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“Seesawing between fantastic and quite ordinary” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Le Patio des Terreaux

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Hotel Le Patio des Terreaux
Ranked #167 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Oxford
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Seesawing between fantastic and quite ordinary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

It's a bit funny how they seem to have gone half-and-half on the decor. Bathroom really nice, new reasonably large TV, good bed - but headboard not much more than a piece of chipboard and room looked more like furniture had been placed in it than actually furnished. Nice little courtyard garden, but no place to sit. And location smack in the centre but also in a slightly rough street (at least one Irish pub close by) so evenings and nights you are greeted by a closed, solid wooden double doored gate on arrival - but reception should be 24h, and we had no problem getting let in on arrival around 10.30pm. Staff is friendly and fluent English speaking. Not completely quiet, but for location in the centre of Lyon I wouldn't call it noisy either. No elevators, as far as I could tell, if that is important to you.
A few things to be aware of. The hotel does not have parking, and though public underground parking is available nearby, this is rather expensive (of the three of us, the car had the most expensive stay). There is only one large towel (and two small ones) in the room, but an extra can be requested, so you may want to do that on arrival if you get really wet when showering. Breakfast is a bit meager for the 8 pounds charged, although the baguette they serve is brilliant, but only served with butter and jam - if you are going to take breakfast at the hotel, I'd recommend bringing your own cheese, ham, or saucisson to do the baguette justice. If not travelling by car and taking breakfast at a nearby cafe, I'd recommend this place for visiting Lyon.

Room Tip: We got room 107, which is right by the door to the courtyard most of the 1st floor rooms are accesse...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lyngsoe
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

Although in a seedy street, the hotel is just behind the Hotel de Ville square so is a great location. Wlking distance to most of the city centre. Lots of restaurants close by.
The staff are charming and very helpful. Bedroom decor is dated and gloomy and furnished simply. The breakfast is simple but good quality. We enjoyed our stay and would choose this hotel again.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Qingdao
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2010

I stayed in this hotel when I go there for an unscheduled interview. The staff there are extremely friendly. She let me borrowed her shirt and high-heeled shoes!!! The rooms there are also very clean!! I strongly recommend this hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chengcheng004
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Toronto
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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2008

This hotel was in a decent location, close to Hotel de Ville. The night staff didn't speak english very well, but with our limited french and their limited english we were able to communicate. The staff was helpful to correct things when we arrived and the breakfast was decent. No real issues with this hotel, especially for the price!

We may not stay here again but only because we enjoyed Old Lyon so much that we would prefer to stay there if we travel back to Lyon.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2007

I stumbled on this place by accident. We had driven to Lyon and parked the car, and were looking for something central. This place, considering the price (about 60 Euros) was a gem if you happen to like charming places with character that also happen to be clean with modern modern amenities (broadband Internet). My advice: try to get a courtyard-facing room, although the street-facing rooms are probably not all that noisy.
Good points:
Charming building, very clean rooms and bathrooms, individual character, lovely patio, VERY helpful staff, modern amenities (broadband), centrally located just minutes from the Metro and seconds from the Place des Terreaux, museums, a laundromat, bars and cafes

At this price, any hotel is bound to have some drawbacks, so here they are:
1) no lift (but a very pleasant receptionist lugged my heavy bag upstairs without my even asking).
2) fluctuating hot water
3) the street could SEEM a little dodgy at night for single women. Late at night, I would suggest getting to the hotel by using the street from the CENTRE of the Place des Terreaux rather than the side. I personally didn't have any problems, but I'm aware that some single women might not like that side street at night.

  • Liked — Location, pleasant rooms with individual character, patio facing, very nice staff, broadband
  • Disliked — Hot water or lack thereof
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank widesargassosea
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Property: Hotel Le Patio des Terreaux
Address: 9 rue Sainte Catherine, 69001, Lyon, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Griffon - Royale
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Ranked #167 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Le Patio des Terreaux 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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