The Royal is a superb boutique hotel managed by Accor situated in the heart of Lyon, just 10-15 minutes walk away from the old city and right across the square from the main shopping area.
We were warmly welcomed by the reception early in the morning and although we could get a room directly as the hotel was full the previous night, they kindly apologized and assured us that they will get on ready for us as soon as they can. As we expected that already, we went out for a walk and came back later after sitting a while in the lovely decorated little lobby.
The room we had was a decent sized deluxe room with the view on the square "place Bellecour". The size was decent and nicely decorated with patisserie on the wall. The bed was huge and heavenly comfortable! We did have an excellent resting night after being exhausted from walking throughout the city all day. After dinner we found our room made up by the night service with the turned down sheet, the dimmed light and a little macaron on the pillow.
They are some drawback in the room though : no shower, only bath tub and no coffee or hot water facility which is a bit shameful for a pretended 5 star !
they is only one outlet and a half in the hotel which is the country house style decorated breakfast restaurant and a small lounge where you can sit and order some drinks.
The breakfast we had was nice and fresh but if it was not included in our room rate we would definitely take our breakfast somewhere else as it was unseasonably too pricy for what you get !
The staff are very professional and helpful. And our dinner reservation was all arranged by the concierge and our luggage were already put into the room when we came back for check-in.
We really enjoy our short stay at Le Royal and will definitely not look for some other place next time we visit around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal is an iconic establishment offering 74 rooms and suites, nestled in the heart of the city between the Rhone and Saone rivers. An exclusive address for travellers who enjoy the French art de vivre, discrete elegance and naturally courteous service. Feel at home in our Cote Cuisine dining room or in our Cote Bellecour lounge, for a civilised meal or beverage overlooking the Place Bellecour. (The Hotel is a member of the MGallery collection). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Lyon
- Accor Lyon