Grand Hotel Continental
Lonely Planet review
Overlooking leafy Basses Promenades to the north, this landmark hotel with 50 rooms spread over three floors offers outstanding value for its location. What's more, it dates back to 1862 so there's a slight whiff of the 'old world' throughout.
This tradition is immediately apparent in the crowded lobby, with its gilt-framed oils, Oriental carpets, ancient upright piano and glass and brass lantern overhead. The guestrooms have been visited by the renovation fairy once or twice over the past decades but retain some of their old style, with antique armoires and coronet-draped beds. If size matters, choose blue room No 109, with its (most likely faux) chinoiserie cabinet. Smaller but full of light owing to its two windows (including one in the bathroom) is corner room No 107. The rather dark and maze-like corridors are enlivened by some not-insignificant artwork.
Services & facilities
- Internet point
- Free Wi-Fi
- Jcb international
- American express
- Diners club
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Pets allowed
- Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Concierge desk
Location. Located in central Reims, Grand Hotel Continental is within walking distance of Patte d'Oie Park and Mars Gate. Nearby points of interest also include Museum of Fine Arts and Reims Cathedral.
Hotel Features. Grand Hotel Continental's restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. The hotel serves continental breakfasts each morning in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). This 3-star property offers small meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. This Reims property has 70 square meters of event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in the lobby.
Guestrooms. 60 air-conditioned guestrooms at Grand Hotel Continental feature minibars and windows that open. Rooms are individually decorated. Bathrooms feature bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer phones. Flat-screen televisions have free movie channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.