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Couvent des Minimes

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I telephoned to check out disabled facilities beforehand & so it was even more disappointing upon arrival to find that their interpretation of disabled facilities is far from the truth. Food was appalling, lift out of action, drinks extremely expensive. Totally overrated. Extremely disappointing and not even an offer to reduce the room rate upon discovering that the booking was not as it should have been. Stay well clear!

Travelled as a group of 6, we found a great deal for this hotel and did not expect such a lovely place for the price. The website doesn't do it justice. It is a good 4* hotel with the original convent architecture which makes it breathtaking as you walk in. Spent the first night in the bar (very expensive) which had a lovely atmosphere so decided to try the restaurant the following night (had 3 course set menu for less than 2 beers and a g&t in the bar). Limited vegetarian menu (one option!) but they did their best to accommodate us and the food was delicious! Location is great with a few minutes walk into the Lille square, great for a morning run seeing the town start to wake up and open. Fans in bedroom just in case and friendly reception staff.

We stayed only one night here on a Eurostar package. Previously a 17th century convent the ancient cloisters have been preserved, lending an air of tranquillity to the ground floor. The modern bedrooms are extremely well appointed. A spacious hallway leads into a large sleeping area with a kingsize bed, plenty of pillows and thick bathrobes. Tea and coffee making facilities are included too. In the bathroom you will find good quality toiletries and fluffy white towels. There is free wifi and a safe in the closet. Our room overlooked the car park but was extremely quiet. The reception staff are charming and friendly and happy to provide any information required. We had dinner in the restaurant, a bargain at €28 for a two course meal, superbly cooked and presented. What a shame the breakfast didn't live up to expectations. €22 for a cold continental offering seems out of all proportion to the price of the dinner. All in all though, a lovely, stylish place to stay when visiting Lille, and only a ten minute walk from the centre of town.

The hotel is located a few minutes walk from the city centre, the rooms are very big as well as the bathroom supplied with nice amenities. Conveniente Car park@20 euros day. Kind staff. Would definitely stay here again.

On arrival at Couvent des Minimes, we received a very warm reception from Francois and a quick check in. The rooms were very clean, cosy and comfortable beds and generally a very good presentation. The hotel has a beautiful ambiance with very good decor. The customer service was consistent and absolutely amazing! Special thank you to Francois for always going the extra mile and making our stay unforgettable

We stayed here in December for my partners birthday and to visit the Christmas market. We stayed in this hotel as we took our springer spaniel with us and we needed somewhere dog friendly. The hotel is a little outside the main city centre but only a pleasant stroll into the main square and it actually meant it was quiet with a nice grassed area on the water right outside. The rooms are nice and big, with a comfy bed. The bathroom was nice and clean. The rooms are relatively old fashioned but I would expect that in this style of hotel so it fitted. They were fine with us having the dog with us. My one issue would be the parking situation. We travelled over on the channel tunnel with our car and when we arrived at the hotel the car park was full, the lovely man in the reception gave us a map with other car parks in the city marked but they all seemed to be full too! Maybe as we arrived on a Saturday morning, we drove around the city for a while until eventually we found a space on the road which I had to return to a couple of times through the day to top up the parking meter. We didn't eat in the hotel so I can't comment on the quality of the food but the restaurant area looked very impressive. I would certainly stay at this hotel again but I would contact them in advance to see if pre-booking parking is available.

This hotel is more about the aesthetics with a really imposing bar and restaurant situated in the centre of the hotel with a large glass roof. This means that the hotel is very hot when the sun shines and there are many fans dotted around but in sufficient if there are large numbers of guests, particularly when conferences are be held. We made two visits to this hotel, one at the start and one at the end of our European holiday. Our impression on both occasions were that the rooms do not live up to expectation having walked into the reception and seen the lavish looking bar and restaurants. The rooms are tired but comfortable and functional. On our first visit we had a drink in the bar and were dealt with by a very friendly waiter. Our second visit was drank in the bar and ate in the restaurant. The staff did their very best to ignore us. They were not outwardly rude but made efforts to serve others before us, making us feel unwelcome. We also felt that the menu was rather limited and also quite expensive as is breakfast which is in addition to the cost of the room (€19). Perhaps its age and time as the visits were 5 weeks apart, but we felt that the first breakfast was better than the second.

We arle on a road trip, driving a Tesla this means you have to manage charging. This hotel is not online perfectly located, comfortly andbeautifully designed, Theo also have the most friendly and Helpfull staff that went beyond almost unbelievable service level to arrange powerfor us to charge overnight. Than you again and again we Will return anytime Mr. And mrs Engelbrektsson

I have been here during a weeked in Lille. Well done! The hotel is really modern, room are quite big and clean and the bed is confortable. Staff is really nice and the breakfast is huge offering both salty and sugar stuff. No issues arisen during my stay. Well done bravi!

First impressions of this hotel were good. The central common areas were beautifully renovated. The parking very good and central to town. The wifi is good. BUT the rooms on 3rd floor are tired, unbearably hot and frankly a let down. Also the breakfast at €20 on top of the room price is in my opinion expensive. My advice is to stay in an air conditioned Ibis type place and then go for a drink to the hotel to see the inside of the old building - you will sleep better. Our next stay was an Ibis in Colman in a Converted mill which was literally half the price including breakfast and wifi and had AIRCONDITIONING!!

17 Quai du Wault Lille Nord

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Citadel of Lille and Lille Grand Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Historic Center, Couvent des Minimes is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Citadel of Lille and Lille Grand Square. This 4-star hotel has 83 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, a 24-hour business center, and a conference center. It's in central Lille and also a short walk from Old Stock Exchange and Rihour Square.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 83 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

Guests of Couvent des Minimes enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 8 meeting rooms, and a conference center. Self parking is available for EUR 20 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Comfort Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 908 reviews