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“Unexpected stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Barriere Lille

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Hotel Barriere Lille
Ranked #2 of 106 Hotels in Lille
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London, England
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66 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Unexpected stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Great start to a driving holiday to German that was! Five miles into France from the tunnel and the water pump gave way so we got towed to Lille which had the nearest Porsche garage. We therefore needed a room for the night so checked Trip Advisor, found this was the #1 in Lille, the garage called and made a reservation and we jumped in a taxi and headed over.
Very good staff, perfectly good, modern and clean room so we were very comfortable - special mention for the excellent bed. There is nothing very exciting about the hotel or the location but it is only a 15 minute walk into the middle of the old town and we were well looked after.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

We went for a Eurostar weekend in July 2012 and I booked directly with the hotel, getting a good discount for a corner suite which was huge and very luxurious with coffee maker, bottled water and lovely toiletries, as you might expect from 5 star. The bathroom had a roll top bath and large walk in shower with jack & jill basins, although the toilet was located elsewhere on the suite, which was a little unusual. The bed was huge and very comfortable. The hotel is five minutes walk from the International station and very close to the shopping mall, with the main part of Lille a few minutes walk away too. The reception staff were very pleasant and helpful with excellent English. The hotel is attached to the casino, which we did not have time to visit this time.
Our only gripe was that on the day we arrived the 'fresh fast food' restaurant closed, it seemed for good and the fine dining restaurant on the first floor was also closed, until some time in August, meaning dining was limited to the one (Bistro) restaurant was the only one open during our stay. This was where breakfast was served and the food was good both for breakfast and in the evening, but the menu was a little limited in choice.
Above said, we would not hesitate to return to the Barriere Lille in the future.

Room Tip: Corner suites are very large & luxurious.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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chicago
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

I was very happy with our rooms but was especially impressed by the staff. They all went out of their way to be helpful. Though not in town center, it is very close to the convention center and still very easy to get into town.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Having read previous reports we were expecting a hassle finding the hotel from the rail station but couldn't have been more surprised at how easy it was and we were on foot ! Similarly getting into the city the next day ,a nice pleasant 10 min stroll ,couldn't have been easier ! The hotel was extremely comfortable with friendly staff and a breakfast including everything one could want to start the day for sightseeing ! We will return !

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights in July 2012. The hotel is great, although it is a 15 minute walk or so into the main town, but only 10 minutes or just less from the Eurostar station. The hotel is very clean and the staff are very friendly, polite and helpful. If you've never stayed in a casino/hotel before (and we hadn't), it was rather unusual to be sitting having our breakfast (excellent array of choices by the way), watching people queueing to go into the casino. We had a Deluxe room (721), which was wonderful - very comfortable beds, the quietest air conditioning I've ever come across (contrary to a previous guest's experience) and the bath was about 1 metre wide - wonderful for a long soak after a day sightseeing. Our only complaint about the room was the lack of space for our belongings - there were no drawers and only 1 shelf each, apart from the hanging space. We would certainly return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ireland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

Stayed here in September 2011 as part as a holiday to France which included Lille & Paris.. Hotel Barriere is a great place to stay. Its located in the business district of Lille but i wouldnt mind that as the city centre is only a short walk away. Room was spacious and clean and was well priced...

Room Tip: breakfast was not included but it is well priced
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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203 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

A generally fine, modern hotel but in an inconvenient place especially for people on foot.
The reception and service is absolutely fine! Quick and friendly and totally efficient. Very helpful, too: when the DVD-player in our room didn't work they went out to buy a new one that worked well (all of that within half an hour!).
Well-lit room with fine comfortable bed, good working space; state of the art TV. Bathroom was ok but it was hard to shower without getting the entire place wet because the bathtub glass partition didn't close off properly. The unit also suffered from a low-hum airco.
Good cleaining service; turn-down service was a bit sloppy. And there's not a good place in the bathroom to hang the bathrobes.
Good breakfast with food cooked to order. Wide selection of breads, cereals, fruits etc. as can be expected from a casino-hotel of this class.
Check-out was speedy, efficient, correct and, again, very friendly.
The location of the hotel is a problem: it's within walking distance of both the Lille Europe and the Lille Flandres railway stations, but the route is complicated by avenue crossings, many steps and a lugubrious atmosphere. Walking into town takes longer: certainly 15 minutes or longer. Perhaps things will become better once construction and re-furbishing of the public spaces are completed.

Room Tip: There's not a lot of traffic noise, so I would think all the rooms are quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Barriere Lille
Address: 777 bis Pont de Flandre, 59777, Lille, France
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Location: France > Hauts-de-France > Nord > Lille
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 106 Hotels in Lille
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Barriere Lille 5*
Number of rooms: 142
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