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“quirky overnight stop”
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Hotel Crystal
Ranked #37 of 68 Hotels in Reims
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Stepping off the main boulevard and walking down the passageway to the hotel, it suddenly opens out into a pretty courtyard. The hotel has an interesting, quirky décor - slightly shabby, but clean.

The parking is nearby in an underground car park. This should not prove a problem for ordinary size cars, but if you have a longer vehicle, the spiral turns are very tight and it is not easy. The hotel has a special rate arrangement, and you pay a reduced rate at reception upon checking out. This is just over eight euros.

Given that the courtyard area is so nice for an evening drink, it is a shame that the bar is so basic. There was no red wine (in France!!) and the desk porter who was doubling as barman had never heard of a spritzer. The Italian white wine on offer was less than special.

Breakfast was good - charge of 10 euros each. A minor niggle in the rooms was the plug mechanism which so often does not work. A workman had extracted the plug so that the hand basin was usable but somehow had left some damage underneath the basin which resulted in a wet floor! There was no extractor fan in the shower room. Free WiFi was available.

However, overall it was an enjoyable overnight stay and very convenient for the centre of Rheims. Lots of cafes and eating places nearby.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Needed a hotel in the centre of Reims for just one night and located the Hotel Crystal on line. This is an old style hotel ideally located just back from the main restaurant area; it has a small terraced garden at the front ideal for taking coffee when the sun is shining. The staff are very helpful and a discounted voucher is available for the underground secure parking which is 50 metres from the front of the hotel. Good value for money with easy access for eating out.

Room Tip: We only stayed for one night so difficult to offer advice in this respect. Getting to the undergroun...
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tony F
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Nice and cosy hotel in the centre of the city of Reims
Hotel can be reached through a small ally between 2 restaurants.
Parking garage is almost in front of the hotel and at a special rate.
For French standards, they serve a good breakfast.
Rooms are not too big with a tiny, but well equipped, bathroom.
And old French elevator brings you up to your room. (Only 2 persons per ride)
Good value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank LenOudshoorn
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

The hotel is located on the main street in Reims, close to shopping and restaurants. The garden area outside is gorgeous, and a great place to relax with a drink. The hotel is very reasonably priced, and the staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NickTheGreekTampa
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

It is on the walking street with loads of eating options at night and shopping next morning. It is dated but in a comforting kind of way and the reception was very helpful and actually nice! It was what i expected pretty much. Parking great right in front underground. For one night and a quick look around Reims and cathedral it worked well for us.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

Great location, very handy for people travelling by car. Rude and abrupt staff, room overlooking a flat roof (and workmen!) Flickering lights in the room, doors banging throughout the night. Shower room was so small and very basic. Not great.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Arrived in Reims with no accommodation booked, tourist info centre suggested that this was a hotel that was still in the old French style, we decided to go with this as we were only staying 1 night. It's close to the train station and in the Main Street with lots of restaurants to choose from.
From the street the hotel looks very basic , once you go through the alleyway you enter the hotel through a lovely garden, friendly staff on arrival, clean rooms, and has a lift, the room was a bit small but for a nights stay does the job, our room was on the 2nd floor (16) no street noise got a good nights sleep. Breakfast was €10 Would recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DonnyMelbourne
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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 #37 of 68 Hotels in Reims
Price Range: £48 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Crystal 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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