Seeing France by train is perhaps one of the most relaxing ways to experience this fascinating country. The Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon is conveniently situated directly next to the station making it an ideal base from which to explore the city's many attractions.
Luxury and convenience
The Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon is a four star hotel which features an indoor pool, a fitness center and free WiFi access throughout the hotel. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a 42" LCD TV, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel's proximity to the train station and multilingual staff makes it popular with business travelers across France and beyond and there are six naturally lit and fully modular meeting rooms with capacity for up to 90 participants.
As well as offering great connections for long distance train travel, the Gare de Lyon is also connected to the Parisian Metro, and the RER (commuter train) network. Popular destinations such as the Palace of Versailles and Disneyland Paris are just a short hop away. The Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon's close proximity to the station also makes airport connections a breeze. Guests can reach the banks of the River Seine in less than 10 minutes by foot and the famous Bastille, the heart of the French Revolution, is around 15 minutes away from the hotel.
Location was fantastic, extremely close to a metro station that you could take to pretty much wherever in Paris you wanted to go. Whilst the hotel was very luxurious (especially after a free upgrade to the executive suite) the immediate area around the hotel was rather grubby, with some intimidating homeless stationed not too far from the main entrances. The facilities were great, a nice looking gym on the 3rd floor, the pool was very nice albeit a little smaller than the photos make out. The restaurant was reasonably priced, and the food was decent. The hotel staff very friendly and spoke a variety to languages and I felt there was no real language barrier. The hotel room was very comfortable and clean and could not be faulted.
Surrounding area a little scary in contrast to the niceness of the hotel. Walls are rather thin, and could hear the surrounding guests quite clearly.
the staff were fantastic and the size of the room and the beautiful bath only added to our enjoyment.
The idea that you had no doorman or bellhop. At 65 yrs of age dragging four pieces of luggage to our room from the street was a chore
very modern and clean hotel
maybe a bigger pool food and drink overpriced
not enough milk, tea bags etc in the room
Close to the office of Rohm and Haas. Comfortable bed.
the pool is nice if a bit small
i couldnt get the tv internet in my room to work. i asked reception and they said they'd send someone, but it never happened