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 is a nice hotel, quite small rooms but for a short break that’s not really a problem.
Walking from the hotel towards Bercy Metro isn’t particularly nice but luckily there’s a Metro right outside.
The first night we arrived none of the electric sockets worked in the room which meant we couldn’t charge our phones etc. We asked the receptionist for assistance with this and even though she was very polite, she seemed to forget about us and we ended up waiting about half an hour before asking again and then she said she didn’t realise we were waiting for her. After about another 25 minutes she confirmed the room should be sorted which it was.
There is a little shopping village about a 10 minute walk away from the hotel. It’s called Bercy Village. That’s quite nice to go to and have a look around.
Overall, not a bad stay and staff were polite and friendly.
This is a great little hotel. Rooms are small but very short time is spent in the room apart from sleeping so all is good. Staff listened to my request and personalised our room as it was my girlfriends birthday. Room 801 is the perfect spot with the balcony facing onto the park and the Eiffel Tower can be seen at night. Literally 5 metres from the metro which we used frequently.
Pretty much sums it up........This Hotel will rip you off and then sell your room. Super rude, terrible service. I DO NOT recommend this Hotel to anyone looking for a good deal and quality service. Do yourself a favor and stay at a different place and save yourself the hassle of having to deal with getting ripped off.