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Hotel Le Royal Lyon - MGallery Collection

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Reviewed 13 March 2008

We booked this hotel when buying train tickets from London to Lyon through Eurostar. The hotel is right on Place Bellecour, one of the main squares in Lyon and is an old mansion house. The interior is beautifully decorated to match the age of the hotel and the room was huge. The bed was enormous and the most comfortable hotel...

3Thank Alisonw
Washington, DC
Reviewed 17 January 2008

Given some of the less-than-glowing reviews of this property, I was a bit wary of staying here, but since I'd gotten a great deal through Expedia, I figured I would take my chances. I'm so glad I did. The Royal was absolutely lovely. First, the location on the Place Bellecour was perfect - close enough to Vieux Lyon, yet also...

1Thank InSearchofEscape
Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 11 December 2007

The Le Royal (formarly Sofitel) is an elegant, classic hotel centrally located on the Place Bellacour, in the heart of Lyon. Great atmosphere and wonderful service. The breakfast is one of the best I have ever had in an hotel. I had booked a superior room, which was spacious, but could have needed some renovating. It was on the first...

1Thank Svennis
New York City
Reviewed 14 October 2007

We stayed in Lyon coming and going from our trip to Provence and booked two separate rooms in Le Royal. The first booking for a longer stay was midweek and the rooms we got were on the first and third floors, with nice fluffy beds covered in duvets. On the way back we got smaller rooms on the 4th floor,...

1Thank astrida
Reviewed 9 October 2007

Just spent 2 nights in the Royal. Mixed experience. Overall, I would say it was o good place to stay, but there were problems. Booked through Expedia, but when we arrived the desk clerk had the wrong arrival date. We had our printout stating the correct date, but all he could give us was a very plain room with an...

Thank Carl L
London, England
Reviewed 7 October 2007

The hotel SOFITEL ROYAL is in a central location in Lyon, has been recently refurbished and is now the PAUL BOCUSE training school for future hoteliers. Exit the main door and you are in a beautiful main square, with pavement cafes. The main streets of the old town are a mere five minutes walk in any direction. The oldest Renaissance...

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 2 October 2007

Again, having read the reviews on this site, we booked 2 nights at this hotel. We arrived by car, and it really is difficult to determine where to park when you first arrive - the staff in the lobby told us to just park on the pavement until the valet was available. There is also a one way system on...

2Thank val50
Reviewed 15 August 2007

When I arrived at the hotel it was just transformd from Sofitel to another accor-hotel. Workers were busy to uninstall the sofitel-signs. However, the first impression of the hotel was very good, also beacuse of the top location right in the middle of the centre. Also the room was nice, but obviously old. You don't get a keycard but a...

1Thank SirToby
Port Washington, New York
Reviewed 26 July 2007

Plusses: Huge bedroom, enormous marble bathroom with tub and separate WC room Great location on Place Bellecour, right next to Metro, Tourist Information office, and the Grand Tour bus stop. Very friendly and helpful staff: * Eager front-desk clerk wanted to spend time to suggest a sightseeing itinerary. * Overnight manager went out of his way to ensure that our...

4Thank gefald
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 June 2007

I recently stayed in this "real" boutique hotel in the very center of the City of Lyon, this hotel is owned by Paul Bocuse...and also is the training center of its hospitality school and management university. The hotel is ideally located on the - Place Bellecour - (very nice square, surrounded by shops and some of the most wonderful antique),...

4Thank 75,000

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The Royal is an iconic establishment offering 72 rooms and suites, nestled in the heart of the city between the Rhone and Saone rivers. An exclusive address for travellers who enjoy the French art de vivre, discrete elegance and naturally courteous service. Feel at home in our Cote Cuisine dining room or in our Cote Bellecour lounge, for a civilised meal or beverage overlooking the Place Bellecour. (The Hotel is a member of the MGallery collection). ... more   less 

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Address: 20 Place Bellecour, 69002, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Price Range: ₹ 9,519 - ₹ 17,831 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Le Royal Lyon - MGallery Collection 5*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Lyon
Accor Lyon
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#7 Family Hotel in Lyon
#16 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
#18 Business Hotel in Lyon
#18 Romantic Hotel in Lyon
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“Ask if bathroom is newly renovated.”
 of 5 bubbles ToneLoc66, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Junior Suite 402 has wonderful views of Place Bellecour”
 of 5 bubbles LEE018, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room facing the river and preferably on the 5th floor - beautiful vies, private Parisian style balcony”
 of 5 bubbles JillS601, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They have a few rotunda like suites not that much in price more than other rooms Worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles Avidtraveler919, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room overlooking the Place Bellecour...”
 of 5 bubbles RickBrosseau, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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