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Hotel Globe et Cecil

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

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Hotel Globe et Cecil

Chic family-run hotel smack bang in shop-filled Presqu’Ile, offering a cool restaurant serving excellent breakfast and innovative takes on classic Lyonnais dishes.

Average £220

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College Hotel

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

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College Hotel

Playful school-themed hotel in the heart of Vieux Lyon, offering city views, and a terrace bar where nightly light shows illuminate the facade.

Average £120

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Fourviere Hotel

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

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Fourviere Hotel

High-end design hotel in a former convent, on the Fourviere hillside, offering chic eateries, including a typical bouchon, plus a spa and an outdoor pool.

Average £150

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Chateau de Bagnols

Bagnols, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

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Chateau de Bagnols

A beautiful 800-year-old chateau-castle dating back to 1217, complete with high-wall fortifications and a moat – idyllically set in the Beaujolais Wine Region.

Average £290

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Cour des Loges

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

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Cour des Loges

Uniquely stylish hotel-with-restaurant stretching across several historic houses in the centre of Vieux Lyon. Perfectly located for sightseeing.

Average £300

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Villa Florentine

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

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Villa Florentine

Gorgeous convent converted into a calm luxurious retreat, aloof on the Fourviere hillside overlooking Lyon.

Average £400

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Hotel Le Royal Lyon

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

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Hotel Le Royal Lyon

Classically smart, refined hotel right in the centre of Lyon’s main shopping quarter, close to both rivers and to the central art museums.

Average £180

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2+ bedrooms

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