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“nice location, small room, even smaller facilities”
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Hotel des Artistes
Ranked #28 of 196 Hotels in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 April 2009

The hotel is indeed at a nice location near River with fanastic back side view (only when you get out of hotel and never from your room). As always in France, the rooms are very small. I was occupying a double bed room and was single person occupying the room. Still I kept on hitting my elbow and knee with furniture. The TV channels are only 5, all in french. On inquirng the receptionist said, english channels are not free, french channels are. The room heater was not working and it did not work for my stay of 8 days. Bath tub was too small. Lift can accomodate either you or your luggage. Choose this hotel, if you want a place for sleeping at night. Nothing more from here.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 November 2008

Staff, service and location was fine. Small room, but lovely light. Lumpy old bed, limited breakfast but not bad for France. Good value. Strange idosyncrasy here of taking your key when you leave as the room keys have tassels on them which declare your room and the hotel name. But this is fine as staff buzz you into the lobby after hours.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2008

We were only in Lyon for the last night of our stay in France and were glad we had booked at this hotel. It was so central to everything. We had dropped off our luggage at the hotel and took our rental car back to Avis at Part Dieu train station. We walked back from there. It was about a half hour walk. At the same time we got to explore the city.
The Hotel des Artistes is located on the Place Celestins just beside the theatre. It is a great neighbourhood with lots of upscale shops and plenty of restaurants close by. It is just across the river from the old town and in the evening you can see all the beautifully lit up buildings.
The hotel has a very small elevator, big enough for one person plus luggage or two people and no luggage. The rooms are not very big but clean, quiet, and comfortable enough. We booked via internet on the hotel site and got a good rate.
I just regret that we did not have more time to have explore this wonderful city. But when we do return, I would not hesitate to stay again at Hotel des Artistes.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2008

The Hotel is centrally located just on the opposite side of the river to the old city. It located in the heart of the shopping district.

The rooms are rather small but clean and quiet. We took the subway from the TGV station and would probably take a taxi next time.

We were fortunate to arrive on the opening day parade of their dance festival. It was very colourful and lively.

The city is very easy to walk in and the restaurants are plentiful.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank justravel
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Reviewed 21 September 2008

Hotel des Artistes in Lyon, close to Bellecour station is in a safe and relatively quiet city-centre spot. Close to the old town and the river, it's surrounded by nice shops and some lovely restaurants just a 5 minute stroll from the hotel. Rather than going for the hotel breakfast, nip round the corner, behind the theatre, to a little cafe/bakery that serves excellent coffee and croissants.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled on business
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1  Thank Budealty
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Reviewed 8 August 2008

Very good small hotel, well located, convenient to Old Lyon and market area. small but comfortable room.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 July 2008

The Hotel des Artistes is a good place to stay in Lyon. Centrally located, it is within walking distance of much of the city. Our room was small and a bit worn but clean, comfortable, and for Lyon prices, affordable. The breakfast buffet was ample and the staff helpful. Also, there is underground parking right in front of the hotel, which was very accessible. Be aware that driving in Lyon is a nightmare, so park your car and use public transportation for the duration of your stay -- its pricey but worth it.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel des Artistes

Address: 8 rue Gaspard Andre, 69002, Lyon, France
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Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Lyon
#35 Romantic Hotel in Lyon
#35 Business Hotel in Lyon
Price Range: £94 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Artistes 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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