Maybe I've been watching too many Game of Thrones episodes because I was 100% convinced that this converted 15th century hospice would be my magical medieval hideaway replete with fireplaces, creepy portraits, and cosy times during a recent business trip to Lille in the dead of winter.
While the building itself is quite impressive, the hotel's interior is a confluence of genres that frankly don't quite mix well. The modern atrium is light, airy and quite massive, but it was coooold as hell in there. Not exactly the type of hunker down lounge I was hoping for. And while I thoroughly enjoyed my meal of in the downstairs restaurant, or l'Estaminet, the decor felt more like a Marriott than the basement of a historic building.
In terms of my room, the bedroom was spacious, but the mishmash of mainstream carpeting, wood paneled walls and Stark chairs just didn't work for me. In a similar genre, The Dominican in Brussels does the monastic-chic theme 10x better.
Aside from that, the staff was attentive, and my overall stay quite satisfying, so I'm going with 4 stars since the best intentions were there and my meal was quite tasty.
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