girl sat at small seating area at the ibis lille centre grand

Where to stay in Lille – Ibis lille centre grand place review

Are you wondering where to stay for your next visit to Lille in France? We recently visited the Ibis Lille Centre Grand Place  and highly recommend you try it out on your next trip. Amazing value, large rooms and a great location, you can’t really ask for more!

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Location of the Ibis Lille Centre Grand Place

This has got to be one of the main benefits of staying at the Centre Grand Palais. We found it really easy to get to but still right in the centre of the city in the old town. We were able to easily walk to all the sights, bars and restaurants. Perfect for visiting with kids when you just want to head back to bed after your day. It also saves on public transport or taxi costs. It’s also within easy walking distance to the train Station.

Check in at the Ibis Lille Centre Grand Palais

We arrived at the hotel late afternoon after a long journey from home in Staffordshire. We just wanted to dump our bags and spend an evening exploring the city. Unfortunately there was a bit of a mix up with our booking and they hadn’t realise we would be travelling with a child. They didn’t have a family room ready!

check in area at the ibis hotel in Lille

My immediate thought was that this would take ages however they pulled out all the stops to make us comfortable. They quickly set up a room for us, asking us to check it to be sure we were happy. Staff gave my daughter a welcome pack which included a couple of games and some colouring and had us settled in with 15 minutes. All this trying to communicate with my limited French and all with a smile. Amazing service!

The bedrooms at the Ibis in Lille

Our family room was also an accessible one. It was spacious with a large bathroom with a shower. The double bed was very comfortable as was the pull out sofa bed they set up for Piper. The bedroom was very colourful with mosaic style art (I think they are ties?!) behind the bed.

There were plenty of power sockets to charge up our devices after the long journey and lots of storage space although we didn’t have much time to unpack. The rooms are pretty basic but we didn’t want for anything.

white bed infront of a colourful mural at the Ibis hotel in Lille

The Food

Breakfast was included in our stay and it was a great way to start our day exploring Lille. There was plenty of fresh bread, cooked meat, cheese, yogurts and sweet cakes for the kids. Also all the coffee, tea and juices we could drink.

There isn’t much else available in terms of meals but they do have a 24 hour snack service although we did not use this. We found plenty of fantastic restaurants within walking distance.

breakfast at the ibis lille centre gland

The People

Everyone we encountered at the Ibis in Lille were absolutely lovely. As mentioned the check in had a little hiccup and the cleaner and receptionist went out of their way to help us. Staff at breakfast also did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable. Ensuring Piper had the sweet treats she was after and we knew exactly what was on offer.

piper quinn in a white and blue dress eating a pancake at a hotel

Parking for the Ibis Lille Centre Grand Palais

Parking for the hotel is just over the road. As you drive in you’ll see it on the left. It will cost around ten euros to leave your car overnight.

How much does it cost to stay at the Ibis in Lille

This hotel is amazing value. As were most Ibis we stayed at around France. Somehow we managed to secure a family room for one night for £21 which included breakfast! Apparently this was a special discount – they release a couple of rooms at this price for a few days and you’re just lucky if you get one. Even without this crazy discount the hotel is great value, a family room will set you back around £60.

You can compare prices for your dates here

Ibis Lille Centre Grand Palais details

1-3 Rue Des Moulins De Garance
59000, LILLE

Hotel Website

Phone: +33320113790

There is free wifi throughout the hotel.

Check in for the Ibis Lille Grand Place is 2pm and check out is 12pm.

couple sitting at a breakfast bar at the Ibis hotel in Lille

The Ibis Lille Centre Grand Palais is undoubtedly an economy hotel. This is somewhere to sleep if you plan on being out all day exploring. Which is of course what you’ll want to do in this beautiful city. That said it was very comfortable and welcoming. I loved the bright, colourful decor, family sized rooms and the central location.

We were staying in Lille at the start of our french road trip, we spent a blissful two weeks in France exploring famous cities and quaint towns. It’s the perfect place for a family vacation.

If you’re exlporing more of France while you’re here then check out another great hotel recommendation. The Domaine de Raba is a beautiful boutique hotel near Bordeaux. Have a look at my Domaine de Raba review for all the details.

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