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Olivarius Apart'Hotel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Villeneuve d'Ascq
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101 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Second time and it still look as good”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This place is perfect for a stopover from or as we were going to the Tunnel. For a family it is perfect and there are fast food eateries all around the area.
It still looks like a young offenders institution which adds to is almost charm!! However the apartments are clean and the breakfast is just brilliant and the staff make you very welcome and are really helpful.

Room Tip: Make sure you get an apartment on the second floor looking outward as the inward facing ones maybe n...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Wasn't too sure about the hotel before we arrived as it looks like a glorified youth hostel on the internet however we were very, very pleasantly surprised! The staff were so friendly, helpful and efficient and the room was clean, modern and had everything we needed.....included a kitchenette with pots and pans so self catering was an option. The hotel is set around an indoor courtyard, which has a bar and lots of chairs and sofas. There is a big fridge with different types of ready meals (really nice ones, not the usual tasteless stuff we get in the uk) and sandwiches etc, and you can order a drink from the bar. When we arrived we were worried it would be noisy as there was music in the bar but once in the room we could barely hear it and they turned it off at about 10:30pm.

All pleasant to this point and then the breakfast, oh the breakfast. Baring in mind the hotel was very inexpensive some rolls and cold meat were expected. Instead there were fresh, hot pancakes being make to order and eggs make as you liked them, also there were so many different types of cereal, fresh French bread and pastries, juices and yougerts in the fridge and several different types of bonne maman conserve with long spoons and little pots to put them in. Really lovely food and so so fresh! Would really recommend to anyone stopping in the area!

Room Tip: Have a fresh pancake with fruits of the forest compote and white chocolate sauce on for breakfast, i...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2013

This hotel is not so close to Lille but very close to the motorway.
It seems that there very few staff that leads to a long time to have a breakfast.
Nevertheless, the staff is friendly and the room is quite fair.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Plus: Location (just south-east of Lille, convenient for autoroutes and airport.
Free Parking
Size and equipment of the rooms, good enough facilities to cook in as well as bar and vending next to reception.
Very professional and helpful staff.
Self service laundry; they even provide soap.
Great breakfast included in our room rate; one of the best breakfast buffets I've experienced in France.
Minus: the atrium can be very noisy, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. The rooms are reasonably well sound proofed, and closing the bedroom door on the suite rooms gets rid of all noise from the atrium. The studios may not be so good.
The road is also quite noisy and we were forced to sleep with the window closed and the cooling on. But we had no trouble sleeping.
Overall: A good place to park yourself for any stay longer than 2 or 3 nights and you don't want to be dependent on restaurants only for eating. We got a better than advertised rate on the internet, which made it very good value

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have read recently that there is no right or wrong, it is all a matter of perspective..I will try to apply this for this hotel. On the plus side, very big appartment at descent price. 15 mins from lille and free parking. Friendly enough staff and good enough breakfast. On the minus side, terrible first impression of being in a prison or centre for young offenders. You have a central breakfast area with all the rooms looking inside. All rooms have a window facing the inside court and we were given a room opposite the breakfast area. Hotel in the middle of nowhere like I haven't seen in a long long while...worst bed I have been on in hotel wishing for the morning t come quicker. No way to cut the light for just a bit of sleep so up with the first ray of lights. The maids were nice but all smoking near the breakfast area which was horrible to smell and see in the morning.
I feel terrible writing these lines but we absolutely didn't enjoy the stay. Still, I must admit that this hotel is a bargain for big big families or people needing lots and lots of space...that's the only way I will justify staying there.

Room Tip: Do not stay n the gound opposite the breakfast, just depressing and noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Western Australia, Australia
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95 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed here whilst visiting some WW1 memorial sites in the area as there wasn't many other options closer to the sites. The building has a very industrial almost prison like feel to it and is located in a commercial area, although It is well located for access to the motorway. The check in staff was next to useless, he just gave us our card and told us our room number - no explanation as to where our room was located or anything about breakfast. Rooms are pretty average and are starting to show signs of wear and tear. There is a central atrium where noise travels easily to your room and I saw on a number of occassions people asking kids to be quiet that were playing the table soccer game in the atrium. Breakfast had a reasonable selection of breads, cereals etc. Overall not bad for a night or 2.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We arrived very late due to Eurostar disruption, but this was not a problem as there is a 24h concierge, very useful. The flat was much bigger than we thought it would be. The kitchen has all the basic items you need Breakfast really really good. There are everything you need and more, a lady who cooks pancakes on demand!!! The staff are friendly. The only negative for me is that the living room where the sofa bed is, is quite noisy. I regret we did stay there longer to benefit more of all its amenities.
Would be happy to come back and try the one in Paris suburb.

Room Tip: Preheat it is best to choose a room away from the hall if it is possible as it would be quieter.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Olivarius Apart'Hotel
Address: Rue du President Paul Doumer | 6 Avenue Halley, 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille, France
Location: France > Hauts-de-France > Nord > Lille > Villeneuve d'Ascq
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Villeneuve d'Ascq
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Olivarius Apart'Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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