Perfectly placed hotel, walking distance of the main squares.
Staff helpful and polite.
Breakfast a bit pricey at 16 euros.
We ate in the restaurant which wasn't too busy but it was a Thursday night.
At 19 euros for 2 courses it was reasonably priced
Wine on the middle/expensive side.
A great stay and not enough time to see everything we wanted to..
Traveller from London
Situated in France, in the city centre of Arras, the Best Western Hotel de l'Univers enjoys a perfect location steps from …More
There is no reception staff which is what makes it so incredibly reasonable. If you don't mind feeling like you're having a little adventure & you aren't spending any time in your room - this is the place!
I had read previous reviews where people said they had trouble locating the hotel - I had not issues with that - it was easy to find coming from Vimy - albeit in the daylight.
The hotel is small, tucked out of the way in an industrial area.
The room was clean and comfortable - but the hotel is noisy. People leaving banging car doors and moving around - and the sound carries right into the rooms.
The food was good and there was a lot of it - although I think there was only a handful of people staying there.
It is a low cost hotel and was a pleasant surprise - I would have no trouble recommending this hotel (aside from way the noise carries).
Ask for a room on the backside of the hotel - away from the parking lot and this may help with the early morning noise.
We stayed at the Balladins, Arras whilst following the Tour de France. This is definitely a budget hotel but not as bad as previous reviews would lead you to believe. It is very easy to find from the main AutoRoute, with plenty of free, secure parking. We ate dinner in the hotel - mainly because the weather was atrocious and we didn't want to get a taxi into the town. The meal was fine, freshly prepared and reasonable value for money. The house wine was very good and the waitress was very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast the next morning was good value, plenty of choice and a reasonable price for a French hotel. The rooms need updating but everything was clean, plenty of towels and fresh linen on the bed. This would not be our first choice of hotel but certainly acceptable for a one night stopover.
Traveller from Folkestone, England
In our hotel, you will get a warm and sincere welcome that makes you feel good from the start. At your arrival, you are …More
Arras is justifiably famous for its two stunning town squares. These opulent spaces speak of Arras's history as a major trading center: the town hall is a fine example of 16th century Flemish gothic architecture. La Place des Héros has a bustling Christmas market and the citadel plays host to the Main Square music festival every summer. Many visitors come to pay their respects at the Vimy Memorial.
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