We found a good deal on a website for this hotel. When we arrived we fell in love with the building. It was an interesting old building which went through a restoration process. The rooms were a little dated but the overall it was a great place to stay.
"A lovely hotel"
We booked the hotel sometime ago through an online booking website and on reflection, we got a very good price for a luxurious hotel. Our room was a mansarded room on the third floor but very spacious. Those rooms on the floors below us were nice that they looked out on the central cloister area. The hotel is skilfully converted from a convent, with a lovely bar area in the centre. On our limited budget it was too expensive to eat and drink in the hotel every night, but we did enjoy a bottle of wine and the ambience on the first night. Breakfast was relaxed and we loved the "boiled egg machine" once we got the hang of it. The location is some distance from the Eurostar station. We walked, getting lost on the way. Our return walk was more straight forward and we timed the walk as 22 minutes. I blame the map I was using in my guide book. The map that the reception subsequently gave us ensured we didn't get lost again. Lille is nice, I would suggest catching the sightseeing bus to get a feel for the city. And its so easy to get there from the UK on Eurostar. Recommended.
Lisa & I stayed here at the end of January,having investigated via a couple of comparison sites. Our room,while not blessed with too much natural light,was a good size,warm & clean. The communal spaces are spacious,airey & interesting. Whilst we didn't have breakfast,we certainly enjoyed a well presented & impeccably cooked dinner.The service during our stay was professional without being intrusive. Worthy of a 2nd visit.
"Some good points, but needs improvement to justify the price."
The ambiance in the hotel was very pleasant, the staff friendly, and the building nice. The breakfast was very good, and even if a little pricey at 20 Euros the selection and quality made up for it. The spaces in the car park were bigger than what you typically find in France, which is good news for those with larger vehicles or kids. The main restaurant in the hotel was excellent, as were the white fluffy bathrobes which were provided in the room. The rooms aren't bad, but they were built in 1990 and are in need of refurbishment. The towels in the bathroom were threadbare, something akin to what you find in a trucker stop on the A1 outside Milton Keynes. There were also no slippers. The main restaurant was closed during the afternoon, which would not have been a problem in itself were the bar restaurant also not very limited in options at that time. If you come to the bar/restaurant area at 3pm and hungry, you'll be disappointed. All of these things grate a little when you are paying in the region of 200 Euros per night for a 4-star hotel. Finally, the 20 charge per night for the car park didn't sit well with me and seemed like a money-grab.
Set in an old building steeped with history, very grand, yet very modern, polite staff and cleanliness was A1. Parking facilities though a small charge. We recommend this for couples wanting a quiet area with plenty to do at the hotel yet a short walk from the beautiful town of Lille.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM