Like other reviewers, we were on a tour of the Picardy battlefields. Although not absolutley central to the Somme area, Arras is a good base, as is the Hotel. It is more than basic - clean and comfortable with good amenities. Breakfast is ample: the usual continental favourites and one 'hot dish' which was scrambled eggs while we were there. If you want a Full English, try England. Plenty of good coffee.
The staff were helpful, especially with our requirements for packed lunches and at least one special diet in the party. Their fluency in English was enough - no more or less than you might reasonably expect, with no real diffculties. If you are not out at the trenches, there is plenty to do in the town and reasonable bars and restaurants are not far away, although our hotel dinners were fine.
Don't be put off by looking at the map - the station is just across the square, but you do not hear it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Moderne is located in the city center of Arras, opposite the train station. At 5 to 10 minutes walking from the historic center, with Grand'Place, Belfry and all the shops in the town center of Arras. Opposite the hotel and nearby, you have many public parkings, often free for the night, and you will also find many good restaurants and café. The hotel features 50 rooms with all conveniences, all equipped with bathroom, toilet, flat screen TV, telephone, wireless internet access. We serve a full breakfast in the morning. You can have a drink in our Bar. The Hotel Moderne is a central place to stay in Arras. The urban network allows you to access many services located nearby. The Hotel Moderne is an ideal base for exploring the heritage of the town of Arras, visiting the museums in the area (the Louvre -Lens) and visiting the Battlefields 1WW. Going on vacation or you return: stop in Arras. We are a perfect step on the road to the Alps, South of France, Loire Valley, in both directions. Short break in North of France : come to discover our heritage. Belfry, flamish main square, Cathedrale, Museum, cave, in a pleasant atmosphere; and also near Louvre-Lens museum. By train: we are located about 35 minutes from Lille center (car boot sale), 45 minutes from Amiens center (Cathedral), and 50 minutes from Paris center. Enjoy a short trip under ideal conditions! We offer packages with accommodation, breakfast For groups visiting the area (minimum 25 pax), we organize the diner (on-site or in a nearby restaurant). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inter Hotel Arras