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“Only acceptable because of the convenient location at the railway station”

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Hotel Athena Part Dieu
Ranked #175 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Bruges, Belgium
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69 reviews
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“Only acceptable because of the convenient location at the railway station”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

This seems to be like an upgraded two star hotel, at least the rooms are very small. The bathrooms have been upgraded and feel like a 3*. The location is very convenient, next to the Part Dieu railway station. This is a business hotel, so the prices are relatively high for the comfort offered. I would only recommend this hotel if you need to be close the station (late arrival / early departure), if not go elsewhere.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

I booked with booking.com after viewing it was rated good on TA. Overall a good service, the single room is really small but is okay if you stay just one night.
Breakfast is not included in the price (as stated), I appreciated it was already available at 6.00.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Dubai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Hotel Athena was the only accommodation that I could find on short notice for a three day stop in Lyon. Having lived in the city a few years ago, I knew it was there and knew it was right next to Part Dieu station.
The hotel was clean, the room very small and the staff were fantastic. Always had a joke to share and a smile on my way to the elevators.
My only gripe was that the pillows were a bit too thin, but I am sure had I asked, that I would have received more without any issues.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Devonshire, Bermuda
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Where to start? The only entrance is accessible to taxis and buses. Finding the parking lot access took 30 minutes. We parked for 30 minutes and were chafed over over night parking. In no particular order: thin towels, toilet running non-stop, flashing red sign outside window stating that rooms were available for €58 per night (not true) so had to keep drapes closed, honking horns of taxis under window so had to keep window closed, no A/C so room very hot. Shower appeared to be large dinner plate nozzle but didn't work that way when 60% of holes clogged. Just overall a bad experience and when I stated so to the desk clerk, he didn't want to know.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

I needed a short stay in Lyon for train connection. The hotel is excellent in that aspect being directly connected to the Gare Part Dieu. Other than that the hotel needs some care for cleanliness. The price was very affordable so it was a plus.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

As stated in the title, the hotel looked very old and the bed sheet looked super-dirty. However, it's close to Part-Dieu and it was cheap and the wifi worked miraculously well in my room, so I guess I shouldn't complain.
But honestly it's very unlikely for me to return to this hotel. The room was a little smelly and dirty. Would rather pay more for a cleaner bed.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Normally French hotels are overpriced for what you get. Not so with Hotel Athena. They were running a summer special for July for about 58€ or $75 a night. The hotel is basically connected to Part Dieu train station and let's out into the street where you can catch the tram. Very clean, air-conditioned, helpful and friendly staff, renovated bathroom, flat screen tv with cable...hard to beat that in France!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Additional Information about Hotel Athena Part Dieu

Property: Hotel Athena Part Dieu
Address: 45 boulevard Marius Vivier Merle, 69003, Lyon, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Part Dieu - Bir Hakeim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #175 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Athena Part Dieu 3*
Number of rooms: 122
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