Six of us stayed here for a weekend trip to Lyon. We chose the hotel on the strength of its location, the price and the views expressed in TripAdvisor - and we weren't disappointed. It was a little bit further from the station than we anticipated, but that wasn't a big issue.
We were each given good rooms with king-size beds. The rooms all had minibars (expensive) and safes and very large flat screen TVs. My bed was very comfortable and my room was quiet, overlooking a side street.
We dined in Le Garage, the hotel restaurant, one evening, having not even realised that it was the hotel's restaurant when we came across it in the street round the corner. It was nothing short of excellent and I have reviewed the restaurant separately. Needless to say, we were also served breakfast in this restaurant. Breakfast was very good with a comprehensive range of food available, though they struggled to keep up with clean plates and cutlery on one of the mornings. I booked breakfast when booking the rooms and was only charged £3 extra. Given that the breakfast is actually €16.90, this represented a real bargain. Interestingly, though, I don't know how they know who has paid and who hasn't as most of us were never asked for our room numbers on either morning.
There was a pleasant bar with very expensive beer (€8.00 for a small glass) and conversely some ridiculously cheap top wines (e.g. Côtes de Beaune, Premier Cru for €6.50 a glass).
All in all, a very good hotel at a very good price in a reasonably central location. Would definitely come back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 156 rooms. Located in the heart of the business area of Lyon, 5 minutes away from the Part Dieu TGV railway station, the Convention Centre and close to the Presquile and Old Lyon (listed as a world heritage area by UNESCO). The hotel features several spacious modular meeting rooms, Le Garage restaurant, and a bar. ... more less
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- Accor Grand Hotel Saxe Lafayette