Golden Tulip Paris Gare de Lyon Le 209
What We Love
- A stylish Paris hotel near the Bois de Vincennes and Gare de Lyon, with breakfastThe off-the-beaten-track Paris location, in the heart of the 12th arrondissement
- Tucking into delicious continental-style breakfasts piled high with French goodies
- Staying in a beautiful guest room with modish décor and statement-making artworks
What To Know
- The Dugommier metro station is just down the block and can zip you to the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees within a half-hour
- Rooms are small but modern
- The neighborhood is quiet—nighttime street noise isn't an issue
There’s no shortage of chic to be found at this rather stylish-but-intimate boutique property, located just minutes from the iconic neoclassical facade and 67-metre-high clock tower of Paris’ famous railway station, the Gare de Lyon. Set in Bercy, in the heart of the lesser-known and primarily residential 12th arrondissement, on the right bank of the River Seine, the setting is perfect for those seeking out a very different and far less clichéd side to the French capital.
Following top-to-toe renovations in 2015, all of the hotel’s high-design guest rooms are arguably on-trend. Expect minimal décor with lashings of wooden fixtures, statement-making artworks, and a neutral palette of greys and whites with splashes of bright red.
After refuelling on sweet and savoury French goodies in the funky-looking breakfast room, spend your time getting to grips with this fascinating (and often crowd-free) part of the city. Most worthy of your attention is the Marché d’Aligre (a lively outdoor market known for its wonderful fresh produce), the landscaped Parc de Bercy for its pretty ponds, fountains and walkways, and the huge Bois de Vincennes park for its zoo, botanical garden, kids’ farm, and beautiful Buddhist temple.
How to Get There
This hotel is located right next to a metro station which makes it perfect for exploring Paris. A little out of town and not a particularly high level of tourist activity it make for a perfect stay. The rooms are on the small side, but plent of room for a good nights sleep. Staff are very friendly and the streets that surround the hotel are packed with restaurants, cafes and patisseries.
We traveled all over Paris after we worked out the metro system and the station next door was a god send. Definitely stay again.
A quaint little hotel perfect for a romantic get away to Paris, the decor is beautiful and the rooms are great would definitely recommend getting one with a balcony looking out onto the square as this was amazing to have in the evenings. Though a little away from the centre of Paris the Dugommier metro stop is literally on the left as you exit the building and if you’re more of a walker Bercy is a beautiful little town to explore especially the park and you can do a stunning walk along the banks of the Seine going past Notre Dame, the Louvre and eventually the Eiffel Tower although this does take a full day of walking.
I had never stayed in the 12th before, and this won’t be the last time. This hotel was remodeled about 2 years ago and still looks very nice. It offers motion detector lights in the bathroom, a huge shower and TV, a Nespresso coffee maker and a balcony in some rooms. Staff are nice, friendly and helpful. The Metro stop us just a few feet from the front door and there’s a Monoprix just across the street. A ten-minute wall will get you to the Bercy Village shopping center, the Cinémathèque Française or the collée verte, a sort of Parisian “high line” like in NYC. Enjoyed this accommodation very much.
Very nice hotel located near metro station, supermarket and bulangerie.
Clean and tidy with comfortable beds and a good shower. the only thing is that the room is very small. We were two adults + two children + baby and we took two connected rooms.
I got there late but the reception were great even told me a nice place near to eat. The room was great and the bed was really comfy. Hotel near by to great places to eat and shop. There is even a pharmacy on the corner. Overall awesome place to stay.