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Foxotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Seclin
Surrey, England
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“Not a good choice..”
Reviewed 6 December 2011

We stayed at the Foxotel to break up the drive down to Disneyland. It seemed like a good location on the outskirts of Lille so we could visit the christmas markets in the evening but still get away nice and easily down the A1 the next morning.

I booked it online - it is a budget hotel so pretty cheap and offered good-size family rooms with bunks. We needed space for a cot and an extra (ground-level) bed for our 4 year old (a lot of the budget french hotels seem to add the extra bed as a bunk over the top of the double bed and not leave space for a cot..)

Upon arrival, we had to walk through a cloud of smoke past the ever-present group of smokers outside the front door. I don't think the receptionist could find our booking despite us having a printed confirmation and it took quite awhile to check in. When we got to our room, it was pretty worn and a bit grotty - I had selected a 'comfort' room but checking the invoice it appeared he had given us (and charged for) a standard room (€4 cheaper). We decided not to bother complaining as we were eager to get into Lille and it was only the 1 night - but I cannot recommend staying in one of these rooms..

There was a clear smell of cigarette smoke present in the hotel corridors and in the room - the window was open when we got there but all it did was make the room cold.. I managed to shut the window with some effort and got the dated heater working but it wasn't particularly effective and all night the room felt cold.

The beds/sheets appeared clean so that was a positive but the bedding was old and worn. The tiny en-suite was stained and not very clean. It was especially concerning that there was no tap and instead you had to use the shower head?! It seemed more like a portaloo than a ensuite!

Breakfast the next morning was an additional cost I wish we had avoided. The breakfast area is a bit cramped and there was not a lot of choice of breakfast or was it refreshed very quickly. The croissants they did have were possibly the worst I've tasted and the bread was hard and stale - a big surprise when in France!

So overall, we were glad to leave and will definitely not stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Foxotel
Address: 5 rue de l Hotellerie, 59113 Seclin, France
Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Nord > Seclin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Seclin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 59
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