Suite Novotel Lille Europe
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... on the front lines. Phil stopped to show me the barracks where he would have stayed (now someones house) and "Hitlers bunker" where it is believed he was during the battle. If the Aussies had been successful, we could have prevented WW2. We went to the Cobbers statue. Its called cobbers from the story of Simon Fraser, who had the unenviable task of retrieving the wounded from no mans land, after the battle. He had to sneak out under cover darkness, with the threat to ...
... and they have wifi. This is where I spent the afternoon. They had a good Sav too. The weather changed so much and so quickly, at one point it rained so hard I had to wonder if I was in France or the tropics. While waiting for the weather to clear, I suddenly realised that I had left my one Australia/Europe adaptor back at my hotel in Paris. I rang them and they were happy to forward it on but there is no way the post will deliver it here in the 3 days I'm here. So I guess ...
... lined with trees and are well organised and maintained as we have seen before the best in Europe (but a bit boring). There are not many stopping places along the canal side due to the concrete sides or they have boulders in wire cages to line the sides to stop erosion, both not being boat friendly. John had found a car mirror some days ago and spent an hour or so making holders so we could mount it for a rear view mirror on the busy canals.
Today we ...
... 15 September 1916 that New Zealand joined the Battle of the Somme. The Windmill site is a significance of the fist world war for its location on a low ridge. From there the ridge stretches northwards towards Mouquet farm and Thiepval. After Pozìères fell on 23 July to early august 1916, Australian soldiers fought to capture the site of the windmill against German opposition. Then until 5 September 3 Australian division were successively committed to ...
... storm. There was so much lightning and rain it was crazy. We made a dash for the car and made it home safe and sound.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Suite Novotel Lille Europe
Hôtel très agréable
Exactement comme nous l'imaginions. L'acceuil est très agréable et les chambres sont confortables. Plusieurs services gratuits (vod, musique,..etc ) sont proposés dans les chambres et c'est un petit plus pas négligéable. Nous avons beaucoup aimé. Idéal pour passer un week-end à Lille, si on aime la modernité : l'hôtel est situé dans le nouveau quartier face à la gare lille europe, et à dix-quinze minutes à pieds du vieux Lille.
Great for families
Stayed here for four nights with my wife and 12 year old son at a very good rate and was more than happy with our stay.
The location is superb right opposite the Eurostar Station,with free street parking during August.(there are underground car parks as well )5 minutes walk to the centre of Lille and a large shopping mall with a huge Carrefour supermarket nearby.
This hotel is obviously quite new and in top condition and the room we were allocated was very clean and spacious.There was a double bed a single bed and a seperate bathroom and toilet.The LCD tv had free internet and movies during our stay ,again just during August I think!
The microwave and fridge were very welcome and we used both for our breakfasts.The hotel breakfast was a little strange with small servings of various dishes including sandwiches, fruit, yoghurts and breads.
Very helpful staff with a least one person on duty who spoke good English.
Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and will be trying out other SuiteHotels as well.
We used the weekend deal that the hotel offers via the website and it was excellent value for money - not sure if it would be worth the full rate.. Room was a nice size, clean and quiet. The location is great for the eurostar and a short walk into town. Staff were really helpful and friendly.
A Gem with the winning attitude
My family stayed here from Aug. 5 thru Aug. 9. We had two rooms.
The hotel is a minute from the new train station and a 10 minute walk to the center of town.
The rooms were immaculate. The staff was always available to provide to your needs, ie. restaurant bookings, directions, whatever your heart came up with.
The rooms are decked out with a business person's requirements...internet WFII (free), fridge, ironing board, TV with 90 hours of free films, tea/coffee. Plenty of hot water and pressure.
Breakfast did not appeal to us as we felt it was to expensive and for us to limited. However, they provide free coffe and tea and cake in the morning in the lobby.
They also loan out their SmartCar for free for the first 4 hours and thereafter at Euro 15/hr. Also on the same basis two electric assist bikes are available.
The only negative was that the central air condition setting is bit to high for American tastes. We tend to prefer to shiver a bit. We had to sleep without covers to be comfortable.
Still, in our 7 week travels and stay at various 3 and "so called 4 star" hotels, none could hold a candle to this modern gem.
A very pleasant place
I've spend some nights in this place and I must confess that it is a place where you appreciate to be even if it is not your home sweet home : the staff is very kind, rooms are well designed and the manager is working hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
A place to visit asap.
Suitehotel - C'est fantastique!
Having tried 3 other hotels in Lille previously, the Suitehotel is by far the best.
I have been staying in the Suitehotel for the last 9 weeks whilst working in Lille. My stay ends this Friday and I will be sorry to go. Vincent (the Director) and the team have created a real "family run" atmosphere in what is actually part of a chain of hotels. I have not stayed in a Suitehotel before, but next time I visit France they will definately be my preference. I am a frequent business traveller and normally stay in Hilton's, Crowne Plazas, Holiday Inns etc. The standard of the rooms in the Suitehotel may not be as plush but they are certainly equally comfortable and the hospitality is second to none. Throughout my stay all the the staff have been great. Nothing has been too much trouble for them. From ordering Pizza to ensuring my laundry returned in double quick time.
The hotel itself is very new, having opened in late 2006. The rooms are nicely decorated and have everything you need. Including a comfy bed, tea/coffee facilities, fridge, microwave, aircon and a bath and separate shower. The "Connexion" package privides lots of TV channels (mostly French), free movies (in multiple languages), music and fast WIFI/Cable internet (something which is hard to come by in Lille). Some have commented on the breakfast, basically a cold buffet with limitless tea/coffee and fruit juices, try it and I think you'll agree it is much better than that offered in most 3 star hotels (still no substitute for a Full English though!). Snacks are also available 24/7 if you get peckish. No onsite restaurant but there are numerous great restaurants within 10 mins walk. Situated opposite Lille Europe train station and 10 mins from the centre of the old town it is a perfect location for the business or sightseeing traveller. The hotel have a SMART car which you can borrow at no cost if you are late for work or want to do some sightseeing.
In summary: great friendly staff, comfy room with all the facilities you need. Good weekend deals. I would urge anyone travelling to Lille to use this hotel. My only minor gripes are the lack of English TV channels (BBC News 24 only) and the lack of English newspapers or magazines in the foyer.
Une excellente solution pour le WE et la semaine : venez et essayez
Je séjourne depuis plusieurs semaines pour des raisons professionnelles à Lille. Parmi les quelques hôtels que j'ai eu le loisir de pratiquer, un seul sort du lot et s'avère vraiment au-dessus des standards des autres malgré des étoiles comparables.
En effet, l'accueil aimable, souriant sans manière, direct et courtois mais sans familiarité crée déjà un plus indéniable.
La-dessus, vient s'ajouter une qualité de service quasi irréprochable : tout est fait pour que les clients se sentent bien : des chambres bien pensées, confortables, très propres, un lounge agréable, un coin restaurant permettant de pallier les petites faims même tardives, un petit déjeuner original et d'excellente qualité pour un prix dans la norme.
Je vous encourage à visiter la métropole lilloise en famille, à profiter des musées le WE dans des suites où il est possible de dormir en famille pour un prix très correct et une qualité exemplaire.
Pour ceux comme moi qui stationnent en semaine loin de chez eux, c'est une solution infiniment plus comfortable que les hôtels classiques (taille de la chambre, organisation de la pièce : coin bureau, canapé, connexion internet au débit dans sa chambre,...). Du coup, il est souvent agréable de quitter son bureau plus tôt et de terminer ses dossiers dans sa chambre...
Essayez et vous verrez
En plus, il se développe un peu partout en France et en Europe, donc vous ne pouvez pas manquer l'occasion d'y aller.
Excelent Modern Hotel with easy access to Central Lille
This was our 12th weekend to Lille in 15 years, and were delighted with our stay at the SuiteHotel.
The staff were very friendly and helpful (even phoning ahead to a restaurant we had booked, as we had arrived later than expected), and we were soon unpacking.
The room, suprisingly large with a divider to turn it into a suite should you wish, came with all mod cons including a micro-wave, a good sized fridge (unstocked and ready for you to use), kettle & sink, and a decent sized LCD TV.
The bed was very comfortable with one of the new high-tech foam mattress to give a firm, but good nights rest.
The bathroom had that all important feature - a seperate shower cubicle, a rarity in hotels, but when youi're 6' 8" a true delight.
We didn't have breakfast (too many other places around), but the complimentary coffee and cake in reception was very welcome just before we set off home.
An unusual 'Gourmet Food' takeaway section, included a very civilised Pate Fois Gras, Chutney & glass of sweet wine was an interesting touch.
Parking was available on the street around the hotel, but extremely limited due to the time of year and proximity to :EuraLille and TGV station. I suggest the car-parks directly underneath the hotel.
We stayed with 3 other couples (in separate rooms!), and the overall opinion was very high.
Excellent location and very clean
This hotel is only 8 weeks new,the rooms are ultra modern and the beds so so comfortable. Breakfast if you buy it , is somewhat different, small plastic pots containing various items all cold, unlimited fresh coffee ,fruit juices and various breads. The hotel is directly opposite the euro star station in Lille, and only a 8 min walk into the centre of Old Lille. This is an above average hotel with very friendly and helpful staff.
Hope your stay was as good as ours.
Not for the environmentally friendly!
This hotel only opened last week so everything is fresh and new. The décor is funky and colourful with a myriad of shapes and patterns wherever you look. It appears very "trendy" at the moment, but you can't help thinking it will tire quickly. The rooms are modern and asymmetrical but unfortunately a bit on the cheap side. The toilet and bathroom are encased in a giant plastic shell (the kind you find in a ferry cabin), the duvets are thin and the beds are made of sponge.
On the plus side, the rooms have all the mod cons: Internet, keyboard, flat screen TV - but it has to be said it was almost impossible to find the power button so (like most hotels) the TV permanently sits on standby.
The staff seem incredibly proud of their unique breakfast system. I was given a leaflet to explain it on arrival and in the bathroom there is a large sign on the mirror saying, "You're looking at someone who's going to have a great breakfast."
If, like me, you worry for the future of our planet, the breakfast system is likely to upset you. On entering the room (more like a Costa Coffee than a traditional restaurant - tiny tables and comfy chairs), you're given a cardboard tray (non-recycled), split in to 6 sections. You then take something from a shelf for each section: fruit, protein, dairy etc. The trouble is that each piece of food comes in a plastic pot, with a plastic lid (pretty unappetising in itself) but what's more the cutlery is also plastic, the napkins are paper and they are all wrapped in even more plastic! So, all in all, you're likely to fill one land-fill site at one breakfast sitting!
I really can't go back to this hotel for that very reason. Who on earth thought all that waste was a good idea, in this day and age?