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“A very nice little hotel in a great location.”
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Le Phenix Hotel
Ranked #43 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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“A very nice little hotel in a great location.”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Don't let the outside of the hotel put you off, this is a lovely little hotel, with very helpful staff in a superb location for both old Lyon and the city center plaza. Our room (201) was right on the front overlooking the river..... Obviously, we were concerned about potential traffic noise. Absolutely no problem at all with two sets of double glazed windows. The A/C was fine for our visit; don't know how it will be in August. Now the room was large by any standard; very large by old city Lyon standards. Nicely furnished, huge flat screen TV, great for watching the French open tennis, but limited non-French channels. Very good breakfast, and worth noting that breakfast was ready and served for us at 5:30 in time for an early taxi to the airport. Which speaks to the attitude of the staff.... No problem. All the front staff have a working knowledge of English.... About as good as my French so we all made out just fine. We're we to back to Lyon we would stay here for sure.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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phenix5, Responsable commercial at Le Phenix Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear guests,

Thank you so much for this good opinion about the Phenix Hotel.

We hope to see you again in our house,

Best regards.

Sophie BERNARD
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a very nice *** hotel that has been recently renovated. The bathrooms were new with a jacuzzi tub, double sinks fresh tile ect. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hallways and carpet were all in good shape. Although on the main road facing the river you heard no traffic as there are double windows. The breakfast buffet which was included was nicely done with meats, fruits and cereals. The room was large. The hotel has a garage, they charge a little extra but it is worth the price The garage cost is not expensive when compared to any large US or european city. For a three star hotel in this location, access to all the tourist cites and great restaurants I am giving it a five circles as it it met or exceed my expectations for a room less than $190 a night with parking and breakfast for two. They have a smaller room that is less expensive.


The church on the hill is a must see and is worth the climb or take the tram. If there is a restaurant you want to eat at make the reservation early.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We spent four nights at this hotel and had a good deal for a deluxe room and breakfast. The room was large and comfortable.
The breakfast was good with a variety of meats, cheeses, fruit and cereals. The only criticism we would have is that the wifi was extremely slow. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. The hotel is in a great position for exploring Lyon which is a lovely city.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mane, France
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I came back to 'Le Phenix' after several years, and I was very pleased to see that the hotel is still the nice cosy hotel I knew in Lyon.
Ideally located on the Saone banks, you can just walk to the 'Vieux Lyon' and enjoy the famous 'Bouchon' and walk through the Italian style old city, discovering the 'Traboules' way through between the streets...
You can also cross the Saone river and discover the peninsula between Saone and Rhone.
You got it, I love Lyon, and le Phenix is a good place to rest after a day of discovery.
You may also inquire about the forbidden history of the building hosting the hotel ...
Rooms can be small or big, there is a wide range, but even small they are comfortable.
Breakfast is of good quality.
If you need a garage, book it with the room as it contains only 4 places and parking in the neighborhood is just impossible.
Complementary Wifi and friendly service completes the picture.

Room Tip: Rooms on the river Saone offer some great view on both the river and the peninsula. Double layer win...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Arnaud H
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

I have just spent four nights at this hotel travelling alone.
I was in a double room (purely because I love a big bed) and it felt like a small apartment rather than a hotel room! The sitting area was massive and the bathroom was completely renovated - the spa bath was AWESOME after a long day of sightseeing.
The bed as comfortable, clean and housekeeping were attentive and excellent.
Breakfast was delicious, a good continental range and it kept me going all day (two days I didn't even eat lunch!).
I had room service one night and that was delicious, including the half wine bottle!
The reception staff were amazing. I was in Lyon partly to look up family history and they even translated a letter to the archives for me, gave me great directions and when I returned with birth certificates etc, they translated them back to English for me, always with a smile!
I can not fault their service, bed, location, anything.
They even listened patientlywhile I attempted a little French!
I will definitely stay here again when I come back to Lyon.
Thank you Le Phenix, you have made a happy visitor of me :)

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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phenix5, Responsable commercial at Le Phenix Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Hello Chelly,

All the staff thanks you so much for your nice advice, we hope to welcome you again at Le Phénix Hotel.

Best regards.

S.BERNARD - Manager
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Paris
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We chose this hotel thanks to the great reviews on Trip Advisor. The location is perfect in the old town near restaurants, bars and a very nice pub! But the room was very small and the hotel was being redecorated (they were ripping up carpet the second day). Admittedly we went in February which is not tourist season. More disappointing: the hot water at the breakfast bar was not hot enough to make a good cup of tea; the "capuccino" sachet (which I resorted to after the cold tea) contained more cocao than coffee.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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phenix5, Responsable commercial at Le Phenix Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear customers,

We are really sorry that the works made in the common part of the hotel disturbed you: our workers are nevertheless very discreet, we also try to avoid the sensitive hours. The works touch their end now..
Our customers will keep nevertheless mind that these few days of works shall bring in the future a big comfort for them, and a hotel which gets a facelift always require some small temporary sacrifices during the works.
We let you make an e-mail for the reception by explaining the concern and by leaving your name and the room number where you accommodated: we shall make a commercial price on the next stay.
See you very soon,
Regards. S.BERNARD - Front desk manager
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North Fitzroy, Australia
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were recommended to beautiful Lyon and this hotel by my French friend Manny. It was a fantastic hotel, a good price and right in the Old town of Lyon. We booked online and had a large room with an internal view so it was quiet and comfortable. We had a simple picnic breakfast in our room. Room was nicely appointed, comfortable bed, good bathroom and very helpful reception staff.

Great location for public transport and 'hop on hop off' bus. Walking distance t ail sutes. Highlight was set price lunch above the Hotel at the magnificent cathedral which you can get to by walking up thousands of steps or the wonderful funiculars. A restaurant on the edge overlooking Lyon. A superb meal fot less than 20 euros.. A few mins walk to the funicular.

The UNESCO world heritage sites are a must see.

It was a great hotel for a good price. Check out the hotel websites for best price.

Room Tip: Apparently the rooms with view of the river are great but more expensive. We had a cheaper room wit...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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phenix5, Responsable commercial at Le Phenix Hotel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your nice advice, it is a real pleasure for us.

We hope to see you again in our beautiful hotel,

Best regards.

S.BERNARD
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Property: Le Phenix Hotel
Address: 7 quai de Bondy, 69005, Lyon, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Romantic Hotel in Lyon
#38 Business Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Phenix Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Phenix Hotel is the only one in Lyon situated on the edges of the Saone, in the heart of the old Lyon, district classified in the world heritage by the Unesco. The Phenix Hotel opens the doors of its ancient house Renaissance on 36 rooms, with air conditioning and individual heating, bathrooms equipped with hairdryer and towel dryer, mini bar, safe, flat-screen TV, Canal + and Canalsat, free access to WIFI, telephone, room service, coffee-tea-cakes in the room, with rooms all renewed, of which 10 deluxe rooms with a privileged view on the Saone River. ... more   less 
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