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College Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Place Saint Paul, 69005 Lyon, France (Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights in early May 2013 (not 2014 - but it's taken me a while to get round to writing reviews from that trip). We decided on a Troisième Cycle (Post Graduate) room because we were only had a couple of days to spend in Lyon en route to other destinations and were attracted to a room with views... More

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend. The hotel is slick and stylish - and very functional. The room was clean, well sized and the bed comfortable. The breakfast was just what you need - no fuss basics but all of a high quality. The service was excellent, particularly Simon the receptionist who was very helpful with a range of practical tips to get the... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located hotel in Vieux Lyon, close to St Paul and lots of bars and restaurants. The hotel is designed as an old boarding school with an eye for detail, like lockers to store your clothes. The rooms are completely renovated in blinding white and look very trendy. We had a very small room which smelled like wet plaster. Breakfast... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay in this otherwise fine hotel was rudely disturbed by thefts from two different rooms; not connected. The odd thing was that we locked both rooms and took the keys with us. The doors were not forced so we fear that it was an inside job. The handling of the staff was unprofessional. No sympathy, no generosity. the patron... More

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hotelscollege, Responsable relations clients at College Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry about what you have been through during your stay with us. And of course, we are extremely upset about the events that occurred in our premises. Further to your comment about the alleged thefts, those have been dealt immediately by the hotel management as well as local authorities. The Manager in duty spent part of the... More

Cairo, Egypt
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I spent the weekend at this hotel based on the recommendation from friends. The hotel theme is interesting, and its location excellent, being in the old town within walking distance from restaurants, bars, and sit es. My experience was however quite negative. Though staff were friendly, they lacked professionalism. The hotel air conditioning system was not operating during the whole... More

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hotelscollege, Responsable relations clients at College Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is true that we had a problem with the air-conditioning but all has been fixed. It is a shame that happened during your stay. We hope you enjoyed Lyon anyway and should you care to retry the experience, we would be more than happy to welcome you. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The College Hotel is my dream come true for a simple, cheerful, functional and perfect hotel. The rooms are a crisp white, from the pleasing bedding to the shining floor. The big windows open to the fantastic rooftops of Lyon. From the moment I walked in I felt uplifted. Other hotel proprietors should take a lesson from the way the... More

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hotelscollege, Responsable relations clients at College Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. We have passed them on to the team at the reception. We hope to welcome you back to soon. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Brilliant location right in the old town and surrounded by many bars and restaurants. The school theme throughout the hotel always gives you something to look at and appreciate. Breakfast is great and can be taken up to the large and fun roof terrace. Simon is a terrific person, nothing is too much trouble and his knowledge and enthusiasm for... More

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hotelscollege, Responsable relations clients at College Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. We have passed them on to Simon and the team at the reception. We hope to welcome you back to soon. More

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30 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Simon is fantastic! He seems to truly enjoy his job. (Give him a raise:) He made sure my daughters rollaway arrived promptly. It's very difficult to find a room for 3. We were given a room on the 6th floor. The room is very modern and clean. The bathroom is clean and large. The hotel has parking which is a... More

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hotelscollege, Responsable relations clients at College Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. We are sorry to announce, that we cannot give Simon a raise as he is already paid too much ;-). Should you decide to come back to Lyon, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. More

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

One of the best hotels that we stayed in our entire three week trip of Spain and France - would strongly recommend !!! Very tastefully done n a school theme with Bolsheviks kept at the reception...benches for breakfast , blackboard behind the TV in the room , old school pictures hung in the elevator - shows the owners passion and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The College Hotel is a really lovely place to come back to after sightseeing during the day. It is also an ideal base for exploring Lyon. We loved the quirky, school-based decor and the delicious breakfast. The staff was always friendly and helpful, particularly Simon at the front desk with his many hints on where to eat, how to use... More

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Address: 5 Place Saint Paul, 69005 Lyon, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — College Hotel 4*
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#23 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
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Hotel Le Collège has a great location in the heart of the old city, on a UNESCO-listed site. Have a unique stay in a hotel offering a traditional school-theme decoration concept. The Collège features bright rooms with a modern and sleek decoration. Each offers a flat-screen TV. Hotel Le Collège offers a bar, a meeting room and a terrace. Each is decorated so as to remind you of a traditional school. With a central location, Hotel Le Collège is the perfect choice for tourists visiting the many attractions of Lyons and business travellers visiting partners in the area. ... more   less 
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