My brother and I were forced in to finding accommodation at 5am when our Airbnb decided to cancel on us, upon our arrival to Lyon!
Looking on all the websites, this hotel was the only one with a room available for 2 nights.
As we were in central Lyon, it cost us €39 in a taxi to get to, showing us just how far from the centre of town this hotel was....
Upon arriving, the gentleman at the front desk was not that great at English and my French is non existent, so it took over an hour, yes AN HOUR, to check the two of us in to our room.
Furthermore, we were charged €280 for 2 nights for one room. As check out is 12pm and we did not enter our room until 8am I did feel that charging a whole night at €140 was a little cheeky, but we were jet lagged so wanted to rest and paid it all.
The rooms were sufficient and did the job we needed. However, the hotel could do with some changes. Example: the balcony for the suites is one loooong balcony, servicing all rooms. Definitely a security issue?
No basic fundementals such as iron etc... which is a blow. And the hot water seemed to run out for an hour, which did not help as we were in a rush to leave the next morning.
Location wise, not great. Although when we surfaced in the morning, we found our way to a subway station 20 mins walk away which took 15 minutes to Lyon Part Dieu Station and cost €2. Cheaper option to taxi!!
All in all, a smart looking hotel (from the inside) with nice interiors and beds, lacking location, and the little added extras that make a stay all the more pleasing.
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- Located between les Monts d'or and Lyon's centre, the Dock Ouest Hotel is a perfect place to stay. Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, you can relax in this refined and modern hotel. With quality rooms and suites, personal service and all the comforts of a modern establishment, Dock Ouest provides a sense of well-being right on Lyon's doorstep. ... more less
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