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Hotel des Artistes
Ranked #33 of 194 Hotels in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

This was a very nice little hotel. It is in a great location, right across the river from the Vieux Lyon and close to the shopping district. Our room was clean and comfortable. Our only issues with this hotel was the AC was not working both nights we were there, which made for sleepless nights, there is no room safe, and there is no free wifi. We felt like with no AC, they should have at least comped the wifi. Other than those issues, it was a nice hotel.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed June 11, 2011

We stayed here based on TripAdvisor reviews and found it to be very centrally located for sightseeing, shopping and eating. We were able to get everywhere we wanted on foot. The room was very clean and a great size, including the bathroom which was very modern. We had a view of the opera house and the plaza in front of it. As another reviewer has stated, we also had a room with squeaky floors and there was no free wifi. Even so, I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Geneva
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2011

Great location and nice hotel. The room was big enough. We had a Twin room with 2 big beds.
Perfect hotel for a weekend in Lyon.
And the price is cheap too.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Valletta, Malta
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2011

We chose this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews. We found the hotel clean, quite well placed, close to a number of very good restaurants and to the shopping area. Our complaints are the following: the floor boards of our room made load, awkward noises when trodden upon so that every time one of us went to the bathroom at night the other would be woken up with the noise. The room did not have a single drawer which was an inconvenience considering we were staying for a week. One suggestion to the management. Please do change the trays you use for breakfast. They are as large as the breakfast table and one has to actually eat one's breakfast from a crammed tray!
The soundproofing is fantastic. I doubt whether I have been to any hotel where the sound of passing traffic is so brilliantly isolated.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 25, 2011

I stayed here on a recent horseracing trip and found it to be a great hotel. It was a 5 minute walk from Bellecour metro station which it self was about 15 minutes away from the main railway station at Gare Part Dieu. The hotel is situated in a square near the main theatre. Although it doesn't have a restaurant there are plenty of them situated nearby especially in Rue Mercier which is a 10 minute walk away. My room was quite small but had a decent sized bathroom with it. The only minus point was that there were no drawers to put anything in. The lift was about the smallest I've seen. It says suitable for 4 people but I found it cramped with just myself and a suitcase in it. The staff were all very friendly and spoke English. I would have no hesitation in staying here again and would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting to come to this lovely city.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Royal Oak
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2011

I've been to this hotel twice in the last 10 months because the location is fantastic and the hotel is so clean it sparkles. You can see the Cathedral all lit up at night from some of the rooms and you're right in the midst of amazing window shopping and great restaurants. All you have to do to get to the large Renaissance neighborhood is cross the bridge.
The hotel itself is tastefully decorated and well-maintained. Make sure to get a room that has a window onto a street, though, because the interior rooms open onto a closed courtyard and are very hot. The staff is courteous but not especially friendly. You have to pay for wifi, unfortunately.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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London
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6 reviews
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

The hotel itself is nice but is decorated more for business travelers. The desk staff were very abrupt and when asking what to see in Lyon just pointed us in the direction of the tourist office. Our room was very hot and the airconditioning was broken but they did move us to another room for our next nights stay, though as the room was pre paid could only offer us a free breakfast and no compensation. The second room was also very warm and we ended up sleeping with the window open for a second night even though it was freezing outside. The location was very central and in a nice part of town. I would recommend it, but only if there was not a better option for the price.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel des Artistes
Address: 8 rue Gaspard Andre, 69002, Lyon, France
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Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Lyon
#35 Romantic Hotel in Lyon
#35 Business Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Artistes 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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