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“Bedding was an issue”
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Villa Florentine
Ranked #7 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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“Bedding was an issue”
Reviewed 19 March 2007

We spent one night there (March 13th, 2007) in a junior suite on the 6th floor. The view is as great as everyone says but you have to hike up around 100 steps from old Lyon, which was quite a feat after dinner and drinks. Its also a long walk to the shopping district.

My only issue was that they charged us 30 Euros for a roll-away bed for our 17 year old, but instead insisted that we use the fold out couch which was so bad, she had to put the so-called mattress on the floor to make it at all useful.

The main bed was large (2 doubles put together) but, as is typical in most French hotels, the mattress was thin and hard, as were the pillows. Certainly tolerable but at over $550 a night we expected better.

I would still recommend the hotel if money is no issue and you don't mind being awat from the shopping area.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The bedding
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2006

Having unloaded our luggage the concierge took our car to the hotel's secure underground car park. We met up with him again when he delivered the bags to our room and enquired if the small basil bush we had left in the car (which we were bringing back from Provence) would need watering during our stay - this sums up this hotel, they pay attention to detail.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff from assistance with city sights to see to watering a small herb bush.

Yes we had a minor problem in the restaurant. We were shown to a very poor table at the back of the restaurant with no view over Lyon. When queried the reply was that you had to reserve months in advance for a table with a view. We explained we had booked nearly a year previously and were moved - so do specify a good table as the view across the city is magnificent.

If you are looking for an hotel to visit Lyon from be warned that there are a lot of steep steps from the hotel to the old city.

We had a room with a terrace - very pleasant to sit out and enjoy the views. We could have had breakfast on it but made a big mistake and went to the "breakfast bar" which is not that nice (but perhap we were influenced by the person playing with the ring tones on her mobile 'phone).

We would stay there again and would certainly recommend it for a weekend break because of its close proximity to the old town (despite the stairs).

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  • Tips/Secrets — Specify the type of table you want in the restaurant
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Florentine

Property: Villa Florentine
Address: 25 Montee Saint Barthelemy, 69005, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Lyon
#4 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
#7 Business Hotel in Lyon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Florentine 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Florentine Hotel Lyon

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