Driving into Lyon on our first visit - I was amazed how easily we found the hotel, the location is fantastic ...just 100m from the Rhone river and in a lovely quiet part of town. It really was the perfect location for exploring the city - literally a 10-12 minute stroll across to 'old' Lyon crossing both the Rhone and Saone rivers and their wonderful bridges. The section of the city between the Rhone and Saone is where most of the shopping and dining action happens - and you can be there in 5 minutes on foot. We used the wonderful 'Velo' stations to jump on a rental bike (1.50 euro per day - bargain !) and you simply return the bike at a 'velo' parking station of your convenience - they are dotted all around the town center ! Lyon is a superb city to enjoy on a bike ..... lots of cycle lanes and very safe ! The hotel itself was flawless - a wonderful warm welcome from the staff - nothing was too much trouble ...including helping us book train tickets, making restaurant reservations and charging an i-phone (as we forgot the adapter for the plug !) The privelege room was large, bright, modern and spacious - with a huge comfortable bed ! The free wi-fi was great , but it is annoying that you have to log-in with name and e-mail address every single time ! The valet parking service was super-convenient ( a little pricey at 18euro per day) - but you simply handover your keys on check-in , and then give 5 minutes notice when you need your car and it is presented to you at the front door .... but if like us, you want to explore Lyon - take my advice and jump on a 'velo' or use the fantastic public transport (buses\metro\trams). This hotel puts you right where you want to be on a first visit to Lyon ..... and I was blown away by what a beautiful, friendly and historic place it is - if you've never been .... I highly recommend a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 156 rooms. Located in the heart of the business area of Lyon, 5 minutes away from the Part Dieu TGV railway station, the Convention Centre and close to the Presquile and Old Lyon (listed as a world heritage area by UNESCO). The hotel features several spacious modular meeting rooms, Le Garage restaurant, and a bar. ... more less
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- Accor Grand Hotel Saxe Lafayette