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“Too hot” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Athena Part Dieu

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Hotel Athena Part Dieu
Ranked #174 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Too hot”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

I've never before encountered a hotel where a) the aircon temperature can only be changed by reception, rather than on the panel in the room and b) it is not possible to get the aircon lower than 21.6C. Given that this hotel overlooks Lyon Part Dieu station, you'd hope you could cool your room in a way that kept the station noise to a minimum, but seemingly not. I never heat my house above 19/20C in the winter, so on a hot summer's night found myself totally unable to sleep in a stifling "air conditioned" room. Eventually I succumbed to the slightly cooler outside air and lay awake listening to the station noise. Awful place.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank perfectwine
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2011

We stayed at Hotel Athena for two nights. We were travelling with a lot of luggage so finding a place close to the train station was important. This definitely fits that requirement, the hotel is right in front of you when you step out of the station, very easy to find. However we were pretty disappointed once we checked in. Their wifi was down and when we asked when it would be fixed they made it clear it had not been working for some time and they didn't know when it would be up again. The hotel alternated between smelling like smoke, a foot, and a week old dirty diaper. Room and bathroom were dark and dingy. There has got to be a better option near the train station with nicer rooms.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mbflips
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London
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2010

Hotel 50m from the train station and the bus station...
15mins walk to the centre of lyon
24h desk, perfect
Parking 9€ a night
Really good price (45€)
bed and bedroom quite small, but clean
had 2 small bath towel..... not really good for my hair's girl friend...

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jcdarocha
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Melbourne
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2009

Stayed overnight here and was perfect due to the hotel being right next to the train station and the shopping mall/supermarket just across the road. The staff were absolutely lovely and very helpful. The room was clean and the bed comfortable but the bathroom was very dated and you had to manouevre yourself in the bath/shower with a hand held nozzle only (no screen or curtain) so that you didnt drench the entire bathroom. The towels were old and thin but I suppose that matched the tired bathroom!

Overall, for short term accommodation, convenience to station, this was a budget hotel at a budget price - Cant complain too much!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MandMMelbourne
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monaghan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2008

the hotel is very basic- cheap towels and paint falling off in the bathroom. All of this I would leave go as the location is very good in that it is near a shopping centre and train station; and it is a 2 star so I didnt expect much.

however the staff WERE SO RUDE AND UNHELPFUL! Anything i asked for was a hsassle and their attitude was very bad..it made the stay unpleasant

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — staff
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank barrynt
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2007

This hotel was okay -- my room was basic but seemed very clean. Bathroom was clean and in good order. As you'd expect at this price-point, not very exciting, but did the job. The location (right next to Part Dieu train station/shopping centre) was very convenient. Despite the central location, my room was also nice and quiet.

The staff seemed quite efficient and there were no glitches with checkin/checkout.

For a nice breakfast alternative, turn right out of the hotel and walk along the road, past the train station, keeping it on your right. After about 150m, there are a couple of patisseries that are good for breakfast. Also across the road there's a massive shopping centre with a huge supermarket and several other food choices.

  • Liked — Convenient location
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank deansa
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Additional Information about Hotel Athena Part Dieu

Property: Hotel Athena Part Dieu
Address: 45 boulevard Marius Vivier Merle, 69003, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Part Dieu - Bir Hakeim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #174 of 193 Hotels in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Athena Part Dieu 3*
Number of rooms: 122
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