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Best Western Saphir Lyon
Ranked #77 of 196 Hotels in Lyon
Reviewed 12 August 2008

don't listen to the bad reviews from people who complain too much. a friendly hotel, in a great location right near the metro. everyone speaks english and are very helpful. lovely clean rooms, HUGE pillows and very quiet rooms. great hotel! beautiful city! highly recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2007

Spent three nights here for rugby world cup. While I know the hotel was three stars, but it still exceeded my expectations. The room was clean and well looked after, with good aircon/ heating. Excellent buffet breakfast, and a good restaurant, ate there just the once but food was superb (hey this is Lyon they take that kind of thing seriously) and not overpriced in my experience of hotel restaurants. Staff were always friendly and helpful, not that we had any problems. Great location for exploring as it is less than 5 minutes from gorge de loup metro/bus/train terminus. There is an italian restaurant across the street, spar (think 7/11 store) nearby. The only slight downer is that it is in a business and residential district and a bit quiet at night, so if you want a drink or another restaurant there isn't much choice in the immediate vicinity.
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 July 2007

Akan's review puzzles me. I found this to be a perfectly nice hotel, especially at the relatively low price for Lyon, and my room was clean and reasonably spacious. It's not in the tourist center but very close to the metro, just one stop away from the old part of town. You can walk (uphill) to the Fourviere area in about half an hour if you like a brisk walk. The neighborhood isn't that exciting but safe and quiet. Breakfast was pretty good. A down point is that internet access in the rooms is rather expensive.

It's a chain so nothing out of the ordinary, but at the price a very good option.

Stayed: April 2007
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Reviewed 18 March 2007

The worst hotel in France, we went with a group and it was a terrific experience. Rooms are dirty (preservatives under the bed), with broken objects.. don't believe to the pictures on the web site..reality it's VERY different!!!!! I hope to publish soon some pictures, good trip.

  • Stayed: March 2007
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Reviewed 14 March 2007

I am very pleased with this hotel. It's a 5 min walk from the metro. The staff are lovely (and speak English). The room was spacious, modern and clean. I would stay here again

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2005

We stayed one night at this Hotel for a business trip. Hotel is located 40 minutes by taxi of the airport of Lyon. Room is normal size, clean but the beds are very small and hard. At the corner is a very good Italian restaurant. The breakfast buffet is very good for a French Hotel.
The Hotel is 100 meter located from the Metro.

  • Stayed: July 2005, travelled on business
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Best Western Saphir Lyon

Address: 18 Rue Louis Loucheur, 69009, Lyon, France (Formerly BEST WESTERN Saphir Lyon)
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
Price Range: £61 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Saphir Lyon 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Functional and comfortable, perfect for working or relaxing, The Best Western Saphir welcomes you in a warm and friendly atmosphereDiscover and enjoy our spacious rooms, all equipped with a comfortable bedding, air-conditioning, full HD 82cm TV with all the best channels, wireless Internet (for free), and a nice bathroom with tub and hairdryers.To make your stay as pleasant as you expect, a courtesy tray with complimentary tea and coffee is available in your room. ... more   less 
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