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“Great Lyon Experience”
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Cour des Loges
Ranked #8 of 195 Hotels in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“Great Lyon Experience”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

A friend recommended staying in the ancient part of Lyon. The only hotel I thought would be a fun experience, based on the internet, was the Cour des Loges. My husband and I loved it ! It's not your typical 5 star hotel, but we weren't looking for typical, we were looking for an extra-ordinary experience and Cour des Loges fits the bill. We stayed in a smaller room on the street side, once night fell, the streets emptied and it was pretty quiet (except for a loud motorcycle). Our room had a small shower in the corner and a large tub in the room - but we considered it as part of the ambience of the ancient building being modified to accommodate it's guests. It was fun ! The staff was unbelievable. We had one day to explore Lyon - and Gerard gave us a perfect one day guide along with dinner ideas, etc... (We were there on a Sunday and left Monday, so the restaurants were closed in the hotel). Gerard and the staff could not be kinder or more accommodating. Our overall experience was excellent - when we return to Lyon, Cour des Loges is where we will stay. I have already recommended it to our friends. The only issue we had was the WiFi was slow. A must see is Notre Dame of Lyon, it's gorgeous ! Enjoy !

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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tischker, Propriétaire at Cour des Loges, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Thank you very much for your review.
The whole team of Cour des Loges appreciate it and Gerard is waiting for giving you another "perfect day" to explore Lyon.
The next time you come to Cour Des Loges, ask for another room thus you could live a totally new experience as each of our rooms has its own spirit and design.
We can't wait to see you again soon.
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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

I love France but ive never been to lyon so I was worried I might have picked the wrong hotel. I was not left unhappy so I can say I might the right choice, good service and friendly too. Anyone looking for a nicd stay in Lyon is at the right adress here.

  • Stayed April 2013
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tischker, Propriétaire at Cour des Loges, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
We want to thank for your nice review and we are pleased that your first stay in Lyon was nice.
We hope that you will reproduce the experience very soon.
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Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Amazing place and service!
Right in the city center, incredible location and even better facilities.
Great for a romantic escape or family holidays.
Very very good
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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tischker, Propriétaire at Cour des Loges, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
The whole team of Cour des Loges thanks you for your "fantastic" review.
As you had a great time, we hope that you would want to come back to our hotel to discover our fabulous Sunday brunch or to have a great romantic diner at our gastronomic restaurant "Les Loges".
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

What a perfect marriage of an ancient building with modern playfulness. Our room was an adorable duplex. It was lavish in dark reds and stone and very romantic. Their is a bright sunny roof garden and a wonderful sunny (but covered) courtyard for breakfast. The location is perfect for exploring old Lyons. Best part - the wonderful bartender and cozy bar.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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tischker, Propriétaire at Cour des Loges, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Thank you for your review.
We are glad you had a sunny and charming time with us and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

I have much that is good to report about this hotel and much also that is both sad and bad. To begin positively, I have seldom met such helpful and pleasant front of house staff. Led by M. Ravet, the incomparable Chief Concierge, all personnel who met with clients were warm, polite and efficient. They are well trained and live up to the hotel's 5* status. The problems stem first from the historic building itself and the difficulty of maintenance and second from arguably poor supervision in the kitchen.
Building and maintenance: our room in the cheapest (but not cheap) category was way too small for a 5*: there was a large bath, but no shower. There was at least 0.5 inches of loose play when the door was closed: breaking in would have been easy. No facilities for tea making were provided. However, bed linen and towels were top class and the wifi was fast and reliable. The spa area was poor. No staff except when a massage was booked, the gel and shampoo containers in both showers empty, a tiny pool with a broken wave machine and a sauna which was switched off when I wanted to use it. On my second visit, the water cooler was also empty.
Breakfast was the only meal we took in the hotel. It was a buffet breakfast and the ingredients were first class - all bases covered. However, there were no warm plates so hot food cooled rapidly. We had to send back coffee to the kitchen to be reheated. The bacon was a disaster because it was not kept properly and was dried out. The reconstituted scrambled eggs were dreadful, tasteless and runny. There is no coffee shop equivalent, but fortunately the hotel is surrounded by restaurants. I just wonder why they don't compete.
A minor irritation is the car parking. Your car is taken away for / from you when you arrive and you have no further access to it without a clumsy 15 minutes ordering process to have it driven back to you. At 35 euros per night, this is not good enough.
In summary, this will have been a wonderful hotel some 20 to 30 years ago. It still has a lot to offer the uncritical traveller. In terms of what is expected from 5* today, it no longer fills the bill. My fear and sadness are that it is in decline : I wish the wonderful staff well.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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tischker, Propriétaire at Cour des Loges, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
First of all we are really sorry that you expected a different experience than the one you had and there are many reasons for that that I m gonna try to explain.
Indeed the building is really old and that is probably the most charming side of the hotel. But as you said "old" comes with "imperfection" and nowadays, we are looking for perfection. From that perspective, Cour Des Loges suits people who seek more a time travel to revisit the charm of the renaissance than a flawless stay in a classic palace. It is absolutely true that some of our rooms are smaller than in some other 5* hotels because we chose to keep the volumes as they were from the very beginning. Consequently, we put emphasis on the decoration but offering notwithstanding, all the comfort you expect to find in a 5* stars hotel as all the bathrooms of the 61 rooms were renovated with modern facilities.
We are glad that you appreciated the service, it is really important for the team of Cour Des Loges to always offer our clients the best service she can. And for that reason you should know that you can call the room service whenever you want and ask for coffee or tea or even food.
We don't understand your feeling about our breakfast. We mostly get good appreciations about it, and we'll ask our Chef to be very thoughtful.
We are so aware of the fact that the hotel itself and his location can be inconvenient as it's a listed historical monument erect in a pedestrian area but that is a price to pay to have the chance to live a very unique experience.
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

An enjoyable experience and some enchanting architecture. The staff were very helpful and the restaurant was excellent. The hotel is located in the pedestrian zone, which takes some finding and he sat nav abandons you in a road that runs parallel to the hotel, so you will need the map! For a five star hotel there were signs of wear and the air con did not work, neither of which I would expect from a five star hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank DarrenE2
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tischker, Propriétaire at Cour des Loges, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
We thank you for your review.
Indeed, the little streets of the old town are tricky that's why you should not hesitate to call the hotel as the concierge will of course guide you.
Make sure that we will do our best for this air conditioning issue never happens again.
The whole team of Cour Des Loges looks forward to seeing you again.
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Skillman, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Unique architecture. Four 16th century buildings were united to make this charming elegant hotel in Vieux Lyon. The large central courtyard houses a wonderful Michelin restaurant. There are separate elevators going to rooms in different buildings. We stayed in room 39. It was all by itself with no room nearby. Staff was the most helpful I have had a hotel in a long time. They gave us great detailed advise on sites, especially the traboules. Location is excellent in the heart of the old city.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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tischker, Propriétaire at Cour des Loges, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
We want to thank you very much for you review that pleased the whole team.
We are glad you liked your stay so much and we look forward to seeing you in Cour Des Loges very soon where you should try the Sunday brunch because it is really worth it.
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Property: Cour des Loges
Address: 6 rue du Beouf, 69005, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Lyon
#5 Family Hotel in Lyon
#5 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
#6 Romantic Hotel in Lyon
#11 Business Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Cour des Loges 5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Vieux-Lyon, Cour des Loges resembles a castle in the city whose decor takes you back to the Italian Renaissance. Perfect blend of historic charm and modern comfort, Cour des Loges 5 -star hotel promises luxury bespoke luxury getaways in the capital of Gaul: 1 Michelin star restaurant Les Loges, chic bistro Cafe Epicerie, bar and cigar room, Epicurean cooking atelier La Petite Loge, Pure Altitude Spa, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, hanging gardens, and valet for all your desires, 3 "Clefs d'Or" concierges. Treat yourself to an exceptional stay fully tailored to your wishes. ... more   less 
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