Your Own Space: Warwick Reine Astrid, Lyon

April 14, 2013

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If you’re looking to step just a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of Old Lyon and the Presqu’île, a great hotel to check out is the Warwick Reine Astrid. Located across the Rhône in the prestigious sixth arrondissement, this all-suite hotel offers a perfect location overlooking the beautiful Tête d’Or park. Guests still have easy access to the Presqu’île (about a 15 minute walk or short metro ride) but can retreat at the end of the day to a roomy suite in a beautiful, quiet neighbourhood.

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Our favourite thing about this hotel was our huge room, which is pretty much an apartment. Like all the suites at the Warwick Reine Astrid, our Premium Suite had its own fully equipped kitchenette, separate bedroom, cable television, free wireless internet, a mini-bar, lots of closet space and a separate toilet. We had two televisions, a comfortable desk, fantastic views of the park and plenty of space to spread out. The hotel has lots of amenities, including a business centre, fitness centre, sauna and steam room, spa services, an outdoor terrace and a restaurant.

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This is a great part of town with access to some lesser-visited attractions. The location is perfect if you have meetings in the Part-Dieu business district, where you’ll also find a major shopping zone, the Auditorium (home of the Lyon National Orchestra), the ‘pencil’ building and the new train station. The latter is great for easy access to the airport trains as the Lyon airport is quite far from the city.

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Tête d’Or park

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warwick reine astrid entryA must-visit is the Tête d’Or park, one of France’s largest (105 hectares) and most beautiful city parks. Beautiful tree-lined pathways divide sprawling lawns with beautiful flowers everywhere. Visit the African Plain for a look at 130 animals and a wonderful cultural experience on the weekends when families gather to enjoy the outdoors.

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  1. Comment by Sophie

    Sophie Reply April 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Sounds like a lovely hotel – and I think it’s endearing how Queen Astrid is still remembered. Is there a Belgian connection in this part of Lyon, perhaps?

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers April 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Goodness, I have no idea about the history here…perhaps!

  2. Comment by Krista

    Krista Reply April 15, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Ohhh, the view alone is worth it, but I do love all that open space, a hideaway from the world. :-) Lovely. :-)

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers April 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

      I do too, Krista – always nice to spread out when you travel!

  3. Comment by Andi

    Andi Reply April 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I love how spacious it was! That’s almost impossible to find in Europe!!!

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers April 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      I know…I often think apartments are the way to go in the big cities if you want value for money…

  4. Comment by Sara Louise

    Sara Louise Reply April 16, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I love Lyon! I’m planning on another trip there early this summer so I’ll keep the Warwick Reine Astrid in mind :)

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers April 16, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Oh enjoy – great city!

  5. Comment by Jess @UsedYorkCity

    Jess @UsedYorkCity Reply April 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I love the view! When I travel, I try to split time up between staying in the busy part of town for easy access to things without a commute, and then a less-touristy neighborhood, to get a feel for local living. This seems to be the best of both worlds!

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers April 17, 2013 at 8:06 am

      That’s a great strategy, Jess!

  6. Comment by Emily in Chile

    Emily in Chile Reply April 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    That room looks massive! Sounds like it would be a particularly good option if you’re staying for a while, since you’d have plenty of space and the option of cooking (although who wants to cook in Lyon, of all places?).

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers April 17, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Very true – though the kitchen was handy when nothing was open on Easter Sunday…

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