We stayed for one night en-route to the Alps and found the hotel conveniently located to the auto-route. It is a business hotel and lacks a personal touch but is fit for purpose.
The room was located in a newer part of the hotel to rear of the hotel with a somewhat small and slow lift taking you to the upper floors, quicker to use the stairs (fire escape). The car park is free and secure at night.The room slept 4 with a double bed for us and a sofa bed for our 2 children. This saves quite a bit as we have had to book 2 rooms at other hotels in the past. The room appeared to be new or recently revamped and the quality of the bathroom was good. We all had a good sleep as were some distance from reception and the main road.
We had dinner in the hotel as it is a reasonable driving distance from the centre of town and after a full days driving we didn't feel like another journey in the car. Interestingly the menu enfant was good value with 3 courses and enough food to keep most adults happy. For the adults we had some savoury snacks and olives served while we waited for our main course, the food was of a good standard and was accompanied with bread. We had a glass of good wine each and some sparkling mineral water. By the time you add all of this up you have probably we spent between 80 and a 100 Euros. The breakfast was reasonable (kids go free) but the layout of the self service tables resulted in a bit of congestion during the morning peak. The service was friendly and efficient at both the restaurant and the front desk.
I would use this hotel again for a stop over.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the outskirts of Lyon at the crossroads of three motorways and nestled between the Bourgogne and Savoie regions, Bourg-en-Bresse is served by the TGV high speed train and represents an ideal stopover point for travellers to Geneva, Northern Italy, the Alps, or the Mediterranean. Marguerite of Austria, a key figure in European history, chose this site to build the Royal monastery of Bour, a flamboyant neo-gothis architectural masterpiece. ... more less
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