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“Great location but the hotel needs an update”
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B4 Lyon
Ranked #145 of 194 Hotels in Lyon
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great location but the hotel needs an update”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

The hotel is decent and ok for the price we paid 100 Euro for a Saturday night.
But the room felt outdated but clean. The blowdryer broke in our hands (one of these block on the wall with a tube).
The door of the room was so hard to open that they gave us another room and even this one was not easy to open. There was a 'trick' that they should have shown us to start.
They could do better as there is a base for a nice hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

The junior suite was clean and the staff was friendly however the room was dilapidated and rundown. The carpet and furniture very old and showing it. The aircinditioning did not work and we were told to open a window for a breeze. The building was tented for exterior maintenance. They had not informed us of it at the time of reservation and we were not offered a discount or even an opology. Thankfully it was centrally located so we spent little time in the hotel. I will not stay there again. Nor probably any other Boscolo.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greece
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

The location, is just ideal to be near place bellecour, near the nightlife and between the old town and the Part Dieu station (about 7-9 euros with taxi in normal days). It is quiet and the first building to the river so the view is nice. The service was very good and helpfull at the reception, the room was clean and spacious. The bathroom was renovated, the room not, but the whole hotel is under renovation. 4 to 5 tripadvisor stars for me.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

B4 is located at the heart of Bellecour in Lyon right by the river. The junior suite we were given at this classicaly styled hotel was extremely spacious and very comfortable. It was very quiet -thanks to double French windows that kept the traffic noise out. There was no concierge but the front desk staff was always extremely helpful. The only minor problems were that the room service is only open at certain hours and days -and sometimes closes even earlier- and unfortunately we couldn't enjoy the lovely river view beacuse of the current scaffolding around the building.

Room Tip: The corner junior suites are spacious with a great view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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bangkok
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Nothing stand out about this hotel.

I stayed in a very small room facing the internal building.
The room was quiet, neat and tidy but very small. I have a large suitcase and could not fit it in the cupboard.


The Breakfast is typical "French", Pastries, yoghurt, fruit and a selection of cold meats. Nothing Western so there is no bacon and eggs.


On the bright side it was cheep compared to others but maybe that's because of the size of the shoe box I got.

Room Tip: Avoid the ones facing the internal court yard.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Stayed here twice during December and January - very good location for hotel. It is a very old style hotel and definitely needs an upgrade but the room I stayed in was big and airy. I would definitely recommend comparing prices with other hotels.

Problems encountered - very limited room service menu, cold room, no wireless, bit noisy and limited breakfast.

I would stay here again though but only use it as a base for sleep and shower.

Room Tip: The deluxe double rooms are nice as well as 417, 418.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2012

The hotel is in a very central and good location, walking distance to shopping and restaurant. Other than that, it's incredibly basic and bland. The room was small and claustrophobic (bathroom was bigger than the bedroom) and you could hear people talking and walking in the hallways. There is wired internet but no wireless internet, which for 2012, is ridiculous.

The room key is traditional with an obnoxiously oversized key chain I had to leave at the front-desk every time I left, as it's impossible to keep in your pocket or a small purse. Had breakfast delivered to the room the following day and it was uninspiring and forgettable. Check-in and check-out was fine, I didn't interact much with the staff to comment on service.

Thankfully I used some frequent flier miles to book this, I wouldn't spend a cent on this hotel otherwise.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Property: B4 Lyon
Address: 11 rue Grolee, 69002, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Cordeliers - Jacobins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#49 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — B4 Lyon 4*
Number of rooms: 159
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