Ratings based on 382 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Berlin

Exzellente Lage mit schönem Komfort

Posted Jul 2, 2015
Pros: Lage und Komfort
Cons: ----
Location: Zentral, direkt davor liegen das Tourismusbüro , Metro- und Busstation. Trotzdem kein Gefühl von eingebaut sein oder emsiger Geschäftigkeit.
Das Hotel liegt verkehrsgünstig mitten in Lyon. Von dort sind alle Sehenswürdigkeiten entweder fussläufig oder mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln gut zu erreichen. Das Hotel liegt am großen Place Bellcourt nahe der Rhone und dem Bistro "Le Sud" von Paul Bocuse. Es ist ein altes Haus mit Antiquitäten liebevoll eingerichtet, hohem Komfort und angenehmer Klimaanlage, nicht zu kalt. Es war ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt, einschließlich des guten Frühstücks.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Rio de Janeiro

Conforto e localização excepcionais.

Posted Jun 18, 2015
Pros: Conforto e gentiileza dos funcionários.
Cons: O acesso ao lobby do hotel é muito discreto, e não tem rampa de acesso a cadeirantes.
Location: Uma bela praça, bons restaurantes e um ponto de onibus do hop-on-hop off.
Passei duas noites no Le Royal, em minha primeira estadia em Lyon. A escolha do Hotel foi muito boa: bem locallizado, charmoso, confortável e próximo de bons restaurantes.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles

Very nice hotel in a convenient location.

Posted Jun 10, 2015
Older hotel that is in generally good condition. Bathrooms undergoing remodeling. Great location for walking to the old city and to lots of good shopping.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 30, 2015 by Barbara CARBONNEL, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your satisfaction about your stay and our hotel. It a pleasure to read your comment. We look foward to welcome you for your next stay in Lyon. Sincerely.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

great location next to old city, cathedral

Posted Jun 9, 2015
great experience. Would definitely stay again. Great staff, comfortable room. WOuld have liked to have dined at the hotel restaurant but it was full.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 30, 2015 by Barbara CARBONNEL, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed the quality of our property. I hope next time you can take advantage of the restaurant of the hotel wich is managed by the Institut Paul Bocuse. It is better to book a table before arrival. The restaurant is open from tuesday to saturday. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you soon. SIncerely.
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Adelaide, Sth Australia

Centrally located

Posted Jun 2, 2015
Pros: As mentioned above
Location: Plenty of eating places close by. City centre and river close by
2 night stay. Overlooking square. Room well appointed with good bathroom with shower Even though located in city square room was very well sound proofed Staff, especially the concierge, were excellent Full of character
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 16, 2015 by Barbara CARBONNEL, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for sharing your comment with us regarding your stay in the hotel Le Royal and for your great compliment on our staff. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. Hoping that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back in a very near future. Sales Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from a

great location, couldn't ask for better

Posted Jun 1, 2015
I would recommend. No disappoinents here. Location fabulous. Metro steps away, the Pkace right there, old Lyon just a short walk away over a beautiful waterway; and the Rhone River also a short walk away ( visit the restaurants and/or go for walk or ride along river). BTW, staff and room were very nice. I would stay here again snd we are already planning to go back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Santa Barbara CA

Wonderful hotel on Bellecour Square

Posted May 28, 2015
Pros: Our room was beautifully decorated and the bathroom was large and filled with great amenities. We had a great view of the park and cathedral.
Cons: A second luggage rack would be helpful.
Location: Old Town is kiddy corner across from the Bellecour Park and river, and there are many restaurants nearby.
WOW!! What a great hotel! This was our 2nd stay at this wonderful hotel. From the moment we walked in the door we felt at home, with the very friendly staff. Our room faced the Bellecour Square and had a great view of the Cathedral on the hill - it was magical at night all lit up. The hotel is in a perfect location, and an easy walk to Old Town and the main attractions of central Lyon. The 2 concierges were extremely helpful and friendly. We highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay there again.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Orange County, California

Terrible hotel in a good location.

Posted May 5, 2015
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Tear this place down and start new!
Location: Excellent city center location and great views from the room.
Terribly outdated and run-down rooms, would of been more comfortable sleeping on the carpet than the mattress. I spent 2 weeks travelling all over France and stayed in 12 hotels and I have to say this is the worst place and smallest room I experienced. The room is really so small one can hardly move around. The 4th floor I stayed in constantly smelled like food (I couldn't figure out why) and the doors and windows are paper-thin. Terrible!!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

magnifique séjour à Lyon le soleil était au rendez

Posted Apr 29, 2015
Pros: le déjeuner et le restaurant dans la maison l'académie de Bocuse
a conseiller aux amis c'est l'occasion de découvrir la vrai France,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Traverse City Michigan

PERFECTLY FRENCH SMALL HOTEL--WONDERFUL STAFF!

Posted Apr 17, 2015
Pros: The Staff and charm. As I do not need a gym and large TVs the lack of these only enhanced my stay. So the room rate was not affected my their upkeep
Cons: The Air Conditioning did not seem to be working very hard.
Location: Visit silk weaving studio to see how family lived in their workshop in late 19C compared to Lumiere brother's, who invented moving pictures, Manson
Hotel Royal is centrally located on the Peninsula between the Soane and Rhone Rivers. It is just across the street from the Metro and many choices for meals and shopping plus short walk to either river. The staff is very friendly, know English and eager to please. The breakfast is lovely, the chef right there to prepare an omelet or eggs to order. Lyon is part of the The Silk Road and influences from the far east are evident in the decorations throughout. My room looked out toward Bellecour Square from perfect French windows. The bed was very comfortable. My only concern for American travelers was the A C. I had it on high although it was only in the 70's as the sun was quite forceful coming in from the east. While I was wearing a light cotton dress, I saw many local residents in heavy coats and scarfs tight to the neck, perhaps people enjoy hotter weather here in Lyon? The bar kept the window closed most of the time and I found the air stuffy although the room itself was welcoming. The Hotel is connected to The Paul Boucuse Institute so be sure to dine there--I had lunch in front of the large window where I could watch the chefs cook and plate up my entree This was one of the highlights of my trip. The concierge in his full morning atire, was delightful, helping me to understand the subway system and mapping out places I wanted to see. I would definitely return to this hotel but not in summer heat.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 22, 2015 by Barbara CARBONNEL, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you to have taken time to leave your opinion. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I woull like to thank you for your great comment. Your satisfaction is an encouragement to us in the pursuit of making each stay a memorable one. I can assure you that your comments concerning the air conditioning has been taken into account with the greatest attention. I hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you again to show you our improvements. Kind Regards