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Making a 2 days trip away from the Alps to Lyon, mainly because Dad's booked to see an opera (Manon Lescaut by Puccini). Good to get away from the snow and see some green grass although in the event the weather was quite cold and mostly grey in Lyon.
I had made an appointment to see the fans in reserve at the Musée des Tissus (Textile …
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Ah my GOD!! The day I get to leave Lyon is so close I can almost touch it! I'm so incredibly impatient for it! I keep wanting it to be now! Why the heck can't it be now. I feel like one of those little kids at Christmas time who wakes up at the crack of dawn and races to the Christmas tree for their gifts! I want my gifts damn it! Gosh, now I know how Maggie feels when she has to wait until after lunch on Christmas Day to open her gifts, gahhhh!! Patience really is ...
Before I begin my tales, I need to give you a little
background about French vacation time. If I end up staying here to work, know
it’s because their situation is just too hard to pass up. Every 6 weeks of
school, the children get two weeks off for vacation, and they also get a
summer. Most people who work salaried jobs also get a lot of vacation time, but
I don’t think you’re ready to hear this. I’ll give you the bad news first. ...
... people on the street because one of them had two pet rats. Unfortunately, this was one of the blogs that Blog.com decided to permanently delete without reason so I cannot link you to this blog… But whatever. One of the guys we met that day invited us to crash at his place and hang out with him and his friends in Lyon for the festival. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel des Terreaux Lyon
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.
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.
We stayed over christmas for a week in this very well placed hotel.
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.
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.
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.