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Hotel des Celestins
Ranked #14 of 194 Hotels in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 3, 2013

You cannot be better situated to enjoy Lyon than here - even during snowy weather! Rooms are not large but spotlessly looked after, my extra sheet was ready and waiting on the bed. Rooms facing the theatre are okay although the ones without a view are more modern. Decent sized bath and charming breakfast room with very good selection of things for 9.40 €. Five minutes walk to two streets of fine restaurants, very near to metro, in a high class shopping area. One stop from Vieux Lyon and 20 mins from main station where fast tram takes you to the airport. The ladies who greet you are very helpful with recommendations for eating.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Peter C
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hotelcelestins, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

Thank you very much for your comment.
We are delighted that you loved your stay at Hotel Celestins. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
Kind regards,
Oriana

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed here for four nights during the Fetes des Lumieres because we thought it would be a great central location.....we found out it was a little too central. One of the major light displays was across the street at the Theatre des Celestins; the crowds watching this display would fill the street in front of the hotel making it nearly impossible to leave or enter the hotel during the evening. Other than that inconvenience, the hotel was fine. The staff was extremely accomodating and very pleasant....about the best we've ever seen. Our room (a superior double facing the street) was comfortable but missing the charm we expected of an old building and a highly rated hotel. Despite the antique furnishings and lovely linens, the room had the feel of a college dormitory - with acoustic ceiling tiles and flat doors with utilitarian handles. Even so, because of its central location and great staff, we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelcelestins, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you. Best regards

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Physically this is a 3 star hotel; however, it has a 5 star staff. Don't be alarmed by the entryway and small elevator. Once off the elevator, the reception staff will place you at ease. They are great for area info and restaurant referrals. They will make you feel like friends being welcomed home. Location perfect. Nice, safe neighborhood, walking distance to everything. Continental breakfast better than most. We would certainly return.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelcelestins, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Thanks a lot for your wonderful review. We are delighted you liked your stay in Hotel Celestins. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Warm regards

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Found this hotel by reading Rick Steves guide. Its location is perfect. We came by train into Part-Deux Station, which is a bit of a hike to the hotel. (I recommend taking the Metro next time, especially since we got tangled with 3 separate protest marches on a Saturday afternoon, with flocks of police cars racing around the main streets doing nothing more than making traffic even more bottlenecked.)

The rooms are older, small, comfortable, and clean. We were graced with a fascinating post-impressionist painting of a woman who we decided seemed to be detaching her own arm (hee!). Perhaps you'll be lucky enough to see it too. The security is very good - every guest is buzzed in - and the neighborhood is full of upscale dress shops and people who are trying valiantly to defy the parking laws of physics.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelcelestins, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you during your next stay in Lyon. Warm regards

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stay in the little Prince on the top floor, the room was large with a settee which was useful when our son and girlfriend visited us before going our in the evening. The lighting was excellent with bright or atmospheric options. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Corinne O
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hotelcelestins, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Thanks a lot for your review. It will be a pleasure to welcome you during your next stay in Lyon. Kind regards

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

The Location is excellent. Nearby there is an expensive public underground garage. The hotel is in an old apartments building and the reception is on the 1st floor. The room was renovated very small but clean and comfortable.The same for the bathroom. Not noisy. 75eu without breakfast.
We will always stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelcelestins, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Thanks for your kind comment. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Best regards

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We spent 3 nights at La Celestine, the hotel is central, safe and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and accomodating and ready to help you have a nice visit to Lyon. My only complaint about the location is that it is surrounded by luxury stores and expensive restaurants, so if you are looking for something with a bit less bling it might not be the place for you.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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hotelcelestins, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

We are delighted you liked your stay in Hotel Celestins. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Warm regards

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Additional Information about Hotel des Celestins

Address: 4 rue des Archers, 69002, Lyon, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Lyon
#10 Romantic Hotel in Lyon
#17 Business Hotel in Lyon
Price Range: $113 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Celestins 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of the city,between Place Bellecour & Place des JacobinsYou will be within walking distance ofThe old town & the nicest shops.The Célestins CarPark & Bellecour underground station: 50 yards away. Access by elevator 25.6 p X 45.3 p.Air-conditionned & Non Smoking Hotel, free wifi.Charming Boutique Hotel ... more   less 
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