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Best of both worlds TEXT: FRANK VAN LIESHOUT | PHOTOS: HOTEL NAZARETH
Great connections, inspiring nature, a warm family atmosphere and all the mod cons the seasoned traveller could wish for – the Hotel Nazareth near the city of Ghent has it all. “We’re a real family hotel,” says Hotel Nazareth’s manager Maartje Dias – Heinrichs. “And at the same time, we’re also part of the international Van der Valk group, which means we combine our personal, flexible service and warm atmosphere with the best facilities, furnishings and design you could wish for.” Maartje runs the hotel together with her husband Junior Dias. In the great Van der Valk tradition, every single one of their 98 hotels are run by a descendant of the family – Maartje is the granddaughter of the famous former group CEO Gerrit van der Valk. The Hotel Nazareth is conveniently situated off the E17 motorway, 15 minutes from the city of Ghent and the Flanders Expo and 30 minutes from the Xpo Conference Cen-
tre in Kortrijk. The large rooms and suites are all appointed to the highest standards, measuring upwards from 450 square feet of stylishly designed living space. Guests can choose between standard and superior rooms, or opt for a luxury suite. The hotel also boasts full meeting, catering and party facilities, ranging from small syndicate rooms to large conference suites seating up to 100 people.
and outdoor play areas,” Maartje smiles. “And business travellers who want to go for a stroll or a run, only have to cross a little bridge at the rear of our hotel to enjoy the historic Hospice Forest. See, we really have the best of both worlds!”
Belgium is known for its delightful cuisine, and the Hotel Nazareth is no different. They serve a full breakfast buffet and an extensive lunchtime menu. In the intimate surroundings of the restaurant, guests can also enjoy a romantic evening dinner with daily fresh seasonal dishes and a wide selection of quality wines. A favourite place to stay for business travellers, the Hotel Nazareth is also very popular with young families, especially on weekends and holidays. “Families can enjoy our extensive Sunday brunch menu, while children can join in with the entertainment or have a great time in the indoor
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