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“Great value, great location, excellent short term stay option”
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Hotel La Residence
Ranked #40 of 194 Hotels in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This hotel is in a great location. Easy access to public transport as well as much of the historic district in Lyon. It's not high end but it is clean, quiet and comfortable for short term stays. We stayed 2 nights and it worked a treat. Staff were accommodating and helpful, gave good advise and helped me sort parking out very quickly. For what you get it is an excellent no frills value for money hotel. I would imagine if you are in Lyon on business and you were on a budget it would work for that scenario as well. More than happy to come back.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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nicolas b, Responsable réception at Hotel La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear Guest,

Many thanks to share your positive comments about your stay on tripadvisor.

it will be a great pleasure to welcome you once again in Lyon,

Best regards,
Nicolas Blanchez

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Have stayed in this hotel many times when travelling back to Lyon for work purposes. It's in a great location in the city, close to Place Bellecour and the metro system, with Bellecour being one of the main interchange stations. Reception staff are always pleasant and speak good English. The wifi is free and is quick enough for my needs. The rooms are variable in both size and quality. Generally they feel quite dated, in keeping with what appears to be a fairly old hotel. Standard quality though with comfortable, warm, bed, a well-stocked minibar, decent wifi and tv and a small safe. Never tried the breakfast as prefer to get juice and a croissant from a bakery. Overall, it's fine for what I need for short stays.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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nicolas b, Responsable réception at Hotel La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor.

We're delighted to know , you've a pleasant stay in our hotel.

We're renewing all our rooms to make you live the best possible experience.

We thank you for your loyalty and shall be deligthed to welcome you again for a next stay.

Sincerely,
Nicolas Blanchez

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

I stayed here for about 9 days. My first reaction was that the room was rather tight, and you could tell they struggled to get everything to fit. The bathtub was apparently custom made to get fit, and the toilet was in a different "room", more like a closet. That said, it was a fine, albeit smaller, room, and had a fridge and a desk that was quite viable for working. One thing of interest: it did look like many of the other rooms were smaller. The room was clean, bed comfortable. The place was well lit.

One thing that has to be said: The internet was plenty fast. Thank you!

Another plus: the hotel is very well located. It is right down town, and you can get most places by foot, and the metro stops are nearby for catching subways to other locations. There is a store next door.

Given that the reviews were not overly positive about the breakfast (8 euros), and that I can go without breakfast and there are plenty of places to get a croissant or something, I did not have breakfast at the hotel.

All my interactions with the staff were very positive.

I was somewhat mystified by the hot water pot in the room given that they did not provide a tea cup, and seldom provided a teabag or instant coffee. They should provide both.

There are lots of places to eat withing walking distance. Abel's and Le Sud are very good choices. I would recommend reservations at Abel.

Bottom line: A fine choice, but don't expect much beyond a solid room, very helpful staff at the desk, and a good location.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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nicolas b, Responsable réception at Hotel La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor.

It's very useful to see positive points and what we have to improve to provide you the best possible stay.

We hope to welcome you for your next stay.

Sincerely,
Nicolas Blanchez

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

I booked a quad room with two double beds! perfect for adult friends traveling alone - which, apparently, does not exist. What we got was a double bedded room and then a windowless room off it with twin bunk beds. At first we were put off by this but it turned out fine. The staff were exceptionally helpful when I had a problem with my next hotel, so much so that I increased the rating.

The room was clean, quiet and basic. The fact that we could share a room made the cost quite reasonable - it is a great deal for a family with children or a group of friends.

The old city is across the river - you can walk across the nearby bridge or take the metro, which is close. The hotel is located on a semi-pedestrian shopping street a short walk from the main square.

Good WiFi.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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nicolas b, Responsable réception at Hotel La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant stay at Hôtel la Résidence.

We look forward to welcome you again very soon.

Best regards,
Nicolas Blanchez

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Hotel La Residence is in an excellent location. It offers good comfort, and a convenient location. The beds are comfortable, and the service was good, and overall, we were not disappointed with the booking. Thank you.


  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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nicolas b, Responsable réception at Hotel La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for sharing your comments about your stay

It's very good to know that you had a great stay in our hotel

We look forward to welcome you again in Lyon,

Best regards,
N.Blanchez

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Three of us spent a weekend here in a triple room which was generous in size; quiet, clean with all the usual bathroom amenities and a large bathroom as well! We has a 4th floor room looking out into an inner courtyard.

Two of us arrived around 11.00am and the gentleman at reception was very pleasant and allowed us to go directly to our room - something which doesn't always happen.

We didn't breakfast in the hotel as met other friends staying elsewhere to sample food around the city. On checkout, the hotel was happy to store our bags until late afternoon.

Intend to return to Lyon and have no hesitation in staying here again as it is such a central location and a wonderful price - booked on venere.com (first time) and very happy with it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Virginia M
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nicolas b, Responsable réception at Hotel La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for sharing your comments about your stay
We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant stay in our hotel
We look forward to welcome you again in Lyon,

Best regards,
N.Blanchez

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Great location. We were in old room with very shabby pillows. Almost no stuffing. Other than that we enjoyed our stay. Dated hotel but location makes up for it. We loved Lyon. I agree with others breakfast is not good and not worth the money. There are plenty of shops and a Carrefour to the right of the hotel walk down the mall towards McDonalds. Staff were friendly and Metro short walk to the left of the hotel. Information centre is also nearby.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Jennifer H
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Additional Information about Hotel La Residence

Address: 18 rue Victor Hugo, 69002, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Lyon
Price Range: £87 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 3-star hotel is located in the heart of downtown Lyon, a 5 -minute walk from Old Lyon , 150 meters from the Place Bellecour and 10 minutes from Confluence . Our central location allows you to discover all the attractions of Lyon life , both in terms of shopping, cultural tours or even the many restaurants making Lyon the capital of gastronomy. Our modern rooms with contemporary decor are equipped with flat - screen television, mini bar, air conditioning , hospitality tray with tea and coffee making facilities . A friendly and personal welcome awaits you and we will be happy to advise you throughout your stay to make you enjoy the charms of our beautiful city. ... more   less 
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