It all started so well. We decided to spend NY Eve in Lyon, phoned the hotel directly and booked a room.
Hotel very easy to find, and public parking in abundance nearby.
Checked in, went to the room (in a very rickety lift it has to be said) and the first thing that struck me was the HEAT. The corridors were bad enough but when we got to the room - hells teeth...
Room was a little on the small side, although the bed was a good size - two single mattresses zipped together.
Main problem with the hotel was the noise. Our room backed onto a courtyard, across which are private apartments. Of course, on NY Eve you should expect some noise. Unfortunately the noise from the parties in the private apartment outside our window went on till 5.30am... Not the hotels fault obviously, but be mindful of this when booking your room.
One final (and main) gripe is the conduct of the staff serving breakfast. Imagine the scene - the first morning of 2007, lying in bed waiting for breakfast to arrive and then suddenly - BANG BANG BANG - knocking at the door.
You shout that you are coming, leap out of bed, and look for some clothes. Before you are halfway out of bed - BANG BANG BANG on the door. You repeat that you are on your way, but as you put one leg in a pair of jeans - BANG BANG BANG...
You implore to the unseen fist behind your door that you are coming... second leg enters the jeans... BANG BANG BANG again. Heart rate rises, stress levels increase... You head for the door... and as you hand reaches for the handle... BANG BANG BANG...
Honestly - breakfast in bed should be a rare pleasure, and a wonderfully calm way to start the day.
Not at the G et C. It seemed as though the breakfast was being delivered by the Gestapo. Shock and awe tactics seem to be the order of the day.
With brisk impatience, two members of staff launched themselves into the room, set the tray of food down and quickly headed off to find another door to bash in.
And it didn't end there. The whole episode was repeated later when the woman realised that the empty tray had not been left outside the room (this was in between hoovering up and down the corridor twenty times).
Mind you, the breakfast was nice... I do have to admit that...
So all in all. Nice location, rooms comfy but be careful which one you get, and if you are having breakfast in bed then be ready by the door. Perhaps best to keep the door open, and you can then sling your empty plates and cups out into the corridor as you are going along to avoid any splintered wood landing in your coffee.
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