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
My wife and I are independent travellers so we enjoy mixing with locals and solid comforts and food. One of the best features of this hotel was its access to restaurants and the metro. The hotel offered parking which was off site. Our visit coincided with a Rail workers strike so the limited parking spaces for our first night were quickly gobbled up. Sourcing a car park for night one was difficult. The room was good and breakfast was ample.
We stayed here end of August as we embarked on our motorcycle European trip as it was close to Gare de Bercy, we load our bike on the autotrain to transport it to the south of France, this eliminates a lot of driving for us.
The hotel was excellent, rooms a very respectable size compared to some Paris hotels with space being very limited, it was clean with a walk-in shower which was spacious, the breakfast was good with plenty of choice.
The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly.
Our room, 706 was very quiet given it was in the heart of the city, no disturbance at all.
Would stay here again when travelling.
I had a huge check in problem because I booked through a third party. The manager doesn’t like her job and could care less and Pauline was rude. The hotel was okay. Rooms are really small. Hotel doesn’t really have any amenities there’s not even a fridge or microwave in room. Perfect hotel for business I guess or if you just need somewhere to crash. Other then that the night staff was wonderful a pretty lady with glasses and a young man with a pony tail.