"Interesting building, good service"
Spent one night here whilst visiting Lille with a friend. The bulding is an old convent, with a glass ceiling atrium around the old cloister. Our room (superior) was a good size with a large shower room. Staff were very efficient, helpful (and spoke very good English). We ate in the restaurant - food was delicious and service very good.
"Good hotel, super restautant"
Love this hotel, central Lille. Bit tired from a 1990 conversion from a convent and paintwork etc. in the room, efficiency of the shower, furniture shows. But large rooms, very comfortable beds, slept like a log all week...so all balances into a pretty good package. Then the restaurant - simply excellent. Not cheap, but not expensive (so about 75 Euro for four course dinner with wine) , but imaginative, filling food. Next to the bar and I (sadly on my own as it was a work trip) was entertained by Gary at the piano in the background (and who's great interpretations of hits kept me entertained) and served by Matthieu whose knowledge of food and friendship was valued. Well done...in my book this is a find. One niggle - the bar and restaurant were closed on one night for a 'private function'...sorry...but I'm a paying guest too'! I bought a drink and sandwich in a supermarket for my room, but when I went to the bar to get ice, they told me all services were available via room service. Why didn't the sign saying 'fermature' tell me! And anyway, you should not close these areas to guests who book on the basis of all services, not some.
"Very good hotel with lovely atrium."
A very respectable hotel that was in a convenient location and had an interesting design with a lovely atrium. The rooms felt modern and the hotel had a quiet and relaxed feel about it. Breakfast was a very pleasant buffet and I wouldn't hesitate to return. Recommended. As a note of caution like most decent hotels food and drink don't come cheap!
"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.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM