Dan and I decided to do a little road-trip around northern France. We love nothing more than spending our holidays lounging on sun beds, eating ice cream, soaking up the sun and cooling off in a beautiful blue pool. However, for our latest holiday we fancied doing something different; soaking up the culture and beauty of France and getting out and about in various towns.
Our first stop was Lille. We wanted to have some budget stays on our trip, so we decided to stay at the Mercure Lille Metropole Hotel for a couple of nights. A good base to see the city, around a ten minute drive away from Lille, meaning quiet evenings for a great night’s sleep and great value for money due to not being in the centre of town.
With it’s greenery outside and modern lobby and rooms, the hotel hardly felt like a budget option.
The rooms have been recently refurbished, with lovely bright colours creating a welcoming vibe. The artistic headboard really stands out as being something unique that gives the room a distinctive modern edge.
With free car parking, air conditioning, minibar and more, the hotel proved to be great value for money.
After a long day of travelling and visiting Lille, we decided to have a couple of drinks in the hotel bar and then have dinner in the restaurant.
Dan and I both opted for bagel cheeseburgers, which arrived served with super cute newspaper-style lined baskets of french fries, and all of the food was delicious. So delicious, in fact, that I couldn’t resist having a few mouthfuls before taking photographs!
We were very disappointed to be too full to try dessert, but we knew that we would be eating enough bread and cakes for the rest of our holiday to make up for it!