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College Hotel Heart

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +33 4 72 10 05 05
Address: 5 place Saint-Paul
Lyon, 69005
Country: France

The College Hotel is funky, daring, humorous, well-positioned, very reasonably-priced, but above all comfortable. It is the ideal place to stay when exploring the delights of this charming city.
The rooms have been restored with a sensitive eye. They are all painted white and the fittings are white, giving a feeling of spaciousness and cleanliness. The wardrobes are lockers in keeping with the restored schoolhouse theme. The bathroom appointments are excellent with the showers being particularly spacious - particularly if you stay in one of the post-graduate rooms.
Breakfast is charming. It is served in the old schoolroom. You sit at desks on old school benches. The breakfast is simple yet delicious. Fresh orange juice served in cute jugs. Good coffee served in oversized mugs. Baguettes, croissants and bread (which you can toast in the toaster on the teacher's desk) are there to supplement excellent jambon cru and good cheese.
It has become one of our favourite city bases anywhere in the world.
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