This is a traditional city centre hotel - old-fashioned but in a good way. It seemed well run and my room was comfortable and clean. All the furniture was good quality and everything worked fine - shower, wi-fi, kettle, safe etc. It was a nice place to come back to in the evening.
The location is excellent. It is two blocks south of Place Bellecour, which is a transport hub for the city's buses and metro and has an useful tourist information centre. Plenty of restaurants nearby - small ones in the side streets, larger ones near Bellecour (particularly in the Rue des Marrionniers just to the east of the Place) and around Place Carnot. Or you can easily walk over the bridge to the Old Town for a good choice of traditional bouchons. There is a small supermarket just around the corner in Rue St Helene.
If you're coming from the airport it's an easy journey by tram and metro. Buy a 'Rhone Pass' ticket online - get the tram to Vaulx-en-Velin then metro to Bellecour. The ticket inspector on the tram will give you a metro ticket. If you take the exit at Bellecour near the front of the train, you'll come out opposite Rue Victor Hugo - 3-4mins from the hotel.
Unlike previous reviewers, I rather liked the breakfast, and it is convenient to eat in the hotel. The usual buffet style, including some hot dishes (bacon and eggs). The criossants were a bit disappointing. It costs an extra 8 euros per day, so if you only want a coffee and pastry, you might as well go over the road to the Brioche Doree.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 3-star hotel is located in the heart of downtown Lyon, a 5 -minute walk from Old Lyon , 150 meters from the Place Bellecour and 10 minutes from Confluence . Our central location allows you to discover all the attractions of Lyon life , both in terms of shopping, cultural tours or even the many restaurants making Lyon the capital of gastronomy. Our modern rooms with contemporary decor are equipped with flat - screen television, mini bar, air conditioning , hospitality tray with tea and coffee making facilities . A friendly and personal welcome awaits you and we will be happy to advise you throughout your stay to make you enjoy the charms of our beautiful city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Residence Hotel
- La Residence Lyon