Got 2 rooms for the same price as one in most hotels - and you get what you pay for. They were LAUGHABLY, ridiculously small. Booked a single for our teen and a double for us but they were the same - one double bed pushed up against a wall on one side to leave just room to pass by on the other. We complained and the owner very begrudgingly showed us more until we found one with a queen bed accessible from both sides. But beds were old, mattress sagging, views bad or non-existent, "furniture" just particle board with fake wood veneer in different configurations.Our "bathroom" was - literally - the tiniest prefab made , the kind you get in the cheapest room on a cruise ship; no soap in the shower (the only "amenity" was a package of tissues). No safes and no safe deposit at front desk - one clerk put my jewelry in a locked desk drawer but the next got huffy, and put it in an unlocked closet by the breakfast room (I took it back). The blow-dryer was permanently installed in the bedroom, across the entry hall from a mirror installed so close to the wardrobe you couldn't move. The lowest wattage flourescent bulbs availbable. Not a great neighborhood - a crew of unsavory men congregated loudly across the street every night, so thank god we were together (and paid up for AC so could shut the windows). Came home around midnight one night and were locked out. Could see other guests thru the glass door who were locked IN - really unsafe all around. Took 10 min. for front desk clerk to show up from upstairs. No instructions on how to work the big TV/computer screen, with separate keyboard, in the room. Positives - good wifi, secure nearbly parking, central location, some nice staff. But I dreaded going back at night. If the price seems too good to be true - it probably is. Unless you're used to hostels, stay away.
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- Also Known As:
- Du Simplon Hotel
- Du Simplon Lyon