The hotel garage is a huge plus, although it is a little tricky to drive to since it's in a pedestrian area. The receptionist directed us to a street nearby that had parking places since the garage was already fully booked when we reserved. Luckily we arrived on a Saturday since the longest you can park with a parking ticket is 1-1/2 hours. Big bother to keep moving, or putting coins into the machine. However, parking is free from Saturday eve through Sunday.
The room we had was on the street with a swell view of MacDonalds and weekend homeless hangers out, plus other interesting passers-by, though we didn't spend much time in our room people watching.
The bed was very comfy, and the duvet was plenty big enough for the two of us. We appreciated the extra pillows.
One major caveat is the shower which is extremely slippery when wet. I almost went down getting out. I recommend putting the face towel on the floor of the shower while using. Ask the receptionist for an extra face towel.
Also ask for restaurant recommendations. We had two wonderful meals at "Bouchons Lyonnais" on her recommendation. 1. Chez Abel, and
2. "Le Laurencin" on a street in Vieux Lyon that has at least 10 other "Bouchons". Warning, the portions are Huge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Top-of-the-range facilities, a stylish interior design and a unique location: the 4-star Hôtel Alexandracombines all the ingredients that will make your stay in the centre of Lyon a success. You will appreciate our hotel’s privileged location on Lyon Presqu’île in the 2nd arrondissement, a short walk from Place Bellecour, during a romantic getaway, a business trip or a family holiday. Our hotel’s 34 rooms (seven of which are next to our flower-covered interior terrace), which offer a meticulous and refined interior design, cleverly combine modernity and tradition. Comfort and style reign in this extremely charming old residence, inspired by the apartments in the historical neighbourhood of Ainay. Our Elegance and Privilege Double rooms (2 people), Executive Family rooms (up to 4 people) and Prestige Family rooms (up to 5 people) offer a complete range of facilities. Our charming hotel invites you to relax during a romantic getaway in the heart of Lyon, or if you are passing through to attend a conference or on a business trip. You will appreciate the hotel’s peaceful atmosphere and the proximity of the public transport system, half-way between Place Bellecour and Lyon Perrache train station, just a few minutes’ walk away. Our family rooms can cater for up to 5 people for family holidays, visiting theunmissable tourist sites Our south-facing flower-covered interior patio, unique in the heart of Lyon, offers a swing seat and deckchairs where you can relax . When the weather is fine, it will provide you with a sun deck in the day time or a charming terrace in the evening with its many filtered lights. A seasonal bar opened from monday to sunday, from May to August, welcomes you for the aperitif around a glass of wine and a plate of home-made savoury pastries. The entire hotel team places its know-how and its professionalism at your service to ensure that your stay in Lyon is convivial, charming and comfortable. Be seduced by the cosy atmosphere, the warm welcome and the quality facilities during your stay in the City of Lights! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alexandra Hotel Lyon