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“They are trying but not quite there”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel De Paris

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Hotel De Paris
Ranked #171 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“They are trying but not quite there”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

The hotel is situated in a great position, near the river and main thoroughfares also near good and varied restaurants.

However, the room I stayed in although labelled 'classic' meant for me that no works had been done on it for a while. Waste outlet plugs missing, tops of cupds dusty, fittings old. There was no shower curtain on the bath.

As to the breakfast for which they have the audacity to charge extra, consisted of 1 croissant, 1 roll, some butter and jam and tea or coffee and a glass of juice. The jam ladled out of a tin on one morning was clearly from the previous morning with the spoon sticky. When I ran a small guest house in London buffet breakfast was all part of the service, included, no extra charge, if you wanted it, it was there, if not you visited one of many local restaurants for a 'full English'.

The carpet on the stairs was dirty and threadbare in places with rubber nosings that were falling off and positively dangerous. Only one of the windows opened the other had been painted shut.

The new owner is a nice friendly guy who tries to be helpful but the place needs more work. So my apologies to him as I left at the weekend and didn't get a chance to say cheerio and good luck.

I still enjoyed my stay and was made to feel welcome and would go again as I prefer small friendly personal places to the big impersonal chain hotels.

Rates were reasonable for what I got I suppose but I probably wont get the chance to go back again as there are other cities to explore.

Room Tip: If you have the chance ask for one of the modernised rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Thank abriwin
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carlahdp, Responsable relations publiques at Hotel De Paris, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear Abriwin,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience, althought we are very sorry that it wasn't the best one ever...
We value our customers comments as they help us improve our service. You'll be happy to hear that the flooring of the stairs and the rubber nosing have been replaced this summer.

Thank you again for staying with us.
We wish you many more great trips, as you seem to enjoy travelling a lot...
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Vevey, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Well located. Art deco style for a little cozy hotel in the centre Lyon. Price is good and stores and good restaurants are all around. Breakfast is good, specially the croissants. Rooms are austere and there's no enough water pressure for a good shower.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank MMCSuisse
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carlahdp, Responsable relations publiques at Hotel De Paris, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear MMCSuisse,

Thank you very much for your comment. Come visit us again and try other rooms, we have so many different styles : Apple, 70's, and so many colourful decor...
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

We were only a night here and knew not to expect opulence -it is a 3 star after all - in fact it was perfect for us. We stayed in the cosy room and yes it was small, and a little run down, but for the price it was great for us. The location is very central, close to vieux Lyon and in the middle of presqu'isle so I wouldn't hesitate. I think you would be well served in summer to pick a quiet room as some open onto the street and with no air con, it could be uncomfortable battle between heat and noise,
All up no complaints! Staff were lovely and extremely helpful.

Room Tip: Quiet room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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carlahdp, Responsable relations publiques at Hotel De Paris, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Ejandjc,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with your fellow travellers. We are glad that you've appreciated your stay with us !

Best wishes
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

We spent 3 nights at the Hotel de Paris. Our "Cosy" room was a reasonable size with a good size bathroom with bath. Larger rooms are available for a few more Euros. The bright decor is fun and we had 2 Picasso prints on the walls.
The hotel was a very comfortable place place to be around, especially for such a small place. The lounge has a big selection of magazines and newspapers and free internet/wifi. The location is perfect, moments from the Beaux Arts museum, the main shopping streets and the banks of the Saone, with Vieux Lyon and Croix Rousse both a short walk away. There is a good range of bars and restaurants nearby to suit all budgets and tastes.
I'd highly recommend this hotel as really good value for a central, unpretentious stay in Lyon.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank salieri_75
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carlahdp, Responsable relations publiques at Hotel De Paris, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear Pianist_75,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the tripadvisor community.
We are very pleased to hear that you've made the most of your stay with us.
We wish you many more great experiences all around the world.
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Leamington Spa, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

Stayed two nights here on our way down to the Med. A very interesting hotel with retro decor and a fantastic location close to all the attractions of this wonderful city. Lyon is famous as the gastronomic capital of France and there are so many ways to enjoy this. I can certainly recommend the Bouchons (local bistros serving regional food and wine), Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse (one of the really great French indoor food markets) and the Cafe de Broc on the corner near the hotel (look for the red and yellow chairs). The staff in the hotel spoke excellent English and were always very helpful and the hotel does have a lift! Parking (not with the hotel) is in one of the many excellent underground car parks in central Lyon and was reasonably priced (for a city) at 49 euros for two days. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a great experience in the centre of this fantastic city.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kenfaisey
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carlahdp, Responsable relations publiques at Hotel De Paris, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear Kenfaisey,

We are very happy that you've enjoyed your stay with us. You've certainly helped a lot of travellers with your useful tips about some of the many attractions you found around the hotel.
We hope that you had a very nice trip to the South of France and that you've enjoyed France, and Lyon so much that you're willing to come back again... You're more than welcome !
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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

The room had a very sixties feeling to it, lots of space, big bathroom, bed ok. The bathroom had a bathtub with a hand shower but no door or shower curtain, meaning that it is possible to flood the place if not careful. Continental breakfast with good croissants and baguette. Good location in a calm street but very close to the old city and a block away from the townhall. One of the ladies at the reception desk brings her beautiful cat Leo to work and he just lightens up the place. Down side: we arrived on a Sunday and the room had just been painted so the smell was strong, but of course that means the hotel is kept in good shape. The problem was that during the painting I guess the bathroom door had some problem and it wouldn't close. We called the reception desk and someone came to check but not fix it, as the hotel was full they didn't propose another room and they said they couldn't do anything about it because the person responsible was not available on Sundays. But we stayed for almost a week and the door wasn't fixed. We discovered that it is very important to leave the key at the reception desk because this is how they know the room is empty and can come and clean it. After the first night we left without leaving the key and we came back in the evening to find the room just as we had left it. When we called the reception desk the person asked us first of we had left the room long enough and then that as we were staying for more than one night the room would not be fixed every day, very odd explanation we thought but then we
discovered we had to leave the key. Overall good experience.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Thank JimBta
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carlahdp, Responsable relations publiques at Hotel De Paris, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear JimBta,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us.
We indeed have a few habits that should probably be reviewed, such as the key story... We understand that it can be a problem so no matter what ,we now go and check if you need anything between 12 and 2pm if you are still resting in your room.
Thank you again for your undertanding and your positive attitude !
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Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

Booked a "Cosy" room for a few nights for a city-break in Lyon. For me, the place is all about value-for-money. It's a prime spot, right in the middle of Presque-Ile, about two blocks from Hotel de Ville, and right next to the Saone river and the Quai de Bond that crosses over to the edge of the old town. Tons of restaurants and bars immediately surrounding the hotel, and your walking distance from many more bars and restos just north of the hotel around Rue Martiniere.

The decor in the hotel, as implied on their website, is funky. The hallways are blacked out, with lots of aluminum panels. Almost looks more like a club. Our room, however, was really large by French standards, very clean, and had two big windows overlooking the street.

Don't expect much in terms of amenities--tiny TV, only the French channels, and basic toiletries. I forgot some toothpaste and a few things, but there is a grocery store literally in front of the hotel (Franprix chain), where you can pick up anything you need.

Reception is open all night, and when I had questions for the staff, they were helpful. No problems at all.

Fresh copies of L'Equipe downstairs each morning, which was an added bonus.

If you're in Lyon to see the town, hit up some restaurants, and don't plan to lounge around in your room very much, this is a great option. I'll be back.

Room Tip: I haven't seen the other rooms, but the street facing rooms were great.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank selecta713
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carlahdp, Responsable relations publiques at Hotel De Paris, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Dear Selecta,
We are very happy to hear that you've enjoyed your stay in our beautiful city.
We would also like to thank you for this detailed comment which will be helpful to future guests, for sure.
It is with great pleasure that we will welcome you again (don't hesitate next time to ask how to get other than french channels : we do have a few foreign ones)

Best regards.
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Property: Hotel De Paris
Address: 16 rue de la Platiere, 69001, Lyon, France
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Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Terreaux - Bat D'argent
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #171 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel De Paris 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in the heart of the historical and gastronomic city of Lyon (Opera-Hotel de Ville neighborhood) just a few blocks away from the Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon).Hotel de Paris has all the necessary modern comfort as well as the charm of a beautiful XIXth century building.Our staff, available 24/7, hopes to have the pleasure to welcome you in the near future. ... more   less 
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