This was the best value hotel we found for our recent stay in Lyon. Rooms were small but the rooms were clean.
Seems to be part of a budget chain in France though we paid £50 per night via a well known hotel booking website which was the cheapest we found and yet not what we would automatically call 'cheap'.
Excellent strength free Wi-FI.
Location was fairly central - the only 'issue' was that while it is situated on the south of Presqu'ile (central area) it could be quite confusing getting to the north of Presqu'ile due to the mass of motorways and train lines crossing the Presqu'ile forming an almost impenetrable Berlin Wall. The easiest way was to go through the Perrache train station which may not appeal to all, especially at night.
24, quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon
+33 4 78 37 16 64
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A smart modern hotel, in the Cite Internationale development by the river. It's a 10 minute bus or tram ride from the centre of the city.
If you book an executive room you get access to a fitness suite, jacuzzi, and Executive Lounge for breakfast, refreshments all day, evening free drinks (alcoholic) and free food from 6pm to 8.30pm
Hilton Lyon, 70 quai Charles de Gaulle, 0478 175050
Situated on a small square in front of the Celestins theatre, this is a ridiculously good-quality two-star hotel for the price (66 euros for a superior double which has rooms overlooking the quiet square and a really big bathroom). It’s been recently decorated and rooms have comfy beds, nice furniture, individual décor and period features like fireplaces and exposed stone walls. Breakfast is served when it suits you for 6 euros, the staff are friendly but unintrusive and it’s slap bang in the middle of the central Presque-ile district.
Hôtel du Théâtre, Place des Celestins, Lyon;
A decent non-chain, centrally located choice, with professional service, just off place Bellecour, ideally situated for shopping, restaurants and sightseeing.
The usual cost 145 Euros a night including breakfast (can be served in your room at no extra charge) and tax may be somewhat steep, however at weekends you can get 2 nights for the price of one with the nationwide bon weekend en villes promotion.
Hôtel Globe et Cecil, 21, Rue Gasparin
69 002 Lyon;
Tel : +33 (0)4-78-42-58-95
Fax : +33 (0)4-72-41-99-06
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