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Villa Florentine in Lyon, France
Those travelers who appreciate both the glories of the past and the innovation of the future will adore Lyon, home to the warm and welcoming Villa Florentine. Just two hours by train from Paris, the dynamic city provides a spectacular backdrop for signature Relais & Chateaux élan, beginning with a fusion of period furnishings and contemporary design aesthetics. Among the hotel's many treasures is the Michelin-starred dining room, beautifully positioned in the original Trinity Convent and featuring a winter garden, summer terrace and panoramic views of the city.
Ancient Roman ruins, a pioneering Renzo Piano-design amphitheater and one of the oldest summer festivals in Europe. Lyon is filled with endless delights. As you explore the neighborhoods that flank the Saone River, you will discover traditional sidewalk cafés, unforgettable haute cuisine, antique dealers, historic Notre Dame Basilica and a lively, thriving Old Town. Because Lyon is situated in the Rhone Valley, wine tasting is essential. When exploring outlying medieval villages, save time to stop and sip the Beaujolais along the way.
Location of Villa Florentine
Nearest Airport: LYS
Amenities for Villa Florentine
- General Information
- 19 Guest Rooms
- On-Site Amenities
- Meeting Rooms
- Historic Sites
Reviews for Villa Florentine
Excellent & historic place with friendly staff. Breakfast was nice with a nice view over Lyon river and the city. Authentic Lyon spirit, close by to TĂŞte d'oie Michelin restaurant. (10mins walking). I will recommend it
Sheitane S - Miami, Florida
We stayed at this beautiful hotel in early January as a 3 day precursor to a ski trip in the french alps. It is operated by the Relais & Chateaux group which I have only had positive experiences with in the past. This was no exception. The hotel has a boutique feel as a former convent prior to being renovated as a hotel and has great location the top of the FourviĂ¨re hill. It is a short walk down the hill to the action. We stayed with two children under 4 and found it very convenient and welcoming of young families. The suite was very large and I would say it offers excellent value for the price. I would stay here again.
ooshazam - Perth
I travel over 150+ nights a year for work and have status at all the major hotel chains but found the Villa Florentine on some luxury hotels of Lyon website and decided to take a gamble on a boutique hotel. I was very glad I did. Villa Florentine sits up on a hill just below the famous cathedral of Lyon. A former abbey/cathedral turned all girls school turned hotel, the history of the buildings is quite interesting. Yes, I said buildings as there are two connected by a bottom floor indoor passage. The Main building holding most of the rooms, while the second building has some rooms, spa, steam room, gym, and sauna. The pool is open year round, kept at 26c and hot tub at 35c which was nice on a cold winters night. Downside was that the restaurant was closed the first two weeks of January so we couldnâ€™t try that out (we heard good things). The rooms were nice, albiet small. We went for the standard or classic room. Large king size beds and decor was nicely appointed. Beautiful view of all of Lyon out our window. My two biggest complaints with the room were 1) the toilet is in a separate room across the bedroom from sink, shower, and bedet making for some awkward walks across the room, and 2) its an old building so sound proofing is difficult. We heard every move and noise in the room next to us. The service was the best part of the whole stay. Everyone spoke English which was great because we didnâ€™t speak any French except for a few broken phrases. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The concierge gave excellent dinner reservations and places to visit... but the best part were the free coffee, pastries and cookies available in the morning!!! Yum!! As Villa Florentine is on a hill, be prepared for stairs. There are lots of stair passages to get up and down to the city center... but coming back up the stairs is not for the faint of heart. Needless to say, youâ€™ll work off a lot of the delicious meals Lyon has to offer coming back up. All in all, itâ€™s a Great boutique hotel with a great staff. Would definitely stay there again!!
totallybailey - Philadelphia, PA
The hotel is located on top of a hill, ideal to visit the old town and the rest of Lyon by foot. We stayed in the junior suite for two nights. The room was very clean, nicely decorated and had an amazing view of the old town as well as the city of Lyon. The breakfast area is very outdated, the food was ok but not great. The waiter was very rude. The staff at the bar and reception were helpful and nice. It is a charming hotel that I would recommend for a short/romantic stay in Lyon.
TrishaK972 - Geneva, Switzerland
We arrived very late but the services and the attention paid by the staff was great since the very beginning. We were with our small baby with horrible influence and we have been assisted in any needs during all the 3 days we spent there. We got also a very professional and warm babysitting to allow us to have a dinner in the charmant restaurant. Breakfast rich and very good well. The structure is romantic and efficient. But the 5 stars service by the staff is the most relevant asset of the hotel. You will feel staying your home
carlo v - Rome, Italy