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“Bedbugs in bed!”
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Hotel de la Marne
Ranked #118 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Rosario, Argentina
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“Bedbugs in bed!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The hotel is not bad, the best thing about it is the bathroom, with all facilities. But the location is not that good if you are interested in staying near the highlights in the city.
But the worst thing of all: I got bitten by bedbugs in the bed!!!!! That was in room 22.
Yet something else: how come the people at reception in any hotel can only speak French!?

Room Tip: Make sure the bed in room 22 has no bedbugs!!!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We had a little 2 room apartment an upstairs room with 2 double beds and on the ground floor another small bedroom. Everything was tiny, but very clean and newly renovated.

Our teenage children enjoyed that breakfast was served until 11:30!
It's in a central area.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

The smallest, darkest room I have ever stayed in. There were shutters on the outside as well as the inside of the windows which the charming receptionist explained was 'because we are on the street'. There was a strong stale cigarette smell. It soon became apparent that you could not open the outer shutters as they opened across the pavement, hence the room was in total darkness night and day. We were woken by the noise of the teenage students congregating for start of school day with accompanied shouting and smoking: That explained the smoke smell.

The darkness was a blessing in disguise, as the stained carpet was not quite so obvious. The lights above the sink were both broken, and the ineffective hairdryer kept cutting out. No soap was supplied, but there was shampoo.

We were moved to a equally small room but facing the inner courtyard. There were seven air-con units outside our window humming away, but it was a relief from screaming teenagers, and at least we could have daylight.

The hotel photos convey a shabby chic atmosphere, but it was definitely more shabby than chic - in serious need of maintenance.

On the plus side, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the location was a reasonable walk from the main square, restaurant and sights in the centre of old Lyon.

We have stayed in plenty of basic hotels, and appreciate you get what you pay for, but there is no excuse for bad maintenance or bad housekeeping; and you really can't put paying guests into a room with no daylight.

Room Tip: Do not accept room 17 or 18. Right onto street at ground floor level. The rooms in the courtyard a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Faultless.
Very cheap.
Great location - 10 minute walk to Old Lyon
Immaculately clean
Very friendly staff who spoke good English
4of us on trip, and we requested 2 rooms, 1 double and 1 twin. The twin had a leak so they gave us 2 singles instead of the twin: that was actually better than the original booking and we were charged the same price as the twin.
Would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Normally we stay in another hotel, but unfortunately it was fully booked. So we tried the Hotel de la Marne. Whilst it is quite well placed and near the metro which took us to the right places, the hotel itself was quite a horrible experience. The carpets in the room, but also the landing and stairs, was dirty and in desperate need of a vacuum cleaner. The bathrooms were of questionable hygiene. The furniture run down and broken at parts. The matresse unconfortable and the noise level high. But the worst was that the bed was infested with bed bugs. I only caught and killed one, but the bites on my skin showed quite an activity! And to add to this, when we checked out, the lady was argumentative and rude. I will never return and do not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Lyon, France
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Really a sweat place, fell like at home for reasonable price. Rooms are well decorated, bathroom was really clean and the location is great.
A/C was really appriciated !!
Staff is quite attentive and speaks good english.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

The best thing about this hotel is that is was an amazing value. My wife and I were backpacking through western Europe and this was one of the least expensive places on the trip. Despite the price, the hotel was perfectly decent. The room was basic but clean. We had A/C, a nice ensuite bathroom, and an automatic screen for the window to keep the sun out. The breakfast was a good, typical continental but costs extra. It is also convenient to the light rail for a quick trip to and from the Part-Dieu train station. For backpackers, there is an inexpensive laundromat just a block away. The only drawback is that the major sights and restaurants are not nearby. It is a good 20 minute walk to the 5th arrondissement where you will find the historic centre of the city and its famous bouchons (including the "non-authentic" bouchons, which are still delicious). Our desk clerk was extremely pleasant and helpful. You need to leave your key when you leave, but this actually made us feel safer as the small lobby is always tended and locked in the evening. If you are not looking for luxury accomodations, this is a perfectly respectable choice.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel de la Marne
Address: 78 rue de la Charite, 69002, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Carnot - Gailleton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #118 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel de la Marne 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Entirely renovated,Hotel de la Marne is located in the heart of downtown,in a area listed in the UNESCO world heritage,restaurant and stores nearby.You will be welcome in a warm setting by a dynamic team 24/24 and 7/7,and,to make you feel comfortable,a night clerk is at your disposal all night long. ... more   less 
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