I had read all the reviews and wish I had chosen another hotel now! The good points were that my room (106) was sweet and charming if on the small side, the bed was deliciously comfortable and the room was quiet - plus I liked the balcony. But, I was a single female traveller arriving quite late with work to do in the evening so I had chosen Le Royal over the nearby Sofitel because the Sofitel's main restaurant is shut - and I wanted just to have a dinner in the hotel or room service.
Le Royal had no room service menu - so went down to reception and they said their restaurant was shut (no explanation or warning) but they could offer me a sandwich or a cold plate. The sandwich was as small as it was soggy as it was expensive - i.e. very.
Plus, contrary to my room description - no dressing gown, no slippers etc - no big deal but I had visions of snuggling in my dressing gown having a treat of something lovely to eat in my room!
Oh, and the key system is very complicated - I am an intelligent person but I had to go down to reception to find out how to get into my room! I see I am not the only traveller to have this problem - really embarrassing - why don't they just tell you!!!
So, disappointing and not worth the money.
- 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
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