Hotel Du Simplon Lyon  2 stars

11 Rue Duhamel, Lyon, France, 69002  show mapSave
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The unique 2-star Du Simplon offers comfortable accommodation in a green area of Lyon.

20 minutes away from Au Pied dans le Plat, 5. Le Petit Musee de Guignol fantastique and Eglise Saint Nizier. Just 20 minutes from the center of Lyon.

The hotel is situated near a basilica, galleries.

10 minutes' drive from Bron airport and 5 minutes' walk to Gare de Lyon Perrache train station.


Du Simplon offers 35 rooms fitted with a telephone, air conditioning and direct dial phone for a comfortable stay in Lyon. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower available in all guestrooms.


A continental breakfast is offered at the breakfast room.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 9 per person per night. 


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) and the rate is EUR 13 per day.

Number of rooms   37.

Distance to:

  • City Center Lyon - 1.2 mi
  • Airport: Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) - 12.4 mi, Boutheon (EBU) - 29.8 mi
  • Train Station: Gare de Lyon Perrache - 1000 ft, Part Dieu Railway Station - 1.6 mi
  • Underground station: Perrache - 1000 ft, Ampere-Victor Hugo - 1400 ft
  • Bus stop - 1.0 mi
  • Restaurants: Brasserie Georges (Food: French) - 800 ft, Cuisine et dependance acte 2 (Food: Diner) - 300 ft
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from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request


  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Shops/Commercial Services
Dining facilities
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Connecting rooms
  • Direct dial telephone

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        Du Simplon LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Alain Georges
          700 ft
        • Galerie Aux 3 Aches
          1000 ft
        • Anima L
          1000 ft
        • Artis
          1000 ft
        • Galerie de la Charité
          1400 ft
        • 13bis quai rambraud lyon 69002
          1700 ft
        • Galerie de la Place
          2300 ft
        Places of interest
        • Fraternité Saint Pierre
          2300 ft
        • place belecour
          2700 ft
        • Armée du Salut
          3000 ft
        Train stations
        • Gare de Lyon Perrache
          700 ft
        Sport related
        • C B F
          400 ft
        • Proactive
          2700 ft
        • Milouin Production
          1700 ft
        • Billards Rivet
          1700 ft
        • billard club 23
          2300 ft
        • Cinéma C.N.P Bellecour
          3000 ft
        • pathé
          3000 ft
        • Snooker Charlemagne
          3300 ft
        Underground stations
        • Perrache
          700 ft
        • Ampere-Victor Hugo
          1000 ft
        • Bellecour
          2700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
          5000 ft
          8 Place de Fourviere, Lyon
        • Musee Gadagne Histoire de Lyon & Marionnettes du Monde
          5100 ft
          1 place du Petit College, Lyon
        • Place des Terreaux
          5200 ft
          Place des Terreaux, Lyon
        • 5. Le Petit Musee de Guignol fantastique
          5100 ft
          6 rue St Jean, Lyon
        • Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon
          1.0 mi
          13 rue de la Poulaillerie, Lyon

        Near the hotel

        • Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif
          1200 ft
          34 rue de la Charite, Lyon
        • Museum of the Resistance (Centre d' Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation)
          1900 ft
          14 Avenue Berthelot, Lyon
        • The Presqu'ile
          2300 ft
        • Piscine du Rhone
          2500 ft
          8 quai Claude Bernard 69007 Lyon, Lyon
        • Musee des Automates EMA
          2600 ft
          100, rue St Georges, Lyon
        • Place Bellecour
          3100 ft
          The Presqu'ile, Lyon
        • Rue des Marronniers
          3100 ft

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Brasserie Georges

          60% likes this, based on 762 reviews
          Food: French
          Price Range: USD 29 - USD 43

          800 ft
          30, cours de Verdun

          Phone: 04 72 56 54 54

        • Cuisine et dependance acte 2

          71% likes this, based on 71 reviews
          Food: Diner
          Price Range: USD 37 - USD 145

          300 ft
          68 rue de la Charite

          Phone: +33 (0)478374502

        • Restautant Vatel

          66% likes this, based on 46 reviews
          Food: French
          Price Range: USD 41 - USD 108

          200 ft
          8, rue Duhamel

          Phone: 04 78 38 21 92

        • Cafe Marmot

          82% likes this, based on 36 reviews
          Food: European

          300 ft
          51 Rue de la Charite
        • Le Liban Vert

          Food: Lebanese

          300 ft
          49 rue de la Charite

        Du Simplon Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Du Simplon

        Average guest rating

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        Based on 86 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Single

          That was the most horrible hotel I've been to in my life. The room was small. The whole bathroom there is made of some plastic, and the toilet and shower are extremely close. The towels were rough and looked not clean, I do not know for what reason they brought me four towels. They were all hanged up in one place, half of them ended up on the floor. The breakfast consists of some tasteless small croussons, some mueslis, youghurt, bread, one kind of cheese, there was no ham, no fresh fruits, no cookies, no nothing. That was definitely not worth of 8 euros paid for it. You do not get a hairdryer there by default, you got to go to reception and ask them to give you a hairdryer. Internet is slow, and you always need to log in with the password once you turn on the computer, that's extremely annoying. All in all, if you go for a price - it's better to choose a hostel than this, if you go for a quality - it's better to pay 20 euros more to stay in a decent hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Reasonably close to attractions, Nice staff, Pleasant lobby and breakfast room.

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        • Older travelers

          Convenient location within easy walking distance to Perrache Station. Free wifi in room using your personal laptop. Breakfast is available for extra if you desire.

          Having stayed here several times before, our room this time (#5) had a musty oder. While generally clean, the a/c vent (return) over the door was clogged with thick dust. This may have been the reason for the musty smell. The bathroom tile grout was black & could use a bleaching. The room was fine for a short stay & more comfortable for one person. For 2 people, it was a bit tight. When the drapes were closed, the curtains were somewhat in the bed with you. Also, all rooms do not have a/C. If this is important to you, be sure to get specific confirmation. Lyon can be quite warm in the summer. We asked for a room that we had previously which was more acceptable to us. It was available but we were denied access. They said they preferred to keep it available as an option for a third person or a child because it was a little roomier & they could put a cot or a crib in it if needed. We were disappointed there was no loyalty to a past guest. We generally pass thru the area once a year & will now consider other options.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Good value for money, clean, pleasant staff. Have stayed once before in 2010 & returned because of the previous stated comments. Have a booking again in several weeks to stay here. Would recommend.

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        • Single

          I stayed in this hotel at the beginning of april so maybe that's why my stay was very comfortable, calm and without any big problem

          I didn't like the TV set very much, it was vista so the loading was very slow.Also near the hotel was the school so in the morning it was very noisy. And yhe location of the hotel it''s not so comfortable, it takes 15-20 minutes to the old center of the town and 30-35 minutes to the train station (on foot)

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Affordable clean rooms and walking distance from most things. Nice enough for two nights.

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        • Single

          The people from the hotel are really nice, pleasent and helpfull. The room wasn't big but sufficient enough and was tidy, clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom is mini but enough for me and very clean. Though if you're big, shower might be a problem but they might have other rooms with bigger bathrooms. The hotel has a good atmosphere and is close to the most center part of Lyon, two steps from train and tram station Lyon-Parrache. And there's a very fine street of antiques and art galleries next to the hotel.

          I asked for a suggestion of a restaurant, and the in one they gave "Le Poléon d'Or" I had a very unfriendly reception, meal wasn't very interesting, paid 35€ and left with a hungry belly. But it could have been a bad day for the restaurant... I suggest to check at Trip Advisor, which I didn't, for good restaurants. But it has nothing to do with the hotel, the hotel was fine!

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The hotel was close to Lyon Perrache station which makes travelling easy. It is also close to a little outdoor mall area which was good for finding something to eat. The building was under renovation when we stayed but it looks like it is a very nice building and will be quite pretty inside when done.

          The hotel was fine but the renovations were a little noisy and when we arrived there was no water for a few hours (a bit tricky washing hands/going to the bathroom etc.). It was fine for a short trip since we were mostly out of our room, but I found the lack of notification regarding the renovation a little frustrating, and when I asked about maybe the 6 euro breakfast as compensation the lady at the desk flattly refused. Oh also the bathroom was really awful. Honestly the smallest I have ever seen with the worst shower in the world! Overall the hotel was okay, but I wouldn't stay there again, I didn't like the feel of the place or the lady at the desk that much.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Staff was pleasant. The hotel and room was very comfortable and homelike. It was in a safe and good location to metro and shops and the old town.

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        • Couple

          Friendly evening concierge, reasonable location (although far to walk from old town)

          Room was dark and a bit cramped

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        • Single

          The Hotel staff was very charming and pleasant. The hotel is in center of town.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The hotel was cosy and in a good location. Nearby is a good shopping street, and Vieux Lyon is in walking distance. There's a lot of different transportation options close by that work smoothly. Computer and TV in the room was pure luxury, and a very nice staff lifted the atmosphere. A very pleasant hotel, that I definitely would book again!

          The breakfast buffé was very french, but it was still an OK start to the day. We ended up spending 4 nights at the hotel during a heatwave, so at night the room got hot. As a last remark I would encourage the hotel to invest in better sound-proofed windows, I'm not a light sleeper, but can see that some people might have trouble sleeping.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Tasteful decor and restful atmosphere. With the exception of one 'off- hand' experience on Monday 29th October, the staff were welcoming and friendly, and the rooms are kept clean.

          Breakfast is the weak point. Insufficient care is taken to make sure that the buffet is kept replenished along with an adequate supply of cutlery or plates. This creates an air of parsimony when either an item of food is just not there, or if it is the requisite plate is missing. Breakfast shouldn't be about foraging. It is a failing easy to remedy.

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        • Couple

          The hotel was basically okay. There's nothing seriously wrong with it, but it doesn't go above and beyond basic rooms and facilities. Note that the hotel is decorated with a cherry theme (think cherry-shaped pottery and bowls of fake cherries). Whether you find this cute or chintzy is entirely a matter of personal taste.

          The hotel is situated in a rather down-and-dirty part of town. While the proximity of the Perrache railway station does provide easy access to public transports, it's also a noticeably grungy neighbourhood with grimy buildings and a park littered with discarded mattresses - and homeless people napping on them. Not exactly a place where you'd take a stroll in your Pradas, is what I'm saying.

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        • Single

          Location 5 mins walk from perrache. cumfy bed.

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