Posted on December 19, 2022 in Hotels.
Hotel Hermitage Gantois, Lille beauty
Nestled in the heart of the capital of Flanders, this six-century-old former hospice which has been transformed into a top-of-the-range hotel exudes a unique charm.
It is the oldest of the buildings in Lille, built in 1462 by Jehan de le Cambe so that the poorest could live there. “in hope and peace”. At the Hermitage Gantois, travelers for one night or more can now sleep there in peace. And with the hope of spending an unforgettable stay there. The beautiful Flemish Gothic facade of this former hospice (until 1995) conceals a luxury hotel which benefits from the know-how of the Marriott group and exudes an almost mystical charm. Few hotel establishments in the world can indeed boast of housing a chapel where indulgences were once received, but also countless paintings and sculptures, a library in place of an old linen room, courtyards and interior gardens…
A journey through time
Each of the 88 fully equipped and air-conditioned rooms and suites has its own identity, some even having their origins in former cells where the nuns lived. The Hermitage Gantois is therefore a journey through time but also a large bar located in the heart of the establishment under the glass roof, a Flemish brasserie (L'Estaminet Gantois) which serves typical dishes and the best beers of the region or even a heated indoor swimming pool, a hammam and a Spa offering Carita and ENATAE treatments. Charm and voluptuousness, tradition and modernity in short.
Ideally located not far from the city center and only five minutes from the TGV station, the Hermitage Gantois is also about ten kilometers from three of the most beautiful golf courses in the region: Bondues, Sart and Brigode.