This really is a magnificent old hotel, really beautiful. However, for us it was not 5 star - other than the prices. We didn't even have a drink in the bar due to the crazy prices, we expected higher than average of course but not that level. We chose not to eat in the hotel restaurant partly based on price and because we didn't have smart clothes with us. There were not many restaurants within short walking distance; the bistro attached to the hotel was fine but a reasonably awful bottle of wine was the best part of 30 euros. The height of the bath was a problem for my mum (in her 80s) so she was unable to have either a shower or a bath.
I had chosen this hotel confidently believing it would be such a splendid place to stay and expecting more. The walk into the town was not 10 minutes for us but more like 30 (perhaps we were slow) so was too far to go in the evening.
As I say, beautiful hotel but we were disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique hotel for a unique experience…Behind a beautiful flemish and gothic front you will discover a “museum”hotel that will offer you serenity, warm welcome, quality service and goodgastronomic food.Pass the reception and you will find our bar located in a large hall with aglass roof and decorated in a modern style that contrast with the moreclassical structure of our 18th century chapel.The Hermitage Gantois welcomes you in the heart of Lille, between the town centre and thecity hall. Very well located, the hotel is only 5 minutes drive for Lille 2 trains stations and 15 minutes drivefrom the local airport in Lesquin.The hotel was established in a historical monument from the 15th century and is an exceptional mixbetween ancient architecture and modern design. The Hermitage Gantois offers you a special place torelax surrounded by history and modernity. It is the most prestigious address in the north of France and isaccessible in less than an hour and a half from Bruges, Bruxelles, Paris or London. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Exclusive Hotel Lille
- Exclusive Hotel l Hermitage Gantois