My friend and I spent a few days in Lille to meet up with some French friends, we chose to stay in the Hotel Ibis Lille Centre Gares for it's low prices since we are students and of course it's comfort...okay so we're picky students!
The hotel was reccomended by a friend who had previous experience of Lille and it provided exactly what we were looking for; two beds, a bathroom & free Wi-Fi for the duration of our stay.
- As the name suggests, central to both Lille Flandres (less than 2 minutes by foot!) and Lille Europe (Maximum 5 minute walk, including suitcases!)
- Close to many restauraunts and shops in Lille town centre
- Within 3/4 minutes walk from EuraLille shopping centre
- Located beside a Carrefour supermarket with all the essentials.
- We checked in quite late at night and were greeted by friendly bilingual staff, who assisted us in checking in, gave us some useful hotel info and our all-important Wi-Fi access code.
- Initially the hotel had made the two beds into a double, however on informing them they offered to rearrange the beds while we were out for dinner - when we came back they were fixed and re-made! Efficient and pain-free.
- At all times during our stay the staff were friendly, approachable and happy to assist.
- We booked a twin room for the duration of our stay and we were happy to find that the room was clean, the beds were comfortable and the bathroom included a shower, sink and a toilet - all of which were freshened up on a daily basis by the maids.
- We received clean towels and fresh glasses throughout our stay...however I'm not sure if that's because ours were wine-filled?
- The room is cosy and is better than you would expect from a 2* hotel, it has a TV w/ international channels and a desk area.
-The only thing lacking are the number of power points available...one socket is no good when there's two people trying to dry & straighten their hair!
- To be honest, we're cheapskates and in all fairness the hotel's restaurant was fairly priced and in line with the surrounding area's prices. It should cost you around 15 euros for a good meal maximum!
- I can't comment on the food's quality, as we found it was cheaper (and more fun) to buy some fresh food from the Carrefour just across the road and DIY!
- The breakfast costs around 8 Euros per person, per day and again we found that we were able to cater for ourselves via baguettes with butter/ham/jam/nutella and fresh orange juice in the mornings for much cheaper. We paid about 8 Euros for 4 days breakfast feeding two hungry Scots, rather than the 16 Euros it would have cost us per day in total. Continental, non?
- Cosy rooms, perfect for a place to sleep and chill.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Rooms are well tended to.
- Smokers, we are unfortunetely cast to the cold outdoors (under canapés of course!)
- Consider your options for breakfast, you may be cheaper elsewhere.
- Make the most of any special offers available...and don't go with a snorer!
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