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“Very basic but clean hotel near the old town”

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Ibis Budget Lille Centre
Ranked #54 of 107 Hotels in Lille
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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“Very basic but clean hotel near the old town”
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I stayed at this hotel (now called Ibis Budget) for a weekend with some friends.

The keyword for this hotel is: basic, basic, basic! The building from the outside is rather bland and unappealing. Once inside, it's clear that the hotel has been recently renovated.

The rooms are bigger than I had expected (but I had low expectations), and are spartiate but clean and modern. The furniture consists of nothing more than a double bed, a single bunk bed above it, 2 bed-side tablets, a small desk, a tiny stool, 2 hooks and a TV. That's it! So if you want to sit, it's the bed or... the bed.

The bathroom is also basic, with some small bar of soap and nothing more, so bring your own toiletry (or buy one of their EUR 6 mini toiletry kits). The shower is rather small and you'll certainly feel some intimacy with the shower curtain...

I slept in the bunk bed which was comfy and big enough for an adult (regular single size bed). But be warned, if you're 3 people staying in the room, you'll have to make the bunk bed yourself (the housekeeping staff will not want to do it) and ask for an extra towel.

The staff has been very helpful and courteous throughout our stay. The hotel does not offer much in terms of amenities: there is a breakfast area (which we didn't try) but it is closed outside of breakfast times, then your only choice are 2 vending machines catering the usual sodas, crisps and chocolate bars. There's a car park under the hotel, for which you have to pay EUR 5 per night but parking in the street is free on Sundays and bank holidays.

The location is very convenient, at a few minutes walk from the Vieux Lille and around the corner of all the nice restaurants of the cute rue de Gand (try one of the Estaminets!). It's also a 10-15mn walk from the train stations.

So if you favour price over style, want the cheapest hotel possible in the centre and plan to just be in the room to sleep, this hotel is definitely a good option to consider. For anything else, there might be other options around.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 June 2012 via mobile

Only 15 mins walk to centre, funky but functional room , no air con, hard bed, close to restaurants, car park only 5 euros which is amazing, overall great value and the bunk bed is great for kids. Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

This a typical Etap no frills hotel, small rooms with a few hangers. If you want a seat then the bed is your only option. If you want to a relaxing treat then you need to go elsewhere.
The hotel is 10 mins walk to the centre of the old town, and right beside Rue de Gand, which hosts a few decent restaurants. Most of the on street parking in the area is via time limited meters during the day, however as others have mentioned there is basement parking at the hotel for €5 a day. If you arrive and the car park is shut, you can use your room access code to get in. The parking is vaild for the whole day of departure which is good also.
Oddly the LCD TV only accepts composite inputs - so no PC or HDMI.
Overall it's ideal for a short stopover.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Verviers, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

very basic and simple accomodation. Reasonably clean. Mattress pretty hard. One big plus is the private underground car-park for 5 euros a night. I would recommend to people looking for this sort of hotel, but really anything over 45 euros is too much!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

This is a light, airy and spacious contemporary hotel for those who value practicality and price over pomp and ceremony.
The building is new and has a very good breakfast cafe on the ground floor. The rooms are modern and aimed particularly at families with children, since they have a 3 bed arrangement with one double below and a third bunk above the double. This is very convenient but would not suit elderly people. Shower room etc are comfortable and clean but fairly basic as you,d expect at this price.
The location is good. Just five minutes walk from the old city main square, opera etc. For older people and those wishing to be right in the central square area, I suggest trying the Hotel Ibis. Price is similar but more traditional rooms.
For me, I would always come back to this hotel. It has everything I want at a great price and is particularly good for groups.
There is a superb little bar just down the road named Sartre (I think).
Breakfast is good value.
Lille is a superb city.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Ibis Budget Lille Centre
Address: 10 rue de Courtrai, 59800, Lille, France
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Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Nord > Lille
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #54 of 107 Hotels in Lille
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Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Budget Lille Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 93
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