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Hotel du Simplon
Ranked #58 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2009

If you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay in Lyon this is the place to stay.
Our room was spotless and had a great bed. Yes, the bathroom is small but serves it serves its purpose very well. Don't be fool by the low pirces of the room. This place is worth a lot more.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2009

The hotel is within a short walk of Perrache train station, so getting there from the airport is very straightforward.

Reception efficient, rooms clean but compact, shower pressure excellent even on the 3rd floor and the hot water was hot and the cold water cold. No aircon, but windows open fully and there are shutters to keep the sun out.

We had a great stay for a couple of nights and would happily go back - for us, great value for the price.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Finland
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2009

I stayed in Hotel du Simplon only one night with a group of teenagers in tow. My single room was adorable, beautiful and just the right size for one person. Everything was immaculately clean. As for the other rooms (I saw about five of them) - all were decorated differently, all were unique but mine was still the best. (It's good if you like your own the best, isn't it?)

If you are a light sleeper I'd advice to take ear plugs with you. The walls are a bit thin and there might be some noise from the street. No nightlife or heavy traffic, though.

The hotel is only one block away from train station (Perrache) and easy to navigate. Since the location is so good you can walk almost everywhere in the city center. Restaurants and shops are just around the corner.

Breakfast is the usual French thing: baguette, cheese, jam, coffee, oj. Not a big breakfast but enough to get you going.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brazil
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2009

It is located near to the Perrache train station. Although at 800 meters from the old village center, where most of the Boucons are, the street is not as beautifull and more like an comercial street.
I stayed in a double bed room, it was small but clean, with clean bedshits. Toilet is new and shower is good.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, UK
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2009

My friend and I stayed at the Hotel du Simplon for two nights. It is a great location if you are coming in via Gare de Lyon-Perrache...whatever you do, DON'T GET A TAXI from this train station, it's a rip off! We weren't sure where the hotel was and didn't have a map so we got in a taxi (fare started at €2.20) and the fare only went up to €3.50 but had to pay the minimum of €6. Come to find out, the hotel is only 2 blocks from the station!

We had a standard ensuite room, two single beds with a seperate room with the toilet and another room with the shower and sink. There wasn't much room in the bed area for our suitcases and things because the bed, closet and desk took up most of the room. However the room was clean and although they came by to clean the room after the first night we declined because we were only staying two nights. The rooms weren't sound proof from the noise in the hallway so we heard people coming and going from their rooms (although we didn't have any problems with it being late or waking us up).

The location was great for access to the train station and was located next to lots of restaurants and bars and was less than a mile away from the city centre and about a mile from Old Lyon.

The staff was extremely helpful! They had great suggestions on places to eat (even made the reservations for us) and were always willing to give us directions to where we were going. Someone who spoke English well was always available to help!

My only real complaint was that the hotel did not have a computer for guest internet access.

This was a good place to stay and would recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive place to rest your head while in Lyon!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chennai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2009

there is little doubt that this hotel is centrally located on a road full of beautiful antique and interior decoration shops. the very friendly staff are also not a common sighting in France, hotel staff are usually courteous but this hotel team takes it a step further. what is really worth a mention though is the effort of the hotel to give you a piece of the culture of the city and the country in the hotel. the corridors, the reception and the rooms are very Lyon and very french and this is something you really tend to enjoy as a tourist. you can also have very interesting conversations with the staff and learn a thing or two that you will find interesting.
i am an indian who stayed in france a year and am also a hotelier by profession. i strongly recommend this hotel to the international traveler as i think it is just perfect in every way.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel du Simplon

Property: Hotel du Simplon
Address: 11 rue Duhamel, 69002, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Carnot - Gailleton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in Lyon
#39 Business Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel du Simplon 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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