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“Much better places to be found in Lyon” 3 of 5 bubbles
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La Tour Rose
Ranked #170 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
UK
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Much better places to be found in Lyon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2010

This hotel is in the histroic rue du Boeuf (where the superb Cours de Loges is situated), so it has a great location. La Tour Rose is a bit like a poor man's Cours de Loges (and to be honest we picked it because it was cheaper. I don't think it was value-for-money though - should have stayed again at the Cours de Loges!).

It seemed rather dusty and not well kept. The people on the desk were friendly but there seemed to be hardly anyone staying there. At all costs avoid breakfast. 18 euros per person is a rip off for what you get: the room where the 'buffet' was laid out had no-one else in it but two couples had eaten breakfast because all their detritus was on the tables. No-one was there to clear up. We had been told coffee was on the table - it was, in a half full flask on one of the abandoned tables. There was some cereal in plastic containers and one clean bowl. Some plain yoghurt and a couple of bits of overripe fruit. There were six slices of plastic ham and curled up cheese that you might buy for a kid's hamburger. A few rolls and a couple of tired croissants. A little bit of processed orange juice sitting warmly in its jug. BE CAREFUL - the first thing they ask when you arrive is if you want breakfast and you are marked down for it.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank headfortheborder
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2007

As the previous poster said there definitely are some problems. The hotel is in a fantastic location and the restoration is imaginatively done. The silk draperies in the rooms are great and the bar is very hip. However in its present condition it s price should be well below 200 euros per room not over 300. We had a (dark) standard room where the walls of the loo were caving in, there was no cold water in the tub, the bedside tables were scruffy, the handle came off the door.....a notice in the room informed us there would be no internet access until May! At check out it took us half an hour to get the car out of the garage (25 euros per car per night) because the poor concierge hadn't been told where it was......The staff were very nice and helpful but at these prices I expect a bit more.

  • Liked — The silk draperies, the bar, the location.
  • Disliked — Over priced, in need of repair.
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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7 Thank carrom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2006

This was a great hotel and the echoes are still there in the architecture and the silk draped rooms but the hotel is under new ownership and there are some problems as the new team attempt to get back to the old standards.
We had problems with our breakfast, which arrived each day with something missing, and the rooms are tired and in need of some repair work and the elevator broke down but was quickly fixed.
We only eat in the ground floor brassiere and had no problems with the food.
On the positive side the new owner Jacques Champion, his partner and all his people were outstandingly friendly and helpful.
My advice would be that if you don't mind a few rough edges in your hotel experience, this is still a special place but not quite to the standards of earlier times.

  • Liked — The owner
  • Disliked — Change of ownership effecting service levels.
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank amourduvin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2005

This is one of the most unique hotels I've ever had the pleasure to visit. The rooms are exquisitely beautiful, the fabrics and textures and colors. The entire hotel is like a work of art. My highest compliments to the owners and staff. The cuisine is the stuff of legend - served in beautiful surroundings. The hotel's location in the mainly pedestrian area of old Lyon is wonderful for strolling and window shopping and lingering at cafes for drinks and meals. I wish I could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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13 Thank DeidreJ2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2003

La tour rose, in the middle of old Lyon is thoroughly recommendable. The rooms are individually different, location could not be better and the hospitality and friendly service is first class.A place to stay at in Lyon if you like the easy life with everything you need within walking distance

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18 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2002

La tour rose had really modern and funky rooms.Every afternoon when we would arrive back to the room some fabulous dessert creation was waiting for us.The restaurant in the hotel was amazing.Ill never forget I had a truffle the size of a golf ball in a puff pastery with a perigord sauce I actually got high from the overdose of truffle...it was amazing.I would stay at La Tour Rose next time I go to Lyon and it is so perfectly located!

  • Stayed July 2001
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
13 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Additional Information about La Tour Rose

Property: La Tour Rose
Address: 22 rue du Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — La Tour Rose 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Ideal location in the middle of Vieux Lyon (Old Town), La Tour Rose is situated in the area listed as the world heritage of humanity by UNESCO. A 4-star hotel combines luxury, tradition and modernity with rooms individually decorated by the Silk manufacturers of Lyon which combine romance and magic. Les Terrasses de la Tour is a true heaven of peace in the heart of Lyon. Atypical dining rooms with incomparable charm Quality services to meet all your needs ... more   less 
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