We spent three days at the Big Sleep last month.
First, about the place. We stepped off the train and within a couple of minutes walking we were at the Big Sleep. The house is a heritage home facing a canal. The decore in the rooms can best be described as eclectic or maybe bohemian, reflecting the tastes and travels of Micheala, the host. The rooms are large by European standards. Each room has an en suite shower. The toilets, however, are across the hall from the bedrooms. The dining area and lounging areas are located in two magnificent old drawing rooms. There is a lovely patio/garden area with, surprisingly, a pool. In general the B & B exudes the comfortable feel of a real home and an old one at that- somewhat creaky, definitely not sleek, but also definitely atmospheric.
Second, the breakfasts are fabulous. The usual breads, cheeses, eggs, meats, coffee, pastry, cereal choices. However, the coffee is great, the fresh pastries and breads come from a local bakery and Michaela cooks the eggs to order. Michaela knows food.
Third, the owner. Michaela is a charming and genuinely interested host. We learned a lot about Ghent, were pointed towards excellent restaurants and left the breakfast table conversations with reluctance.
- Free Wifi