Hotel Features. Behind the modern, grey marble façade and frosted white glass canopy over the entrance lies the lobby, which is decorated in earth tones with a Burgundy-stone floor and dark wood reception desk. An adjacent lounge bar overlooks the garden lawn and patio, and temporary exhibitions are shown throughout the public areas. Wireless Internet is available in the public areas and five function rooms can be hired for meetings and other events.
La Reine Astrid's bar-restaurant opens onto the patio and garden, where guests eat al fresco in summer and order from a menu of nouvelle cuisine and fusion food. The bar serves a cocktail of the day and has a comprehensive cellar of wines from the region and beyond.
The fitness centre features a plasma- screen TV, cardio and resistance machines, free weights, sauna with essential oils, and tiled steam room. Guests can arrange for personal trainers and massages at reception.
Guestrooms. La Reine Astrid offers 88 air-conditioned suites over seven floors. All feature walnut doors, oak floorboards, and patterned upholstery set against neutral-toned walls and wood furniture. Suites include separate living areas with plasma-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies, and wireless and high-speed Internet connections. Fully- equipped kitchens have microwaves, dishwashers, cookware, fridges with minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities. Tiled bathrooms comprise shower/tub combinations, bidets, hair dryers, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
Expert Tip. Lyon's old town lies across the Rhône, less than a kilometre from the hotel. Here visitors can discover the former silk district, which has retained its famous traboules - secret covered passageways between buildings that were used by silk workers in the 18th century, and later by the Resistance.
Premium Suite: One double or two twin beds. 55 square metres. Separate kitchen and living area. Polished oak floorboards, red or blue colour scheme and wood furnishings. Air conditioning, 26-inch plasma screen television with cable channels and pay movies, wireless and high-speed Internet connections, minibar. Tiled bathroom with shower/tub combination, hair dryer, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
Executive Suite: One queen or two twin beds. 77 square metres. Hallway and sepatate living room. Air conditioning and soundproofing. Cable TV with pay movies. Wireless Internet access. Bay window or balcony with views the private garden, the prestigious Boulevard des Belges or the Parc de la Tete d'Or Garden. Kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, cookware, and minibar. Bathroom with hair dryer, towel heater, separate toilet and a walk-in closet.
Getting there. A taxi rank is located in front of Terminal 1, level 1. A taxi desk is also located on level 1 in the central hall. A taxi from the airport to the hotel should cost around 45 EUR. Satobus, the airport shuttle bus, runs to the city centre every 20 minutes, departing from bus stop number 1; a single ticket costs around 9 EUR and approximate journey time is 35 minutes. All prices are subject to change.
Driving directions. From the airport, follow signs for Lyon, then take the Périphérique Nord towards Lyon Centre and exit at Porte de la Pape. After passing under the Pont Winston Churchill (bridge), follow signs for Musée d'Histoire Naturelle; La Reine Astrid is on your right.
- Air Conditioning TV/VCR
- Sauna High Speed Internet
- Dry Cleaning Service Health Club
- Laundry Facilities Business Center
- Currency Exchange Sauna
- Conference Room(s) Bar/Lounge
- Fitness Equipment Banquet Facilities
- Elevator/lift Restaurant(s)
- Audiovisual equipment Parking garage
- Meeting room (small groups) Spa services on site
- Umbrella Concierge services
- Wedding services Television in lobby
- Event catering Shoe shine
- Massage-treatment room Patio
- Internet public area - surcharge Room service (limited hours)
- Safe-deposit box Air-conditioned public areas
- Comp newspapers in lobby Breakfast services
- Parking (surcharge) Exhibit space
- Computer rental Internet public area - wireless
- Suitable for children Steam room
Room Amenities: , , • Cookware/dishes/utensils • Direct-dial phone • Internet access - TV • Cable/satellite TV • Climate control • Pay movies • Window opens • Rollaway beds • Iron/ironing board (on request • Cribs (infant beds) available • Complimentary toiletries • Hypo-allergenic bedding availa • Extra towels/bedding • Separate sitting area • Welcome amenities • Handheld shower • Bidet • Child care (in room, surcharge • Sewing kit • Smoking rooms • Shower/tub combination
Natural History Museum - next door| Tête d'Or Park - across the street| Guignol (glove-puppet show) - across the street, in the park| Zoo - across the street, in the park | Playground - across the street, in the park| Palais des Congrès (convention centre) - 600 metres| Le Pharaon Casino - 600 metres| Contemporary Art Museum - 800 metres| Fine Art Museum - 1 kilometre (0.5 miles)| Silk Workshop - 1 kilometre (0.5 miles)| Opera House - 1.5 kilometres (1 mile)| Roman Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules (19 BC) - 2 kilometres (1.5 miles)| Fourvière Basilica -3 kilometres (2 miles)| St Jean Cathedral - 3 kilometres (2 miles)|
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