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Hotel de France Gare de Lyon Bastille
Ranked #1,498 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The welcome by Cyrille on arrival was the perfect sign that our stay was going to be great! and great it was. He gave us a large room facing the road but surprisingly the noise element was not there. We had three windows and a spacious room, really very clean and neat. I think the hotel prides itself in high standard of cleanliness. The bathroom was also very clean.

It is well located one has to just roll one's suitcases out of the front of the Gare de Lyon and the road to the hotel is right in front. Not difficult to find it is on the right side. It is indeed very central the metro is at the station (the exit is rue Diderot). Very good restaurants around and what was wonderful was that there was a warm charming Patisserie across the road where we ate the most delicious almond croissants with coffee. The area around has wonderful art galleries and shops. A good area to be in!

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel! could not have been more comfortable, the bed, the pillow it was a good stay!

Room Tip: Recommend room 202 with three large windows!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Location: Great if you want to visit the sex shops nearby.
We stayed for one night and were put in a fourth floor room with a window onto a shaft between buildings. How ironic that the fire evacuation instructions said to hang out of the window and shout for help. Even more ironic that the fire alarm sounded and the staff didn't have a clue what to do. There was no evacuation or assistance from the staff. They just stood around looking at the fire panel whilst the guest milled around. It's fortunate that it wasn't a real fire because it would be impossible to escape from the fourth floor - it's almost like an attic.

Our room was tiny, the window was cracked all the way down and had been smeared with sealant to weatherproof the crack. There was no handle on the window as it had been removed.
The bathroom...I make no exaggeration when I say you could sit on the toilet and touch all four walls, and it had a toilet, bath and sink in there! It's obvious that they've shoehorned in as many rooms as possible to maximise income.

Room Tip: Don't bother
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Maxime D
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

I stayed at the hotel for 10 nights.
Strategically located between Bastille Square and Gare de Lyon train station.
I had a vacation deal from Orbitz and expected a better room. The room was small with a tiny bathroom with window to a light shaft which had to be kept open for some kind of ventilation.
The staff is gentle but without much ability to change things.
I got room 106. Be aware that the left side of the bed has broken springs that bring agonizing back pains. The staff was not able to change mattress. Disappointing!
As most of time I was out and came back only to sleep I could manage, somehow, to sleep like a log.
The hotel is clean, the tap water is good, and hope that the staff can become more effective.
Reasonable hotel for the less pampered.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We stayed here for two nights and found the staff to be incredible! We had a very large room (especially by European standards!) and a great view of the street below. The location is walking distance of Gare de Lyon train station and many, many great restaurants, The metro is also very close by. We will stay here again!

Room Tip: we asked for a large room on an upper floor - it was actually a quad room but we pushed two twin bed...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Good place to stay since its very near to metro station going to some part of paris. Close to grocery store and fruit stand vendor. Easy to find and friendly staff. Breakfast is not much good but better than nothing to start with your day. Expensive but worth the place location. Looking forward to be staying here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

For the last couple of years we have used this hotel in Paris.Ideal for a quick stop. Close to Gare De Lyon which gets you to anywhere in Paris very quickly.The Air France bus stops at the station and you can walk with your luggage to the hotel.

The staff friendly and fluent in english. They have storage facilities for luggage .The hotel is clean and the breakfast good.

Not expensive, dont expect luxury. I have read the negative reviews and dont agree

A new Crepery restaurant has opened, close to the hotel. Very good meal and quick service.

The web site is www.hoteldefrance-paris.com
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We booked from South Africa and had no problems.

Room Tip: Top floor has no lift service.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank gillwood
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Address: 12 rue de Lyon, 75012 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bercy / Nation , Reuilly
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,498 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
Price Range: £65 - £219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de France Gare de Lyon Bastille 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel de France Gare de Lyon Bastille is located between the « Gare de Lyon » train station and «Place de la Bastille». You will have access to the West side of Paris, les Champs Elysees and la Defense, as well as the East side toward Disneyland or the Bercy Arena POPB. You will also have access to all public transport located at « Gare de Lyon » station which will allow you to travel quickly to all the major tourist attractions of Paris. The Hotel de France Gare de Lyon Bastille is located 300 metres from « Gare de Lyon » train station and 500 metres from the Seine river. The Hotel de France Gare de Lyon Bastille is a non-smoking hotel. Renovated in 2016, the hotel is great value for money and open 24h per day. Ideally located for business trips as well as leisure trips, the Hotel de France Gare de Lyon Bastille will allow you to enjoy an animated quarter during the day and festive at night with a large number of coffee shops and restaurants along streets such as « rue de Lappe » and the « Aligre quarters » all less than 10 minutes walk away. Nearby, you will find the Bercy and the Opera Bastille as well as shopping districts, «Jardin des Plantes» and «Place des Vosges». The hotel's location allows you easy access to all of Paris's historical and cultural sites. Direct access to mains shopping areas . You will enjoy the comfort of a hotel. The rooms are accessible by lift and all the rooms, from single to the family room for 4 people, have individual air conditioning. All the rooms are non-smoking, soundproofed and with the comfort of showers, Flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Family room with kitchenette. The "Comfort Rooms" offers additional welcome tray with coffee and tea. ... more   less 
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