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“Central and useful” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel de l'Europe
Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Grenoble
Certificate of Excellence
London
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162 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Central and useful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

It's a strange building, perhaps two or more old buildings amalgamated. There's a curious central staircase in a six-storey stairwell. On the first floor is a cage with five budgerigars and the breakfast room. Breakfasts not recommended. Had it been warmer, I would have paid the extra and eaten out. My top-floor room had a small balcony overlooking a square, Galeries Lafayette, and the Bastille with its surrounding mountains. Quite a view. The hotel had clearly been recently refurbished, and everything was new, but bland and joyless, with little attention paid to aesthetics. The desk was helpful, though I didn't try English. A useful place, but not one I would choose for pleasure.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Brian_de_Kilburn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Massachusetts, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

This hotel was definitely worth its stay. The staff was very nice and spoke a good amount of English. There was a small lift great for baggage, which was very helpful in getting everything up to the room. The rooms were pleasant, basic but clean and orderly. Like any European hotel, the rooms were on the smaller end, but it was definitely comfortable enough. The bathrooms were clean and functioning, and there was a fair amount of closet space.
The location was great, close to many shops and restaurants. It was a great area for walking around, especially at night, and exploring many of the different streets and courtyards of Grenoble, which I would definitely suggest to do while in Grenoble.
I would suggest getting a room facing the street, preferably with a balcony. It can be a bit noisier (though noise definitely wasn't a problem), but it's great for people watching while sitting out on the balcony. If it's good weather, keep the windows open and sit out on the balcony. It's fun to people watch and take in the sights of the city. We went to the breakfast one morning, it had a good assortment of food, nothing spectacular but it was all good. Overall, it was a great and modest hotel with a good staff and in a great area of Grenoble. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street with a balcony are definitely more interesting and enjoyable.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank 679Courtney_11
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Calgary, Canada
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246 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

Location overlooking town square & very central to amenities. Noisy at times. Rooms modern, clean & roomy. Staff very helpful. Excellent breakfast representing good value...cereal, yoghurt, fruit, pastries, cold meats, juices, coffee, tea. Hotel subsidizes parking at certain parkade which is nearby.

Room Tip: While rooms overlooking square have great views, they are somewhat noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Thank Robin L
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Besancon, France
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jenchubert
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nicoinstock
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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: Ask for a top-floor room.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mauritianfan
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Paris, France
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Mr_Klaus
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Property: Hotel de l'Europe
Address: 22 Place Grenette, 38000, Grenoble, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Isere > Grenoble > Hyper-Centre
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Grenoble
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de l'Europe 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel de l'Europe All the comforts in the heart of the historic center of Grenoble. Hotel de l'Europe is the oldest hotel in Grenoble. It is located in the heart of the old town, along the pedestrian area and animations in a style building, built in the seventeenth century and whose classical facade was restored in the nineteenth century. Located in the heart of the pedestrian area, close to the cable car to the Bastille area, this hotel is part of the historical heritage of the city. For a comfortable stay, the hotel offers modern, soundproofed rooms with balconies, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the mountains. The WIFI is free for our customers. All of our rooms (1 to 4) are equipped with bath / WC, hair dryer, air conditioning, telephone and flat screen television. SPECIAL OFFER: Breakfast offered on weekends and school holidays! Valid for 1 or 2 people only for superior rooms. To benefit from this offer, reservation must be made by email or by phone only. Announce "Breakfast Free". Railway and bus 700 meters, Tram 10 meters, parking, Stendhal Grenoble Museum and Museum nearby. The hotel is open all year 24/24. Underground parking nearby. Hotel de l'Europe is located 350 meters from the cable that leads to the Bastille, offering a amazing view of the capital of the Alps and its green mountains. ... more   less 
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