Hotel La Residence, Lyon, France, is a basic three star hotel. It had all the "amenities" required of the three star rating, but it seemed like they were just squeaking over the line of that rating. On the other hand, the price was in the approximately $110 dollar range, which made the hotel a good value in an excellent location.
Our corner room was large and comfortable, not noisy, but the decor screamed (orange, red and purple). I looked in other rooms and not all are decorated in quite this clashing a combination. But most seemed large, which is good. The beds were OK but not great. The bathroom was small and oddly shaped, making it hard for both to use at one time. The elevator was slower than molasses.
All those things said, let me add, the staff were great; friendly and helpful. The breakfast was reasonable in cost and good value for the money with good, standard breakfast buffet fare, more than a roll and coffee. The hotel is on a mostly pedestrian street a block from Place Bellecour, the central square of Lyon's older but not oldest part of the city. It is near (three blocks to) a number of the bouchon restaurants, for which Lyon is famous. It is also two blocks from the Saone and the crossing into "Old Lyon" where the Medieval and Roman cities were located. Both are worth a look and the museum of Roman Lyon (as well as the site with the theater complex) is a three star attraction with some fabulous mosaics. All are in walking distance provided you take the funicular train up to the top of the old city.
I would recommend this hotel provided the person was not looking for luxury or a spa experience. This is a basic, decent hotel for a good price but not a fancy place.
- 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