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Hotel Continental
Ranked #85 of 107 Hotels in Lille
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We booked this hotel from the tourist office as it appeared to be the only one in Lille which was dog friendly. The room was small, clean and basic but had no air conditioning so was more like staying in a sweat lodge. Also the TV channels did not appear to work. The hotel is however located directly opposite the train station which is its saving grace. If you just want to put your head down in basic accommodation, then fair enough, but if you are looking for anything more then it is unlikely this hotel will deliver.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Booked this one last minute for a pre-Christmas long weekend with the family. Room very basic but clean. Small for 4 (2 double beds) and the shower-room even smaller. The staff member at reception was very helpful on check in but agree with the other comments about the reception staff in general, not the cheeriest but not exactly impolite either. We did not try the breakfast and the lack of bar etc is not an issue as there are café/bar/restaurants immediately below. We had a room on the first floor facing the front and the station - great for watching the world go by but imagine it would be quite noisy in the summer with the windows open. If your looking to spend time in your hotel other than sleeping I would suggest spending a bit more and going elsewhere. Location is great for access to the stations and car parks near them.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

I have stayed in this hotel several times over the past five years, only overnight. As it is close to both Lille Europe and Gare Lille Flanders.I find it basic ,does the Job but only just,Staff seem to be different every time and have been friendly and indifferent.Better to avoid breakfast.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

After spending an hour and a half driving round, trying to find the few Lille hotels, most were full by 8pm until we chanced upon this one. (Most small hotels are clumped round here).
It was reasonably priced, does the job, nothing special but its in a pretty central location.
The shower was the only real fault as its up high and could only be moved by adjusting the flow. We didn't try breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

Booked this hotel at very short notice. Had a long trip and literally walked staright out of the station and into the first hotel I saw. I like to try different hotels in Lille as I spend quite a lot of time there. I was tempted by the location as it is opposite Gare Lille Fandres and near some nice little cafes that do great food, especially Les Trois Brasseurs.
I stay in a lot of hotels as a single traveller but this is the only occasion I have been given such a small bed. I was on the top floor and the room was not much wider. The bed was pushed against one wall and the remaining space in the room was at the side of the bed and exactly the width of the door. Tiny! The shower (grubby) was at the bottom of the bed, with the toilet opposite. The room was so small that you could not get into the shower room if the toilet door was open.
The breakfast room was on the second floor, but the food was merely adequate. I was one of the first in the room and the supply was pitiful by continental standards. 3 types of sugary cereal and some dubious pink 'Danish' salami. On the plus side the quality of the bread and few pastries was superb and freshly delivered from one of the local bakers.
There was a male receptionist who seemed to do early morning breakfast duties who seemed to speak very little English or French and the second was a woman who was very brusque who seemd to answer most queries by pointing vaguely in the direction of up or down the street.
Overall a big let down for this hotel as it could be sensational. The building has interior charm that could be updated and the location is fantastic. Opposite Gare Lille Flandres, 5 mins walk from the Eurostar, Lille Europe Shopping, Les Places and over the road to the Rue Faidherbe for shopping. Near all the tourist sites and Old Lille, if you go via the Opera House route. There are also some nice little cafes and places to stop off for a beer before catching the train.
In fairness, it was the chapest room I have ever paid for in Lille, and it was a cheap 'no frills' hotel but on my return home, I noticed that I had stayed in a much nicer hotel in the past for only £12.00 more.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

You couldn't be better located for a short stay in Lille. Easy walk, even with luggage, from the Eurostar. Train to Brugge just across the road. Restaurants in abundance. Lots of churches and museums to visit and all within walking distance.
The hotel is tired and the rooms at the front can be noisy with the windows open. The room we had (a triple) was small but also it was adequate. The cleaner did an amazing job too.
It depends what is important to you, for us it was all about location as we had our elderly mother with us so we didn't want to have to walk too far so it was perfect for us.
I would definitely return to Lille (it is a lively place) and the Continental.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

Very small room even smaller bathroom and the shower head sprayed every thing but me the curtains were broken and a waterprof mattrass cover made it feel like sleeping on plastic

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 11 Place de la Gare, 59800, Lille, France
Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Nord > Lille
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #85 of 107 Hotels in Lille
Price Range: £42 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Continental 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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