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Residences Temporim Lyon Cite Internationale
Ranked #87 of 196 Hotels in Lyon
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

This was a great place to stay for a night - lovely receptionist, nice clean room, and very centrally located. Could see it would be very handy for a business trip to Lyon, although we were there for a holiday and needed to stay somewhere not too expensive for a night. Room had a kitchen too which would be useful for a longer stay. It's quite functional but that is what's intended.

Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Nice room with small kitchen. Good bed. Friendly reception. Light in the kitchen didn't work though. A bit far from the center, about 15 minute walk. Overall not a bad place and for 62 euro a fair price.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank DutchTravel9
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights during a convention.
Very convenient for meeting.
Easy to get to the city via the C5 bus which stopped right near the hotel.
The hotel was OK. My room had a kitchenette (refrigerator, sink, etc).
The people at the front desk were not super helpful.
My wife could never get a hair dryer (they only had 9 for an entirely full hotel) and the iron and ironing board could only be used in a room behind the front desk.
If I ever get to Lyon again, I'd stay somewhere else. But if you need kitchenette, etc I guess it is OK

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

These rooms are particularly good if on a work trip, for example, to an event at Cite International. Situated next door to this facility it is just a two minute walk allowing one to attend an event but pop back to their room at meal times or if requiring a small break. Unfortunately, if your at something which is not at Cite International and in the centre then the location is not as ideal. The transport links from here to the centre are good and quick but you still require a bus (every 15 mins until 0030) or a willingness to walk (3 km / 40 mins). If you are happy with this then you do benefit from the wonderful Park Tete d'Or next door to your accomodation which provides a pleasant stroll, a small zoo and a boating lake.

The room benefitted from many features including a small dishwasher, a hob, a microwave and some pots and pans - this is beneficial if one doesn't wish to eat out all the time. Frustratingly, however, the entire surrounding area is set up primarily for eating out. There is no nearby supermarket or even a grocer and you are required to take the bus towards the centre in order to purchase the raw materials for a meal. If you do wish to eat out, the surrounding restaurants and bars are particularly expensive (£20 for a main course) and the small lunch-time shops cannot be described as inexpensive, either. Be prepared to travel for good value.

The facilities in the hotel are passable - there is a small terrace which provides lovely views over the aforementioned park. There is also a sauna and jacuzzi but usage charges applied. The room was cleaned to a high standard on a daily basis which included emptying the dishwasher.

In summary, this is a good base for a longer trip as it benefits from many handy features. The only let down is the location and expensive surroundings, something it can do little to help.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

We recently moved for work to Lyon from Sydney and arrived the week before the Lyon Lumiere Festival so long term accommodation was hard to find. We booked into the Cite Internationale Residences for 6 weeks across December 2012- January 2013 whilst looking for an apartment to live in. What were our very well considered thoughts?

LOCATION.
1. Location is at the Cite Internationale Complex. Its a modern site, adjacent to the beautiful Parc de la Tête d'Or. Cant fault the Park. SHOPPING FACTS! - there is no supermarket even remotely close to the Hotel. The nearest 'supermarket"is located at Foch, or Part Dieu - approximately a 10-15 minute bus trip. That is the fact. Be prepared for daily travel to buy your groceries. There is very little else nearby. Once you accept that and adjust, life is easier :-)

ROOM
We stayed in a "Equinox" 35m room which was modest on the 7th floor. We chose a park view which was a great choice. The park makes the place. The kitchen facilities are awful. A hotplate, a tiny fridge and an assortment of poor utensils. OK for a short stay - very difficult for us to endure for 6 weeks. We ended up buying our own pans and knives. Storage is very limited. We had to buy extra hangers and containers ourselves for our 3 suitcases of clothes.
Bed is a small 140cm bed (a small double for those of you used to the standard Queen/King) Bathroom was okay. Heating / AC was Ok. TV - a disaster if you need English. Just 1 x channel to watch (BBC World News) for 6 weeks. Everything else in French / foreign languages. I used to like BBC News but after 6 weeks of nothing else, I can't watch it now!

HOTEL FACILITIES,
Hotel Reception helpful, open 24 hours, but very minimalist. You can buy breakfast there - but we never did. INTERNET is free WiFi and you can run several computers and collect several codes, but like many places, the internet is slow and intermittent.

TRANSPORTATION:
Easy...there are 3 Buses you will use. The C1 - travels direct to the main shopping centre of Part Dieu (about 15 minutes) The C5 - travels to direct to the old city centre with the shops and beautiful buildings - about 15 minutes and the C4 which runs to Foch Metro and onward. Buses run frequently and there is a great bus stop with ticket machine near the hotel. Cannot fault transport from the hotel.

CINEMA.
There is a UGC Cite Cinema complex right near the hotel which is great. Specially with no English speaking TV in the Hotel! Look for any movies with the letters ""V.O."" displayed. This means Version Original - so English speaking films are in English, Swedish in Swedish etc. A good tip.

WOULD WE STAY THERE AGAIN?
For short term accommodation maybe as we did whilst trying to find a longer term accommodation. For a vacation / weekend? Definitely not. Its much better to stay closer to the 2nd District and heart of the city. It does the job, and we made the right choice during a poor time to find a place to stay, but you can do better in Lyon. Consider this place a 2nd or 3rd choice...but it is acceptable.

Room Tip: Pay the extra and choose the park view
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Just returned from a weekend in Lyon to experience the festival of lights. Due to the high volume of visitors to the city during this weekend, we were not able to secure hotel rooms in the downtown area. We ended up at Cite Internationale, which is the main conference facility in Lyon. It is situated outside of the city centre, right on the Parc d'Or. In the summertime, this park is truly a haven of peace and tranquility, with a lake, bike rental facilities, a small zoo, playgrounds, jogging trails, beautiful gardens, etc. However, in early December, and on a very chilly day, this was all a bit lost on us.

Cite Internationale is serviced by buses which take you directly into town in less than 10 minutes. The bus schedules were fairly erratic on this particular weekend, undoubtedly due to the festival, but they normally run very regularly. A walk into town would be a pleasant option in nicer weather, and will not take you more than 20-30 minutes through the park and along the river.

The museum of contemporary art is located very close to the residence, and there are several restaurants in the conference complex, most of which are open for dinner. There is also a movie theatre if you are so inclined.

The residence itself is very utilitarian and basic. We stayed in 'superior' rooms, which I believe are slightly larger than 'standard' rooms. The rooms are quite long, consisting of three sections divided by floating glass panels - the bathroom area (separate toilet), sleeping area, and a living area with a pull-out couch and foldable table and chairs, as well as a kitchenette.

The rooms look a bit tired and cheap, with shelving made of very low-grade, Ikea-type materials, slightly stained furniture, etc. This is not high class living. Having said that, everything was clean and the bedding was nice and crisp.

The beds are tiny! Only 140 cm across, which is much smaller than what we are used to. We are not big people, but we found it a squeeze, and a bit of a shame because the rooms could definitely accommodate a 160 cm bed.

Even though the residence was full, it was quiet, and we did not hear noise from other rooms at night time. The location right on the park also meant that we didn't hear any street noise on this very busy weekend.

We decided to include breakfast, and that turned out to be a bit of a disaster. The tables were not cleaned, and there were no clean plates, utensils, glasses, etc. When we finally picked some up from the kitchen, we found that there was hardly any food left (at 9:15 - a full 45 minutes before breakfast ended), no butter, jam, or juice. There was only one kitchen lady working, and she was rushing around like a mad woman trying to clear tables, replenish food, and fend off requests from hungry guests. The hotel probably should have planned for more staff on what must surely be Lyon's busiest weekend.

Parking is very easy at Cite Internationale, simply enter the garage called P2 and take a parking ticket from the machine. You can get this validated at the residence and they will give you a favourable rate (we only paid 8 Euro for two days' stay).

All in all, this is a decent choice if you are looking for a relatively inexpensive option in Lyon and are willing to walk a bit to get into town. The staff is friendly and competent and speak English.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank HeidiToronto_Canada
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

I am just about to check out after a two-night stay whilst attending a conference. I was very happy I decided to stay here instead of the two hotels on either side. It is unpretentious accommodation but very utilitarian - almost everything you need for a working visit is here.

This is a serviced apartment style accommodation which is located away from the city centre. It is in the Cite Internationale which seems to be intended to be a self-contained mini city with its own museum, cinema, some small shops, restaurants, two hotels (Hilton and Concorde) and this property and residential apartment blocks

The rooms are very clean and spacious. A lot of storage and adequate work space. Serviced daily. No bath but great shower with strong water pressure. Separate toilet. Towels soft and fluffy.

Functional kitchen. Lots of cooking utensils if you need to cook. Cutlery all here and all clean. Kitchen equipment are all clean and good working order. Nothing looks "used" which earns a star on its own!

Restaurant next door provides a virtual room service for the Residence. Order and pay at the restaurant and your meal gets delivered to your room served in disposable containers - not bad looking though - I did not even notice they were disposables until I looked more closely, wondering how I'd return the plates.

Flat screen Television mounted on wall with English channels.

There is a spa and a fitness room...which I did not have time to sample.

Another star awarded for having windows that can be opened to let fresh air in when room gets a bit stuffy from the heating.

Staff at reception very friendly and helpful and they speak Englese and do not look like they resent doing so. If you need to print anything, you can send to them by email and they print it out (for a few cent per page). There is a Nespresso machine at Reception. Eur1 per cup - nicer and cheaper than the ones you can get in the little shop across the path from the entrance of the Residences. You can get drinks and small pastries from here too.

A few minor things that need attention:

*** Annoying wifi connectivity. Wifi is free but reception is variable and most irritating, it drops out frequently if there is no activity even only for a few minutes.
***The pillows could also be a bit more firm. Only two pillows provided. No extra pillows.
***No iron, ironing board nor hairdryer - though this was not a bother at all!

All in all - a very good stay, despite the wifi problems. Great value for money. Will recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Address: 35 quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #87 of 196 Hotels in Lyon
Price Range: £51 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residences Temporim Lyon Cite Internationale 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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