Alliance-Couvent des Minimes is a business-friendly hotel located in central Lille, close to Citadel de Lille, Place Rihour, and Grand Place de Lille. Additional points of interest include Musee des Beaux-Arts and Notre Dame de la Treille.
Alliance-Couvent des Minimes's restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves Buffet breakfasts (surcharges apply). This 4-star property offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audio-visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Lille property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and currency exchange.
83 guestrooms at Alliance-Couvent des Minimes feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wireless Internet access is available. In addition to desks and safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Rooms also include windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, hypo-allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.
"Good Old City location"
Lille would not be destination for me, but it is a good stay-over point from central France to Amsterdam. The Grand Plaza is a great place to eat lunch at a café. The Nouveau Siecle area where the millennials gather is close to the hotel. The Old City is nice, but too much modern construction is encroaching. Hotel is a converted monastery. Very nice and open. Lots of history. Location on an inner harbor is a gathering place for locals as a park. Parking on site is limited, so get there early. Courtyard has been converted to a restaurant and bar. Rooms are spacious at 1.5x European standard.
"A bit of a disappointment, too hot and stuffy."
We arrived really looking forward to our stay here. It had been on my to do list for a while. It was a very hot summer afternoon when we arrived and we felt that the air conditioning consisted of fans dotted about the bar and restaurant. It was cooler in the bedroom but too stuffy to be inside the bar area. Which was a shame. Another part that spoiled it for me was the breakfast. There was a rogue fly which was buzzing around the food. It really put me off as it hovered in the ham and cheese and salad section. It did put me off and although there was a big selection of food it was very standard and basic. I would have expected a better and more imaginative breakfast more organic to suit modern tastes. The decor of the hotel was beautiful and the staff were friendly, our room was average and the brown marble bathroom was a bit over whealming. The location was good for strolling into the old town.
We have just returned from a 3 day break to this beautiful hotel and were pleased with everything, apart from the weather!! The hotel was great - we had a lovely room (218) which had original stone features and a huge bed along with sitting area. Staff were very friendly, nothing too much trouble. The breakfast was one of the best we have ever had with a huge selection to choose from - the scrambled eggs were just delicious. Unfortunately, it did not stop raining during our stay and we spent more time in the hotel than we had intended. Very nice, but as you know, hotel prices for snacks and drinks are not the cheapest in town. Would definitely return and hope for better weather next time!
"Fabulous visit to the champagne bar"
Now a luxury hotel, this former monastery is well worth a visit if only to appreciate the glass roofed elevated champagne bar and the atrium bar flanked by cloisters. Staff were very welcoming. We had the most delicious rose champagne served with complimentary nibbles. And the place is beautiful. Lovely sculptures and thoughtful decor that compliment the original features whilst adding modernity. I wouldn't mind going back to stay next time.
"A little bit of fun"
What a beautiful building. The service is very good and the breakfast is vast, it would be difficult not to find something you like. Though they have not thought of everything, the air con is very efficient if you want to freeze, it appears not to be able to be set at a constant comfortable level. The trouser press is very modern, its just attached to the wall in the wardrobe where you can't open it. On a lighter note the cocktail bar is superb whit some of the best drinks we've ever had.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM