Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon

2 rue Hector Malot, Paris, Île-de-France, 75012, France | 3 star hotel
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Musee de L'Orangerie and Jardin des Tuileries

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What an awesome day. We were able to sleep in because the only timetable we're running to is our own. We made our way over to the Gare de Lyon where there are a number of eateries and selected our breakfast. We then people watched while we ate. We caught the metro to Concorde station and walked around the corner to Le Jardin des Tuileries. The …

Stranded in Paris

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We took our chances and took the train to Paris. When we arrived in Paris, we were told at the train station that there is no train available to Rome that same day or the next day. Our only option was to fly. We went to an internet cafe for lunch and then started to look for airfares and they were too expensive. Then I remembered about the budget …

Day 4 in Paris - the Louvre and Paris by night

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On Monday morning I again set off along the Champs-Elysees in the direction of the Musee de l'Orangerie, just off the Place de la Condorde, hoping particularly to see Monet’s famous waterlilies, being a fan of his artwork. I was quite disappointed on arrival though to see the length of the queue waiting to get in. Although I visited in the low season, I found tourists to be abundant everywhere I went.

I sat down for a while outside in the glorious sunshine to ...

Walking Paris to death

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... them to Restaurants, on the Metro, on Trains and Planes. Whilst also in France we have not come across any rude French people. But Peter has said to several people "Paris is beautiful", and the reply he has received Is "Yes to visit, but not to live in!". I suspect it may have something to do with their Taxes. We couldn't believe the amount of tourists we had encountered to day, its like ant city! I would hate to think what June, July and August would be like, given ...

Last Day in Paris

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... other we then headed down the Champs Elysse to take in the sights. Half way down we stumbled across a McDonalds and decided to take the plunge with a McCafe coffee. No surprise, we should have kept walking as the French insist on pouring the milk first and the coffee last, making for a pretty ordinary coffee but an improvement on yesterday's diabolical attempt. Next stop for me on the Champs Elysees was the toilet and was surprised to find it came at a price ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Bastille area of Paris, is near Marché d'Aligre, Viaduc des Arts, Baron Rouge (Le), and Place d'Aligre.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon

    Nice place

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    we stayed in this hotel for 5 days with our two children.

    the staff was very friendly and helpful, the room was big enough for 4 people.

    all in all we enjoyed the place 2 min. to metro and shops and restaurants within two minutes too.

    the place is very safe, even in the night,

    we can recommend this hotel to every families.

    the indoor pool is open until midnight, and our children enjoyed swimming in the night.

    the hotel is also very clean!

    and last the breakfast is absolutely OK!

    Good location

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    Stayed here for five nights. Staff friendly and helpful. Room was bright, clean, quiet and air conditioning worked perfectly (must have been improved). Pool was small but open 24 hours so it was quiet late in the evening. Plenty of good restaurants nearby and river was only a few hundred yards away from where you can take a boat to the Eiffel tower. Gare de Lyon is ideal for the train to Disney and Metro. PC available in foyer with internet access but pricey.

    A taste of France

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    Stayed here on the way to London via train. The station (Gare de Lyon) is literally next door to the hotel Novotel and, despite the proximity, I never heard a train once. My room was facing the rail lines as well!! The public areas are very small and can get a bit crowded however the staff are great and helped me with directions, power adaptors etc. My room was a superior room and was one of the most functional rooms I have stayed in for a very long time (I spend 120 nights a year in hotels). They have dedicated work areas which are movable, funky bathroom with shower and tub, seperate toilet and I even had a 2 seater couch which converts to a 2nd bed. I cannot really give the hotel too much credit for its breakfast room and the overcrowding. It appeared they were overwealmed and couldn't cope. The staff did not replenish food and the eggs were stone cold. Coffee jugs constantly empty and staff made a load of noise when collecting dirty plates etc. Having said this, if it's just bakery and coffee you want I guess it's a good space to enjoy it in. If I stay here again I would order room service for the same price and enjoy my breakfast in this well appointed room. One other thing I have to comment on is the Do Not Disturb sign placed on my door. They DID disturb me twice! This has happened all over France so I might not make it a specific comment to this property. Oh, the room has one of those mini bars which trigger when you move anything in the bar and instantly charge it to your bill. Putting some cheese in there without moving anything was like playing the game "operation". The staff are very understanding however and take your word for it if you do happen to accidentaly move anything and it gets charged. I loved this room and the area is not too bad either. There are supermarkets, trains and the metro right at your door step. Shame eating in Paris is so damn expensive and the quality of food is naff just about anywhere you go. The Novotel is my vote for a good night's sleep!

    Comfortable Hotel in Good Location

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    Our family spent 4 nights at the Novotel Gare De Lyon this month. We reserved a family room only to find that they limit the room to 3 people if your children are over 16 years of age. Thus, we were required to obtain a second room for our stay.

    Good hotel but stuffy

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    Stayed here for 5 nights. Room was good, however the air conditioning was pathetic, I complained about it to no avail, not too good in the Paris heat of July. Breakfast was good. Beware that parking is very expensive at the hotel if you are driving. Excellent location though for Metro and easy access to Paris. A little on the expensive side for the quality.

    Convenient, Clean and a Good Choice

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    Very convenient to the Gare de Lyon if you are taking the TGV and also has good connections via the Air France bus to/from CDG airport. My wife and I stayed at this Novotel for two nights in June. It was very clean and quiet and the staff were friendly and professional. The bathroom was excellent. Sidewalk cafes and restaurants were nearby and the Seine was a short walk away. The only complaint was the air conditioning which did not go below 77 degrees (25 C) but that is not unusual for Paris and at least the windows did open. We were very satisfied with this Paris hotel.

    Good Choice

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    Really a wonderful place. The family room for 4 and just pay for two because the hotel offered children below 10 free. Value for money. Staffs are friendly. Children were given toys at the counter. Front desk staffs speak good english too.

    However, the restaurant closes on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays lunch. A pity!

    Recommended

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    Stayed for 5 nights with 2 children. Excellent value for money. Rooms were very clean and the staff very helpful. The breakfast was very substantial, however had to queue some mornings for about 15 minutes as 10.00am - 10.30am slot was very busy.

    The pool was very clean however, no chilren's shallow part. The children loved the indoor play area as did we as we were able to sit in the foyer area and relax with a drink in the evening as they played. Location very good too as just across from station and very handy for Disney. Good restaurants near by at reasonable prices. We really enjoyed our stay here.

    Good choice

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    Excellent hotel, clean and secure, right outside the station. Stayed in a standard room with our two small kids no problem. Lots of good cheap local restaurants, and a short walk to Bastille or the Seine. Direct train service to Disneyland from here as well

    Clean, modern and right next to the Lyon train Station

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    This is standard in Novotel hotels to be clean and modern and not dark or eerie...although there's no real history in the hotel or building itself it is air-conditioned has a wonderful breakfast buffet and isn't more than 10 years old. The rooms are on the smaller scale but enough for 3 people to sleep and get around very comfortably, and unlike the old hotels the Novotel are quiete rooms so you won't be disturbed by the noise from the streets or your neighbours. I have stayed here twice before and am very happy with the place, it is reliable and I know what I'm getting...and on my next Paris vacation I plan to book with Novotel again and avoid spending too much money for an old, run down, dark and small room at other Paris hotels. The location is central, there are cafes, restaurants and bars near by and the train station, Bastille area is a destination to see as well...so why not stay in a affordable clean and modren hotel while you're here.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent