Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof
Review by Mila
Written on 13-12-2023
Luxury boutique hotel with modern Louis XIV interior, wellness and top restaurant.
Looking for a special and above all luxuriously delightful overnight stay in the quirky Ghent? Then stay at the Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent. This characteristic getaway is located in an 18th-century mansion with an impressive exterior and interior and is close to the historic city centre. Upon arrival, you'll be warmly welcomed and from that moment on, it's instant enjoyment.
There are more beautiful, old buildings to admire in Hoogstraat, but the former residence of poet Baron Olivier Reylof, is truly the jewel of the street. The exterior of the 1724 cream-white, baroque building is full of grandeur. You see gigantic window bays, graceful ornaments, and French balconies. As soon as you step inside, you also experience the grandeur of bygone times. The interior might be modern, but above all, it's inspired by the age of Louis XIV, with herringbone floors, shiny golden doorknobs and fireplaces with baroque mirrors and paintings.
Even though Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent feels like a trip three centuries back in time, you still experience a pleasant, almost homely, atmosphere. This is because of the casualness and the warm, personal approach adopted by the staff. For instance, check-in is not done at a reception desk, but in a luxury lounge with a glass of bubbles or a delicious cocktail. You can also get personal insider tips whenever you want, and a lot of attention is paid to food and drink.
For a good glass of wine by the fireplace, an easy-going vibe and perfect cocktails, there's the Living Bar & Bistro. A beautiful room with high ceilings and soft couches. In LOF Café, baristas serve good coffee and tea with savory snacks, chocolate and pastries. And when you feel like dining extensively on a high culinary level, there's LOF Restaurant. Here head chef Hannes Vandebotermet and his top team create tantalizing dishes, according to the gastro-bar concept from Michelin-starred chef Ron Blaauw.
But that's not all: in the former coach house of this unique boutique hotel, you can also relax wonderfully. It includes a wellness bath, a Finnish sauna, a fitness center and various treatment rooms, where you can enjoy a range of massages and treatments.
The Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent is located 500 meters from the heart of the city center. It's around the corner from the city's most charming concept stores, dining spots, and museums. When you feel like playing tourist, turn left once, then right again and you'll be at the picturesque Graslei. Or in seven minutes, you can walk to the Groot Vleeshuis, a lovely covered market with over 175 East Flemish regional products. And don't forget to wander through the alleys of Baudelostraat, Oudburg and Serpentstraat. This is where you'll find the most delightful boutiques!
Atmospheric and comfortable rooms and suites
As befits any Pillows hotel, you also experience a delightful 'at home' feeling in your modern and elegant room at the Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent. In the rooms, you can see that every little detail has been thought of, and you experience top-notch comfort. You can play your favorite music through the Bluetooth audio system, make a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee and tea, and snuggle under the silky soft sheets of an excellent box spring.
PRAISE and Ron Blaauw
Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent boasts a cozy Espresso & Wine Bar, where you can grab a coffee to go or a good glass of wine at any time of the day. But for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you should head to LOF. This beautifully decorated restaurant pampers you with fresh fruit, eggs, and freshly baked croissants in the morning, and with culinary creations later in the day that are compiled by head chef Hannes Vandebotermet, in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Ron Blaauw.
About Pillows Hotels
Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent is part of Pillows Hotels, which is a part of the International Hotel Management Group. They believe that a hotel should not be a 'room factory' and want you as a guest to stay in a homely and personal environment. But really. So, check-in is not done in a formal manner behind a desk, but in a cozy living area, and you can enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival.
Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof
Hoogstraat 36, 9000, Ghent0032 (0)9 235 4070Book Now
From Amsterdam, it takes about 2.5 hours to drive to Ghent. It is possible to park at the accommodation. There are costs associated with this, which are approximately € 38,- per day.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 15:00
Check-out: Available until 12:00
- Spa & Wellness
- Valet parking
- Free WiFi
- Indoor pool
- Bar or lounge area
- Pets are not allowed
- Fine dining