Hotel Du Simplon Lyon  2 stars

11 Rue Duhamel, Lyon, France, 69002  show mapSave
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The pleasant 2-star Du Simplon is set in a green area minutes away from Fourviere Funicular, Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Eglise Saint Nizier.

A basilica and galleries lie a short distance from the hotel. The property is 1200m away from Saint-Just Funicular, Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Saint Jean Cathedrale.

20 minutes' drive from Saint Exupéry airport and 5 minutes' walk to Gare de Lyon Perrache train station.


The property comprises 35 comfortable rooms appointed with satellite TV, ironing facilities, individual climate control, direct dial phone and Wi-Fi. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub available in all guestrooms.


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. 


24-hour reception, room service and a shopping service as well as a safe deposit box, a garage and a lift are available at the hotel.


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.

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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  • 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
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



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.

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Bed type: Double Bed or One Single Bed or Two Single Beds
Size: 120 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Triple or Three Single Beds
    Size: 205 sq. feet
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      Bed type: Quad
      Size: 120 sq. feet
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      Bed type: Two Single Beds
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        Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds
        Size: 120 sq. feet
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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
          • 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

          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
            3500 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

          • Restautant Vatel

            66% likes this, based on 46 reviews
            Cuisine: 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
            Cuisine: European

            300 ft
            51 Rue de la Charite
          • Le Liban Vert

            Cuisine: 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 230 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.

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          • 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)

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          • 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.

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          • 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.

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          • 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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