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Grand Hotel Moderne
Ranked #3 of 185 Hotels in Lourdes
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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6 reviews
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“An architectural jewel and great location”
Reviewed 30 August 2011

The superb baroque façade and the art-nouveau interior take you back to the athmosphere of the early 20th century. Great location (50m from sanctuary) and very friendly staff (from cleaning ladies to reception). Basic breakfast and few sockets in the room. Undermanned (sometimes unmanned) bar.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

In June a friend of mine and I decided to take a tour with Go Ahead Vacations. In Lourdes they booked us at the Grand Moderne. The location of the hotel is just a few meters away from the grotto thus allowing one to return quickly for the services throughout the day.The rooms are seemingly spacious and moslty have an attached balcony. On the street below, the stores selling souvenirs are open well past 22hrs and one can shopfor rosaries medals and other items even after the late evening rosary.
The staff were also very helpful. The breakfast at the hotel was rather sparse..but we enjoyed the dinner at the restaurant. I would reccomend this hotel especially because of its location and proximity to the place of pilgrimage.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2011

Absolutely beautiful hotel (architecturally), the foyer exudes luxury and the multi-lingual staff are all very helpful. The rooms are also very grand, nicely decorated with beautiful furnishings and soft sheets & blankets. The bathroom was also very large and spacious. Balcony off the room has nice views of the hustle bustle of Lourdes. Only downside was the breakfast - dont waste your money, it was very expensive for the very poor variety of food for such an establishement. Just wasn't up to par with other places we have stayed in with the offering being limited to 2 cereals, 1 type of cheese, 1 cold ham, some fruit which didnt look appetising accompanied with yoghurt. The cutlery and glasses all looked a bit grity (lip stick marks, soap remanants etc) which you wouldn't expect here. The are lovely cafes outside so would skip this personally. Also the internet wasnt working when we stayed and although the room was beautiful the hallways seemed a bit dated (maybe a fresh coat of paint/better lighting would fix this up). A very nice spiralling wood stairway completes this place which is located acorss the road from the Sanctuaries.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

My wife and I recently stopped by Lourdez on our way through the South of France and checked in to the Grand Hotel Moderne after hearing some really good things about it. Wow were we impressed. Everything was perfect from the location to the restaurant and of course the staff who really treated you like old friends. We would recommend this terrific 4 star hotel to everyone thinking of making a stop in Lourdes.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2011

The minute you walk into the hotel you are welcomed by very friendly, charming, helpful and competent staff. Morad, the receptionist at the time we arrived, was extremely helpful and accommodating. Our room and the view over the Sanctuary was simply breathtaking. The hotel has been very well renovated and has maintained its original charm. You feel like you're in a special place. The restaurant is beautiful with its chandeliers and wooden ceilings. Considering that most of the hotels in Lourdes are hostel quality, the Grand Hotel Moderne stands out for its service, staff, decoration and top quality. We loved every minute and, if we were to return to Lourdes, would only consider staying in this hotel. Congratulations to the staff and the owners for excellent service.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

You feel the "grandness" right as you walk in. Staff meets you ourside the front door. Excellent front desk service!
We had a quadruple room and it was very roomy for 4 people. Room was very clean. the blankets are worn out though and needs to be replaced. No tissue available- our first experience.
Forget the breakfast buffet- very disappointing and expensive- 14 euro/person. From that experience, we cancelled our next day breakfast buffet and glad we didn't sign up for their lunch and dinner. Numerous food and restaurants around for you to choose from and less expensive.
The location is unbeatable though. It was just around the corner from St. Joseph's gate entrance.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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navan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2011

I stayed in hotel with my sister and her two daughters one with special needs ,also with my own daughter. The service we recieved was far above our expectations in all areas ,from the moment we arrived no time was wasted to make us feel special ,on arrival we had a lovely meal without having to wait a minute.same applied to getting the key to our room no standing about waiting. I shared a twin room which was very spacious with a door unto a lovely balcony ,the beds were very comfortable and agood sized very clean bathroom. the location was ideal for us it is so close to St Josephs gate,the hotel shop was very handy for as it saved us a lot of walking .the postbox was also handy.i have to say there is nothing i did not like about the hotel,food was excellent as was the service.

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Property: Grand Hotel Moderne
Address: 21 avenue Bernadette Soubirous, 65100, Lourdes, France
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Region: France > Occitanie > Hautes-Pyrenees > Lourdes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lourdes
#3 Family Hotel in Lourdes
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lourdes
#4 Business Hotel in Lourdes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Moderne 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built by the family of Bernadette Soubirous in 1896, the Grand Hotel Moderne combines charm, elegance and comfort and is ideally located at only 50 meters from the sanctuaries. Completely restored in 2008, the hotel has managed to preserve the soul of this extraordinary House while adding a unique touch of elegance and comfort in Lourdes. ... more   less 
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