Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Melissa from Los Angeles
Walking distance of Part Dieu train station.Posted Jul 8, 2013
Pros: Location - lots of cafes, restaurants and history within easy walking distance
Cons: Needs a good cleaning and bathroom needs work.
Location: One block off Main Street - short walk to the park (lake, botanical gardens, animals, birds, carousels, lots of trees, walking, biking, running paths
Room larger than expected, bathroom tiny - moldy, minuscule shower, no counter space, trash on floor. No AC (expected), large windows street side which opened but no screening to keep out bugs. No fan. Elevator broken at time of arrival (10:30 pm after a very long train ride), requiring me to walk up one floor with 40 lb luggage (no assistance offered). In am, housekeepers"cleaned" room but despite notice to hang up your towel if you wished to reuse, they removed and neglected to leave any towels for me to use. Waited 2 hours for towels then asked again - was given 4 bath towels, no mat, no hand towels and no wash cloths. I gave up. Not a place I would be comfortable leaving any valuables at all - hence I carried with me every time I went out (inconvenient). For cheap digs it's ok, but definitely would not do this route again.
for Business Travelersby Craig
Posted Oct 16, 2012 on Hotels.com
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Basic. Handy for the SNCF Part Dieu.Posted Sep 21, 2012
I was using this hotel as a stopover in Lyon before moving on. The best thing about it is the location in regard to the SNCF station. It is literally 10 minutes up the road from the western entrance. The hotel itself is a bit threadbare. The first room I was given was not ready (despite arriving late in the afternoon). The second room was set up but the bathroom was creaking and there were no curtains on the windows, despite facing directly onto a neighbouring block at a distance of less than 20 feet. The door did not lock from the inside. The lock could only be operated from outside using the key but this might concern some people. The wider location of the hotel was OK. About 20 minutes’ walk to the opera house. You do go through slightly edgy streets to get there though which may bother you. I had no trouble. The staff were nice enough. English spoken (if that's a concern) and manned 24 hrs a day. This was suitable for what I wanted – somewhere to overnight between trains. It has seen better days though and I would not use it again as a first choice. There seem to be other hotels of the same standard in the same bracket. I would try one of those. As an aside, I had never been to Lyons and it struck me as a fantastic place. I was there on a Sunday night and it was buzzing. There are some great bars / restaurants around the opera house square and the adjacent streets. I have every intention of going back for a weekend in the future to give the place a proper explore.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby MF
Excellent quiet hotel for one/two night stopoverPosted Jul 14, 2012 on Hotels.com
Perfectly located if travelling by train, short walk from Part-Dieu railway station but far enough away not to be disturbed by noise or bustle. Great for solo traveller. Lots of nice reasonably priced eateries in immediate location, 10 minute stroll from riverbank. Staff v friendly & helpful, bed & bedclothes extremely comfortable. Breakfast ok but nothing to shout about. Accomm. excellent value for money. Would definitely return.
for Everyoneby RT from Indiana, USA
Hope for cool weather.Posted Jul 7, 2012
Cons: No air conditioning, no hair dryer, no elevator to my floor.
Location: Near restaurants and about 1 km from the Gare Part Dieu. I walked without a problem.
The hotel is conveniently located by the Parc de la Tete d'Or, which is beautiful. However, there is no air conditioning. I stayed in room 507 - which is a strange room - all by itself on the sixth floor. The elevator only goes to the fourth floor. If your room is on the fifth floor, you need to carry your luggage up another floor. If you have the pleasure of staying in room 507 - you get to carry it an additional floor. There was no hair dryer in my room. The staff were friendly and pleasant and spoke English. I recommend this hotel only in cooler months.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Timhotel -Lyon- Good value for moneyPosted May 26, 2012
Good value for money except that breakfast is expensive. The only downside is there were no shower curtains and would recommend having a breafast out.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Marcus and Jen
A pleasant two nightsPosted Apr 30, 2012 on Hotels.com
Generally very good, apart from the shower head. But good value for a city hotel, and a very comfortable bed. Very convenient for the Madagascar consulate only 200 metres away.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Very convenient to lots of restaurants & trainPosted Apr 30, 2012 on Hotels.com
Pleasantly surprised considering only two stars. Staff very helpful and room had a single bedroom as well as a double. Even had a large balcony and separate toilet. Just around the corner was lots of different food stores and laundromat as well as restaurants. Fifteen minutes from train station.
for Couplesby Happy explorer from United Kingdom
Very comfortable excellent location english spokenPosted Jan 16, 2012
Pros: Modern neat room, excellent heating, free fast internet in your room, english spoken by staff, pleasant attitude of staff, excellent location
Cons: Tiny lift (but it doesn't affect my experience with the hotel)
Location: Few blocks away from metro station that takes you to city centre in like 5 minutes, trolley bus stop round the corner or so, great neighbourhood
Staff spoke english, they were very kind and pleasant, easy to communicate with. The location of the hotel is superb with excellent and easy transport links to everywhere in the city. The neighbourhood is indeed beautiful, nice to walk around, safe and with bakeries, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, you name it at very short walk from the hotel (indeed some just steps away). Metro station Massena two or three blocks away, trolley bus stop round the corner, very near the main rail station Gare de part dieu (rail links between airport and the city) in 30 minutes. The hotel room I got was modern, impecable, bathroom modern too and spotless. One of the most comfortable beds I have slept in, the room also had like a very neat bar table attached to the window whe you can have your coffee and meals. It was a delight to come back to this hotel room after a whole day of sightseeing in the cold because the room had excellent heating. Nice large flat tv and free and fast internet connection in your room and everywhere in the hotel. Don't expect luxury, but I admit that I was impressed by this hotel and the reason why it is a two star hotel is just that it doesn't have as I said major luxuries, the lift is tiny and that's about it. Excellent, I really hope they don't change because I will be staying there again happily in the future if I go back to Lyon, will try them in other destinations in France and definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to have a pleasant stay.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Timhotel -- convenient and reasonablePosted Sep 27, 2011 on Hotels.com
This hotel is reasonably priced for Lyon, and the location is very convenient. It's very close to a bus stop, so getting to the convention center was easy for us. It's close to the metro, too, so we arrived from the airport without taking a cab. This is not a fancy hotel, and the rooms will strike Americans as small, but it's much, much better value than the big name hotels in the city. It is surrounded by a variety of restaurants. Some are cheap and cheerful, and others very expensive. One or two are truly excellent. Overall, this hotel is a bit of a "find" for the seasoned traveller who wants to spend more time and money on the city outside than the hotel itself.