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Collège Hôtel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

College/school vintage theme works well. Easy to be in. Friendly helpful concierge. Great value. Lovely aspect over the city from our room 22, which had its own balcony leading on to the communal raised terrace. Room was clean and functional. Bathroom heats separately, with quiet door and lightswitch - v useful if you get up in the night. They do have rooms for meetings (great quirky classroom style) but the hotel focuses on its guests. That's how it feels. It's small enough to feel personal and attentive but big enough to just sail in and out without fuss if you want some anonymity. It's in the perfect location for Lyon, with C2 trolleybus stop a few steps from the door on sat/sun but it's not too far to walk to Cordeliers for trolleybuses or metro. Ticked all the boxes for us

We only stayed one night at the College Hotel and found it clean, quiet, comfortable. It is as others have already said very convenient to the oldest sections of town. Be sure to take the breakfast in the dining room (hall) as there are NO OTHER choices within walking distance. I wanted only a pastry and coffee for breakfast so we went walking only to return late to a ravaged breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Thoroughly recommend this place in the old town, indeed it's hard to fault. Very friendly service and great breakfast. Rooms small but with all that's required including some with balconies. Lovely terrace. Lyon too a gem, amazing food in the real bouchons. Alison and Seamus.

If you plan to stay in historic Vieux Lyon, College Hotel is a great choice! It's location is perfect for exploring the old streets, buildings, historic sites and Gallo-Roman museum. Great choice of restaurants, close to the bus, metro etc and near brides to walk over to other Lyon neighborhoods. The breakfast - in a cute schoolroom setting - is delicious and abundant with nice choices.

Liked the concept of quirky hotel but probably serves me right for not staying in a chain hotel with basic necessities like a manager who acknowledges and supports guests when they have been robbed and gives information about a so called safe behind reception ? Like others before me I stayed in this hotel in the summer and had hundreds of pounds worth of tickets stolen from my room. The rooms are spartan and there is nowhere to hide valuables . Being an honest person I assumed they would be safe in my room as I had the only key apart from the staff. I went out for a few hours and during the hours of seven thirty pm and ten thirty pm my room was burgled along with four other separate guests who all just happened to have football tickets in their rooms. I had not handed my key into reception as I suspected it may get taken by someone as the desk was poorly manned. However I will leave you the trip advisor reader to work out how a random burglar managed to rob separate five rooms in three hour period, take only money and football tickets all from football fans, with no sign of a break in and get past the receptionist who was ten feet allegedly from the hotel lift. The burglar would need to be a Clairvoyant as he would need to guess out of the many rooms which rooms were empty, had football tickets in AND be an expert burglar and be invisible to staff to break into five rooms without a forcible entry. I have another theory but I will let trip advisor readers make there own minds up. My favourite bit of this whole ordeal as other writers have commented is the receptionist did not care one little bit, didn't phone the Police to attend and simply told us to get a taxi at our own expense to the local Police Station. We got no apology and I have had no compensation other than a email after I complained again several weeks later asking for proof of purchase of the tickets. DON'T GO BACK TO COLLEGE ! Only learning experience you will receive is not to book a room without a room safe and CCTV in a four star hotel. Four Star .............really ......?

Interesting place with themed school things. Big hooks, lockers, desks all from school buildings. Clean and with air conditioningoning. A bit quirky. Book your carpark space in advance €18 a night. Nice place next door for breakfast. On the doorstep of the old town. Fooderies everywhere!

Very well located hotel, just a few minutes away from City hall. I loved the terrace, the beautifully decorated dining room and the very cosy and comfy lounge. Bedrooms are ok, nothing fancy, don't expect anything special, just a place to sleep. It is a very clean and quiet hotel that serves very good breakfast. Good value for money.

found this by accident late in the day as we hadn't prebooked any accommodation - what a little gem, very quaint ! as the name suggests, its furnished like a school - the dining area has school desks etc. great location with a selection of cafes and bars in a cobbled street below

Very nice and clean. Good design sense. Very convenient. The staff are friendly and we're helpful to give us the power adapter for our iPhone and laptop. The complimentary water and drinks are greatly appreciated. It would be better if there are diet cokes or coke zeros in addition to coke.

It was like staying in a hospital bed or maybe a mental hospital in term of a atmospher. All white and totally bare boned. I can't wait to check out. The area is great. But I could never recommend this hotel. I booked it on Hotwire and was mislead by the 90 percent approval rating. Very fishy.

5 Place Saint-Paul Lyon Rhone

Located in 5th Arrondissement, Collège Hôtel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as St. Jean Cathedral and Lyon Museum of Fine Arts. This 40-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area. It's in central Lyon and also a short walk from Terreaux Square and Lyon City Hall.


Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.

All 40 air-conditioned rooms feature free minibar items, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 80-cm LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.


Guests of Collège Hôtel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a business center. Self parking is offered for EUR 16 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and a library.

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2ème Cycle Double Room

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3ème Cycle Double Room

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62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 420 reviews