Du Simplon Hotel - Lyon  2 stars

Rue Duhamel 11, Lyon, France, 69002  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast



 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Cribs available


Pets allowed


The excellent Du Simplon offers 35 non-smoking guest rooms as well as a safe deposit box, a garage and a lift.

This hotel is located in a historic area and 1.6km from Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere, Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Danse et Ateliers. A 15-minute walk will take you to Saint-Just Funicular, Theatre la Maison de Guignol and Saint Jean Cathedrale.

The hotel offers excellent location close to greenery.

A 5-minute walk will take you to Perrache subway station. 20km to Saint Exupéry airport.


They offer private bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub.


Guests are offered a continental breakfast served in the breakfast room.

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


Guests can take advantage of a photocopier and internet access and make use of 24-hour reception, ironing service and shopping service provided on-site.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) at EUR 13 per day.

Number of rooms   37.

City Center Lyon - 1.2 mi
Airports Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) - 12.4 mi, Boutheon (EBU) - 29.8 mi
Train Stations Gare de Lyon Perrache - 1000 ft, Part Dieu Railway Station - 1.6 mi
Underground stations Perrache - 1000 ft, Ampere-Victor Hugo - 1400 ft
Bus stop - 1.0 mi
Restaurants Brasserie Georges (cuisine: French) - 800 ft, Cuisine et dependance acte 2 (cuisine: Diner) - 300 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Newspaper service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Leisure/TV room
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 120 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Triple or 3 Single beds
    Size: 205 sq. feet
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      Bed type: 4 Single beds
      Size: 240 sq. feet
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        Bed type: 2 Single beds
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          Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds
          Size: 120 sq. feet
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            Bed type: Double Bed
            Size: 110 sq. feet
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              Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double Bed
              Size: 110 sq. feet
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                Du Simplon LocationWhat's nearby

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions
                • Galerie Aux 3 Aches
                  700 ft
                • Alain Georges
                  700 ft
                • Artis
                  700 ft
                • Anima L
                  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
                  2000 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
                • Billards Rivet
                  1400 ft
                • Milouin Production
                  1700 ft
                • billard club 23
                  2300 ft
                • pathé
                  3000 ft
                • Cinéma C.N.P Bellecour
                  3000 ft
                • Snooker Charlemagne
                  3300 ft
                Underground stations
                • Perrache
                  700 ft
                • Ampere-Victor Hugo
                  1000 ft
                • Bellecour
                  2700 ft

                Local Attractions

                • Musee Gadagne Histoire de Lyon & Marionnettes du Monde
                  5100 ft
                  1 place du Petit College, 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
                • Musee des Beaux-Arts
                  1.2 mi
                  20 place des Terreaux, Lyon
                • Hotel de Ville
                  1.2 mi
                  1, place de la Comedie, 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
                • Palais Saint-Pierre
                  3400 ft
                • Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
                  4200 ft
                  70 rue St. Jean, Lyon

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Brasserie Georges

                  60% likes this, based on 762 reviews
                  Cuisine: 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
                  Cuisine: Diner
                  Price Range: USD 37 - USD 145

                  300 ft
                  68 rue de la Charite

                  Phone: +33 (0)478374502

                • Cafe Marmot

                  76% likes this, based on 23 reviews
                  Cuisine: European

                  200 ft
                  51 Rue de la Charite
                • Le Liban Vert

                  Cuisine: Lebanese

                  300 ft
                  49 rue de la Charite
                • Il Palio

                  62% likes this, based on 18 reviews

                  300 ft
                  2 Rue Duhamel

                  Phone: 0478380525

                Du Simplon Reviews

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

                Average guest rating

                out of 10
                Based on 230 reviews

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                • 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.

                  • Average rating
                • 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.

                  • Average rating
                • 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.

                  • Average rating
                • 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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