Top 5 accommodations for an unforgettable night in Lyon

In the capital of gastronomy, epicureanism is a way of life! The people of Lyon love good and beautiful things, and don't deprive themselves of indulgences. This art of living is also available to tourists wishing to spend a few nights in the city. Numerous luxury hotels with prestigious services and sumptuous decor are to be found all over Lyon. With their panoramic views, exceptional spas, Michelin-starred restaurants and unique architecture, these - sometimes hidden - buildings hold many surprises in store for their guests. Whether in Vieux Lyon, the Presqu'île or Croix-Rousse, the ambiences are unique and unforgettable, and the staff are always attentive. Immerse yourself in historic places with a history of craftsmanship, in the imprint of the Renaissance or in the most unspoilt corners of Lyon's heritage, just for a night.

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1. A chic stay at the Carlton Lyon - MGallery Hotel Collection

Known as Lyon's 'little palace' since the 19th century, successfully combining refinement with a historic past is a mission accomplished at theHotel Carlton Lyon.Elegance and comfort are the watchwords of the infrastructure, where the magnificent pink sofa with its rather surprising lines in the small lounge is immediately noticeable.

© hôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Hotel Collection / Booking.com

Situated in the heart of Lyon's peninsula, around 300 metres from Place Bellecour, the Carlton Lyon hotel is ideally located. The Opera, Musée des Beaux-Arts and Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste are less than a kilometre away, and the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière is not much further.

© hôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Hotel Collection / Booking.com

To make the night even more unforgettable, the hotel offers a wide range of services. Spa, hammam, signature treatments and a nail salon allow guests to enjoy total relaxation. Breakfastis served in the form of a rich buffet, a perfect way to start the day after a luxurious night's sleep.

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Hôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Hotel Collection

Situated in the heart of Lyon's peninsula, around 300 metres from Place Bellecour, the 4-star Carlton Lyon hotel is ideally located.
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2. A night in cocoon mode, in the Les Toits de Lyon flat

Imagine a former dovecote, located on the fifth floor, on the roof of a 17th-century Lyonnais building listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overlooking the Presqu' île district with its 360° view, the Les Toits de Lyon flat is a cosy nest ideal for two to covet after a stroll around the city.

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This 29 m² guest flat has a living room, bedroom, fitted kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet and dressing room. The roof terrace with its breathtaking view of Fourvière Basilica always leaves lucky travellers speechless.

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The icing on the cake? Breakfast prepared by the owners, on the sunny terrace. It's a real treat for lovers!

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The roofs of Lyon

29m² flat in a former dovecote overlooking the Presqu'île district.
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3. Freshness and luxury at the InterContinental Lyon - Hôtel Dieu

In the heart of the historic Grand Hôtel-Dieu building, the InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu opened its doors in 2019. Elegance, attention to detail and comfort are the watchwords of the 144 rooms and suites in this haven of peace on the banks of the Rhône.

© InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu, an IHG Hotel / Booking.com

Restaurant, bar, spa, gym and a host of personalised services await guests atthis famous venue, which today feels like a mini-city in the city. The combination of respect for the original architecture and contemporary luxury is perfectly reflected in the building.

© InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu, an IHG Hotel / Booking.com

After a sweet and memorable night, as a couple orwith the family, the buffet or continental breakfast rounds off the experience. Chef Mathieu Charrois follows his local and traditional approach down to the smallest detail.

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InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu, an IHG Hotel

Elegance, attention to detail and comfort are the watchwords of this 5-star hotel, with 144 rooms and suites in this haven of peace on the banks of the Rhône.
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4. Hôtel Cour des Loges: a stopover in time

Achange of scenery and a leap back in time are in store for all guests at the Cour des Loges in Lyon. The district of Vieux Lyon is strongly influenced by the Renaissance, and the establishment is no exception, with its sumptuous, ornate decor and period pieces.

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The refinement and atmosphere of the period can be found in the sixty-odd rooms of thisauthentic establishment. The magical interlude continues in the more contemporary spa, which is just as luxurious as the rest of the facilities. Massages, Jacuzzis, scrubs and treatments are offered in a warm and cosy atmosphere.

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In a unique setting, with orange tones and arches superimposed over several floors, the Les Loges restaurant is a must during a stay at the Cour des Loges. Decorated with a Michelin star, the cuisine is local and traditional. The perfect touch for a truly unforgettable experience.

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Cour des Loges Lyon, a Radisson Collection Hotel

Located in the Old Lyon district, this 5-star hotel is no exception to the rule, with its sumptuous decor and period pieces.
8.8 Superb
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5. Panorama and subtlety at the Hôtel Villa Florentine

On the heights of Lyon, the Villa Florentine stands at the foot of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Grandeur, well-being and panoramic views await travellers passing through the City of Lights 24 hours a day.

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The attentive and friendly welcome sets the tone for the high standard services offered by this paradise in Vieux Lyon. A gym, sauna, hammam, beauty centre and cardio-training room accompany the 29 rooms, flats and suites in this unique establishment.

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It's impossible not to enjoy the Les Terrasses de Lyon restaurant, where local produce blends with refinement to create a grandiose tasting experience, with a breathtaking view of Lyon's most beautiful monuments.

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Villa Florentine / Lyon

In the hills above Lyon, the 5-star Villa Florentine hotel stands at the foot of the Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica.
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