We traveled as a family (3 children 11-14years). We stayed 4 nights in the apartment (just next door to the B&Bs). Our stay was very enjoyable and we found our apartment very roomy, comfortable and clean. It had everything we needed for our time there. It was great to have the little storage room for our luggage and even though we needed to use the bed settee in the lounge, still had enough room in the apartment to relax when we were there. Being in a central location, you will get traffic noise. We found it was not a problem if we kept our windows closed at night - we slept soundly. The location of the apartment was great. We walked everywhere as this is the best way to get a real feel for the place. It was only a 5-10 minute walk to Vieux Lyon downhill which we managed with our kids without any complaints. Our experience of the apartment and area in no way compares to previous negative comments. We were very satisfied.
Catherine was very welcoming and gave us plenty of information on the sights of Lyon, restaurants and surrounding area. The apartment does not come with parking but Catherine gave us one of the B&B spots, initially for 5 euro a night (very reasonable) but at the end of our stay, insisted on giving us back the money as her B&B tenants didn't need the car space.
We would highly recommend this accommodation and would definitely use this accommodation again if we returned to Lyon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2 B&B rooms for 5 people, very well located in old city, on the banks of the Saone. The apartment is at the 1st floor, with lift, of a 19th century building. The rooms are quiet and bright. Private bathrooms with walk-in shower, hair dryer. TV (french channels), free WIFI, AC in each room. Parking free, with reservation only. In the Renaissance area of Vieux Lyon and traboules, you will be also very close to the main areas of Lyon : Fourviere basilica and roman theaters, Place des Terreaux, Place Bellecour, Presqu'ile, Croix-Rousse, Confluence... Many restaurants and bouchons lyonnais, shops. Public transportation : subway stations Vieux Lyon (line D) and Hotel de Ville (lines A et C), bus C3, S1, 31, 19, C14, 40.. Direct access by bus from the 2 railway stations Part Dieu and Perrache. ... more less