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“A1 service in France!”
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Mama Shelter Lyon
Ranked #6 of 195 Hotels in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Nice, France
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A1 service in France!”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I am a Brit who has lived in France for 10 years so I have become resigned to the average service one receives at French hotels and restaurants. Mama Shelter was a pleasant surprise. The rooms are the decor is "whacky" but the rooms are well equipped and clean. The restaurant is good. The big difference is the attitude of the staff which was excellent. I stayed for 2 days on a business trip and had a number of examples of staff friendliness and helpfulness. Thank you to the BBQ chef who spent 10 minutes explaining his secrets for a tasty burger. Well done Mama Shelter!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Stayed for a weekend in august with a friend, and so booked 2 rooms for 2 nights.

Cannot fault it. For €89 a night, this is an absolute no brainer. Funky, fresh, a fantastic restaurant and bar, very comfortable beds, attentive service, and a very happening and funky vibe, I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Lyon.

The only negative is that it is slightly away from the major tourist centre, but frankly I consider this a plus. It is about 20m walk, or bus or metro.

Heartily recommend.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

This hotel rocks!
Everyone in the staff is beautiful and super friendly.
Bravo to the cocktail man on the bar, the one with the beard, his drinks are out of this world, he is one in a million!
Super place to stay. Good music, good vibes, good food, it smells good too! I just love it.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Fantastic experience at all levels! The staff is very professional, helpful and trendy! The design is amazing! I strongly recommend Mama and I will definitely go to Mama when visiting a city they are implemented in!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Treviso
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

If you are going to Lyon or wherever hotels of this chain are available, do your best to go there. Hotels are really nice, wonderful service, astonishing entertainment service in the rooms and helpful staff. First time there but, hopefully, not last one!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

This is a quirky fun funky hotel, so the design may not be to everyone's taste. The staff were brilliant and super friendly and helpful. The breakfast was excellent and I would highly recommend it - the best we had in our 2 weeks in France. Definitely stay there again.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights of our honeymoon in this incredible hotel. Impeccably clean, incredibly comfortable and a fantastic staff. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast each morning, and received a great recommendation for a Lyonnaise restaurant from reception. The imac is a great perk, excellent for searching places to go and for watching the MamaShelter in-house movies. A great retreat after a long day of sightseeing!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mama Shelter Lyon

Property: Mama Shelter Lyon
Address: 13 rue Domer, 69007, Lyon, France
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Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 195 Hotels in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Mama Shelter Lyon 2*
Number of rooms: 156
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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