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Fourvière Hôtel Lyon

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Located on top of a hill, this historic hotel, formerly a convent, is a beautiful place to have breakfast in the mornings. If you want a quiet location, this is where you ahould be. Walking distance to the Beautiful basilica of Noter-Dame de Fourviere.

We stayed for two nights. Pros: - History and charm of the architecture - Generally kind staff - Good breakfast (a little overpriced at 23 euros per person) - Good housekeeping Cons: - It used to be a convent. Small rooms for nuns have been converted into guest rooms. Our room was tiny and uncomfortable, even compared to hotels in Paris - No wifi in the room - The rate for our room was overpriced relative to perceived value Overall, we would not stay at this hotel due to disappointing room quality. We thank everyone who tried to make our stay a pleasant one.

We went to Lyon for the first time and really wanted a place to go that was family friendly. We booked a signature suite in this amazing hotel, had a drink from the bar and room service as our daughter is too small for the restaurant. The staff was amazing everywhere. At the bar, at breakfast, at reception and also the housekeeping staff. We really felt welcome and had a great time. We will go back when in Lyon

The Fourvière is a perfect choice for anyone traveling in Lyon! The historic charm of this former abbey, especially the stunning front desk area, will amaze you at first glance. Our room and bath were spacious, clean, and comfortable. Ample storage. The breakfast buffet was impressive too. Quick, ample and delicious. The location on the Fourvière hilltop was most convenient! We had a wonderful view of the city, were just a few minutes’ walk from Roman ruins, the cathedral, and the funicular ride down. The ticket cost was minimal, easy to obtain, and only a few minutes’ wait. Once down, the usual conveniences were there- restaurants, shopping, ATM, etc. Overall, our experience with the hotel and friendly staff was very positive.

Location is good but with very poor local transport.No shuttle service Wifi in rooms virtually doesn’t work. One has to come down to lobby Poor breakfast nothing for vegetarians. Towels and bedding is clean.

This top class hotel sits atop the mount overlooking Lyon. The hotel was previously a cloister and has recently been converted into this wonderful hotel. The hotel is situated within 5 minutes walking distance to two of Lyon’s top tourist attractions, the Roman theatres and museum and the cathedral of Notre dame. Also there is easy access to the old town by the funicular. The rooms are reasonably sized and the queen sized bed is spacious. I liked being able to open the window to get fresh air. Yes air conditioners are fitted. The restaurant and bar are configured around the old cloisters and can be a little confusing at first. The staff were very helpful and friendly, helping advise us on restaurant options in town and booking taxis, etc. There is a sauna and lap pool for those that are inclined. Will definitely stay again next time I am in Lyon. Highly recommended.

We are staying for three nights, and this is night 2. Whilst the rooms are comfortable I’ve never stayed in a 4 star hotel that gives you plastic glasses in your fridge. Why not glass? Also, the wardrobe setup in our junior suite is such that a dress cannot be hung up. The wardrobe is minuscule. I called for wine glasses, which duly arrived but I see no reason why some glasses could not be in the room. The safe in the room is not sufficiently large to fit a laptop. There was a conference at the hotel and all the delegates had breakfast at the same time in the breakfast area which meant it was difficult to get a table and the staff had to battle to keep the buffet supplied and even get through the crowd. And there’s no yoghurt - only white cheese. The choices at breakfast were okay but the sheer volume of people made it hard to assess the availability. Hopefully it will be quieter on the weekend. If you are traveling with medications which require refrigeration there is a small fridge in the room but it’s temperature cannot be guaranteed. We came back to find that the door of the fridge had not been closed when the water was replaced. The theming is nice but I think the amenities in the room could be better.

The hotel lobby is stunning, and the the entire facility is aesthetically pleasing with a mix of historic and modern touches. I do have a major issue with safety in the hotel. I included photos of the lobby including the brightly colored key hold. The room keys are actual keys, with a key chain that is bulky. They suggest leaving the key at the desk when you are out and about, and they store it in the key shelves that can be seen in that photo. It is clear to see which rooms have keys in or out and how many. I went for a lovely walk around town, and requested my room key when I returned. I simply told them my room number, and they handed over the key. They didn’t ask for my name to confirm. The problem is, I’m terrible with numbers. I walked to my room and realized I was wrong. The front desk staff had, no questions asked, handed me the keys to someone else’s room. That’s not ok. I’m made an honest mistake. Someone with criminal intent could easily see what keys were available, ask for it, and since no one checks the names, they would be handed a key. That is so concerning to me. I hope they resolve that issue because it is a lovely hotel.

This hotel may be the favorite of our two week trip. A former convent, it is superbly decorated and the rooms were great. (We did get a 2 bedroom suite with friends) Very classy--all was clean, great bar area, nice amenities. It is at the top of Lyon's massive hill with the old town at the foot--but it is an easy walk to the cable car that will take you down and bring you back. Would stay again.

We had an unusual experience here. We arrived around 2PM, and our room was not ready, but we had not eaten, and so after exchanging pleasantries with the front desk, we were shown to a beautiful table facing the historic courtyard. The dining area is the nicest of the downstairs rooms. The bar was empty the one night we went in, but also elegant and cozy. There is also a casual sitting area beside the lobby which might be nice to spend time in although it felt like the room needed a rug to tie the mid-century furnishing together, and I don't like to sit in rooms with a TV blaring news. The lunch was sublime, and for the price, we found it quite reasonable. The waiter suggested a wine of local origin which was excellent. But then it began to fall off a cliff. We had both signed up for a massage prior to our visit. The female masseuse was simply not good. She lacked any overall sense of her client, and was physically too weak in her fingers and arms to do much after being asked to apply greater pressure. I stopped it halfway through and told the front desk that it was really one of the worst I had ever had, to which they replied that she had worked with them for three years. That's too bad, since Lyon is a large city and she is not competent in her chosen trade. My wife was unimpressed by the male who worked on her, although she was not so bored to get up and leave. The next day we slept in and left for the city around noon. When we returned after 8 PM our room had not been made up! So we got some fresh towels and told them to otherwise forget it. The next day, we were awakened by children kicking a soccer ball and screaming in sheer delight. We love the sound of kids, but it was a little early. There is also a major construction project going on 100 meters from the hotel. We checked out, and headed up to Courchevel to ski. We have since had a meal twice as expensive but only just as good. Here's the thing: it is a beautiful setting, a beautiful historical building. The rooms are not special in any way. They seem almost dormitory-like except for the bathrooms which are nicely done. Our pillows kept pushing the bed back from the wall and falling behind the head of the bed. If you are thinking spa, I don't think they are delivering that. The spa area is more of a hallway, the pool is only outdoors, and it is oddly laid out. We will remember the good and the bad. Would we go back? Maybe. Sometimes a masseuse is bad, sometimes a chambermaid forgets a room. How could the restaurant be so good, but the rest of it so-so? Maybe next time I will stay in Lyon, and come up there for lunch. It's not close to town, so why stay in a place that out of the way if you want to see Lyon? The rooms aren't special, and the services not great. Eat there, don't stay there.

23 rue Roger Radisson Lyon

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Roman Theatres of Fourviere and Gallo-Roman Museum (Musee de la Civilization Gallo-Romaine)
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Lyon City Centre, Fourvière Hôtel Lyon is within a 5-minute walk of Roman Theatres of Fourviere and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Gallo-Roman Museum (Musee de la Civilization Gallo-Romaine). This 4-star hotel has 75 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a spa tub.


This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has garden views and specializes in local cuisine, along with a tapas bar. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a minibar, free newspapers, and free bottled water.

Property features

At Fourvière Hôtel Lyon, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a steam room. Self parking is available for EUR 17 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Junior Suite with spa access

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Double Room with spa access

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Signature Suite with spa access

King 1 | Sleeps 4

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