilly Belgian afternoons.
On the first floor, The Kitchen invites you to start the day with a delicious homemade, American buffet-style breakfast. The open fire in this communal area creates an atmosphere that is both serene and intimate, ideal to relax or work unobtrusively. The Kitchen is a warm, inviting gathering place that pays tribute to traditional Belgian kitchens while offering magnificent views of the wondrously elegant city of Ghent.
The hotel’s crowning touch is the cocktail bar The Cobbler, named after the special type of cocktail shaker. The bar’s ambiance reflects an old-time atmosphere, with a stunning view of the spires of historic Ghent. Our world class bartenders offer a creative range of cocktails, as well as a selection of fine tapas and delicacies.
The Honesty Bar
The Honesty Bar at 1898 The Post is tucked away in one of the towers, and is reserved exclusively for guests. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a digestif after dinner, in complete privacy.
Each detail has been carefully thought through to offer our guest only the very best service.
- The Front Desk is at your disposal 24/7 for any request you may have.
- The Team is available to help you organise your stay in Ghent, from private excursions to reservations in the city’s finest restaurants.
- We will be happy to organise your transfers.