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Mercure Lyon Centre Chateau Perrache
Ranked #37 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Riverside, IL
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“not what it's cracked up to be...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2009

Pics of this hotel make it look much more historic and grand than it really is. It's a tired shabby hotel near train station.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2009

Typical non-descript business hotel. My room was big and clean with the usual business hotel comforts and in a good state of repair. The views are not that great over the railway tracks (didn't have any noise issues) but I cannot imagine many business visitors spend that much time in the hotel looking out of the window. The bar was the typical affair but they did have some nice live music on the night I was there. Didn't try the restaurant but the breakfast in the morning was quite nice, but nothing extraordinary.

Overall, if you go on business then you could do a lot worse than this and I wouldn't mind staying there again. But I certainly wouldn't book it if on holiday. Neither cheap nor memorable.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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germany
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

After reading the nice reviews, I decided to book this hotel during a business trip in the region. My room (417) was stinky, I think of mold, noisy, with great views on thr Perrache train tracks. To sum it up, it was small as it for a dawrf and dark.

Staff wasnt that helpful neither.....

I would not recomment this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Atlanta
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24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2009

Rehabilitated old property. Rooms nicely done and outfitted, although the wood counter in my bathroom had suffered some from water exposure. Otherwise well-maintained and clean. Staff pleasant and helpful. Lobby decor a mix of grand decor (walls, lighting) and downmarket (modern sofas, a bit run down). My room rate included breakfast, which was very good and served in a very pretty, elaborately decorated dining room. Great location next to train/bus/subway station, so very convenient if you're arriving from the airport by bus, or by train. The restaurant is presently closed, so that may explain the very good rates presently be offered for this property.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2009

If you travel by train this Mercure is located right next to Perrache train station. However, it is still a 9-min train ride to and from Part Dieu but there are connections several times an hour. There is also a metro stop attached to the train station so it's very convenient to Bellecour and the old city. The building is 19th century art nouveau so rooms have high ceilings and French windows that open. The superior double room I booked was very roomy and the bathroom was a fair size. I didn't hear much train noise once the windows were closed. During the August heat wave the air con was up to par and kept the room comfortably cool. There was no safe in the room so had to keep valuables in the hotel safe at the front desk. The continental breakfast buffet was adequate but nothing special. Staff was friendly enough and helpful, but keep a copy of French dictionary handy just in case you need extra linen and toiletteries as some staff are not very fluent in English. Wireless internet is available at different rates (e.g. 10 euros for 3 hours). Would stay there again next time in Lyon.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2009

Picking up on some of the other reviews, this is an old building right next to the station now modernised albeit having retained many original features. We booked last minute (2 days) and got two double rooms for just over £60 each. there are two entrances, we chose the lower one thinking it was the only way in - ignore this and head for the hire car area, drive through this across the front of the station and there is free parking at the main reception.

Bar is Ok if a little small, but the 'piece de resisitance' is the dining room - a real throw back to past glories and as ever, the Accor breakfast was ideal and in great surroundings. In the evening, we walked out of the hotel, over the station concourse towards Lyon centre where we found a park with restaurants - ideal. The rooms were a little austentatious for my liking but bathrooms good and air con worked well. The wide corridors and rather antique feel to the common parts complimented the modern renovated rooms.

To cap it all, it was two minutes off the motorway albeit a bit tricky to find - the satnav came in very useful! - and two minutes to get back on..

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2009

Our stay in the hotel was great. The bedroom was spacious and very comfortable with luxuries such as bathrobes or LCD TV. Very calm environment. Just a walk away from the town centre. Great food. The staff were very helpful and welcoming. Possible safe car parking. Coach straight to the airport from the station just behind the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Mercure Lyon Centre Chateau Perrache
Address: 12 cours de Verdun Rambaud | Esplanade de la gare, 69002, Lyon, France
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Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Lyon Centre Chateau Perrache 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Art Nouveau building, listed as a historical monument, located in the centre of Lyon. The hotel is close to the Perrache TGV railway station, a 10mn walk from place Bellecour, close to all public transport. The reception lobby has been renovated in 2009. Most of the rooms have been renovated in 2008. ... more   less 
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