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Best Western Saphir Lyon

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I spent a night in this hotel. Rooms were clean, the breakfast good and the staff polite. Two main points to highlight: 1) The hotel is not close to the city centre, thus no problem to go out from the city avoiding the traffic jam but it also means that the taxi from the airport is going to take a little bit more time. 2) Rooms smell like someone smoked in it.

This hotel is situated just a five-minute walk from the subway. The room was a good size, very clean and included one complimentary bottle of water, and a kettle with coffee/tea (even stevia, which I haven’t seen in a hotel before!). The complimentary breakfast was amazing - something for everyone, including plant-based milk, granola, and lots of fruit. My only complaint was the the air conditioning in our room wasn’t working so the room got very hot. Fortunately, we were able to open a window for some fresh air.

We stayed just one night, and the room was amazing. The bed was large and comfortable, the room was huge, and the bathroom clean with an amazing shower. The staff were friendly but not overly so, and the neighborhood was a bit sketchy, but there is a metro just up the road, I would recommend not coming back after dark. All in all highly recommend staying here over the dearer hotels closer to the city center.

We arrived at the hotel, which is down a small road in the suburbs of the city, and we were greeted in English by a nice receptionist. The hotel is modern and sleek inside, whilst also being clean and having many facilities. Our room was reasonably priced and had all we wanted. The hotel has a great restaurant and is near a rail station and a 10 min walk from the centre of Lyon. A great stay - although there was not enough milks or spoons in the room for our needs.

...for a stopover, easy access from the highway, secure parking, walkable distance to the metro station (and then one stop away from the old Lyon). Our room was of a good size with a quality matress. The breakfast offers quite a few choices and a special mention to the very sweet receptionist. Overall this hotel is an excellent choice and we would certainly go back.

The hotel is located in a quiet neighbourhood a little outside the centre of Lyon within walking distance to the Basilica of Notre-Dame the Fourviere and from there to the city centre. If you dont fancy to walk the hotel is situated right next to a metro station (1 stop from the old town). The room and bathroom is "huge" compared to the stamp-like size rooms which France are infamous of. The location, room and with a rate of 52,5 Euro/night this hotel is really value for money

Stafelloedd da iawn; brecwast ardderchog; staff oedd yn barod iawn i helpu. Yn ogystal, roedd modd i ni gael dwy ystafell yn y gwesty yma sydd wedi'u cysylltu gan ddrws mewnol - cyfleus iawn efo dau o blant, ac yn dal i gystadlu o ran pris gyda gwestai oedd yn cynnig un ystafell i'r pedwar ohonom. Mae fan hyn hefyd yn dafliad careg o'r metro - felly'n gyfleus i fynd i weld mwy o Lyon. Mae parcio tanddaearol ar gael yn y gwesty ond mae'r uchder yn gyfyng. Ond mae modd parcio ar y stryd tu allan - am ddim ym mis Awst. Very good rooms; excellent breakfast; helpful staff too. Also we were able to get two rooms connected by an interconnecting door - very convenient with two kids and still competitively priced compared to hotels offering one room for all four of us. This place is very close to a Metro station - so great for exploring Lyon. Underground parking is available at this hotel but headroom is limited. But you can park on the street outside too - which is free during August.

This hotel is perfect for a overnight on our way to the south of France. We had interconnecting rooms that were perfect for 2 adults and 3 children. The beds were huge and really comfy and the showers were excellent. The room was modern and clearly had just been redecorated. All staff were really helpful and polite, nothing was too much trouble from borrowing adaptor plug to car parking. Breakfast was excellent and they even give you a extra children's variety to take with you. Overall feeling refreshed and ready to continue our holiday what a perfect start to the next two weeks

The rooms were very nice and clean, new shower and bathroom. Huge pillows and very comfortable bed. Windows open so you can get fresh, cool air in the evenings. The buffet breakfast was excellent: Large selection of breads and pastries. Eggs, hash browns, ham, cheese, yogurts and cereals to choice from. Juices, coffees, teas and milk. Quite neighbourhood on the backside of the main hill with the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. To get to the city its a short (5min) walk from the metro station (Gorge de Loup Stn). Through the hill it is only 1 stop away from the the city center. It only cost 180 euros to use the subway

We enjoyd our stay in this hotel very much. The rooms are comfortable, very good bathroom with rainshower and handshower, everything very clean. Staff are always very friendly en helpfull and make you feel welcome. For breakfast you have three choices, you can have only a warm drink and a viennoisserie, or a small buffet or a large buffet. The hotel also serves lunch and dinner, we can recommend both. The subway to the towncenter is less than 10 minutes walk and in a very short drive you are already in the towncenter. If ever we visit Lyon again, we will again choose this hotel.

18 Rue Louis Loucheur Lyon Rhone

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in 9th Arrondissement, Best Western Saphir Lyon is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Roman Theatres of Fourviere and Gallo-Roman Museum. This 110-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and St. Jean Cathedral are also nearby.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All of Best Western Saphir Lyon's 110 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. 89-cm TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Saphir Lyon enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and a business center. Self parking is offered for EUR 12 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Comfort Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed (Larger Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Comfort Room - St Valentin with 1/2 bottle of champagne included

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 402 reviews