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Holiday Inn Express Lille Centre

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We chose Lille as a stopover on our way to Paris, and needed somewhere reasonably priced and dog-friendly. We have been really pleased with our stay here. Julia welcomed us yesterday and was really helpful in suggesting where we could go in evening. We had forgotten to pack our socket adaptors, which she very kindly lent us. The hotel doesn’t charge extra for dogs, which is awesome! The room was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. We used the Underground parking, which was more than adequate. Sure, it can be a bit tight but you’d only struggle if you were driving a tank or couldn’t really park properly. WiFi was great in our room, which was on the 6th floor, and the breakfast was very satisfactory. Hotel’s in an excellent location with the centre only a short walk away. Really happy overall.

OK, so it’s not a five star hotel but given the quality on offer and the price then it has to be five stars. We stayed for three nights, having driven through the tunnel, the hotel Is easy to reach from the main A25, and there is parking available under the hotel for 13 Euro a night. It’s a typical rather cramped underground parking garage, accessed by a relatively steep ramp. Hotel staff were very friendly and spoke great English, almost too good as we had come to France to improve our French. There were three of us, and the hotel provided three single beds, which was great, but quite tight on floor space. Bathroom was more than adequate with loads of hot water. The location was great a very easy walk to the Lille Christmas market and for exploring the old part of Lille, as well as the massive new shopping mall. We used the French trains to reach both Amiens and Arras, both of which were superb day trips and well worth the visit, the station is a 20 minute walk. Part of the reason for the five star review is that both decent wi-if and decent breakfast were included in the price, the build your own tea bags at breakfast went down very well. On a final positive note the staff were very friendly and helpful, spoke great English, and went out of their way to make our stay in Lille a fantastic few days in the run up to Christmas. This hotel is both cheap and good, a rare combination.

The room was small but nice and clean with good WIFI. Parking is a bonus and cost an extra £15. We could clearly hear the man next door, and it was VERY light at night from the corridor. The bed was small. The shower was either freezing or VERY hot - we had to jump in and out. The hotel reserved £99 and then took another £115 when w left so I am waiting for this to be refunded - be aware of this it is cheeky! The room price was £10 more than we had been quoted so it should have been £87.09 but it was £99 plus taxes plus parking = £115 pounds not euros. The receptionist clearly didn't care about the shower or deductions from our bank account - I really felt she wasn't interested and I was being stupid.

We like the Holiday Inn Express standards of rooms, equipment and breakfast and often use them for city breaks. This one is a convenient walk to the town centre and metro at Republique Beaux Arts. Our room was the smallest we have ever had in a Holiday Inn Express and we did keep falling over our suitcases, so I would not think it suitable for a long stay. Very friendly staff.

I booked and requested 2 adjacent triple rooms.A week before our holiday I received an email from the hotel to say no adjacent triple rooms and no 2 triple rooms on same floor.They changed my booking to 2 double rooms at the price of 2 triple rooms. They charged me for a third room due to their negligence.When the amount for the third room was refunded it was £11 short of the amount charged to my credit card.They also charged excess city tax on my original booking.All in all it was a long battle to make them admit to their mistake and pay back the money they owed me.Still waiting for the amount to arrive in my account. One of the 2 rooms given to us was not a double but a single room with a extra bed crammed in it.There was no space anywhere around the bed to open our suitcase.We had to open it on the bed.There is no storage in the room. Overall it is a rip off.You DO NOT get what you paid for.To add to it the reception staff,Axelle and Laurie are very rude.They ruined our holiday. Please look for a better place to stay while on your holiday.

Staff is very friendly, rooms are clean and quiet. The major drawback is that internet connection is at times non-existent, in particular in the evening hours. Strange though, in the lobby it is good, in rooms really bad.

The hotel was clean and comfortable with adequate underground parking. The continental breakfast was as expected and the staff were accommodating. We did have a slight issue on arrival with our booking being one person short, that being said they were quick in resolving this and it did not affect our stay.

We have chosen this hotel because it is in the city centre and also has a closed parking. Went for a weekend stay for shopping and also exploring the area. The good: - Clean - Location - Helpfull and friendly staff - Very high value for price - Street with some good pubs just around the corner The bad: - Beds are not full size. A double is like 1,5 bed wide. However, typical french. - Breakfast can be crowdy. Advised to go early, then your fine. - Parking garage is not build on todays standards. If you have a wide car with alloys, you will deffo scratch your rims going up and down the ramp. Parking spaces are so cramped that you have to be really lucky other hotel guests parked their car all the way to the wall, otherwise the next space is not useable. And parking next to the wall means with your mirror against the wall. OTOH, at least this hotel has a parking :-)

Basic European tourist economy hotel with small rooms. The included breakfast was good and had some variety. It had enclosed gated parking which is a plus. FYI. the town of Lille closes down on Mondays.

We arrived mid afternoon the street out side was not as busy has I expected,I pulled up in front of the underground car park door and made my way to reception. The reception area was larger than expected a modern light space,check in was simple enough and I was given instruction on the car park. You need your best driving skills to negotiate the steep ramp then sharp right turn at the bottom and you need to park in the designated area for Holiday Inn customers its quite dark down there. The lift took us from the garage straight up to the third floor we found our room it was everything you would expect from Holiday Inn a little small but fully functional,the view was over the town and you could see the large church,well you could if it wasn't covered with scaffolding it was being renovated, Breakfast was continental style but a good selection of food was on offer. The hotel is well placed in the centre of town with lots of shops around the Old town is a 5 minute walk away.

75 Bis Rue Leon Gambetta Lille Nord

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Palace of Fine Arts and Rihour Square
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Historic Center, Holiday Inn Express Lille Centre is within a 5-minute walk of Palace of Fine Arts and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Rihour Square. This 103-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Lille and also a short walk from Lille Grand Square and Old Stock Exchange.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All of Holiday Inn Express Lille Centre's 103 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Lille Centre enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. Self parking is available for EUR 13 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 346 reviews