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Les Hautes Bruyeres
Ranked #4 of 6 Ecully B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We opted to stay at Les Hautes Bruyeres after a long trip around France the night before we were to fly out of Lyon. The premises are about 45 minutes from the airport. The property is a walled estate and the building is an old house that has been lovingly restored and impeccably decorated. There are three rooms available. Ours was just off the pool, was very beautiful and was more like a small apartment. The owners were tremendously friendly and welcoming. Since it was a Sunday night and virtually nothing was open in Ecully, they offered us a full dinner, complete with wine which turned out to be quite excellent and very inexpensive.

The property is adjacent to a large public park area and the estate which is now the Paul Bocuse institute. It was closed for the summer when we visited but for most of the year, its restaurant would be available to walk to.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Exactly one year ago I stayed with other family members in this fine small excellent hotel.
Last weekend I again went there for 2 nights and it was even better.
I can advise anyone to go there and stay in this unique hide away in the woods close to the centre of Lyon in France.
You wont regret it,
kind regards,
Lucas Asjes.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We booked this B&B after the owner told us it was very suitable for us and our young children (2 and 3) When we arrived it was just sooo quiet and not a place for little children at all. the other, -mostly old and grey- guests gave us 'the look' Which was very understandable because it was a very quiet B&B. We decided not to bother the other guests, and ourselves, and left after one night. The owner was not very nice...She let us pay for the full 3 nights stay ( 580 euro!)
So if you have children and want to go there: DONT!

A young family from Amsterdam.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Karine L, Propriétaire at Les Hautes Bruyeres, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013
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Je suis vraiment désolée, mais nous accueillons depuis bientôt 6 ans des familles dans la Suite que vous aviez réservée.
Jusqu'à ce jour, ni les enfants ni les parents se sont plaints de la qualité de leur séjour.
Il est dommage que vous soyez tombés dans une période de mauvais temps, N'ayant pas pu profiter du jardin ni de la piscine.
Comme vous me l'avez indiqué vous souhaitiez modifier votre séjour en france et partir en direction de Paris.
Concernant le règlement total de votre séjour initial, Il est prévu dans les conditions générales d'annulations que vous sembliez connaître lors de votre annulation.
Je suis sincèrement triste de votre mécontentement.
Bien à vous
Karine

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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We had a stop- over in this beautiful place on our way to the south of France. Driving through the gateway after a 8 hour trip felt like entering a quiet haven. Much better than a city hotel! Beautiful house and gardens, very kind reception by two very kind ladies and dogs and funny chickens.
We drove 30 minutes to Lyon city during peak hour, had a good meal and came back at night to a quiet place for a good sleep.
Recommended!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

I planned to arrive in Lyon from Paris, to attend an opera in Lyon Opera House, and I chose this hotel due to its supposedly quiet location and relative proximity to the city center. While the former exceeded all expectations, the latter was not exactly the case.

I stayed in Les Hautes Bruyères at the end of April 2012, and overall was very pleased with it, although I found the place a bit expensive for what it provides. Next time in Lyon, I would stay in a hotel more close to the center. Yet again, the gardens of the place are so marvelous that one can image Louise Labé , a renaissance poetess from Lyon, could have a villa there where she would write her amorous poetry, inspired by the birds singing and luxurious tree leaves whispering. I offer here my prose regarding this wonderful place. My observations will start with good things about it:

Marvels:

1) The room La Pigeonnière was quite beautiful, styled in a country theme but very tastefully. The room was filled with pleasant decorative accessories like an old suitcase and a bird cage. The furniture was also very stylish, although not incredibly practical – there was no proper desk to put a computer and simply to write.
2) The bed was truly excellent, very comfortable, with a down blanket. It had a little canopy, which was a nice touch.
3) The heating in the room from the radiators was also excellent, and especially marvelous it was in the bathroom, where due to that warmth one can relax very well. I truly appreciated this very valuable touch of comfort.
4) The shower was great, and the toiletries were of the highest quality. I liked the bath robe, too.
5) The garden was absolutely splendid, the birds were singing, and there were some cute chicken of an interesting breed walking as pets. The hotel is located in a very exclusive neighborhood of private villas and castles, covered with lush greenery and flowers. It has a private gate with a code which lets your car in, the parking lot is private inside the garden but far enough not to hear much car noise in the house itself.
6) There was excellent WiFi connection in the room, both my Android phone and computer worked very well with it.
7) The personnel was friendly, they helped me with my bag. I also like the late check-out time (noon).

Disappointments:

1) My only serious disappointment was with the ventilation in bathroom which was always working and could not be turned off at all. The noise was very annoying; even with the door shut the humming was heard in the room. The whole idea of staying in a place away from the city and in its own garden was to get quiet atmosphere in the room, but due to that noise it was not really totally quiet.
2) The hotel turned out to be further away from Lyon center by time than I originally thought – it took 45 min in rush hour; but only 15 min at night when roads were empty. Normally, although the distance is only 10 km to the center, it would still take considerable time because the roads are scarce and the traffic is quite heavy, which made this hotel not as ideal to see Lyon as I imagined.
3) The room was not soundproof and noise from inside the building can be heard – staff and guests coming, going, talking. The hotel is really a big manor with rooms, so you hear a lot of the others. I was alone, so it did not bother me much, but for a romantic couple the noise from other people could be distracting.
4) Breakfast was too expensive, in my opinion, considering the room cost. It was a nice gesture of the hostess to offer me a cup of coffee in the morning for free.
5) There was no little fridge/minibar in the room. I would think for that rate and being a country side hotel it would really be very valuable to have the minibar. There was also no coffee maker, while it would be nice to have a cup of tea in the evening in your room.
6) There is no elevator, although in a manor like this one would not expect it.

Overall the hotel is a marvelous place, but unfortunately it is too far from the city center. I fell in love with Lyon after Paris, however – the weather is infinitely better, no grey rain anymore, much warmer, with streets in Le Vieux Lyon filled with people having their lunch outside in numerous cafes and restaurants.

The whole medieval quarter St-Jean is exceedingly wonderful, I was elated to discover such an original place. Le Presqu'îlewas also an amazingly elegant district to see. Perhaps one would need more than one day stay in Les Hautes Bruyères to see Lyon center in all its glorious details.

All in all, I recommend the hotel as a comfortable and hospitable auberge, and Lyon as a city as an extremely safe and welcoming place, too. Everything practical ran perfect – the TGV from Paris, the car rental, the underground parking in Vieux Lyon, the funiculaire, and of course…the AMAZING boulangeries where absolutely excellent cakes could be tasted. Add to these its rich history ascending to Roman times, great museums, and it makes Lugdunum,a.k.a Lyon in modern language, a place to return for continuous exploration.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Les Hautes Bruyères. The owner also upgraded our room to a suite (namely, a 2-level room), as these were available.
An excellent alternative to downtown Lyon stays, not cheaper, but clearly more pleasant.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

This is a secret which I rather not tell you as it is so beautifull, quiet, "rustique" but at the same time completely renovated where everything works and still you believe you are out of this world. Very special is the personal attention, advice of the very kind hostess/owner. The rooms are each one different and well equiped, the pool is just great and breakfast outside as well drinks in the evening in this wooded enclave make you feel extraterrestial. Excellent price/quality/joie de vivre combination. D'ont tell anyone else, Lucas.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Les Hautes Bruyeres

Address: 5 Chemin des Hautes Bruyeres, 69130 Ecully, Lyon, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Ecully
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Ecully
Price Range: $144 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Les Hautes Bruyeres 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"A deux pas du centre de LYON, cette demeure du XIXe est idéalement située dans un écrin de verdure.une piscine chauffée est à votre disposition.Le calme, l'authenticité, et l'élégance peuvent qualifier ce lieux plein d'histoire. Chacune des chambres et suites sonttournées vers le Jardin, et possèdent son propre univers. Toutes disposent du cable, d'écrans plats, et de connexionwifi gratuite.Un grand parking privée gratuit est à votre disposition.Cet établissement de charme est situé 8km du golf de la Tour de Salvagny. ... more   less 
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