Gatsby Hotel & Restaurant
What We Love
- Roaring Twenties glamour at a themed hotel near Lyon, with breakfast and optional dinnerScattering skittles in the bowling lane at the fabulous and fun concept bar
- Curling up on sun loungers by the outdoor pool on balmy days
- Sleek décor with a nod to the Roaring Twenties in the guest rooms
What To Know
- There’s a gym, outdoor pool, and all-day restaurant for regional gastro fare
- Roulette, ping pong and bowling are just a few of the activities in the game room
- Every evening, there's happy hour at the bar
For those who want to party like it’s the Roaring Twenties, the Gatsby Hotel & Restaurant is a four-star bolthole that celebrates F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby – an iconic story of a thwarted love that was brought to the big screen by Baz Luhrmann in 2013. And while this five-storey building on the outskirts of Lyon may look modish on the outside, it’s all Jazz Age glitz and glamour once you step inside.
The nod to all things Gatsby is apparent throughout, especially in the sleek-as-you-like guest rooms. There’s also a fitness room, outdoor pool with sunloungers, and all-day restaurant for regional gastro fare. Days here can be spent marvelling at Lyon’s new £186 million stadium Stade des Lumieres, visiting the fascinating Lumiere Institute Museum to see some of the world’s earliest picture reels, and draining your wallet on designer offerings on Rue de President Herriot.
Post-sightseeing, retreat to the ravishing hotel bar for roulette, table football and tenpin bowling, plus an early evening ‘HappyTime’ where you can drink yourself under the (billiards) table.
How to Get There
A comfortable good hotel. Excellent staff. Amazing lounge and bar area in style of Great Gatsby but rooms not quite same level of standard. Very comfortable beds, good sheets and towels and clean but basic and low budget.
Great location if you are en route somewhere like us as very close to A46.
The restaurant only served a buffet the night we were here so we went out for pizza. Don’t go to La Dolce
vita down the road - awful pizzeria!
Very average hotel and definitely not 4 stars standard. Basic room and bathroom with no toiletries. Food in the restaurant was not impressive either. Steak was blunt and poorly cooked. Reception staff was nice though. I would give it 3 stars but the cleanliness of the bathroom was shocking. Hairdryer hasn't been cleaned for ages - greasy plastic cover and trapped hair. I am sorry but this was really disappointing.
My fiancé and I had a really great time there!
We checked in at around 4pm and fully enjoyed the place. There are many entertaining facilities, e.g. swiming pool, table tennis tables, pool table, bowling. It's a nice place to relax and have fun.
We had some drinks and dinner at their restaurant which is really nice too. The staff are friendly and service is good. Our room isn't like really fancy but clean and tidy. I really have nothing to complain about this place.
Suitable for family as well.
For the price and location (in the middle of industrial park), this place has a ton of character. Many more activities than would be expected and pool.
Staff was kind of blase and not knowledgeable of the area but generally friendly and English speaking. Breakfast was good.
No complaints. Comfortable business hotel with added benefit of some interesting quirkiness.
I am still staying at this hotel and have been here for four days.
Firstly, they have 4 stars but the service and the supplies in the rooms are 2-3 stars max. The electric kettle us there but no tea or coffee. At my request they supplied them ONCE and that's it. No body lotion, shower caps, toiletries, etc. A bottle of water was given once, on day 2.
When I asked for a bath robe (as per 4 stars and their own site) that was met with total surprise and denial. After several requests I got slippers and my colleague got his on day 4!
They gave us rooms that corresponded to the description of Club though we paid for Executive.
And the cherry on top of the tart: their restaurant is CLOSED IN AUGUST for lunch and dinner! No mention of that on their site during reservation. They actually mentioned the open hours for the restaurant in their booking confirmation. Considering that the hotel is in the middle of nowhere (industrial area) that is a major inconvenience.
And about breakfast: it is from 7 to 10, but when I went there at 8:45, the counters were almost empty! Even at 7:00 they have very limited selection.
The staff are really very nice but they do not seem to have any real authority.
In general I would rate it as a rather unsatisfactory stay.