Hilton Lyon {FRA} (no longer Honors)

Old Jun 14, 06, 1:19 pm
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If you are taking public transport though, make sure the bus you're taking is running on that day! especially if it's a sunday, certain bus lines do not run at all on sundays. the bus schedules are put up at the bus stop.

The Parc de la tete d'or, right at the Hilton's doorstep, is beautiful at this time of the year, do check it out if you find the time!
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Old Oct 21, 06, 5:14 am
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Just had another stay there but this time as gold. I had booked two rooms for 3 weekend nights. Both rooms were upgraded to executive despite the weekend get together half off second room rate. BOTH rooms had a bottle of wine with a welcome note in them. I have to say, I find the executive rooms visually more appealing than the Jr. Suites. The furnishings are more attractive IMHO but that is, of course, a matter of taste. The rooms were side by side and both had balconies with views of the Tete d'Or park. The balconies are glass enclosed but have some mecanically opened panes. Just punch a button and they slowly and noisily swing open. They also close on their own after what seemed to be a random amount of time.

We ordered room service which comes from the Brasserie du Hilton and it seemed better than last time. Still avoided dining there however.

Lounge staff was OUTSTANDING again. They make you truely feel like a special guest and ensure that you have everything you need. Lounge was always well stocked with a wide selection of wines and alcohols, nespresso coffee, and depending on the time of day, various snacks. Breakfast is also served there including eggs and bacon.

All in all, another brilliant stay.
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Old Oct 21, 06, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by MorganB
I have to say, I find the executive rooms visually more appealing than the Jr. Suites. The furnishings are more attractive IMHO but that is, of course, a matter of taste.
Thanks for the reports. What is the difference as I guess it is a difference in style of the rooms??
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Old Oct 21, 06, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by NJUPINTHEAIR
Thanks for the reports. What is the difference as I guess it is a difference in style of the rooms??
In the Jr Suite, theres a big leather couch that is supposedly trying to be deco as well as a chair and a glass coffee table. I dont care for their style, they dont seem fresh but somehow like a hold over from the 80's which is not the case at all. I also dont like the bedspread in the Jr. Suite and the jr suites have no view. These are very MINOR things and I was very happy to be upgraded to the Jr Suite. You can see photos from the Jr Suite on the Hilton website.

Beyond that the Jr Suite has LOTS of space, a large terrace, and a HUGE bathroom.
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Old Jan 25, 07, 2:15 pm
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Just stayed in Jan 2007 -

As a diamond upgraded to Jr Suite, which is 2x the size of regular rooms and very spacious.

The hotel is very modern and well-kept as far as I've seen.

It's not in the city center, but other than that the location is great. You can catch the bus to the city center or other parts of the town just behind the hotel (bus #58, purchase a day-long pass for 3.50 Euros) -- making it extremely easy to get around without a car and without having to pay for a taxi. Only 15 minutes to city center.

The casino in the basement is also an interesting feature.

The room service menu is not extensive by any means, but the food is good.

Wireless internet vouchers have to be purchased from the front desk if you don't want to use your credit card online.

Only issue is that the on-demand movie system has gone out in the hotel, so there is only French TV to watch (the one or two English channels don't seem to be functioning). Not sure when/if it's going to be fixed, as someone noted that the entire system needs to be replaced.

Also don't like that there are no iron in the room.

I'd highly recommend the hotel if you need to stay in the Lyon area.

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Old Apr 21, 08, 10:45 am
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Hilton Lyon

Any review of the Hilton Lyon?
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Old Apr 21, 08, 11:07 am
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Not sure how much might be relevant to you.
But we stayed there a few years ago when the hotel was quite new and were upgraded to a nice room on the Executive floor with access to the lounge with quite decent offerings.

Hotel is located in a nice area across from the River Salone?? and right next headquarters of Interpol (hope you are not on anybody's wanted list)
but its quite aways from the city and even the nearest subway station (Lyon has one of the nicest in France) is quite a trek.
There is a great little gardens/park at the rear of the hotel and a stop for the city buses.

Enjoy Lyon, great city for food and two amazing cathedrals.

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Old Apr 21, 08, 12:12 pm
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There is a thread on this property if you search. Good facilities and amentities but a little off the path. Interesting casino in the basement. Attached garaged parking (unusual for Lyon.) I wouldn't eat in the hotel restaurants given the other options.
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Old Apr 21, 08, 12:16 pm
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Here are some informative threads:

http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=422932

and

http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=128060
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Old Apr 21, 08, 12:56 pm
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I was there for a few nights last week. Very pleased. I was on quite a cheap rate (around 160/night during conference) and was upgraded to a junior suite, as was my Diamond colleague (x37). Lounge is very pleasant, and never crowded. Breakfast good for a lounge. Gym is very clean and pleasant, though not a huge number of machines. Only Gold, Diamond and Exec rooms get free gym access.
There are 2 frequent trolleybus routes right outside, so getting around is no problem.
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Old May 8, 08, 8:12 pm
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Has this hotel been updated recently with more modern features like flat-screen TVs, updated linens/duvets? It seems to lack the new look of Hilton rooms to me.
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Old May 25, 08, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 View Post
Has this hotel been updated recently with more modern features like flat-screen TVs, updated linens/duvets? It seems to lack the new look of Hilton rooms to me.
I stayed there last week and the rooms (at least on executive floor) have been updated to flat screen TVs.

Don't ask me about the linen/duvets.

It was a very pleasant stay

JT

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Old Aug 2, 08, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by MorganB View Post
Just had another stay there but this time as gold. I had booked two rooms for 3 weekend nights. Both rooms were upgraded to executive despite the weekend get together half off second room rate. BOTH rooms had a bottle of wine with a welcome note in them. [...]

Lounge staff was OUTSTANDING again. They make you truely feel like a special guest and ensure that you have everything you need. Lounge was always well stocked with a wide selection of wines and alcohols, nespresso coffee, and depending on the time of day, various snacks. Breakfast is also served there including eggs and bacon.

All in all, another brilliant stay.
Can anyone confirm that HHonors Gold members are still treated well (upgrade to executive level) at this hotel ?

Also, will the lounge be open on weekends in this season (we are considering staying there at the end of august) ?

Thanks,
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Old Oct 29, 08, 3:21 pm
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JUst stayed two nights. Like other posts, this Diamond was upgraded to a junior suite on the 7th floor. No bottle of wine but a minature of Vodka and apple juice along with instructions to make a cocktail.

Had an evening meal in the brasserie, which was very nice but expensive (Euro vs GBP did not help). Breakfast also in the brasserie was good.

Lounge had free drinks in the evening till 8.30, along with a small selection of hot and cold nibbles. Wifi worked fine here and in my room.

Walked into town (in the rain), and around the park and zoo (in the rain). At least it was vertical rain and not the horizontal stuff I left in the UK.

Overall a pleasant stay.
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Old Oct 29, 08, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by yann View Post
Also, will the lounge be open on weekends in this season (we are considering staying there at the end of august) ?

Thanks,
Yann
I was there this year, during a week-end in mid-August, probably the most quiet week in French city centres and the lounge was open.
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