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Villa Florentine

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • panoramic location above the Saône
  • good access to Vieux Lyon, Fourvière, and Roman Lyon

    Cons

  • a hot climb up to the hotel in summer
  • tricky automobile access around upper Vieux Lyon
  • somewhat removed from the action

Villa Florentine Review

High above the Vieille Ville, near the Roman theaters and the basilica, this pristine hotel was once a 17th-century convent; glowing in its ocher-yellow exterior, it has vaulted ceilings, lovely terraces, and marvelous views, seen to best advantage from the Terrasses de Lyon restaurant—an extravaganza, complete with glassed-in winter garden and tomato-red salons, this excellent eatery offers an exciting nouvelle menu. Throughout, in time-warp fashion, 17th-century Italianate architectural details are contrasted with the latest in bright postmodern Italian furnishings. The clientele tends to more senior travelers seeking peace and quiet. Breakfast is extra.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 25–27 montée St-Barthélémy, Fourvière, Lyon, 69005 | Map It
  • Phone: 04–78–28–24–24
  • Website:
  • Location: Lyon

    Hotel Details

  • 20 rooms, 8 suites.
Updated: 02-25-2013

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