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“Great location, modest” 3 of 5 stars
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L'Hotel de l'Europe
22 place Grenette, 38000 Grenoble, France (Hyper-Centre)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 52 Hotels in Grenoble
Besancon, France
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great location, modest”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

We stayed here to "get away" and stroll around Grenoble. The location is great. There was air conditioning so we could close the windows (avoid noise!) and be comfortable. However everytime people opened or closed doors in the corridor, it was a large "clack". The staff was nice and helpful. The continental breakfast in the morning (9 euros/person) was fairly complete. The room is quite small, modest furnishings, but the bathroom is quite inconvenient. The shower was placed behind the door, so it was very difficult to be two in the bathroom at the same time.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

We booked this hotel for two nights last week-end, and got exactly what we wanted/needed: a small, clean and fresh room with a great view and friendly staff.

Our room was at the third floor, and although (1) place grenette is quite busy at night on week ends (2) there was a rave party on la bastille which was very loud, as soon as we closed the windows, there was no problem of noise. The room had obviously been renovated recently and everything was fresh.
This is a historic building, however, so everything is not extremely modern, but i don't think that is the reason why people should come to this hotel.

The reason is in fact that this is a very charming place right in the middle of the city, with an excellent view of la bastille and the mountains behind, and friendly and efficient staff.

We did not try the breakfast, because here are many great terrasses around, but it looked appetizing enough.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

We arrived around 6pm as walk-ins, with no prior reservation. Room (top, 3rd floor) was spacious enough for four for 1 night, overlooking the main pedestrian zone with decent choice of restaurants, bars, cafés, shops. Only downside: it gets noisy early in the morning with delivery trucks, streetcars, etc. right in front of the hotel.
Bathroom was small with little to no space for toilettries but we were only there for 1 night, so didn't matter. Room/bath were clean and seemed to be recently renovated. Breakfast was relatively simple, typical French continental breakfast, but fresh and ample.
Only criticism: Coffee was not great and cold chocolate milk for the kids was not available. A bit more water pressure in the shower could work wonders...!
Public parking garage is 3min walk nearby with discount as hotel guests.
For a short stay in the center of town it was very good value though.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

Very Good location, right opposite of la Galleries Lafayette at city center. Very good value.
Basic breakfast as usual in France. Basic room however and quite small. Only negative point was that although breakfast was included at room rate, I had to a bit argue at check-out about that.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alberta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

Brilliant location, in the heart of the pedestrian zone in historic Grenoble, on the tram line to boot & within walking distance of major attractions. Charming historic building, tastefully upgraded. Everything seemed freshly painted & wallpapered. Room is no-frills but tasteful & clean. Rooms are small but that is to be expected in Old Europe. Bathroom functions well, clean & modern. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast is all-you-can-eat continental, simple, tasty & plentiful.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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strasbourg
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2009

this was the worst place i have ever been to in my life....it was so bad that when we got to the tiny room, that reeked of smoke, me and my girlfriend spent 5 minutes formulating a plan how to leave and get our money back, so we pretended someone had died and had to leave...it was THAT bad.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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19 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2009

We invested a great deal of time looking for places to stay on our 6 week trip to Europe. We were on a budget and carrying backpacks and mixed train travel with hiring rental cars. It was difficult to find a hotel in Grenoble and we settled on L'Hotel de l'Europe as it suited our budget, is central so easy to get to on the tram, had a good sized basic room with comfortable bed and a stunning view from the wee balcony. Booking directly with the hotel via email was hassle-free. We stayed one night in transit and were happy with our choice, although we would look again if we wanted to stay longer.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about L'Hotel de l'Europe

Address: 22 place Grenette, 38000 Grenoble, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Isere > Grenoble > Hyper-Centre
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 52 Hotels in Grenoble
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 39
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