Based on previous experiences of the brand, and the facts that this hotel has only just reopened after a full refurbishment and that it has been upgraded from Mercure to M-Gallery, I had high expectations of the Carlton Lyon. Although I paid a very low promotional rate (Quais du Polar weekend deal), I received a room upgrade thanks to my gold Le Club Accor card. The room was twice the size of a standard "cozy" room, and was in pristine condition, possibly never occupied before. Many original features remain, but windows are now quadruple glazed and the room was fully soundproofed. The bed could not have been more comfortable, just like the Sofitel "My Bed" concept.
We had a Nespresso machine and the latest very thin LCD TV, and the bathroom fittings were all spotless, as you'd expect just after a refit. Quality Cinq Mondes Spa toiletries.
All staff were impeccably attentive and perfectly groomed and polite, although I did have to request the complimentary drink that I was entitled to as a gold card holder. The hotel bar is very stylish and well worth a visit before going out for dinner. No restaurant, but this is a boutique hotel in the centre of Lyon, so that really isn't a problem. I would not hesitate to recommend the Carlton Lyon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Be enchanted by the Carlton Lyon hotel, located on the peninsula. Despite being fully renovated in 2013, it has retained its authenticity and personality, blending contemporary comfort with sophistication. Relax in one of the 80 tastefully decorated rooms, in the wellness center or in the cozy atmosphere of the bar. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Bellecour metro stop and is the ideal base for exploring Lyon, with its opera house, museums, the St. Jean cathedral and more.StoryLocated between the Rhone and Saone rivers, the Carlton Lyon hotel was built in 1894 as a "petit palace" in Lyons. Punctuated by its forged iron balconies, dome and rotundas, its splendid Haussmann facade echoes the refinement of its historical decor.The hotel's "Signature" rooms also highlight artists who have stayed there. Travelers will appreciate immersing themselves in the splendid adornments of the many talents that have visited the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Lyon