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“Good choice in Lyon” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel des Artistes
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 rue Gaspard-Andre, 69002 Lyon, France   |  
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Ranked #34 of 168 hotels in Lyon
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“Good choice in Lyon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is a very good hotel. The staff did a great job and were very friendly and helpful!

The rooms are fairly small but clean and well-decorated. The central location is good for exploring the area, once you've managed to master the city's lay-out.

The only real negative to this hotel is parking. Unless one is very fortunate, the only place to park is in the parking garage across the street, which is 30EUR/day. It is less if parking after 10PM.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

For budget concious travellers, the Hotel Des Artistes is a good option without having to go to a hostel. The foyer is quite elegant in an old-timey way, though our room was quite simple, no frills with an ensuite. Hotel staff could be a little friendlier, and there was no hotel room safe.
Location wise it's about a 10 minute walk to the old town of Lyon and 10 minutes to upper Presquile where all the action is.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The receptionist, Marilyn, could not have been more helpful and pleasant. The hotel itself was extremely handy for the Place Celestine, just a few minutes away where we ate most nights. The restauarant Le Carre des Saveurs there was extremely good with a great fixed menu on in the evening with a good choice of dishes at a very reasonable price. The other restaurants in the little square were also good.

The hotel itself was very clean, had a lovely breakfast room with a good choice of items for breakfast with, most mornings, (except for Sundays), really lovely croissants.

Would certainly recommend!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I really loved this hotel. I found the staff friendly and helpful. The room was small, but clean, and had all of the amenities I needed (I was traveling for pleasure, not business). The wifi worked fine for me both in my room and in the dining room.

The location of this hotel is perfect - an easy walk to the old town and Place Bellecour. For me, it was the perfect home base for my short visit in Lyon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The hotel is old, which isn't in itself a bad thing. The prices are good for the location. The stairs work better than the elevator and the front desk personnel isn't the best or friendliest. It's not as charming as we'd hoped, and the rooms are very very small. We were here for 8 days, mixing business and pleasure, and it was too cramped for that long a stay. On the upside, the location is phenomenal. It was so easy to get to Metro, easy to walk to many areas and the evenings are quiet, even in this inner-city hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

1. Very offhand Reception; poor service on booking-in, despite the fact that I had pre-booked and pre-paid.
2. Room on 5th Floor. Ok, but minuscule elevator, VERY SLOW to get up and down. Have used the stairs several times.
3. WIFI does not work in Room. But ok standing on the stairs between 4th and 5th floors (where I am writing this)! Receptionist almost argued with me about how to re- set the Internet box in my room. Promises someone will look at it tomorrow.
4. Parking across the road in public underground place - ok, but a fair bit of effort to drag around suitcases etc.

Poor attitude, poor service, poor delivery.

NOT HAPPY with this place

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The hotel was too old, furniture was dated and depressing. Location was OK. Concierge service was terrible. On the other hand, they were accommodating, when all of the sudden a friend had to share a room with us they provided us with an extra bed for some extra money.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel des Artistes

Address: 8 rue Gaspard-Andre, 69002 Lyon, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Artistes 3*
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