Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Barrière de Lille

777 bis Pont de Flandres, Lille, Hauts-de-France, 59777, France

Located just behind the train station, this glass, triangular hotel designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon is hard to miss, especially at night when it's bathed in blue light. Modern rooms and suites are sleek and sparse, with floor-to-ceiling windows and walk-in closets. The hotel's two restaurants and three bars serve fine northern European fare. In-house entertainment includes a casino with more than 300 slot machines and 20 gaming tables, as well as a 1,200-seat theater. The hotel is a stone's throw from the Eurostar Terminal and close to Lille Flandres station. It's also withing walking distance to the old city center. The neighboring Parc de Dondaines provides a pretty backdrop for many room views and pleasant grounds for a postmeal stroll.

PROS

  • good base
  • fun if you like to gamble
  • has two eateries and three bars

CONS

  • room design sometimes goes for form over function
  • impersonal and lacks charm
  • pricey buffet breakfast

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New
Lively
Central
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03--28--14--45--00

HOTEL DETAILS

142 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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