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“Great location in Lyon” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #48 of 156 hotels in Lyon
Maryborough, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great location in Lyon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I recently stayed here whilst at a conference in Lyon at the Centre de Congrès. It was either a €15 taxi fare or with public transport 2 tram trips away. It is right in the middle of a shopping area and was only a 10 minute walk to the Old Lyon area. The breakfast was great - scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes lyonnaise, breads, cold meats, cheeses, croissants and other French pastries, cereals and yoghurts. The coffee was ok but Starbucks is better! The restaurant across the road was good, although they dont speak very much Englis and the staff recommended some other good eating places. The staff are very helpful and spoke English which was great. My room was a good size on the second floor and I could even see the Rhone river. I would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Oakland, CA
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Overall the Mecure Lyon Plaza Republique is a good hotel conveniently close to the Rhone river on the West side midway between Gare Part-Dieu and Gare de Perrache. Very close to Metro station Cordeliers, enormous amount of modern shops along the rue de Republique. We received good service from the front desk and housekeeping. The room was quite large for European standards, allowing 3 persons in a room. Large King size bed and a sofabed. The one window in the room opens and faces the outside staircase, thus no view. Room was quiet from the outside noise with the exception of the morning construction at the adjacent building. Did not utilize morning breakfast at 17.5 Euros per person. Just a warning, early breakfast in the area is limited to coffee, tea and pastries. If you are looking for cereal, juice, coffee, tea and pastries then I recommend the morning breakfast. I would stay at this hotel again if in the area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California, USA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
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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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 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

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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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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Mercure Lyon Plaza Republique

Also Known As:
Mercure Lyon Plaza Republique Hotel
Mercure Lyon Plaza Republique Hotel Lyon
Accor Lyon Plaza Republique
Address: 5 Rue Stella, 69002 Lyon, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Cordeliers - Jacobins
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
#29 Family Hotel in Lyon
#34 Business 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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