Hotel Lille Europe
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... graves. Another 37,000 names of the missing, are inscribed on the walls of the Memorial. There was also at least a dozen other "small" (less than 5,000 graves) cemeteries he saw either on the way out to Tyne Cot or while returning via a different route. Hundreds of these "small" ones don't even get a mention on the maps available at the Tourist Office. We think we may have seen sufficient war cemeteries for a little while. Dinner was at an Irish Pub, Irish Stew and beer of ...
Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
Very solemn day. We visited Vimy Ridge today - I've wanted to see this monument for a long time. More rain and really dark clouds set the mood for our visit. As we drove into the site we could see more fields sectioned as there were explosives still underground. The monument itself was absolutely huge. I was awestruck with it's immense size and placement on the Ridge. The view was beautiful. One can see ...
... and beautiful stay, I was also sad because Kate had 'thrown away' my cheese. The journey was nearly 500km (without cheese) but we eventually made it. We had a bit of time to kill before we met Angelique so me went to Auchen which is basically the biggest hypermarket on the planet! The sat nav had many senior moments when we hit the city itself, but thanks to Kate's calm steady approach we arrived without issue. Lille is certainly ...
... up the rest of the meal, along with a couple of bottles of champers and a bottle of red to wash it down, for dessert a raspberry type ice cream....mmmmm The next day we had an hour train journey into Paris, but this time there was no French Legionnaire conductor to check our ticket, in fact to make a further mockery of the whole thing no one even checked our ticket or seat reservation, we could have just walked on to the train without paying and gone all the way to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Lille Europe
The hotel is a big international. It is very clean and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The only trouble is that if you have a room at the front you get woken up at 01.30 by the most horrible roaring sound, like a jet engine. I gather it is something to do with the metro. It then goes on until 03.30 in the morning. There is double glazing but it does not really help.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Lille Europe
Cheap and cheerful
For a dirt cheap 2 star at the train station this is a great place to stay for a Eurostar break.
Make sure you get a room where the mini-bar is actually cold though - we asked to change as we wanted to store our fine French fayre in the fridge before we came home...
Cheap hotel + cheap Eurostar = cash for fine dining in one of the many very nice restaurants in the city. DO NOT eat breakfast at the hotel, save your cash and walk 5 mins into town towards the Paul and have it there. (Third of the price and much much nicer.)
Make sure you get to the zoo and see the parrots!
We stayed on a cheap weekend Eurostar deal to Lille. I had chosen the hotel on it's position near the station and the ease of getting to the art galleries and restuarants in Old Lille.
Best 2 star I've stayed in for a while
Agree with all previous comments: This Hotel does what it does very well. The reception staff could be cheerier, but hey this is France. Breakfast was above average, in a large airy room, especially as we were on the first floor, with town views.
If you are travelling via Eurostar, this must be the cost effective hotel to stay at, and the location is superb: On one side of town (nearest good bars/restaurants are less than 5 mins away), and Eurostar less than 5 mins (both with cases) the other.
Don't get a cab from Eurostar, as it's the wrong side of the dual carriageway.
Shopping centre next door, and more shops down town. However the Beer and food are the things to come for!
Excellent value for money hotel
We found this to be an excellent hotel, very conveniently located in the heart of Lille and only five minutes walk (at most) from the Eurostar terminal. As you would expect from a 2* hotel, the rooms are fairly small but are comfortably and smartly furnished and with a really comfortable bed. Much better standard than the standard travel hotel chains in the UK.
The staff to be very friendly and helpful and the hotel was comfortably warm (just as well as it was freezing outside).
It's not the Ritz, but it represents very good value for money for this class of hotel.
We stayed at the Lille Europe for 2 nights from 4th November on a very cheap deal through a UK national newspaper.
Lovely hotel...great location
I stayed at this Hotel with my parents, husband and two teenage daughters. On arrival we were given an adjoining room for our daughters, which was great as we were worried that they may be on a different floor to us! The location is excellent, you have the shop complex underneath the Hotel and it is within easy walking distance to the old part of Lille. The Eurostar Station is approximately 5 minutes walk. In 2004 we stayed in the old part of Lille but found this Hotel better due to the location. The breakfast was included in our price and was excellent. Our rooms were very modern and very clean, towels were changed on a daily basis. M family would use this Hotel again.
We arrived at this hotel to find the staff extremely rude, unfriendly and made it seem like the biggest chore that they had guests arriving to stay in the hotel. The room was EXTREMELY warm (even for Nov when the weather was quite cold) and even though we turned it off, it felt like sleeping in the tropics. Really uncomfortable! What a mistake trying to have breakfast in this hotel! There were extremely long queues of guests waiting to have breakfast and not enough place to actually be seated while having breakfast. We got so fed up waiting that we left to have a lovely croissant and coffee at a nearby cafe. When we checked out of the hotel we were rudely informed that they had no space to keep our luggage until our departure from Lille in the evening. I have never experienced this in all my travels in Europe. We ended up having to camp out in a nearby restaurant with all our luggage until it was time to leave Lille. I would definately NOT recommend staying at this hotel. If you want to enjoy everything Lille has to offer, stay in another hotel!
Ideal for arrival on Eurostar
Stayed for 3 nights travelling by Eurostar. Hotel 200yds. from Lille Europe, just round the corner from Euralille Shopping Centre and within easy walking distance of historic centre of Lille. Room basic and small, but clean and tidy with all facilities required, including 'fridge. Buffet breakfast good. Only one slight criticism - found room a touch too warm!
Hotel Europe Lille
Was disappointed with the room. shabby wallpaper, carpet torn in noticeable place, net curtain dirty. Very hot in room, but very noisy to have window open. No drinks available outside breakfast time. We didn't find the 'bar' and we didn't find a coffee shop/cafe on the premises. No water dispenser even. There is a vending machine on floor 1 but we couldn't get that to work either.Very convenient to the station - but this means there is continual traffic 24 hours.Liked Lille but would stay somewhere else next time.