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Best Western Hotel Charlemagne
Ranked #54 of 196 Hotels in Lyon
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Judging by the hotel standards in France this was a good experience. Although not the most centrally located, it is a good location when travelling by car, with plenty of parking spaces available in the nearby. Place Bellecour is a 15 minutes walk and a taxi from most central locations will not charge you more than 7-10 Euro (tip included). The room and bathroom were spacious and the air conditioning was very good. Friendly reception staff. The only downsize for a 4 star hotel was the lack of minibar/refrigerator.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Alexandru-Talmazan
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Staff was very helpful..that is it
Room is the size of a large walk in closet. Almost trip over the TV
WiFi connection needed login every time it was used. That was convenient.
Only Best Western I've stayed in where you were charged for continental type breakfast..And expensive too.
And the location.....questionable with the ladies of the nite around the corner

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank r w
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

This hotel doesn't care about its patrons. First, the location is not the best, second their restaurant recommendations are terrible and the directions they give to get to a restaurant has you walking all over the place asking for help. The reporting of issues doesn't get any response. I will not recommend this hotel. The air conditioner didn't work and we were told to just open a window when the weather was stormy. The rooms are old and need updating. I'm still waiting to hear fro the manager on my complaints, but as usual, all you get id lip service and no response or trying to satisfy a customer!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank 688frans
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

The hotel was clean and in a convenient location for buses and trains. The staff were accommodating and friendly. We didn't have the right connection for plugging our computer in to charge and we were loaned a cord that we could use from the front desk, however the internet connection didn't work all the time. We were lucky enough to be in Lyon on one of the first beautiful days that reached 20+ degrees, however it was so hot in the hotel room that we needed to leave the window open all night long and therefore couldn't sleep because of the noise. If the air conditioning had been working then I'm sure our sleep would have been better, but we were told that the air conditioning wouldn't work for another few weeks after our stay.

The rooms are very old, however the bed was comfortable and as we were so busy visiting different places and exploring Lyon, the size of the room didn't matter much to us.

Room Tip: Ask to stay in a room facing the courtyard, as well as on one of the top floors.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Caitlin M
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We chose this hotel by changing Miles and More miles to a 2 night stay here.
The hotel is good located next to the Perrache railway station and on walking distance of the city center.
Friendly staff, nice clean rooms, good breakfast.

The street where it is located is quite busy, but - as I asked for it - we got a room on the inside court overlooking the terrace and that was remarkably silent.

They have an interesting price agreement for the nearby, clean and safe QPark parking (200m from the hotel, just under the railway station)

Shortly: value for money. (Or miles...)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Stan S
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

This hotel needs an update fast. We have stayed at upgraded room so I cannot imagine standard rooms.
Hotel is right next to tram line and walking distance to some nice cafe and restaurants.
We stayed for one night and it was more then engouh

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank aykut2012
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We arrived in the evening and were met with very friendly and helpful staff and this continued for our stay (two nights). We stayed in the annexe building. Our room was nice - not much room with the double bed and the couch folded out for our son but that was to be expected. Everything was clean and fresh and modern. Comfortable beds and pillows. The shower was over the bath but it had fantastic pressure - magic! Best on our tour! Sublime breakfast!! Huge array of delicious food, yummy juices and plenty of coffee and tea from the self-service. Good location - close to trams. Would definitely stay here again. Staff were excellent in helping us book our next hotel in the next city. Much appreciated.

Room Tip: Have only stayed once and we were in the annexe on the side road side, 1 floor up, and it was absolu...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank sally w
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Additional Information about Best Western Hotel Charlemagne

Address: 23, Cours Charlemagne, 69002, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Perrache - Charlemagne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
Price Range: £76 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Hotel Charlemagne 4*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Multistory hotel with restaurant and bar; located near the Lyon Perrache subway and tram; 1 km to Musee des Beaux Arts. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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