Saturday, September 23, 2006

A blooming good weekend

A blooming good weekend

A weekend break in the Belgium's city of Ghent, known as the city of flowers. Stay 2 nights in a converted monastery. Including is return Eurostar from London and a 4 course evening meal. £209pp

(PRWEB) July 14, 2005

Known as the City of Flowers, and with more listed buildings than any other Belgian city, Ghent is fast becoming a popular short break destination. Directline citybreaks (020 8239 3399) has picked out an unusual hotel for their July ‘Hotel of the Month’ and put together a super weekend package for just £209pp which includes a 4-course evening meal. Depart by Eurostar on Friday 29 July and discover Ghent’s cobbled streets, canals, gabled houses, castles and abbeys.

Accommodation is at the 3* Hotel Monasterium Poortackere, a former monastery and convent dating back to 1278 and perfectly situated in the city centre. Now converted to a hotel and restaurant, the building and gardens still retain their charming atmosphere and history.

The weekend package includes 2 nights at the hotel with buffet breakfast plus a gastronomic 4-course meal in the restaurant either Friday or Saturday night. Also included is a visit to the Gravensteen Castle or a canal cruise and an information pack on Ghent with discount vouchers. Travel is by Eurostar from London Waterloo or Ashford International with connecting rail travel from Brussels to Ghent.