BEST WESTERN Bellevue
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Bellevue Lille
Stayed for just one night booked using an online hotel specialist. Greeted by welcoming receptionist, who informed us we had been upgraded to a room overlooking the main square on the fourth floor.
Room spacious by french standards clean and tidy though mattress was a bit tired! Great views over the main square with the location being perfect to see all the main sights.
Car parking was dead simple. Parked right outfront the hotel (arrived after 6pm) and moved into into underground carpark 80yds away at 8am next morning.Perfect!
Didn't bother with breakfast at hotel just went over the square to Paul's restaurant/bakery for good coffee and croissant.
I booked this hotel with some trepidation following the mixed reviews. As with all hotels, I think the success of your stay depends on the room you have been allocated. Some rooms are better situated/decorated/equipped than others.
I really liked this little hotel which is situated in one of the most convenient locations in all of Lille. Although part of the Best Western group, the Bellevue felt like a family-run establishment where service is incredibly efficienct as well as friendly.
I was very surprised to see negative reviews of this hotel. I stayed here 6 nights last week and was very pleased with the experience. My room was clean. The service was excellent. All of the people at the front desk spoke some English (the day shift people spoke excellent English, the night shift not so much). My room did smell of smoke, but really, most of the hotel rooms in Europe do. Breakfast did not have a large selection, but I enjoyed what was there: French bread, jams, cereal, milk, orange and grapefruit juice, deli ham slices, cheeses, croissants, and coffee and tea. The hotel is located right on the square and there is plenty of shopping and restaurants in walking distance. The only negatives, in my opinion, were the noise level (noise carried very well through the hotel) and the fact that you only get one key for your room. I was staying with a friend who wanted to go out more than I did-- it was a pain coordinating who had the key. In all, I found my hotel stay to be quite pleasant.
Great Location, Clean and Large Rooms
I am so surprised by the other reviewers comments.
This hotel is in a great location, right on the square. Lots of shopping and restaurants in the area.
Our room was huge by American hotel standards. The bathroom marble and spotless. Large windows opened out to the street below.
The hotel was very clean, and the staff courteous.
I would stay here again.
A friend and I stayed at The Bellevue in Lille for 5 nights in April.
Living on past glories
Great location on the Grand Place, except the hotel backs on to the square so no terrace to watch the French go by.
Compared to other Lille options; expensive and a bit faded.
Stay in the Mercure and spend the savings on a good dinner at L'ecume des mers
We have read your review regarding your stay at our property. The superior room overlooking the Grand Place does not have terrace for security reasons but still the view remains unique in the city.
We are located right at the center of the city and many travellers apreciate our property for this reason but also for our quality standarts ( we are part of Best Western). We regret that you did not contact us directly but hope you will soon. We remain at your disposal.
Very disappointed with this hotel. It was dirty, both in the rooms and the halls. The mattresses were beyond firm and to plain hard. The doors to the rooms were not snug and you could see through the doorjam on one of the rooms. There was a very unpleasant smell throughout (cleaner or pesticide over dirt). On the plus side the bathroom was beautiful (and clean!), the elevator charming and the staff helpful. However, it was not enough to make up for the problems. We stayed in other Best Westerns in France on this trip and were very satisfied. This one was clearly the exception and I would not stay here again.