Grand Hotel des Terreaux

Address: 16 rue Lanterne, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, 69001, France | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Lyon Arrondissement 1ER area of Lyon, is near Musee des Beaux-Arts, Fourvière Hill, Croix-Rousse, and Rue de la Republique.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel des Terreaux Lyon

    Excellente situation


    Nous avons passé trois nuits dans cet hôtel pendant notre voyage à Lyon. Il est situé dans un cadre magnifique où il y a d'excellentes boutiques, dans les alentours et à quelques pas de la place Bellcour. Il n'est qu'à quelques minutes de marche de l'un des ponts à traverser pour aller dans la vieille ville.

    L'hôtel dispose d'une réception et d'un coin bar élégants. Notre chambre, située au 3ème étage, surplombait la rue. C'était l'une des chambres les plus grandes. Elle était joliment décorée dans des tons bleus et crèmes et équipée d'un mobilier de style français ainsi que d'une belle salle de bain d'un blanc étincelant. Nous prenions les escaliers qui sont assez escarpés car il s'agit d'un très vieux bâtiment même s'il y a un ascenseur qui est par ailleurs très petit. Le personnel était également très agréable.

    Nous prenions notre petit déjeuner à l'extérieur pour environ 11 € pour deux personnes qui comprenait, du jus d'orange, du café, du pain frais avec du beurre et de la confiture et un panier de mini croissants et pains au chocolat.

    Le seul point négatif sur cet hôtel est l'absence de climatisation même si nous avions un grand ventilateur.

    Si vous voulez passer un vrai séjour à la française, visitez le grand marché à "La Halle de la Part-Dieu", 102 cour Lafayette: un immense marché couvert où l'on vend toutes sortes de viandes, légumes, fromages, poisons, huîtres et moules. Il y a également d'authentiques petits restaurants et c'est là que les grands chefs de Lyon achètent leurs produits. C'est également là que les habitants du coin se rencontrent pour manger des huîtres autour d'un verre de vin. Nous y sommes allés un samedi matin. Il y a également une rue juste à côté de l'hôtel (rue Mercière) qui va jusqu'à la place des Jacobins, place très animée où l'on trouve plein de restaurants (presque tous français).

    Je reviendrais sans doute dans cet hôtel que je recommande sans hésiter.

    Loved the hotel but missed tea making facilities


    We too stayed here for the festival of light and the only thing that bothered me was the lift!! The room was wonderful for a corbierre but no view so must remember to ask for the fifth floor next time. I did make it clear when booking that I would be recovering from an operation but not once was I told about all the little uneven floors from emerging from the lift to actually getting to our room and found it quite tiring, that and the lack of a tea making facilities. Didn't use the pool as the changing rooms were far too small and didn't want to walk through the lobby in dressing gown. In general, a wonderful hotel, good service, the cleaner deserves a medal.

    Lovely rooms horrible elevator...


    We stayed over christmas for a week in this very well placed hotel.

    It was a stay full of contrasts

    Central yet on a very quiet side street which enabled leaving windows slightly open.

    The rooms are all unique ,newly

    redone in very good taste and spacy for a mid town 3 star European hotel. Room cleaners were exceptional. Not once were we woken by a cleaner in a rush, every day we found the room cleaned, new soaps and towels. No mini bar in room ( we used external window to hang our snack food).

    Large bathroom with bath/or shower.

    Breakfast can be had in room , it is than a basic continental one, or in breakfast room cavern where there also is an odd swimming pool . If you go for the later you have extended choices like cheeses , cornflakes, etc- still a continental breakfast but a very satisfying one.

    Where all grinds to a stop is the one tiny elevator. As building is a preserved one, it cannot be enlarged or added to. If you stay on fifth floor you may well find yourself climbing close to 100 stairs when it is out of order or in use, worth it for the view if you like climbing, we stayed there one night, enjoyed the view of the Lyon chimneys but after having to climb up were moved to first floor , less view but just as nice.

    the receptionist is also the bar person. the small nice lobby is the bar, where coffee or drinks can be had. I suspect that the worst receptionist i ever met , clearly afraid of customers, knows no right answers, even gave me wromg airline when i asked to confirm my flight,must be a great bar man...Not sure if the really helpful receptionist is as good at drinks... Do not expect almost any English.

    to sum up we had a great stay at the small Grand Tereaux

    Excellent Stay!


    We stayed for 1 night in Sept. 2006 and it was just excellent. The room was nicely appointed with matching furniture which looked new. The bathroom looked newly renovated and was spotless. The bedding and linens were clean and fluffy. The room was on the small side, but that didn't matter. The views of the city streets were also very nice. The hotel pool is neat, although it didn't feel that warm so we didn't get it. We were hoping for a hot tub but there wasn't one. The pool is located deep in the hotel in a sort of cave with stone ceilings and surroundings. It is a neat site. The breakfast cafe area surrounds the pool. The breakfast buffett was delicious and plentiful. It had pastries, breads, juices, fresh fruit, boiled eggs, meats, cheeses, jams, cereals and other delights. The coffee was also very nice. I would most definitely return to this hotel. The staff was friendly and there is also a 24 hour bar in the small lobby which is tastefully done. My only complaint is the very small old and slow single elevator. A very nice hotel in a wonderful location of Lyon, easy to get to by city subway. Also an easy walk to the old town and sites of the city.

    Fabulous location


    We stayed in this hotel 3 nights whilst in Lyon. It is in a super location with fabulous shops in the vicinity and walking distance to the place de la Bellecour. It is also only a few mins walk across one of the bridges into the old town. The hotel has a nice reception and bar area and our room on the 3rd floor overlooked the street. It was one of the bigger rooms and beautifully freshly decorated in blues and creams with french style furniture and a lovely sparkling white bathroom. We used the stairs which are quite steep as this is a very old building. There is a lift although very small. The staff were very pleasant. We went out for breakfast which costs about 11 euros for 2 people and includes orange, coffee, fresh bread with butter and jam and a basket of little croissants and pain au chocolat. The only negative point about the hotel was lack of air conditioning although they did supply a large fan. If you want a real french experience visit the big market "la halle de la part dieu", 102 cours lafayette - an enormous covered market selling all sorts of meats, vegetables, cheeses, fish, oysters and mussels everywhere. It includes authentic little restaurants and this is where the top chefs in lyon buy their produce. It's also where locals meet to wash down oysters with a glass of wine. We went to the market on a Saturday morning. There is a street very close to the hotel (rue merciere which runs down towards the place des jacobins which is full of restaurants and people (nearly all french). I would certainly return to lyon and would recommend this hotel.

    Loved it


    I've stayed in the hotel for 3 nights in April. I have booked the trip with my travel agent, otherwise the rooms are more expensive.

    Our room was not very big, but beautiful and clean. Breakfast was good and sufficient. The personnel was friendly. The rooms are cleaned every day, with fresh towels.

    The hotel is well situated, on the opposite bank of Vieux-Lyon, which is the best part of town.

    If I would go to Lyon again, I would go to Grand Hotel des Terreaux again.

    Decent, nice hotel


    We spent one night in this well located hotel on Presqu'Ile very close to the Hotel de Ville. The room was nicely done, very clean and spacious, lovely bathroom. We were on the 4th floor with a window facing the inner courtyard...very quiet. Each room is decorated differently. There is an indoor pool, although open in the afternoon and evening only, and not heated. Breakfast was not included in the 130 euro price, and relatively basic. Overall, a good hotel, and as for value for money, slightly over priced.

    Grand Hotel des terreaux - Nice


    The hotel room was one of the cleaner and fresher ones in our cross-Europe vacation. The rooms were above average and the staff was friendly. Good but below average breakfast. The location was great for accessing both Vieux and Presquille areas by foot. The church was beautiful and the old city was nice by day. The Presquille area looked better at night than during the day. I was surprised at how much graffiti there was in Lyon and several other cities during our trip. Lyon was nice but in my opinion slightly overrated.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel des Terreaux Lyon

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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