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“this hotel is a doss house”
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NordHotel Citotel
Ranked #88 of 107 Hotels in Lille
North east England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“this hotel is a doss house”
Reviewed January 7, 2009

The hotel was bleak and dark. Hotel room stunk of smoke and the flowery air fresher did not help the odour.

Cheap it may have been but you still expect a level of cleanliness and this hotel did not have it.

There where marks on the blankets (goodness knows what thay were) and the room paintwork had not had a cloth on them since it was built.

As a travelodge user this hotel has a lot to learn about being a 2* rating.

We even smelt when we came out of this hotel.

Stayed October 2008
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2008

The Nord hotel was the most discusting place I have ever had the displeasure to stay at. We checked in for a 3 night stay and only stayed for 2 hours and proceeded to sleep in our rental car. our car was much nicer!

The smell in our room was absolutely revolting (of smoke covered up with air freshner - bearing in mind the sign on the door stated that it was a no-smoking room), the pipes, paintwork and skirting boards etc had never been damp dusted in 20 years. I have never been so discusted in my life. I am all for budget and cheap as I travel loads on a budget, but there is no excuse for dirty, unclean and smelly - I would have rather slept have slept in a unfridgerated mortury. The hotel was the type of place you expect to see on a horrer film - watch the film derailed and you will understand.

Does anyone visit these places prior to advertising them on websites for travellers to book?

  • Liked — The secure car park
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Travelers are raving about these Lille hotels

mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 12, 2008

I have nothing to complain based on that chep price.
Hotel staff very friendly and efficient. Clean towels daily.
Room is nice, have private and free parking and also free wireless!!

  • Liked — quality for price and staff
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
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London UK
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2007

For once I have to side with the bleakest reviews - this hotel (never mind the surrounding area) is just not acceptable. I had one of the dingiest, smoke smelling tooms I ever been faced with together with a shower which leaked all over the bathroom. Yes its cheap and the breakfast (optional) was adequate - but there's no excuse for such low standards.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 2, 2007

A very cheap but generally ok hotel based in one of Lille's less prosperous areas. The area can be a little intimidating, but it's nowhere near as bad as the other reviews suggest as long as you exercise the same basic common sense that you would elsewhere.

The rooms themselves are pretty basic, but clean and functional. There's not much going on in the locality and entertainment on site is limited to a mini-bar and a pool table, but the metro is five minutes walk and only around twenty to the centre of the city.

Essentially, it's a no thrills place that represents value for money and covers the basics well enough.

  • Liked — Cheap
  • Disliked — Nothing really, it was fine
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2007

Do not stay at this hotel. The staff are rude, the area the hotel is situated is no where near the centre and it is rough - you would not wamt to walk around after dark. They do not provide cots for baby's. The hotel is dirty - you have been warned do not stay there!

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — all of it
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2007

I went to Austria for my brothers wedding with my 2 children and on the way home we stopped and stayed in Lille, Nord Hotel. My first impression was good it looked clean and comfortable untill I went to bed, 10 minutes after turning the light off there were a mixture of bugs that were crawling over me. We ended up sleeping in my brothers car. I wouldnt advise anyone to stay at this hotel.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — sharing a bed with a variety of insects
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about NordHotel Citotel

Property: NordHotel Citotel
Address: 48 rue du Faubourg D Arras, 59000, Lille, France
Location: France > Hauts-de-France > Nord > Lille
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 107 Hotels in Lille
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — NordHotel Citotel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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