Convenient basic hotel but look elsewhere.
Posted Jun 29, 2015
Room was quiet and clean.
At back of hotel, so away from tramline outside front of hotel.
Breakfast was good value for 7 euros for a reasonable buffet, though I have had better buffets included in the room price at other hotels.
There was no air conditioning, which should be a basic essential in any hotel in Lyon summers. I had to have the window open at night, so various insects moved in and bit me.
The wifi (another basic in the modern world) was woeful. Slow, erratic, often unavailable. And you had to ask for a wifi password which was time-limited before it expired.
The layout of the rooms was bizarre, as they were not arranged on conventional floors. There was a small, unusual and very awkward elevator, but it did not stop at the level of my bedroom, which was on a corridor running off an intermediate landing. So I had to haul my suitcase up and down stairs.
I had considerable problems even finding my room when I arrived, as it was a simple room number, which bore no relation to its vertical position. Given the structure of the hotel, these massive shortcomings simply can't be overcome - unless you completely gut and rebuild the interior.
Room was well maintained with basic toiletries replaced in the bathroom.
But it is close to many useful shops, including a dry cleaners, several restaurants, two supermarkets (including a big Lidl) and a patisserie.
There is a Metro station 300 metres away which allows quick access to other tourist spots, including the Lumiere museum