I stayed here for a week and appreciated that the rooms have a kitchen. The breakfast buffet is acceptable. The hotel is a former convent and military hospital. It is situated near the Croix Paquet metro and not far from Hotel de Ville metro. Many rooms have nice view of Lyon.
Here are some important things to know:
1. There is no house cleaning unless you ask for it and pay extra.
2. Although there is a fully equipped kitchen, there is no dishwashing liquid or sponges to clean your dishes. There is, however, a dishwasher, but you need to ask for dishwashing detergent.
3. My room was fully renovated, but there is no air conditioning.
4. The bathroom shower design is faulty. Every time you take a shower, you will splash large amounts of water all over the floor. I tried every conceivable way to avoid this. You must sit in the bathtub to avoid this; so then it really isn't a shower anymore, is it?
5. The staff is generally very friendly and helpful.
6. If you're an English speaker, you'll only find one channel, CNN, on the telly and you will quickly discover that they play the same story about every hour and for about six days in a row.
7. There is free wifi access, but it is tiresome to sign in every hour and in order to use more than one device (say phone and laptop), you need to ask for different sign ins/passwords to power each device.
8. There is a small gym at the bottom floor.
9. I especially enjoyed the beautiful collection of antique pianos and harpsichords strewn about the property and in the common areas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Do you want to spend your summer holidays in Lyon? Your accommodation in a charming hotel residence at the heart of the Lyon Croix Rousse district offers easy access to all the activities in the city which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Heritage sights, local cuisine, museums and walks.The residence is open all year round. ... more less
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