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“I Was Positively Surprised”
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Hotel Lille Europe
Ranked #32 of 107 Hotels in Lille
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“I Was Positively Surprised”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I've recently stayed one night at the hotel Lille Europe and – overall – I was happy with this choice.

Location:
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The hotel is located perfectly for travelers arriving by train because it's just 5 minutes on foot to both main train stations: Lille Flandres station (with regional trains for example to Liege) as well as the relatively new Lille Europe station (Eurostar train from London St. Pancras, Brussels, and Paris).

Another positive aspect is that the hotel is located basically next door to the huge and modern Euralille shopping mall. To get to the center of the city on foot is also easily possible. In less than 15 minutes most people will be at the Grand Place, the central square in Lille already. Lille itself is a nice, compact town and well worth a day trip or more.

I've arrived late at night (around 11 pm) at Lille Europe station and my impression of the immediate surroundings of the hotel were not bad: It's relatively quiet at night, although with an important thoroughfare road close by. Unlike some other train stations in the world, I didn't see any “shady” characters near the train station or the hotel upon arriving at night. Everything looked OK.

Room:
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I thought the room was fine. It was large enough to be able to move around and to put your suitcases somewhere and it was also pretty quiet (5th floor if I remember correctly). The bedroom as well as the bathroom were clean, though the bathroom was not 100% so (stains on the toilet bowl). The towels and amenities were OK as well. The cheap looking hairdryer didn't work properly.
I didn't turn on the air conditioning as the temperature in the room was perfect anyway. It was possible to open the window a bit. But in the morning traffic noise was then clearly audible. The bed was comfortable – no complaints here. There was a flat screen TV with mostly French programs and a minibar with moderate though certainly not inexpensive beverage prices.

Facilities:
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The hotel is officially rated as a 3 star hotel, though judging from the hotel logos by the elevator for example you can see that it originally was only a 2 star hotel. Obviously they have modernized the hotel to make it a 3 star hotel. I've been to 4 star hotels in my life that were worse than this 3 star hotel that actually deserves its star rating in my opinion.

There's an internet corner on the first (or was it the second?) floor with an old PC, a printer and two inoperative telephone booths; I don't recall how much it cost to surf the Web. Right next to that, when you exit the elevator to get to the restaurant, there's a nice lounge with a telly and some (slightly worn) leather sofas where one can relax for a while or read a book or whatever.

The elevators (lifts) were quick and large enough for people with baggage / luggage.
The restaurant was very nice: Very nice design with a good view of the lively square in front of the hotel (entrance to the shopping mall). Breakfast itself was OK: Croissants, juices, coffee. Not overwhelming but good enough in my opinion.

People:
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The front desk employee that checked me in was very friendly and helpful. As my booking didn't include breakfast I was offered continental breakfast for 10 Euros which I accepted. I was offered to pay cash for it or to put it on the bill. Next morning I went to the breakfast room without anyone asking for my room number to check whether breakfast was included in my booking or not... Anyhow: the staff members at the restaurant kept themselves mostly in the background and were mainly around in the restaurant to either restock items or to clean tables.

Checkout was quick and efficient. Hotel guests seemed to be mostly people arriving or departing from the train stations. I saw business travelers as well as tourists at the hotel.

Conclusion:
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Overall, the hotel Lille Europe proved to be a good choice for a single night stay. I'm not sure if I wanted to stay there for a much longer period of time though.
The last time I was in Lille (years ago) I remember I'd stayed at the Ibis hotel, also near the train station. In my opinion the Lille Europe hotel is clearly superior to the Ibis and I wouldn't hesitate to book it again - at least for a good price (i.e., under 100 Euros during the peak travel season).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Stayed here last weekend from 27-30th Sept. This hotel is in a good location less than 5 minutes walk from the Eurostar & 10 minute walk to the centre of Lille. Rooms are basic but very clean & would recommend this hotel as a good budget one. The only thing negative about it was how hot our room was, no A/C or fan and wouldn't like to stay here in the middle of summer. Overall very happy with what we paid and what the hotel was like but and at the end of the day we only slept here and showered before going out in the evening so were not there very much.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lille
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Good location, problem with parking, no space available or keys to get in garage, even though website says they have a garage, and parking very dear in public car parks. This is a reasonably good place to stay less than 10 mins into the old center, the breakfast room is great to people watch. Not a large room but good enough for one night.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southsea UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed here on a stop over while waiting for the TGV to Nice,the hotel is a short walk from the Eurostar station(10 mins).It is handy because it is situated in the outside of a big shopping mall where get there are several eateries also a huge supermarket so you can supplies for your train journey.The rooms a small but adequate for a one night stay very clean also there is a small mini bar in the room.Breakfast was good plenty of choice (Continental).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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CornishmanNQ
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Took a while to find the parking garage. You have to stop in a bus bay run into the hotel Pay a 20 euro deposit to get a key then go around the bock to get in. Smae as when checking out but in reverse.Receptionist was very friendly and spoke good english. Rooms were ok, not very clean and could do with a freshen up.
Lucky it was just an overnight stop as would not have been keen to stay another.
Great location though for seeing Lille. Make sure you take plenty of money. 6.90 euro for a beer. Well when in rome i suppose

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

Disappointing. Although a budget hotel it still did not come up to expectations. The best thing was the location to the rail stations. The room was just OK. The bed was not made properly each day, the bathroom was clean but the shower was broken and was stuck in one position. The bath did not drain because it was clogged nor did the sink. The wifi was useless and breakfast was bland. I will not be back.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

travelling by car meant finding the hotel entrance was challenging, and helped us learn the block round the Lille Europe and Flanders stations.. helpful and friendly staff quickly sorted room and garage details (off round the block again!). a real plus to have secured parking in the centre which allowed us to explore Lille on foot, and then spend a bit of time popping into Belgium and the other visiting spots around... good base. the room was functional and clean .. and we'll looked after during our 3 night stay. breakfast was most satisfactory ... not a feast, but lovely fresh produce and well managed. the hotel was obviously full, but no hint of delays or running out of the vital pain chocolat.
would recommend either train or car travellers as a reasonable option.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Lille Europe
Address: avenue le Corbusier | Euralille, 59777, Lille, France
Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Nord > Lille
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 107 Hotels in Lille
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lille Europe 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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