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“Phenomenal Property - Hope to Return”
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Villa Florentine
Ranked #10 of 195 Hotels in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, MA
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Phenomenal Property - Hope to Return”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

I had to book a last minute trip to Lyon for business and was fortunate that there weren't any other hotels with availability. This was truly a first rate experience and I only had two days to enjoy while still working. The rooms and amenities were incredible - large - which in Europe is uncommon. The bathroom alone was huge and luxurious. The property is a former religious site (monastery, I think) and they kept many of the original features. The views were just beautiful- couldn't ask for a better overall experience.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Villa Florentine is beautiful. The old abbey has been decorated with every attention to detail. The views across Lyon are breathtaking, it is an easy walk down stairs to the old village where you get lost in the old world charm. The staff are extremely helpful and take a little extra time to chat. Anne (Assistant Mgr) was very friendly and made the visit warm and welcoming. We wanted to stay longer, such an enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Virtually Perfect

We stayed two nights and it was quite an amazing experience. We arrived by car and as we pulled into the parking space we were greeted by the hotel manager. Then we were introduced to Anne who checked us in and gave us an orientation about the hotel and its history as well as a detailed walking map for us to use while walking about the city. Throughout our stay she was incredibly helpful.
The room was incredibly large and very well appointed.
The staff, without exception, was there to make your stay as pleasurable and relaxing as possible. The physical facility was gorgeous and very comfortable, but it was the staff that differentiates this hotel from virtually any other I have stayed at. If I return to Lyon, and I hope to, I will be sure to stay at the Villa Florentine Hotel Lyon

Room Tip: There are only 28 or so rooms. Some do not have a great city view. Ours (#14) was very large and sp...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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relations-clients, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Florentine, responded to this review, 22 February 2012
Dear traveler,

Thank you for staying at the Villa Florentine and for taking the time to leave a review.

We are very pleased to read that you liked your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again.

Kind regards

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Noosa, Australia
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

This lovely hotel exudes calm and comfort but what makes this an exceptional place to stay are friendliness and service of the staff. Anne again requires special mention - very caring and helpful. We loved our stay in this hotel and would definitely return.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

All the positive things other reviewers have said are true, so I wont repeat them, other than to add my praise for the staff, particularly Anne Christiansen and the rest of the front desk/bell staff. We liked our stay so much that we checked out of another luxury hotel later that week a day early, so we could come back and spend another night at Villa Florentine. You know, I think they were as happy to see us as we were to see them; at least, that is how they made us feel. When I commented on arrival that when I had called the day before, there had been both a suite and a deluxe room available, but I had opted for the room, we were upgraded (I am sorry, I did not catch the young lady's name, but she was very nice) to an outstanding suite -- comfortable, great view, spacious --at no extra charge.

Room Tip: Junior suite was particularly great.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Florentine

Property: Villa Florentine
Address: 25 Montee Saint Barthelemy, 69005, Lyon, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Lyon
#7 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
#7 Business Hotel in Lyon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€€
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Florentine 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Villa Florentine Hotel Lyon
Florentine Hotel Lyon

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