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Ibis Budget Lyon Saint Genis Laval
179 route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France (Formerly Etap Lyon Saint Genis Laval)   |  
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“Awful!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here while visiting the Eurexpo centre as all other hotels in and around Lyon was fully booked. One word says it all: awful! This is by a million miles the worst hotel I have ever stayed in!

My balanced review:
- The checkin staff was friendly
- No elevator. Definitely not suitable for a wheelchair.
- The breakfast buffet was sufficient and only EUR5.
- The rooms are seriously minimal, dated and worn. There is a double bed and a bunk bed. The furniture was in terrible condition. There is no bedside table or wardrobe.
- The linen was clean and the bed although hard afforded two nights of surprisingly good sleep.
- The bathroom is smaller than that to be expected on a sailing yacht! The shower messes all over the place (no door) and there is no bathmat to dry the floor. The whb ad shower drained very slowly which feels unhygenic.
- The room overall was very clean.
- The room has AC, heater, flat screen TV but strangly only a single electrical socket.
- The walls are paper thin. Yes, you can indeed hear every detail in the neighbouring rooms!

Overall, a hotel is primarily about the chambers and these really let down, especially if compared to the Ibis Budget rooms asvertised by Accor hotels on the internet, which appear fresh and modern.

I would steer well clear of this one!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

This is not the Ritz. If you're looking for pampering and luxury go elsewhere. If you're looking for a clean and cheap hotel located right off the highway, then, look no further. We stayed at the hotel overnight to break up the drive from Paris to the South of France. The young man at the registration desk was polite and helpful. He offered us pamphlets for nearby restaurants that would deliver pizza to the hotel for dinner since the hotel had no restaurant. There's also a shopping mall a 5-minute drive away with restaurants, a grocery store and other shops (Centre Commercial Saint-Genis 2). Good to niote that the gas was quite cheap at the gas station located in this mall compared to what we paid for gas in Paris. Had we known we would've loaded up on gas in Lyon.

The room was small but tidy. It had a double bed and a single bunk bed (3 people max per room), 2 clean towels, 2 small bars of soap, a desk and chair and a television with basic cable. Our room was located on the second floor and I didn't see an elevator. The noise of the highway didn't bother us because we kept the window closed at night. It was highly annoying, however, to be woken up at 4:30 am by people laughing and speaking loudly in the hallway. So, pack earplugs.

A one-night hotel stay with continental buffet breakfast for 2 (consisting of sliced bread, coffee tea, juice, cheese and yogurt is €4.85 per person) was under €54. Parking and WiFi are free. The parking lot is fenced in and safe. Would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

My stay was not more or less than I needed.
The reception let me into my room 2 hours earlier to have a shower before heading for the wedding. After a long trip I very much appreciated it.
The only problem occured when you come along as a english, german, spanish speaking person, because french is the only language they speak. But that might be typical for france and is not standard in ETAP hotels..
A no go is the polyester shower cube. Space wise and asthetic. I understand the concept but do not agree.
But for that price I would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Lyon Saint Genis Laval

Address: 179 route de Vourles, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France (Formerly Etap Lyon Saint Genis Laval)
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Saint-Genis-Laval
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Saint-Genis-Laval
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