L'Hermitage Gantois Hotel

224 rue de Paris, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59000, France | 5 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by xjbwclement

... in a car !
In a ferry's , we went 1hour for travelers a sea .
In the port of Dover , I sen a beautiful island !
After , in Canterbury , this cathédral was big !

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Passchendaele and Vimy Ridge

A travel blog entry by allsaints70dday

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... visit to a chocolate shop and a lunch stop. After lunch we headed back into France to visit the Vimy Memorial. Students were given a guided tour of one of the many tunnels dug by Canadians before the battle and were able to walk through the preserved Canadian and German trench lines. We finished off with a visit to the Vimy monument before leaving for dinner and returning to the ...

Ypres Start of Tour

A travel blog entry by normandy14

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Had a nice breakfast at the Alliance Hotel. Went to the Flanders Fields Museum. It was very informative and eye opening. Went for lunch and met Carol and Dave Edwards there. They sat at the next table. How weird is that. The Globus tour picked us up and we went to St. Julian Canadian memorial. Passendale museum ...

Villers Bretoneaux, Amiens, Arras then Lille

A travel blog entry by bevennett

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... as only fast food where we were staying. Drove all the way in and could not find parking so drove back to Rochin. Set the GPS to town centre Rochin but seemingly the town consisted of a supermarket and a pizza place! Great pizza! Need to make olive oil for pizza. Add olive leaves, chillies and bay leaves to olive oil. Add to pizza . . . . . C'est ...

La grisaille

A travel blog entry by terredeshommes

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... je dois dire que je n'avais pas vraiment la tête à faire du tourisme, et puis je n'avais qu'un vieil appareil photo défectueux avec moi alors en fin de compte j'ai très peu de photos.

Et puis, j'ai fait une réaction allergique violente, assez rapidement. Une réaction à l'endroit, aux gens, à la culture, à la mentalité. J'ai vraiment détesté tout ce que je voyais autour, et je n'avais qu'une envie, m'en échapper. Heureusement, les joyeux collègues ...

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Location

This 5 star hotel, located in the Lille Centre 17 area of Lille, is near Palais des Beaux Arts, Musee des Beaux Arts, Manoir de l'Estracelles, and Du Pareil au Meme.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews L'Hermitage Gantois Hotel Lille

    Fantastic place to stay in Lille

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    This hotel exceed all my expectations. It has been beautifully renovated and is stunning. From the moment we entered the hotel we felt special by the staff and the fantastic surroundings.

    The bar is I believe the best feature with its glass ceiling but all rooms are decorated encorporating the old building with the modern furniture and it has been done very well.

    I would also recommend having a meal in the restaurant as it is well worth it.

    Also hotel is in a good location for the centre of Lille and a short walk from the eurostar terminal.

    Amazing place full of character

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    This hotel certainly had the wow factor. They seem to have managed to combine modern minimalism and style without ruining all the character of the old hospital it once was. Packed with history, lots to see and explore. The food was interesting, with a very good choice for breakfast and the rooms were a delight. We couldn't fault the service and the hotel is within easy walking distance of most of the highlights of Lille. Highly recommended.

    Great stay

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    Stayed for a weekend in Lille- lovely city, nice atmosphere, good shops and restaurants.

    The hotel is impressive, comfortable and very well run. We ate in the bistro which was easygoing, friendly and with good food. The restaurant next door looked a little stuffy. Breakfast was overpriced for what it was. We initially thought drinks in the bar were (typically for hotels) pricey but then realised that everywhere in Lille was fairly pricey.

    Great hotel for a special weekend.

    Delightful Experience

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    We had a most enjoyable stay at the Hermitage. A superb conversion from an old hospital. Our traditional room was excellent. The bar, lounge and public rooms delightful. A visit to the library, museum and chapel not to be missed.

    We ate in the Bistro which was excellent value for money, with wine available by the carafe. We thought the buffet breakfast rather overpriced.

    Car parking is easy. Plenty of room on the street outside and the helpful staff will feed the meter for you. Alternatively valet parking in a secure garage is available for about €15 per day.

    Would definately return to this hotel although having visited Lille three times feel that we have exhausted the city attractions.

    Splendid place, relaxing, and highly recommended

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    We stayed in November 2004 (but posting this, ahem, slightly late).

    Very enjoyable stay

    from

    Have enoyed an excellent stay at the Hermitage Gantois. It is an extremely stylish hotel, bringing together both the old and the new very successfully. The bar is attractive and the rooms are very pleasant indeed. Strongly recommended. It is a very short walk from the town centre. The only weak point is the restaurant which, in common with so many hotel restaurants, tries to carry off things which it can't manage - and there are so many other good places to eat in Lille that it's better to head out. But apart from that, this is undoubtedly the best place to stay in Lille.

    Rather strange experience

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    This unusual hotel seems to have sprung into being in a rather unprepossessing area of a rather ordinary town in northern France, like a fully fledged pretentious boutique hotel appearing in the wrong place by accident. It has certainly been lavishly done up but the whole does not appear to be the sum of its parts. How come, in France of all places, there is no bidet in the bathroom? Let alone a WC which is in a separate cubicle altogether (and across the other side of the bedroom) and which has NO HANDWASHING FACILITIES in it at all! Utterly bizarre. Furthermore, the light switching arrangement seemed to follow its own logic which defied my own. The food was not up to much I'm afraid and I would definitely recommend that guests try to eat elsewhere - easier said than done, because the hotel is not in the best area of town for restaurants. Well, there aren't any actually. The overall ambience is nice, the staff OK but in typical french provincial style were more interested in finishing their conversations than checking the guests in or out. This hotel didn't really do it for me - but if I am told that it is the best hotel in town, then I wouldn't be surprised at all. Lille is not the centre of the world and french provincial hotels have a long history of shabbiness and eccentricity behind them!

    Birthday Surpirise

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    9 - 11 December 2004, my wife and I stayed here to celebrate her birthday and we had a fabulous time. The hotel is superbly decorated with a mixture of antique and modern furniture and the bar area is very comfortable. We found the staff very friendly and we were able to relax in lovely surroundings. We ate both evenings in the main dining room and the food and service was excellent. We will definitely recommend this hotel. The old part of the town is probably 10 minutes walk away and some of the shops are a delight. Highly recommended.

    A gem of a hotel

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    We stayed for three nights in the Gantois. It's a gem of a hotel - an unexpected delight in a dull town. The basic rooms (called traditional) are spacious, beautifully decorated and well equipped. The public rooms are lovely and the staff helpful and charming.

    There are 2 downsides 1) the food in the main dining room is disappointing - I would not eat there again and 2) it's quite a walk to the old town where the best cafes etc are located.

    Nevertheless, we think the Gantois is the best hotel in Lille and would be a find in any town.

    Terrific Find

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    L'Hotel Hermitage Gantois is a wonderful find. It appears to have been completely done up at the end of last year and everything is pristine.

    TripAdvisor Reviews L'Hermitage Gantois Hotel Lille

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent