Hotel Carlton

, Lille, France
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Hotel Carlton

, Lille
4 star

Rooms: 60

3 Rue De Paris - Lille - 59026 - France Hotel Website | | 03-20-13-33-13
172 Traveller

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2/10
Avoid the place!
Submitted by: Ivor in 04/12/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Unfortunately, the chance of staying at this hotel after confirmed reservation remains a lottery, particularly around Christmas. We were booked for the weekend at Carlton and were told late in the day it was overbooked. The alternative offered, Novotel, some 50km outside Lille, was just not acceptable. Outside the historic centre of Lille the outlying areas are not particularly alluring and one is really at the mercy of taxis.

Fortunately, as we booked via travel agent, we were able to reclaim our transport costs. Lesson in here is not to book with this hotel directly, if you ever have to.

The hotel management at this hotel is inefficient enough not to have overflow agreements with alternative hotels in the city, as is common for similar outlets elsewhere. Also, the manager was only too eager to abdicate his responsibilities to the reception staff. Furthermore it appears that the non-French speakers are at an additional disadvantage.
7/10
Convenient and friendly
Submitted by: Colin Redfern in 22/06/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Hotel in centre of town amidst all shopping. Facilities good but no restuarant in the evening. Valet parking was excellent.

Top Local Tips for Lille

On the slope The town is getting scruffy and there is a general air of "couldn't care less" from authorities and services. Be prepared for some indifference - the Eurostar tourism turn over can allow the local structure to cope.

Stay in the centre Avoid at all costs staying outside the historic city centre. Lille is a very industrial city and the environs are not appealing at all.

A great weekend in Lille Brilliant way to get to Lille 1 hour 20 minutes from St Pancras, fast, clean and fuss free. Remember to check in 1 hour before departure. We had some lovely and very cheap kebabs, look out for them near the Eglise St Maurice, pastries and cakes to dye for, the market at Wazemmes on Sunday was good fun with some bargains if you have room in your suitcase. Found the Musee es Beaux-Arts disappointing mainly because there was nothing in English, sorry my French is not that good and an English guide book would have been helpful to appreciate the art works. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay in Lille, we will go back soon.

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