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“A fine, comfortable stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel des Congres
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Place du Commandant Riviere, 69100 Villeurbanne, Lyon, France   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Villeurbanne
Limassol, Cyprus
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“A fine, comfortable stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I stayed at this hotel a week ago, while participating a seminar. I was happy to enter a very clean and comfortable room with a nice park view. It is located near a tram station, which is very convenient, since the tram/metro/bus lines are really simple to use and they take you everywhere. The staff of the hotel was more than helpful and friendly, always with a smile! Breakfast was great, it fulfills the needs of every palate! It was a great stay overall!

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The hotel is located a 15 minutes away from the Lyon convention centre by foot, and it is next to the Lyon congress centre. It seems many people mix the two separate venues. The "Congress centre" is a small venue 2 minutes from the hotel, WHEREAS the "Convention centre" is the large newly built venue a pleasant 15 minute walk away, in which most major events are held. The hotel is old and dated, however it is very clean and is suitable for purpose. Shower is a bit disappointing, hand shower, and not a standing modern one. No tea or coffee making facilities in the room. The staff are extremely polite and very helpful, and all have a very good command of English. WiFi is ok and functional throughout the hotel. Breakfasts are better than average for the region with a good selection of options. However do not expect many hot options. The hotel is a 45 minute walk to the city centre, and there are tram Velo stations (bicycles to hire) nearby. There is parking available at the hotel for 11 euros a day, and free if staying 3 days or more. All in all average hotel, and fit for purpose if attending the congress or the convention centre.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I stayed at the hotel for a recent congress which is around 15 minutes walk away through a pleasant park. The positives:
The staff are very helpful and friendly and speak good English.
Breakfast was better than average with plenty of fruit and other items available.
Convenient for congress Centre when not raining as the walk is pleasant.
There is a Casino mini mart where you can pick up items you forgot to pack.
The negatives:
The room and the hotel in general is dated. I had a room with 2 single beds and bizarrely a table and 2 chairs in between them.
Shower poor
The hotel seems to be in the middle of a housing project ( luckily seems like a friendly one).
For 1 or 2 nights this hotel is fine but any longer I would look elsewhere

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This hotel is 15 min walk from the congress centre, so it is a false label to call it a the congress hotel. It is 10 euros one way in taxi.
Hotel is ok, but interior decoration looks 70s or 80s, room had e.g. purple marble - never seen that before and it was not to my liking.
I could hear the other room doors closing in my room so it could have been better from a noise point of view.
Friendly staff and reasonable Price.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pardubice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Clean room, comfortable bed, excellent breakfasts, very nice, helpful and willing staf, 24/7 functional wi-fi. Bus/tram stops are about 50-100 m far from hotel. There are several Velo'V stations (bicycles to share) in the nearest neighbourhood. I strongly recommend to use this kind of transport for going downtown and for trips.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is a choice one may consider if one has a congress or business to attend to at the Cite Internationale, which is a bout 15 min casual walk from the hotel. The room I stayed was a standard one, but does contain all the amenities necessary for a nice stay. The room was clean and rather spacious.

Air conditioner was not in operation although it was advertised that the room is climate controllable. However, since the night weather during my stay was quite cool, I did not have much to complain abiut the lack of air conditioner.

The breakfast was quite nice, with a variety of choices.

The hotel is close to a very beautiful park, which is an excellent place for a walk. The park also boosts a botanical garden and a zoo, which in summer, are very entertaining places to visit. A lake within the park is also another attraction.

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Skipton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Despite of how hotel looks from the outside, it has beautiful rooms. There are carpets everywhere so nobody can feel cold. Each room has a bathtub, bidet, separate toilet, safe deposit, small fridge, TV, two chairs, desks and beds. Everything looking beautiful and serving perfectly. There is only one disadvantage, wardrobe is too small. Still if you are used to live partly in your laguage, it is perfect place to stay.
Breakfasts are magnificent. You can taste traditional French pastry, jams, salami or pancakes, still if you are used to breakfast scrambled eggs, you can get what you want. There is also number of fruits that is served.
Services were great and above all willingness to help!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Place du Commandant Riviere, 69100 Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Villeurbanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Villeurbanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Congres 3*
Number of rooms: 134
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Also Known As:
Des Congres Hotel
Des Congres Villeurbanne

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