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Overview of Hotel Saphir

Hotel Saphir

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

8.4/10 Very good

395 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is £99
Price available on 12/2/2023
18 Rue Louis Loucheur, Lyon, Rhone, 69009

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In 9th Arrondissement
  • Bellecour Square - 13 min drive
  • Part Dieu Mall - 16 min drive
  • Groupama Stadium - 31 min drive
  • Eurexpo Lyon - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Lyon (LYS-Saint-Exupery) - 36 min drive
  • Saint-Etienne (EBU-Saint-Etienne - Loire Intl.) - 59 min drive
  • Ecully-la-Demi-Lune Station - 4 min drive
  • Lyon Saint Paul Station - 4 min drive
  • Lyon-Vaise Station - 20 min walk
  • Gorge de Loup Station - 5 min walk
  • Valmy Station - 11 min walk


  • Le Cap - 3 min walk
  • Le Comptoir du 9ème - 3 min walk
  • Papa John's - 6 min walk
  • O'Kypos - 6 min walk
  • Ninkasi Gorge de Loup - 6 min walk

About this property

Hotel Saphir

Located near a train station, Hotel Saphir is a great choice for a stay in Lyon. Guests can visit the fitness centre for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Les Tournesols, which serves French cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights. Fellow travellers like that it's only a short walk to public transportation: Gorge de Loup Station is 5 minutes away and Valmy Station is 11 minutes.


English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 110 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 5:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (EUR 12 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Local/corner shop
  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1992
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 89-cm TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Les Tournesols – This restaurant specialises in French cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.65 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 17 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday and Saturday:
  • Restaurant
The following facilities are closed on Sunday and Saturday:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness facility


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 12 per pet, per day


  • Self-parking costs EUR 12 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts major credit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Saphir offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Saphir does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Saphir?
As of 28 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Saphir on 12 Feb 2023 start from £99, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Saphir?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Saphir?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 12 per pet, per day. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Saphir?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 12 per day. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Saphir?
You can check in from 5:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel Saphir?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Lyon Pharaon (8-min drive) and Casino Le Lyon Vert (11-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Saphir and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the gym.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Saphir?
Yes, Les Tournesols offers French cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Papa John's (6-min walk), O'Kypos (6-min walk) and Ninkasi Gorge de Loup (6-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Saphir like?
Hotel Saphir is a short 5-minute walk from Gorge de Loup Station and 5 minutes' walk from Chamber of Commerce. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.



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10/10 Exceptional

Good hotel with friendly staff.
Short stay, good condition for a 3 star hotel. Receptionist was polite. You can have access to underground carpark if driving with a €12 charge. No issues.
Alireza, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Rita, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

the fact that at no point until I was given a sheet of paper at checkin to hotel, was it highlighted that no housekeeping would be available. It wasn’t until I asked receptionist on the afternoon of day 1 of our stay why the room hadn’t been cleaned was it mentioned that it says on the sheet of appear we were given. Pity this wasnt reflected on the price!
Anna-Maria, 4-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Please be aware that this hotel is quite far away from lYon city centre. There are very few amenities close by.
Barry, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Just needed a night stay between travels. The hotel is in a residential area, with a few apartment building, pretty quiet overall. The hotel lobby was pleasant and clean, the room was a little small with the “king size” bed being a “French king”? size… But comfortable and clean. 20-minute drive to the Part-Dieu train station. I recommend this hotel.
Nadia, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

serge, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Everything was good except the fact that I pay for breakfast and only had a bottle of water and a croissant. I understand the Covid is making everything difficult but it is better not to take the breakfast
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel located close to metro station with a few restaurants conveniently around. The bed was comfortable and the shower was nice. However, the room had a bit of an off smell. I don't know if that is always the case or they were having issues as the next day the lobby smelled like sewer and I got to witness a maintenance guy go off on one of the hotel managers about something leaking and him not being given the tools/opportunity to repair. Maybe all smells will disappear once the issue is fixed? Also (minor) the VIP amenity is free WiFy but everyone gets free Wifi...
1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice clean and near public transport.
Nice clean hotel, the only thing to change is the carpet in the rooms. The carpet looks clean however these days for hygiene and easy cleaning hotels should avoid them in the bedrooms. Hotel fairly well situated not far from public transport getting you to all touristic and shopping sites. I will stay there again.
Achille, 4-night family trip
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