of TripAdvisor Travelers recommend this hotel
Pretty nice and original hotel very well located in the "old city center". Clean and large rooms. The breakfast is fantastic and located in a old and vintage classroom. People at the reception are very nice and keen to answer to your questions on the city
"Themed but not that functional"
This hotel is in a great location near vieux Lyon and the best ice cream shop in town! The rooms are tiny - even post graduate is cramped. The bathrooms are a bit dysfunctional a sinks don't drain away and shower over bath really hand held! Breakfasts are good though - but not greT value for money.
"Great Stay at Funky Hotel"
This hotel is in the center of the city of Lyon which gives you access to an incredible number of restaurants and cafes. Our room had an amazing view of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. There is secured parking in the hotel (uses a car left - very cool) for 20 euros a day. The room was a little small but what can you expect in these older buildings. The college motif was fun. They have a tasty petit déjeuner.
"Style over substance"
If you are looking for a hotel that is extremely basic with no frills and well placed for the city then The College Hotel is clean and comfortable. The rooms however are very small, spartan and adhere to their college dormitory theme a little to much meaning that as a customer there is no sense of luxury whatsoever provided by the hotel. So overall the hotel despite being more than adequate left my family feeling that it was style over substance. The parking situation didn't work for us either because we didn't pre-book parking (when did you ever have to do that with a hotel) so we had to park in a local NCP equivalent, for the duration of our stay despite the booking form on the website we reserved the hotel from advertising that there is parking. OK but I suspect you can find better hotels in Lyon for similar prices.
"Quirky Hotel in Heart of Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon)"
From the minute you step into your spartan room you can imagine this being a dormitory for college goers of another era. The wardrobes are lockers, old desk and chair are your furniture. Some school books are in the shelves. Bedside tables consist of two concrete blocks. Photos of students adorn walls in hallways. But a few modern features have crept into the space with its black Japanned flooring. Air conditioning in the room and comfortable queen sized bed, remote tv and large bathroom would not have been part of a student's comforts. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Good English is spoken if your French is poor like mine. The location of the hotel couldn't be better. You can walk to everything. There is car accommodation onsite but this is an additional cost. I would definitely stay here again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM