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Ibis Styles
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Villeurbanne
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Iran
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“Good only for online booking”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in October. I selected this hotel for its proximity to Congress center, however you should take a bus to reach the center. The hotel is an old hotel which is referbished in an economic way using colors(mainly green). The elevator is old with abrubt stop that needs careful attention! You will get a few chocolates and a bottle of water as welcome compliment. The breakfast is excellent with fresh orange juice and a variety of cheese and could be considered as the best that can be expected in a 4 star hotel. Another advantage is that breakfast and WiFi is included in the room rate. However if you book it electronically, it is nearly one third of the price of onsite booking!!.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

I stayed at this hotel as a part of a Cosmos tour. Cosmos lists the hotel as a Holiday Inn but it has not been a Holiday Inn for some time. The rooms are colorfully decorated albeit on the small size. The beds are comfortable and there is free internet. the food is so-so. There is a supermarket nearby.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

I recently spent a night at the ibis styles Villerbanne, formerly known as the Alliance Hotel, formerly known as the Holiday Inn. As I said in my review of this house when it was still referred to as the Alliance, the principal reason for most of the guests to choose this house is the close proximity to the INSA Lyon University Campus. Whenever I spend more than one day at INSA, I stay at this hotel, and have done so for many years.

The hotel became an Alliance hotel when the state it was in would no longer be upmarket enough to deserve the Holiday Inn Label. From what I was able to observe, Alliance only made the absolutely necessary repairs and never undertook a real renovation. On my last stay there 6 months ago, the hotel was evidently run down.

Enter ibis styles. This new category of hotels of the Accor group takes a deliberately aggressive attempt to design using pop colours (frog green is their hallmark colour) and associated furniture, to obtain a maximum effect with minimal financial effort. I was skeptical about the result when I saw the pictures on their web site, and found my fears confirmed during the first 3 minutes after entering the hotel lobby. However, after one night, I honestly believe the hotel changed for the better. My good rating is evidently biased by the fact that the renovation and redesign took place only recently, and everything worked perfectly. It will be interesting to see if they maintain the status quo, a thing the Alliance owner never manged (and probably did not care for).

I do believe the hotel rate went up slightly, but breakfast is now included, and the breakfast room benefits from the redesign. However, the same room is used for the restaurant at dinnertime, which I found less appropriate for that purpose, with its plastic chairs and cantine tables. I might give it a try on a later visit ; for this first night at the ibis styles, I lacked the courage and decided to eat in Vieux Lyon next to the cathedral.

Gone are the inroom coffee makers, but they have (better) coffee available in the lobby now, where they also offer computers with internet access. The wireless internet was fast and reliable, and the personnel courteous and friendly. I am sure they will correct the worst design errors over time, like the extremely bright neon light placed vertically on the room's wall or the way too loud music in the elevator.

Now I only need to get used to frog green funny shaped furniture, and I have my new address in Lyon-Villeurbanne.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We stayed here for one night while visiting a friend studying at the INSA (French Engineering University). A very convenient location.

The rooms, however, were so brightly painted that it was impossible to have a good night's rest. The floor-to-ceiling florescent light is not necessary and not at all comforting.

The hotel was under renovation so the paint fumes were very bothersome.

By European standards, the rooms were average size.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ibis Styles

Property: Ibis Styles
Address: 130 boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, 69100 Villeurbanne, Lyon, France (Formerly Alliance Hotel Lyon Villeurbanne)
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Villeurbanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Villeurbanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Styles 3*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Breakfast and WIFI are included in all rates at the ibis Styles Lyon-Villeurbanne. The hotel is located just a short walk from the famous Tête d'Or Park (free access)and Cité Internationale (the Lyon's Palais des Congres). It has 79 soundproofed and air-conditioned designer rooms, the Loft restaurant and a bar area where design and comfort blend seamlessly and the light enhances the vibrant colors. There are also 4 naturally-lit rooms which are ideal for meetings and seminars. Downtown Lyons is less than 10 minutes away (Tramway and underground Metro station, 250 m). Part-Dieu TGV railway station also has a direct access via tramway. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Garden Court Lyon Villeurbanne Hotel Villeurbanne
Holiday Inn Villeurbanne
Villeurbanne Holiday Inn

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