Scale of 90-100
Serene hotel set high on the Fourvière hill in the ancient Antiquaille district. Common areas include a spacious duplex lobby with contemporary furnishings and a dramatic gold leaf-covered lighting fixture, an open lounge furnished with burgundy velvet sofas, a sunny open-plan bar appointed with striking oil-and-wood paintings and a breakfast room overlooking a private courtyard garden designed by French landscape architect Louis Benech. No on-site restaurant, but an appealing room service menu is available; one-star Têtedoie restaurant located across the street. Thirty-seven well-designed accommodations feature art deco-style furniture, built-in wardrobes and white Carrara marble baths with heated floors; rooms tend to be small, so be sure to request a suite (all come with private terraces). The property’s primary amenity is the spectacular spa facility with a 65-foot heated indoor pool, sauna, gym and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gardens.
Read the full review from our editors.
Beautifully decorated rooms with memorable views of Lyon; superb pool; total peace and quiet.
The lack of espresso machines in the rooms; sometimes the well-meaning young staff can be excessively formal.
Good to Know
Have the concierge mark the hotel on a local map, as few cab drivers seem to know where it is.
Villa Maïa Features:
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Double Room, $640; Editor’s Choice: Suite, $1,080.
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