Monday, September 18, 2017

This New Hotel Looks Haunted… And We’d Love To Stay Here!

Hotel 1898 The Post

The Zannier Hotels group specializes in luxury boutique hotels with a uniqueness at each of their establishments, and their latest addition, in Ghent, Belgium called 1898 The Post – yes, that is the name of the hotel – is named as such because it is housed in a former Post Office that had its building plans finalized in 1898 by the architect Louis Cloquet.
The Post Office opened in 1909, showcasing neo-gothic influences in its architecture, with its octagonal towers and many ornate emblems and statues, and it was a bustling hive of activity until its final services was conducted in 2001.

But, of course, a building as magnificent as this cannot just be wasted away. Seventeen years later the façade has been restored to its former glory while the inside has been converted to house 38 eight rooms, both the exterior and the interior boasting antique and vintage attributes, but with modern comforts expected at a luxury hotel.

The different rooms at the hotel has been named after various post office-related articles, a nod to its past in the most brilliant manner.

The Stamp – 20 m2

Cozy luxury, with a sloping ceiling, king-sized bed and marbled bathroom

The Stamp

The Postcard – 25 m2

A family-room duplex with an open bathroom on the second floor.

The Postcard

The Letter – 22 to 30 m2

Take in a view of Ghent with its medieval buildings through the authentic wooden windows in this room.

The Letter

The Carriage – 32 to 57 m2

One bedroom-suites suitable for couples with young children, some of the Carriage rooms even have private terraces where you can enjoy the romantic view over the Saint-Michel bridge.

The Carriage

The Loft – 65 m2

Imagine working on your masterpiece here, be it a novel, a painting or your latest blog post. How can you not be inspired with the in-room desk, arm chair and bookcase.

The Loft

The Tower – 36 m2

This octagonal room is spread out over two floors connected by a winding staircase – the stuff of medieval fairytales. And as if the white marble bathroom with double vanity, the king-sized bed, the antique furniture and old wooden floors are not enough, this tower room also affords you a 360 view over the historic city of Ghent! Have you ever swooned so hard for a hotel room before?

Meanwhile, here’s a look at other, equally-charming, parts of the hotel.

The Kitchen dining room

The cosy Kitchen dining room

The Cobbler cocktail bar

Pretty little details

Already in love? Can’t wait to book a stay here and explore all the charms that Ghent has to offer? Find the best rates here and get ready to cross Belgium off your bucket list!

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*Booking link leads to a booking website from which I will gain a commission should bookings be made from this link. However, the purpose of this post is first and foremost to share about the existence of this beautiful hotel and not primarily to make revenue from your booking. 

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