have stayed a couple of times this year, parking under the hotel very handy, excellent for access to the city, easy walking to shops, restaurants etc.rooms modern, clean and comfy bed.breakfast good value
We stayed in a Triple Room, which was cleaned each day. The room had a TV, which is fine if you like French TV, or feel the need to listen to French to improve your language. The Hotel can be found by following the signs to the ETAP Hotel (it was formerly an ETAP), and is situated in Vieux Lille, not far from the Rue de Gand, which in August was closed in the evenings to allow the local restaurants to expand onto the road. There is a mixture of cuisine in the area, in addition to French regional food, there is an Indian Restaurant, some Italian themed places and some creperies. The centre of Lille is about 15 minutes walk from the Hotel, and you can pass an English type Pub and Oz Bar (Australian themed). We passed on the Hotel's petit dejeuner at 5.90 euros each, and ate at Paul's near Lille Flandres railway station for 6.50 euros in total for us both. The location in the old city and close to the centre of the city worked best for us. The ladies of the street working nearby (towards rue des Jardins) was a drawback avoided by walking down the Rue de Gand.
Stayed for 6 nights in July as the hotel was close to the Eurostar terminal and Lille Flanders train station.Paid around £35 per night from the Accor website which was good value.The hotel was clean and had recently been refurbished and our room was more spacious than it looks online.The TV in the room had BBC world and the free wi-fi worked fine.The bed was quite hard and basic and the towels were very thin but the room was spotless and cleaned daily.Breakfast was great value for money,usual continental fare which was replenished frequently.
It was very hot in Lille and the room was absolutely boiling as there was no air-con, we also got badly bitten by insects so take repellent as you will have to keep the window open if its warm.
The worst aspect of the hotel is the exterior which is quite run down looking-dirty windows,weeds and litter.Also the area had what seemed to be prostitutes around the hotel day and night which was quite off-putting and seedy, strange, as round the corner is Rue de Gand-a busy street filled with bars and restaurants.
This hotel is ideally located for both Lille grand place and Lille old town. However, we found the bed very hard and was very stuffy in the room. The room was very clean. The staff didn't speak great English but we got by.
Actually, this one is already re-named for Ibis Budget. Close enough to walk from the railway stations and also back into Lille centre for dining and shopping. Typical buffet breakfast on the cheap, free wi-fi, but if you want to use VOIP you will need to pay for a premium wi-fi service. I was in a corner room on the 3rd floor so this was the biggest Etap room, by far, that I have ever stayed in. Does what it says on the tin...