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“Absolutely Discusting” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of NordHotel Citotel

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NordHotel Citotel
Ranked #82 of 108 Hotels in Lille
uk
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59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Absolutely Discusting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2008

The Nord hotel was the most discusting place I have ever had the displeasure to stay at. We checked in for a 3 night stay and only stayed for 2 hours and proceeded to sleep in our rental car. our car was much nicer!

The smell in our room was absolutely revolting (of smoke covered up with air freshner - bearing in mind the sign on the door stated that it was a no-smoking room), the pipes, paintwork and skirting boards etc had never been damp dusted in 20 years. I have never been so discusted in my life. I am all for budget and cheap as I travel loads on a budget, but there is no excuse for dirty, unclean and smelly - I would have rather slept have slept in a unfridgerated mortury. The hotel was the type of place you expect to see on a horrer film - watch the film derailed and you will understand.

Does anyone visit these places prior to advertising them on websites for travellers to book?

  • Liked — The secure car park
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ditzy666
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2008

I have nothing to complain based on that chep price.
Hotel staff very friendly and efficient. Clean towels daily.
Room is nice, have private and free parking and also free wireless!!

  • Liked — quality for price and staff
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank alphanso_mex
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London UK
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2007

For once I have to side with the bleakest reviews - this hotel (never mind the surrounding area) is just not acceptable. I had one of the dingiest, smoke smelling tooms I ever been faced with together with a shower which leaked all over the bathroom. Yes its cheap and the breakfast (optional) was adequate - but there's no excuse for such low standards.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MCHLondon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2007

A very cheap but generally ok hotel based in one of Lille's less prosperous areas. The area can be a little intimidating, but it's nowhere near as bad as the other reviews suggest as long as you exercise the same basic common sense that you would elsewhere.

The rooms themselves are pretty basic, but clean and functional. There's not much going on in the locality and entertainment on site is limited to a mini-bar and a pool table, but the metro is five minutes walk and only around twenty to the centre of the city.

Essentially, it's a no thrills place that represents value for money and covers the basics well enough.

  • Liked — Cheap
  • Disliked — Nothing really, it was fine
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank robin_trott_hoof
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uk
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2007

Do not stay at this hotel. The staff are rude, the area the hotel is situated is no where near the centre and it is rough - you would not wamt to walk around after dark. They do not provide cots for baby's. The hotel is dirty - you have been warned do not stay there!

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — all of it
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank b0012
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wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2007

I went to Austria for my brothers wedding with my 2 children and on the way home we stopped and stayed in Lille, Nord Hotel. My first impression was good it looked clean and comfortable untill I went to bed, 10 minutes after turning the light off there were a mixture of bugs that were crawling over me. We ended up sleeping in my brothers car. I wouldnt advise anyone to stay at this hotel.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — sharing a bed with a variety of insects
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank reesredish
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London, England
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2006

A friend booked it for a bikers weekend without seeing this review. I expected it to be a hole but it was quite the contrary. Its not in the best part of town however we asked the reception to shut the car park doors at night so our bikes would not attract unwanted attention. The rooms were basic but clean. The hotel is in the process of being revamped. The main lobby was clean and the breakfast consisted of a variety of breads, fresh fruit or cereal.

There is an Italian called La Stombie/Storma which advertises on a flyer in reception. Excellent food and hospitality and cheap.

This place is OK for a one night stopover but I wouldn't stay here longer as its out on a limb and not central to the city.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mabbot
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Additional Information about NordHotel Citotel

Property: NordHotel Citotel
Address: 48 rue du Faubourg D Arras, 59000, Lille, France
Region: France > Hauts-de-France > Nord > Lille
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 108 Hotels in Lille
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — NordHotel Citotel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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