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Mercure Lyon Plaza Republique
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Rue Stella, 69002 Lyon, France (Cordeliers - Jacobins)   |  
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Ranked #59 of 168 hotels in Lyon
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“Small but Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This hotel is located in the heart of the city and is great for walking everywhere--to Vieux Lyon (old Lyon), to the museums on the new side and just about anywhere. The rooms are indeed small (but all rooms in Europe seem to be small). The hotel staff was most accommodating and made reservations for us and suggestions of good restaurants in the area. Internet is free, if annoying to connect and the signal in our room wasn't very strong. If you pay for your reservation ahead of time, you'll get a better rate--but it is non-refundable!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

A very small room. The hotel looks great from the outside and from the foyer, but then again it is just a mercure. Not sure I would stay here again for anything other than the location. Did I mention the room was VERY small.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

This hotel was universally declared perfect for our short break, Central, very good breakfast, Rooms, while small were spotless. Tea coffee facilities provided. Staff was friendly and very helpful when recommending places to eat. A word of warning,however. There is a night club across the street. I would suggest asking for a room at the back. At the weekend there was a degree of noise which went on into the wee small hours. Nevertheless th.is is a definite thumbs up

Room Tip: As I said, ask for a room at the back if a light sleeper
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Location is the best thing about this hotel. It is located in the heart of Lyon, close to shops, restaurants and Bellecour, the most famous square of the city.
However, the rooms need to be renovated and get a decent air-conditioning system asap. Some of the bathroom tiles were dislocated and it was not possible to open the room window. They should also reconsider the price of the breakfast given that there are great alternatives just around the corner.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Rooms are small, service friedndly, clean rooms, good located, you can reach all important sites by foot including the old town in a few minutes. Beakfast expensive, outside in a french cafee you find simpler solutions.
Die Zimmer sind klein aber sauber, service gut und freundlich, gut gelegen, alles in wenigen Minuten zu Fuss erreichbar, Frühstück teuer

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Our extended family of five took two rooms (standard double and junior suite) for a short overnight stay in Lyon. The Mercure Plaza Republique is in a good location to walk to most major sites of interest. Clean and safe public parking was nearby (within about a block), but as most other reviewers have noted, it gets pretty expensive - unfortunately I think this is unavoidable for anyone coming by car.

The hotel itself is in a nice older building that fits in well with its surroundings. The inside is bit lackluster, although very clean and certainly adequate. The front desk staff were efficient enough, but the breakfast staff were pretty slow and disinterested. We chose the "express" breakfast option of breads, coffee and orange juice for 7euro over the full buffet which seemed overpriced. On a Sunday morning, however, please note there are few (no?) breakfast options outside the hotel, unless you want to visit another hotel and have their buffet.

We stayed in the junior suite, which was very large, with a king size bed and a pull-out sofa bed that was fine for a child. There was no outside noise at all. The room was clean, although not charming or fancy in any way. There was only a smaller window and just a plain wall where one would imagine a bigger window would or should be. There are separate toilet and shower/bath rooms, closets with a safe, mini bar fridge, hot water kettle, extra pillows and other basic ammenities. Over the weekend, when hotel prices seem to be lower in Lyon, we found the room rate to be appropriate and therefore the stay was a good value.

Lyon itself is a great place to visit - it is sometimes overlooked because other French cities have more obvious attractions, but Lyon has a great vibrant feel, excellent restaurants, classic French architecture, nice river and hilltop vistas, and some excellent archeological and medieval sites. All that is easily enjoyed from this hotel. This was our second visit to Lyon and we'd go back again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

For a short break in Lyon, this hotel is conveniently near all major shopping, the Opera, Tourist Office etc.and only 20 minutes across the river from Vieux Lyon with its cathedral and hosts of restaurants. We booked a
"junior suite" which was an odd-shaped room at the rear of the hotel, with a small window in one corner, a huge bed, and separate bathroom and w.c, adequate storage and lots of toiletries. It was quiet, we slept well but nevertheless there was a cramped feel as if the room had been carved out of odd bits of the building. Our friends had a standard room which seemed very small. Housekeeping good. Reception staff friendly and helpful. We didn't try breakfast- all four of us breakfasted at a nearby cafe for the price of one breakfast in the hotel.

Room Tip: The extra space in a junior suite is probably worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 Rue Stella, 69002 Lyon, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Cordeliers - Jacobins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Lyon Plaza Republique 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right in the heart of Lyon and the shopping streets of the Presquile, the Mercure Plaza Republique enjoys an ideal location just 10 minutes walk from Old Lyon. Nearby metro and buses allow you to reach other areas quickly and easily such as the historicsilk making area known as the Croix Rousse, the Part Dieu business district with its major shopping centre, and the Cite Internationale with the convention centre and museum of contemporary art. The hotel is completely non smoking. ... more   less 
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