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 entry A 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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  • http://www.sophiesworld.net Sophie

    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?

    • inspiringtravellers

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

  • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

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

    • inspiringtravellers

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

  • http://mybeautifuladventures.com Andi

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

    • inspiringtravellers

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

  • http://www.sarainlepetitvillage.com Sara Louise

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

    • inspiringtravellers

      Oh enjoy – great city!

  • http://www.usedyorkcity.com Jess @UsedYorkCity

    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!

    • inspiringtravellers

      That’s a great strategy, Jess!

  • http://www.emilyinchile.com Emily in Chile

    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?).

    • inspiringtravellers

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

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