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Hotel des Celestins
Ranked #14 of 195 Hotels in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Quiet and Nice but Could Improve Cleanliness”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This is centrally located near Lyon’s only TI centre which booked it for us for free. Also located near two subway stops and in what seemed to be a trendy shopping district. Because the shops close at night, it became very quiet. Reception and breakfast room are on the 1st floor while rooms are located above that (small lift available if the many stairs are too much for you). Tastefully decorated. Very comfortable beds and pillows! The linens and bathroom were very clean but the carpets obviously hadn’t been vacuumed in awhile and the light switches & doors could have used a good wipe down. Friendly staff made a wonderful dinner recommendation (and reservation) for us.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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hotelcelestins, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
Thank you for your remarks. Vacuuming is done on a daily basis. We hope to have another opportunity to welcoming you very soon. best regards. Emilie
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jmfellay
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Laurent et son staff sont tout simplement super. Laurent and his staff are simply fantastic, very helpful and kind. We had a wonderful suite freshly renovated. This hotel has cachet and more! It's also very well located for sight seeing and shopping. Great value for your money. Loved it! we would go back any time.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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hotelcelestins, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this review, 19 July 2012
Thank you .you make us blush of pleasure
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Durham, Oregon, USA
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

We stayed two nights and were very satsified.

The room was fine, a little on the small side but that was not a problem. It was very clean and well-taken care of. Two areas stood out in our mind - first, the friendly, helpful service of the hotel staff, who were simply wonderful. Second, the great location of the hotel that was in the middle of the action on Presq'Isle and a short walk to Old Lyon.

We highly recommend the hotel and would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Hello and thanks a lot for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you very soon. Kind regards
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Wonderful hotel --charming old world with modern comforts --quiet and well located. The breakfast was a wonderful deal and more like an American breakfast. The room was beautifully and newly decorated--very tasteful and comfortable.The staff was very helpful in recommending restaurants. We found this to be one of our best hotels for our 3 week visit to France.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Hello and thank you so much for your kind comments on Hotel Celestins. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again during your next stay in Lyon.
Best regards
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Hotel des Celestins is perfectly located in the heart of Lyon. The neighborhood is active and lively by day, quiet by night. Shopping and fantastic restaurants abound within a few minutes walk, as does a major metro station. When booking online, I anticipated a decent room at a modest price in a convenient location. We included the daily breakfast in our stay and were glad that we did—the food choices were very good and it provided a nice way to meet and talk with other guests in the hotel. However, what we most appreciated about Hotel des Celestins was the high quality of personal and friendly service provided by Laurent Vernay, the owner, and his wonderful staff, Emilie, Oriana, and others. Whenever we needed something for the room, advice on a restaurant or a reservation, they were there to help and assist us. We felt more like we were staying with a family in a small B&B that worked hard every day of our stay to make us feel at home, which they did so very well. Merci beaucoup, M. Vernay.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you very soon. Kind regards
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

We loved our three night stay in this hotel. To begin with, the location is great - walking distance to everything that matters and an easy ride by various forms of public transport to everything else. However, the main thing that distinguishes the hotel is the excellent and personal service provided by the proprietors, who speak good English and responded efficiently and well to our various requests and were pleasant and charming to boot. Their restaurant recommendations were really good - important in a city where food is such a centre piece. The ambience of the hotel is nicely French; the room was clean, comfortable and quiet - well, except for the day of the electronic music festival at the nearby Theatre Celestins but hey, a little culture on the side - who' s complaining?

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Hello and thank you very much for these compliments. We look forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2012

We stayed at Hotel des Celestins one night in May 2012. This hotel is in a great location. It is convenient to historical sites, shopping and restaurants. The hostess was very friendly and helpful in giving directions and restaurant recomendations. The hotel is two blocks from a wondeful open market along the river. The rooms were clean and well appointed.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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hotelcelestins, Responsable réception at Hotel des Celestins, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you for your kind comments.
See you soon
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Additional Information about Hotel des Celestins

Property: Hotel des Celestins
Address: 4 rue des Archers, 69002, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Lyon
#11 Family Hotel in Lyon
#17 Business Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Celestins 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of the city,between Place Bellecour & Place des JacobinsYou will be within walking distance ofThe old town & the nicest shops.The Célestins CarPark & Bellecour underground station: 50 yards away. Access by elevator 25.6 p X 45.3 p.Air-conditionned & Non Smoking Hotel, free wifi.Charming Boutique Hotel ... more   less 
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