The Mama Shelter franchise is fast becoming a household name around the boutique hotel circles. The baby of world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, the name Mama Shelter now resonates as a general good time in comparison to other hoteliers, especially in Europe. The Lyon hotel is the epitome of that ambiance. It's utalitarian with being stale and colorful without being overbearing. There are modern hotels all around the world, but there are few postmodern hotels like this one.
The location is not central, but this works perfectly in a medium-sized European city like Lyon. A few steps away from the center of France's third-largest city and the birthplace of cinema. The walk to the center is pleasant, easy and direct. Also, the non-central location makes for better views and a surprisingly quiet stay.
The hotel's bar and restaurant are the focal point of the stay. It's decorated with swimming pool kitsch and an air of playfulness. It is also one of the best places in the city to have a sunday morning brunch. The dinner dishes are fast, yet tasty. It does get rowdy during the weekend, so if you are a social bee - it's definitely the place to be!
The service was up to par. The reception is not that of a conventional style (it serves as a concierge and the reception like most boutique hotels), however, the receptionists are more than eager to help, whether in translating or booking a cab ride/restaurant. There is no unnecessary frill here. Plus, the rooms are very well-priced for a hotel of this kind.
This is one of the best hotels in Lyon, France. Also, it is the most youthful and uplifting in its ambiance. Even if you are not staying at Mama Shelter Lyon, you have to visit it during your time in Lyon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rue Marc Bloch flanks the 156-room building and the mere mention of this name, the creator of the Annales School, commands a sort of seriousness that can be seen in the building's very facade. It was thinking about Marc Bloch and also Jean Moulin, that gave the creators of the MAMA their desire to be here. It is by dreaming about a puppet's cheek and that of its creator Laurent Mourguet, that in time, MAMA wants to become a place for freedom, discussions and passion. Sensual and elegant rooms equipped with Apple iMacs 27"(TV, Internet, CD/DVD Player, IChat, Photobooth, Videobooth) and 5 Star bedding (Duvet 100% Satin Coton Sheets). MAMA SHELTER Lyon is ideally located 25 minutes from the airport, right near the tram and on metro line B and close to the Musee des Confluences. Take a break in MAMA SHELTER and enjoy: Live Concerts, Shows, DJs, Giant Table Soccer, Boutique of Offbeat Products... ... more less
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