The postcard-perfect Graslei
In its past life, boutique hotel 1898 The Post was Ghent’s central post-office, a neo-Gothic masterpiece built to impress the crowds at the 1913 World’s Fair. The hotel takes pride of place on the Graslei, a former grain port flanked by medieval buildings with decorative façades and steep gabled roofs. Inside, you’ll find all sorts of details that nod to the building's past (polished-metal pencil cases and racks of old postcards, for example), but the furnishings also call to mind a man of letters, with antique writing desks, leather armchairs and bookcases filled with weighty tomes. Once you’ve poured yourself a scotch in the living-room-style honesty bar or sunk into an armchair by the open fire, you might begin to wonder if you’re really in a hotel at all, and not in the fairytale-esque home of a Belgian baron.
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A signature cocktail at the Cobbler for each guest; for GoldSmiths, one afternoon tea at the Cobbler for each guest