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“Clean and new hotel with good breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Arena
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 Rue Marc Charras, 42000 Saint-Etienne, France   |  
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Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Saint-Etienne
Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Clean and new hotel with good breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a nice hotel for a quick stop. The hotel is new and clean, they have 24 hours self check in service (although it wasn't really clear how to open the door), the breakfast was good (for French standards) but there was a lack of croissaints after we were finished.
The shower is a bit small.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Italian first
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loire valley
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We needed a bed for the night as we were at a conference in Lyon and could not find accomadation in Lyon. The rooms and hotel was spotless. The beds comfortable and just loved the quilt, something that so many hotels in France do not have, I hate blankets. In all this hotel offers great value for money and the Breakfast is worth every penny and the receptionist is friendly and welcoming. Next time I have to go to Lyon, we will stay here. Thank you.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Spartan but clean, thin hard bed, one pillow each, skimpy pretty much on everything. It is not manned 24 hours, you can get in using a kiosk if you remember your confirmation no. and use the card you booked with. Secure parking, remember your room code as you will need it to unlock the gate if you need to get out early or come in late. Price was 47 Eur for one night, good value but unable to sleep much due to the extremely hard bed and no AC. Would not stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

This hotel is out of the city but we chose it for the secure parking which was free. The room was clean & adequate but extremely hard mattresses - I had to fold the doona to sleep on as the bed was so hard.
It is within easy walking distance to the bus to the city centre & also to a shopping centre for evening meals and/or shopping requirements.
Staff were very helpful & pleasant & breakfast was sufficient to start the day.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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home
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

sitting in an ugly hypermarket zone of Saint Etienne, very far from downtown. As it's new it's room are not so bad but they're very basic. Not expensive.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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108 reviews 108 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

This hotel is located near the autoroute, but far enough away to not be disturbed by the noise. It is an ideal midway stop when travelling in east-west direction in France. The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and the breakfast a bit better than one normally get at these no frills hotels.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Address: 17 Rue Marc Charras, 42000 Saint-Etienne, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Loire > Saint-Etienne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Saint-Etienne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Arena 2*
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