My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in a junior suite.The suite had a living room,separate bedroom and 2 bathrooms.There was a coffee machine and a small fridge in the room?It was on the third floor and had a great view of bellecour Square.It is easy walking of most of the sights and many restaurants.We ate in the hotel restaurant on the first night ,which is used as a training college.It is good value and a high standard of food.We had breakfast here on the last morning and at 25 euros each it is not cheap but the quality and variety was very good.
The concierge recommended a restaurant to us on the second night based on our request for Lyonaise food.He said you will feel like you have walked into someone's home.It would not have been everyone's cup of tea,as it was casual and nothing fancy about it,but we had an excellent night and had a style of food like never before.
We had problems on our last morning due to a train strike and we had booked and paid to go to Nice.The hotel staff helped us find a car hire place and helped us with the GPS that only talked French and at least keyed in the address for us so we had visual assistance for the trip.
I would have given the hotel 5 stars ,but for what you pay it is a little worse for wear.Example,tiles lifting in bathroom and the exterior is in bad need of a paint.The shower also changed temp at will and was not a pleasant experience.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend paying more for a view over the square ,as it is enjoyable to have a drink and watch life go by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal is an iconic establishment offering 72 rooms and suites, nestled in the heart of the city between the Rhone and Saone rivers. An exclusive address for travellers who enjoy the French art de vivre, discrete elegance and naturally courteous service. Feel at home in our Cote Cuisine dining room or in our Cote Bellecour lounge, for a civilised meal or beverage overlooking the Place Bellecour. (The Hotel is a member of the MGallery collection). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Lyon
- Accor Lyon