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Last updated: 05 January, 2024
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

This uber-chic four-star hotel inhabits a former convent, with the lobby set dramatically in the former chapel – painstakingly renovated and dripping in colour and marble.

The theatricality continues throughout: subdued in the contemporary rooms; measurable in the bistro, with its long windows overlooking the old cloisters. There’s a typical Lyonnais bouchon too – dressed in gingham and serving hearty classics.

Location-wise it’s fabulous. It’s within walking distance of the basilica and the Lugdunum Museum with its Roman amphitheatres, and Vieux (Old) Lyon is just at the bottom on the hill too.

And after all that sightseeing (and the steep climb or ride back up), a spa and outdoor lap pool await.

Surrounding area

You’ll be far from the hustle and bustle in this hotel, which is surrounded by greenery and just a 10-minute stroll from Lyon’s basilica and the Lugdunum Museum.

The setting is bucolic, if not a little dizzying, with sweeping rooftop views over the whole city.

To get to Vieux (Old) Lyon just below, you can brave the steep slopes and staircases, or opt for the Fourviere funicular.

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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Lyon

Auberge-Rhone-Alpes, France

Man on horse statue in foreground, basilica behind

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