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Apart'Observatoire Saint Jean

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Rue Saint-Jean, Lyon, France
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Apart'Observatoire Saint Jean
Ranked #12 of 52 Lyon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This apartment is remarkable for two reasons. 1. It is in the heart of Vieux Lyon, the historical center of town. You walk out your door to the Rue St. Jean and it's medieval and renaissance buildings. No need to take public transportation. You are also close enough to visit the other important sites in Lyon on foot. 2. The... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A great place to stay in the centre of Old Lyon - close to the cathedral, cafes, restaurants, metro and attractions. We loved watching all the hustle and bustle in the square below the apartment - French TV even used it as a set one morning. The apartment is clean and has everything you need. Yes, there are steps and... More

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Sydney Mines, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Apart' Observatoire Saint Jean came highly recommended via the Lonely Planet guide for France. It did not disappoint! Yes, there are a lot of stairs, but it seems everything in Lyon is uphill. I just viewed it as a welcome opportunity to walk off all of the wonderful pastries I was eating at La Marquise every day. :) Beatrice... More

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San Francisco, CA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
67 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed at the Apart'Observatoire Saint Jean for 5 nights in the Cote Ouest apartment. Overall, it had some excellent advantages, but some problems as well. Advantages: 1) Location - absolutely excellent! Right next to the Cathedral, walking distance from the Roman Ruins, 2 minutes walk from the Metro, right off the river... couldn't ask for a better location. There... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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112 reviews 112 reviews
17 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I cannot begin to imagine where the fabulous reviews of this place came from. The place is a complete mess with massive stair climb with luggage, no climate control except a frozen bottle of water to put in a dehumidified. Bathroom is down a long and dangerous stairway from the bedroom. Two sets of church bells are sure to keep... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We just spent four nights in the smaller of the two apartments. I loved it from the second we walked in. Such a romantic little apartment. The shower was the best we've had in France. Beatrice was a wonderful hostess, it was important to her that we had a good time in Lyon, she recommended restaurants, places to buy meat,... More

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Parkes, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We spent 5 nights in the Cote Sud apartment and it was absolutely perfect. The apartment was spacious, the bed was comfortable and all of the facilities particularly the washing machine provided everything you could possibly need for a short or long stay. We were very pleased with the location right in the heart of Vieux Lyon overlooking the Cathedral... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in Cote Sud. Unfortunately my husband was sick the entire time we were in Lyon. Beatrice was extremely helpful to us, always available by email when I didn't want to walk the many stairs just to ask a question. She offered to help us with a doctor and gave us medicine. She even invited me... More

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New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in Cote Sud. Both Beatrice and her husband were extremely gracious and helpful hosts.Very central position in Vieux Lyon.Easy access to Metro if needed but much to see and do within walking distance.There is a small supermarket close by and I also went to the market on Quai des Celestins across the river for meat, fruit and... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Wonderfully quirky and very comfortable Inn. Exceptionally beautiful location with views of St Jean & Notre Dame de Fourviere cathedrals from the flat. The owners Beatrice and her husband were so nice and helpful. We were on the 5th floor,there are no elevators and they helped us with our very heavy luggage. The bedroom was very comfortable church bells ringing... More

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Address: Rue Saint-Jean, Lyon, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2

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