NileGuide Expert Says:
If you want to get a taste of Paul Bocuse cuisine - without stepping out of your hotel - the kitchen at Le Royal features chefs and students, all from the Paul Bocuse Institute.
20 Place Bellecour
69002 Lyon, France
+33 4 7837 5731
NileGuide Expert tip:
To appreciate the fine art of puppet making, take a look at the Guignol puppet on display in the hotel lobby. A true work of artistry made by Cardelli.
Also referred to as Le Royal Hotel, this award winning 4 star establishment is situated in a prime location on the edge of Place Bellecour
and can be viewed from every position within Europe's largest public square. As you enter the hotel, you are immediately embraced by the refined splendour of the interior which was designed by the Pierre-Yves Rochon. Rochon successfully endeavoured to create a space akin to a Lyonnais grand family residence, and indeed, amidst the tasteful antiques and homely royal blue interior, you get a feeling of stately grandeur that doesn't stand on ceremony.
Le Royal includes a salon area - Côté Bellecour
- where you can enjoy a drink from an extensive selection while admiring the view across Place Bellecour
, and, a restaurant - Côté Cuisine
- where all dishes are prepared by chefs and students from the acclaimed Paul Bocuse Institute. The hotel's 74 rooms are tastefully decorated in the style of Pierre-Yves Rochon and the furnishings are of a very high quality and comfort, the hotel even adorns each room with fresh bouquets of flowers on a daily basis.
The friendly staff and Concierge at the hotel speak a number of languages and are very helpful in assisting with any enquiries you may have. Hotel services are available 24 hrs per day and all rooms have WiFi access. This may not be an inexpensive hotel, but you definitely get value for money, attention to detail and homely comforts that money cannot always buy.