The room was excellent with a lovely quality down bedding and the room size was large, modern, comfortable and clean. The bathroom was large and modern as well. Yes, the shower could be quirky but I arrived from Paris where the shower flooded the bathroom, so this was heaven! The location was excellent with several restaurants and a very good wine & cheese shop on the square (Maison Pignol).
The hotel has a restaurant as well but was not open on the day of my arrival. I chose to go the 2nd evening and was not dissapointed! My dinner was excellent!
The only things that bothered me were the following and would have rated a top review. The hotel staff/reception periodically voiced with body language and verbal that "you are stupid and don't know the french way". It was annoying. When I decided to go the the hotel restaurant l I was asked if I had a reservation. I was a single women traveling alone, do I really need one? My reply was I am staying in your hotel, do I really need one? I was seated promptly. The last bit of advice if you are coming in from Paris via the high speed train, get a cab to the hotel, your feet will thank you. Lyon is a beautiful city with 2 rivers on each side, I loved it and would go back in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal is an iconic establishment offering 72 rooms and suites, nestled in the heart of the city between the Rhone and Saone rivers. An exclusive address for travellers who enjoy the French art de vivre, discrete elegance and naturally courteous service. Feel at home in our Cote Cuisine dining room or in our Cote Bellecour lounge, for a civilised meal or beverage overlooking the Place Bellecour. (The Hotel is a member of the MGallery collection). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Lyon
- Accor Lyon