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"Stay in Lyon"
Very friendly staff, great ambiance and decor! Breakfast was also very good. The decor makes you feel like a schoolkid again. The hotel is also ideally located to go and explore the 'Vieux Lyon" at night.
"This is not a 4 star hotel"
It does not matter what price you charge (cheap/expensive) but when you advertise yourselves as 4star, I do expect in the room: bar fridge, coffee making facilities, 2 pillows per person and a bit bigger than a double bed. A room safe would have been a standard expectation too. Oh, there is a fridge in the stairwell with free water and soft drinks. If you need any during the night, just note there are no slippers or robe supplied. Dash naked or wrap yourself in a towel. Guest toiletries meager! And not replenished during your stay. We had one of the better rooms ... bath tub only with a hand shower. Want ice for your drinks - only if the pub next door is open and they'll generally give you two glasses of ice. Nice concept for the hotel décor. Nice reception area. But sadly not translated into guest comfort. If this had a 3star rating as it should have had, we would have lowered our expectations and probably chosen not to stay here. Location - can't complain about that!
"Quirky but comfortable"
We lived this quirky school-themed hotel. It was centrally situated in the old quarter so there are lots of bars and restaurants nearby. The room was clean, comfortable and well-equipped and we appreciated the free drinks available from the corridor fridge! We were also pleased to be able to park our car securely and enjoyed our first experience of a car-lift! Breakfast was delicious and plentiful and the hotel staff were all friendly and helpful.
"Simple, effective, aesthetic environment"
College/school vintage theme works well. Easy to be in. Friendly helpful concierge. Great value. Lovely aspect over the city from our room 22, which had its own balcony leading on to the communal raised terrace. Room was clean and functional. Bathroom heats separately, with quiet door and lightswitch - v useful if you get up in the night. They do have rooms for meetings (great quirky classroom style) but the hotel focuses on its guests. That's how it feels. It's small enough to feel personal and attentive but big enough to just sail in and out without fuss if you want some anonymity. It's in the perfect location for Lyon, with C2 trolleybus stop a few steps from the door on sat/sun but it's not too far to walk to Cordeliers for trolleybuses or metro. Ticked all the boxes for us
We only stayed one night at the College Hotel and found it clean, quiet, comfortable. It is as others have already said very convenient to the oldest sections of town. Be sure to take the breakfast in the dining room (hall) as there are NO OTHER choices within walking distance. I wanted only a pastry and coffee for breakfast so we went walking only to return late to a ravaged breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM