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Hotel du Simplon

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11 Rue Duhamel, 69002 Lyon, France (Carnot - Gailleton)
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Ranked #59 of 168 hotels in Lyon
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oxford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having stayed in another hotel in Lyon of similar price and with a higher ranking on trip advisor - I was a bit mystified. The location is first rate - very handy for Perrache station but none of the seediness of some locations nearby - and very short walk into the heart of Lyon. The downstairs has much old world... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Typically French, simple, clean & well appointed rooms. Good value breakfast, very friendly & helpful staff. Excellent location close to Gare Perrache which made journey from airport smile & straightforward. Handy for all sights. Would recommend.

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Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Me and a friend needed a place to sleep on our way to Spain and found this nice hotel by coincidence. the room was ok, but not the most comfortable bed. For one night it was ok, but I would not stay here for a week.

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portsmouth UK
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175 reviews 175 reviews
55 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This 2 * hotel is well located, close to Gare Perrache and a 10/15 min walk to Place Bellcouer. Spotlessly clean, friendly and welcoming staff and a good nights sleep in comfy beds. Our 'superior ' room was quite basic but contained all we needed. No tea/coffee facilities in the room however. Breakfast was €9 each and was adequate, but... More

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Yerevan, Armenia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I stayed in this hotel with my colleagues when we were in Lyon for a conference. Location of the hotel is great, there are many shops around, while the hotel itself is in comparably calm place. Hotel staff is very polite and helpful.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Great location! Only few blocks from Place Bellecour. Nearest metro stations 1 block away and 1 block from Perrache train station. Very clean and cozy. Great water pressure and temperature in the shower. Wifi connection strong. Great value for the location. Our bathroom did not have mold and was very clean. The bed was very comfortable and amazing pillows. Regarding... More

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Plymouth, MN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Only a couple of blocks from the Lyon train station, this hotel is a good accommodation. Our room was a corner oneon floor 2 and, while there was street noise mid-evening, it was quiet at night. The room was clean and comfortable; beds slept well. One item that could be addressed is mold on some of shower tiles. Staff nice... More

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Harpswell, Maine
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133 reviews 133 reviews
20 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It is hard to say what surprised me more, the condition of the hotel- heavily worn, the apathy of the receptionist- for three days, or the dreariness of the room. This hotel has taken a downturn since the glowing reviews. If you have business in the train station area then it may be convenient enough for you but it is... More

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Maybe we just arrived at the wrong time but I can't really see how this hotel deserves such a good rating by most reviewers. It's old, not quaint. In fact, it's more then just old, it's outdated (and a bit smelly in the lobby). The staff is unfriendly. Breakfast consist of old bread and yoghurt. First of all, the good... More

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Iceland
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180 reviews 180 reviews
46 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I wanted a reasonable hotel for a few days, this hotel was great. Yes the room was very small but very clean and comfortable bed. Great breakfast buffet and reception staff was great. I would stay here again and recommend to friends. Only negative for guests was that the elevator was not working. I was fine, I did not have... More

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Address: 11 Rue Duhamel, 69002 Lyon, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Carnot - Gailleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel du Simplon 2*
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