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“Very Central/Enchanting”
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Hotel Crystal
Ranked #32 of 69 Hotels in Reims
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“Very Central/Enchanting”
Reviewed 7 July 2012

We have just spent a one night stay at the Crystal hotel in Reims, very reasonable price,74 euros for a double room and 9 euros each for breakfast,not bad for a city hotel.
We did not find hotel straight away, Satnav told us that we were outside but we could not see,rode back(Motorbike) to beginning of road, jumped off to look and there was the entrance set behind cafe tables, a narrow alleyway leading you to the hotels front door.
The hotel is a delightfull taste of real France, quite oldfashioned in a nice way,lovely little courtyard at the front with a few bistro tables and chairs to sit out with a glass of vino, taking in the lovely floral display. As said we were travelling by motorbike and we were kindly allowed to park our bike to the side of the court yard with no charge.
The hotel entrance was up a few steps , the foyer had this fantastic lift as it's central feature, small reception desk to one side and dining room/bar to the other and the staircase swirling behind lift.
Our room was probaly one of the smallest we have ever stayed in but well planned out to use the space well for storage,bathroom. From our window we had a lovely view over the courtyard.
The hotel is VERY CENTRAL, seconds walk away from the many bars and restuarants, just a 5 minute walk to the Cathedral.
If we were to be in this area again we would have no hesitation in booking into Hotel Crystal, its a budget price hotel, it's not luxury by any means, but it is good value and ENCHANTING.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile

Situated at the back of a lovely flower filled courtyard behind two good restaurants, Hotel Crystal can be hard to find but it is a good find.

We stayed there 8 years ago and so knew where we wanted to stay for our last two nights in France

The large rooms (by 2 star standard) have been done up and the bathrooms modernised with lots of lights and modern furniture and all the rooms face the courtyard so are very quiet.

The courtyard is great for having a quiet drink and the bar fridge in each room is a plus for keeping your bubbly chilled.

The wonderful old lift is a marvel and the staircase is easy to manage too.

Staff are on hand all the time and wifi is strong. With so many eateries about we didn't bother with breakfast.

My only problem is a lack of cooling because the afternoon sun streams in through the window.

Reims now has a tram which takes you to the new TGV station just out of town and the light and sound show at the cathedral shouldn't be missed.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Stayed in Hotel Crystal on the way to Monaco. The one way system in Reims is a nightmare and confused our satnav but, once we arrived, the underground parking is very close to the hotel and reasonably priced (circa E8 for 24hrs). The hotel entrance is quite cute, through a little alley into an outside dining area and the hotel looks the part for a french town. The reception area and old style 'elevator' lift looked promising however, the rooms are very small and in desperate need of a remodel with hideously coloured painted walls and a very tired looking bathroom. However, it was clean and value for money. The room had a small Juliet balcony overlooking the higgildy-piggildy buildings and roof tops. We didn't eat or drink in the hotel as the bar was empty and there are loads of busy bars and eateries on the street oustide the hotel. In summary, ok for budget style hotel but, with a visit to a DIY store, could be great.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

We stayed here one night and chose this hotel due to the location (walking distance from the train station)

Room - small and basic with below par in room amenities.
Bed - small
Bathroom - very small and difficult to navigate
Garden - this was the highlight

Good value for the price we paid.

Friendly service

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

We spent one night at the Hotel Crystal in May of 2012. As mentioned by other reviewers, it is a bit of a challenge to actually get into the hotel since it is behind the main pedestrian-only zone with no on-street parking. You need to park in the below-level garage or at one of the public lots a few blocks away.
Before parking, we unloaded in the pedestrian zone and walked 50 meters or so through outdoor restaurant seating, down a hallway, and into a quiet garden area to reach the front of the hotel. Certainly not a corporate hotel setting, but that's what we wanted. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were typically cozy but reasonably clean and comfortable. We walked to the Cathedral and throughout the pedestrian zones in the city and enjoyed our stay. We did not have breakfast so I cannot comment on its quality.
If you are ok with its limitations, this is a good place to stay in Reims. We would consider staying here again in the future. Fairly priced, good location, good staff.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

We had a very pleasant two-night stay at Hotel Crystal. Clean, spacious room (number 41) looking out onto the inside courtyard with automatic shutters. Very well placed for parking and train station. Owner helped us book Moet cellar tour. Good value too.

Room Tip: Our room was excellent and quiet despite looking onto inner courtyard.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

What this place lacks in facilities and room standards it makes up in character, charm and location - and the garden is idyllic. It feels a bit like Fawlty Towers with the service, but that adds to the enjoyment factor. Rooms aren't flash but comfortable and clean enough.

Room Tip: The staff spoke very little English, but are very good at understanding hand gestures!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Crystal
Address: 86 Place Drouet D Erlon, 51100, Reims, France
Region: France > Grand Est > Marne > Reims > Centre Erlon-Est
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #32 of 69 Hotels in Reims
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Crystal 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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