I have stayed at the Lyon Gerland previously for work reasons but this time was for leisure with my family. We were made extremely welcome by the staff and looked after very well. We had two adjoining rooms which was great and the first night we arrived there was a Champions League (soccer) game being played locally between Real Madrid and Olympic Lyonnais and the lady at reception had 2 spare tickets which gave to my son and I - what an amazing surprise. Priceless!
The breakfasts are excellent value - kids ate free, and the selection was fantastic. The hotel is a few miles away from the center of Lyon but it was not a problem for us as we had a car. taxis and trains/buses are also available so it isn't a problem. The hotel is besid eone of teh two major rivers in Lyon and it is a nice walk into town along the river (if a little far for smaller kids)
Locally there is a great concert venue - Tony Garnier hall -about 100m from the hotel. Many major acts play there.
Very close to the hotel are some nice reasaurants but I'd recommend going into the old part of town for amazing food and choice. We visited the Tete d'Or Park where there is a free zoo! It's a lovely place to walk although it rained while we were there (well it was November!). We also walked up to the Notre Dame de Fouvrier cathedral at the top of the hill (you can't miss seeing it from all over the city) - it's a steep walk but theer is a cable car also if you are less inclined to climb up
All in all we had an amazing time in Lyon and I really recommend thsi hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Lyon Gerland is a 3 star hotel close to the city centre of Lyon and the major transport routes. With 600 sqm of conference space, the hotel is an ideal venue for meetings, conferences and conventions for anywhere between 2 and 250 people. Whether on business or leisure, you can take advantage of our swimming pool, fitness room and terrace area. Our contemporary and convivial Novotel Cafe restaurant offers an original and varied menu. Undercover pay parking is also available at the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Lyon Gerland Hotel Lyon
- Lyon Novotel