I stayed at Hôtel Métropole for 5 nights in September 2013.
The hotel is located on the Saône, North West of Lyon city centre. Unless you have a car, or use taxi, this is a very unconvenient location to visit the area, as there are no direct bus lines to place Bellecour.
The hotel us otherwise a strong 4 star property. Two swimming pools, on of them Olympic size; spa; restaurant.
Rooms are large, although they are a bit faded and the mattresses too soft.
The breakfast buffet was generous with usual favourites and more upscale choices such as salmon.
Staff was courteous and tried their best.
If you plan to enjoy the hotel amenities, this is a great choice. There are however better options in the centre if you want to visit the city, but forget spa or swimming pools then. More