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Review of L'Esplanade Lille

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L'Esplanade Lille
Ranked #4 of 43 Lille B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

A stunning B and B. From the moment we booked Emanuel could not have been more helpful and friendly. The building is beautifully restored with some really quirky artwork and ornaments. The room we stayed in was quite fabulous and well equipped with everything we could want. Breakfast in the amazing breakfast room was just perfect with Emanuel juicing the oranges for us. The location is really good being just a few minutes walk from the centre of Lille. Only one grips that prevented 5 stars was that the wooden floors do transmit sound and we were woken at 3.00am by a couple that clumped around for some 45 mins and so preventing us from getting back to sleep. However don't let this detract from a really special place

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Excellent room, well equipped but no lift so check which floor you will be on. Staff could not be better, helpful and efficient. Lovely breakfast room. Location next to main road but noise no problem. Ten to fifteen minute walk to centre of town. Parking slightly problematic but o.k once a (free) space has been found.
Overall a very pleasant experience.

Room Tip: Top floor will not suit those who do not like stairs.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emmanuel E, Propriétaire at L'Esplanade Lille, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

We thank you for your kind observations and we are looking forward to welcome you during your next trip in Lille.
L'ESPLANADE.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

We booked L'Esplanade a few months in advance via email. The owner was really helpful as we couldnt confirm what time we would arrive he sent codes to we could let ourselves in. We had room Duplex and Beffroi which were both gorgeous totally not what we were expecting the whole place was a total surprise quirky art lining the walls. Large tvs and big comfy beds in each room, yummy buffet breakfast with fresh orange juice and bread with jams and cheese croissants yoghurts and cereals everything you want from a continental breakfast. Its centrally located so only a 10min walk to the main shopping streets.

We will be back for sure

Room Tip: Duplex is huge light and airy top floor with velux windows, Beffroi was smaller but just as nice
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Emmanuel E, Propriétaire at L'Esplanade Lille, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Thank you for your kind observations. We always appreciate when our guest enjoyed their stay at ESPLANADE. It will be a real pleasure to welcome you again for your next visit in Lille.

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

The beautifully restored building was a treat to return to each day and our room (Citadel) looked over the park which was lovely. The room was well appointed, light, airy and very clean. We had a kitchenette, little table with chairs and a chaise lounge.

There were some tiny annoyances like nowhere to hang your wet towels and not enough light in the bathroom but overall the positives outweighed these. If you're a light sleeper and in a room facing the main road between the B&B and the park you might struggle to stay asleep. The weekend (when we stayed) might have been noisier than usual though. We could hear the next room (Duplex room) every time they climbed the stairs and used the toilet which was annoying late at night/early morning.

Our host was warm, friendly and very helpful. You can absolutely trust his restaurant recommendations (La Royale was fantastic!). Breakfast was excellent with a good variety of items that made up a typical French breakfast - baguettes, croissants, jams, cheese, yoghurt, fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee/tea.

The location was good - about 10 minutes walk from the town centre and there is free car parking in the streets nearby. There is also a bus right out the front of the B&B if you want to travel further afield.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Emmanuel E, Propriétaire at L'Esplanade Lille, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Dear Sir,
We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at ESPLANADE. We hope You will keep a good souvenir of your city trip in Lille and look forward to see you again.
L'ESPLANADE

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

What an unexpected find this is. Emmanuel the owner is such a nice guy and very helpful. We only ate at the restaurants he recommended and were not disappointed with any of them. Room spacious and comfortable, good shower and wi-fi. Only French channels available on the television. Breakfast very good, Emmanuel always there to make you a freshly squeezed orange juice. Opposite the park and the free Zoo and not to far to walk into old Lille, or see the sights. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Emmanuel E, Propriétaire at L'Esplanade Lille, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2013
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Nous vous remercions d’avoir partagé vos impressions sur Tripadvisor suite à votre dernier séjour.

Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passez un agréable moment en notre compagnie et espérons vous revoir très rapidement.

Sincèrement,

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Do not be put off by the look of the outside of the building.
Once inside it is 5 star luxury standard.
The owner is very helpful and will inform you of where to park and the best bars and restaurants.
The room we had was immaculate, clean and even had its own coffee machine.
The bathroom is large and has a great shower.
The building is beautifully decorated and the art work of the owner is displayed in rooms and around the staircase.
There was an excellent choice of foods and drink at breakfast - enjoy the freshly squeezed orange juice.
Wish we could have stayed longer.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Lille look no further than L'espanade.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Emmanuel E, Propriétaire at L'Esplanade Lille, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2013
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Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passé un agréable moment et nous vous remercions très sincèrement pour les commentaires laissés sur ce site. Au plaisir de vous revoir très vite à Lille !
Très cordialement,

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We stayed there for a couple of nights, and we had a fantastic time. Rooms are large and comfortable, the owner was in every single details, and breakfast is awesome!!! Location great, near Vieux Lille (walking distance) and opposite La Citadelle for great summer time park enjoyment.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Emmanuel E, Propriétaire at L'Esplanade Lille, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2013
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Quel plaisir de lire que vous ayez passé un agréable moment en notre compagnie.
Je suis particulièrement touché par vos commentaires et vous remercie très sincèrement de les avoir partagé avec nous.
Nous espérons vous accueillir très prochainement

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Address: 42 B Facade de l Esplanade | 42b Facade de l'Esplanade, 59800, Lille, France
Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Nord > Lille
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Ranked #4 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Lille
Price Range: £108 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'Esplanade Lille is set in the historic centre of Lille and offers free Wi-Fi access in common areas and heated, soundproofed rooms and studios. It is 1 km from the Citadel of Lille and 1.3 Km from Lille Grand Place.Each accommodation has a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, bathrobe and free toiletries.You can enjoy the continental breakfast in the lounge or in your room while reading a newspaper. Tea and coffee is available throughout the day, with prior arrangement. ... more   less 
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