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Hotel du Simplon

2.0 of 5
11 Rue Duhamel, 69002 Lyon, France
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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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Monroe, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely unaccomodating! We booked a double room, and got a room with one queen bed and one very uncomfortable cot! Had a new room every night pretty much, and receptionists moved our stuff while we were out. The receptionists also let out pretty obvious sighs every time we asked for anything such as towels or help with our key. Very... More 

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Madame, Comme nous vous l'avons expliqué plusieurs fois par email, vos clientes (car vous n'avez pas séjourné vous même chez... More 

Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a reasonably priced hotel in what is a fairly expensive "business-style" city. We were not happy with our room and they were kind enough too move us to a larger room. The location is near the centre of Lyon although not near the lovely old town part. Nonetheless it was a short walk into the centre from an... More 

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Challex, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A real find! Especially for the welcome, which is warm, efficient, and extremely helpful). The service is intuitive (they've thought of everything, including a piano) and very flexible (eg. I use the breakfast room as a calm, comfortable place in which to write my news stories, when breakfast is over.) It also has a garage, which is a blessing in... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A avarage hotel for the price. I could not find anything bad or unusually excellent. Clean rooms, good breakfast, friendly staff so nothing to complain about but actually nothing to remember also. Good for one night not sure if I would stay there for longer but not sure why kind of blaaaaaah feeling about the hotel....

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Moscow, Russia
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31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

All historical places of interest are in 2nd and 3rd areas (arrondismants). The hotel is comfortable: nice equipped rooms, good decorated. Breakfast could be better but ok (10 EUR). Hotel is good located to reach everything you'd like to visit in Lyon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed for five nights in a superior room. It was spacious, with a good sized bathroom and air conditioning. The hotel is traditional with a friendly feel. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, going out of their way to find us information on restaurants etc. The location is excellent for sightseeing, with trams, metro and buses all close... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was so pleased to be able to close the windows to the city noise (not that the hotel is in a noisy location, it's just what happens) and turn on the air conditioning. In summer many of these older hotels are stifling hot. My room on the 2nd floor was tiny, and the bathroom even smaller, but for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is an old-fashioned (in the nicest possible way) hotel in a good location near Gare Perrache in Lyon. Excellent value for money, comfortable, air conditioned, friendly staff and a decent breakfast. Lots of restaurants nearby. Very quiet for a city centre hotel.

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Oxford
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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