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“Stylish charming hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Collection

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Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Collection
Ranked #3 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
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“Stylish charming hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We booked 2 rooms recently - one a suite and one a regular room. The regular room is teeny tiny, but very stylish with adequate sized bathroom with a window. The suite is quite nice - it comes with a walk in shower and not a tub. The location is quite perfect - steps away from major shops and Printemps. Service is very professional and warm.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Jerusalem, Israel
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised with the size of the room, decor, huge balcony. It was really comfortable, even perhaps luxurious. We are now in the Hotel Martinez in Cannes which is supposed to be OO La La @ euro 700 per night !! Frankly room 322 at the Carlton was much nicer, although of course it didn't have a view of the Mediterranean.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We decided to come to Lyon a day earlier, and after looking through and reading reviews on the Carlton, I booked a cozy twin room. I didn’t know what to expect, since we were in a small shoebox in Marseille. In my message to the hotel, I requested a quiet room away from the elevator. We were given rm 317 on the side that faces a somewhat busy area, however, they have these double windows that block out everything. Upon entrance, we were very happy and impressed with the décor and size!

The room was quite large for a “cozy” and the bathroom was huge! You could’ve fit two bathrooms of the last place we were at in there. Our only issue was that there wasn’t enough counter space and another hook would’ve been great. Unique large shower, and the window opened to a small balcony.

Great flat screen tv, great closet with a safe at midlevel and easy to access, and free WiFi, but I paid for the upgrade which was faster, only 8E for three days. We were able to change some of the tv shows to English, which was nice. The twin beds were incredibly soft, comfortable, and larger than the last ones we slept on and sleep came easy. The AC worked great and didn’t blow directly on me and managed to cool down the room quickly. At one point, I didn’t feel like leaving the room. I could’ve read my book and slept all day…maybe next time.

Breakfast was included and it was an assortment of pastries and breads, cereals, fruit and yogurt, meats and cheeses, pancakes and crepes, and four hot items with eggs cooked to order. The coffee was very good and everything was served with an incredible smile and warmth from the workers. We came down toward the end, 10 am, and the crowd was just finishing up. Our last morning we came down at 7 and there was only one other table.

The Carlton is affordable luxury and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Lyon. The staff is courteous, very friendly and always available for any questions. I was given a brief history of the cool elevator and its transformation. We didn’t go to the bar, so I couldn’t comment. There is also a spa available but we didn’t use it either, but perhaps next time. I would love to come back to Lyon. It’s a great city and there’s still more I didn’t get to see. But one thing is certain, I will be staying at the Carlton.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Had 2 nights here. The hotel is very well situated on the Presqu'Isle of Lyon. We were spending most of our time in Accor hotels - so after the Mercures that are also in the group, this one is in a different class. The rooms were very nicely done, the bathroom was excellent (though just a shower, rather than a bath) and both the bedroom and bathroom overlooked the square. Service was good and breakfast was the best of our entire trip. The fit-out of the hotel is excellent as well. I would definitely stay here again. Only downside was that parking is Euro25 a day (even for part of a day,m I think) so our parking bill was Euro50, having arrived Mon evening and left Wed morning.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montpellier, France
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We can highly recommend this hotel. We spent 2 days in Lyon and one night at this hotel. We are a family of 4 and booked 2 rooms and they were both excellent.
The welcome at the hotel was warm and friendly, wonderful service throughout our stay, and lots of attention to detail.
Excellent location and being very central, we parked the car and walked everywhere.
Everyone who works at the hotel is so friendly and courteous, and nothing is too much trouble.
Rooms are very quiet and extremely clean, as are the bathrooms. We were all very happy with our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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191 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Just renovated hotel right in the middle of everything. This is a typical boutique hotel that provides great service, attention to detail and a staff that is willing to provide you with any necessary assistance. The lift is a little jewel with a small bench that will be needed after your long walks. The rooms are all new, clean, smart and tiddy. The bathrooms are a good size with a great rain shower. Towels, robes and amenities all excellent as well as the bed and pillows. The rooms are QUIET which is what we mainly look for when travelling.The wi-fi is free, easy to load and works well. We were extremely happy with our stay. The only minor issue we had was the iron they provided. For this caliber they should spend a couple of more euros on a decent one.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Collection
Address: 4 rue Jussieu, 69002, Lyon, France
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Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lyon
#1 Family Hotel in Lyon
#1 Spa Hotel in Lyon
#2 Business Hotel in Lyon
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
#4 Green Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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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