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“Traditionally comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Globe et Cecil

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Globe et Cecil
Ranked #42 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Brussels, Belgium
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109 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Traditionally comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

A typical old building right in the center of Lyon in the area of the city among the two rivers.
The framework is stylish, with warm colors for the interiors (red/orange shifted) and some design here and there. Some refresh would be ok for the stairways where paint peels off the walls (not ok for a 4 stars hotel). Rooms with very high ceilings and multiple large windows, all in style with the rest of the mainframe of the building. Sleep quality is ok since most of the windows are on the small street where the entrance of the hotel is, with little traffic. Bathroom spotless. Breakfast ok.
Staff, on average, kind. A big minus: no garage and no space to unload luggages (unless you are lucky a place is free in front of the hotel). Public parking nearby (Place Bellecour). Prices in the medium-high range for the category and the location.
Albeit an average experience, a good stylish solution in the center of Lyon.

Room Tip: high floor
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

My husband stayed here during a business trip. Once again, the entire stay was exceptional. He was impressed that each time dropping off and picking up the room key, the staff remembered him and greeted him by name. As a single this time, the room was smaller than the one we had together. However, it was still neat, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was again nice.

I can't wait to travel to Lyon with him again so we can stay here together. With its central location and vintage decor, it's a favorite!

Room Tip: If it's two of you, ask for a bigger room. If you sleep with the windows closed, any room is a g...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

A nice hotel with a good location if you want to spurge into luxury shopping. Big brands shopping is walking distance.
Old Town is about 10mins walk. It is especially enjoyable during the morning weekends where short walk across the river where you will find weekend markets near the bridge.
When we were there on 23/12/2012, there was a open market selling Christmas items, flowers, food etc.

Hotel room was neat & clean. Nice bathrooms too. Reception lady was really helpful & kind.
Parking is a walking distance but not a problem at all.


Reccomended!

Room Tip: If you need hot water for tea or coffee, the reception can arrange a flash of hot water for you.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leverkusen, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

Stayed 2 nights in this centrally located hotel recently on a business trip. The welcome at the reception was friendly and efficient enough. But that really was the only highlight in my opinion. The pokey lift was hardly large enough to hold me an my luggage (I admit I had two big suitcases). And my room at the end of a tiny corridor was truly awful. It was ridiculously small, poorly furnished, with a dreadful bathroom. The sliding bathroom door was almost impossible to open or close and the only place to hang my clothes was in a dreadful, cheap looking cupboard stuck in the bathroom. Simply awful. A meagre breakfast was served on ready made up, rationed trays with a tiny buffet on the side. Atmospheric it was not... And the price was simply outrageous. I won't be staying there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

Just got back from a weekend in Lyon, the hotel was very comfortable and the staff were so friendly. What I especially liked was that breakfast was between 6am - 10am so no need to get up at the crack of dawn! We were able to visit 3 chateau and sample the Beaujolas in each, well worth doing you do not need to book to go there and they welcome you and you can buy a good bottle of wine for 5e - 7e. Well recommend visiting the area at this time so you can experience the Beaujolas neauvue weekend

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

This was one of the high points to our 5 week France vacation. The hotel was centrally located, rooms exceptionally large and updated, with a friendly front desk !! We really enjoyed the corner room, good breeze and view. Bed was one of the most confortable of our trip. Will stay there again.

Room Tip: Get a higher floor, the evening breeze is great and you will be above the road noise
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alberta, Canada
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192 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

Just happened to checking TA reviews for the Globe and Cecil for a friend, and decided to write this note to agree 100% with Murry 08's review. Although we stayed at the Globe et Cecil April 2010, unfortunately, I omitted to write a review at that time! We were also booked in by a business associate, we had a lovely front corner room on a higher floor and found that everyone at the hotel was delightful. We enjoyed breakfast every morning. Madame who looked after the breakfast room was charming. The Globe et Cecil is in a great location for exploring the historic centre of Lyon. Lyon is a safe city for a woman to explore on her own, and safe enough to carry a purse. Speaking French, I thought Lyon and the hotel were lovely places to visit for a few days.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Globe et Cecil
Address: 21 rue Gasparin, 69002, Lyon, France
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Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Globe et Cecil 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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