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Charmant petit loft, Vieux-Lyon
Charmant petit loft, Vieux-Lyon
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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After 2 years traveling the world I'm happy to return to my apartment and to offer it again on airbnb. Come and enjoy this modern, cosy and typically "Canut" space in the heart of the Old Town.

The space

Welcome to “Vieux Lyon”, the Old Town, the most famous neighbourhood in Lyon, and rightly so!

Come and discover my 506 sq ft apartment: this very quiet, typical “Canut” apartment is located, in St Georges, the South end of the historic city centre. You will enjoy the best of this vibrant neighbourhood (restaurants, among which the famous “bouchons”, shops – among which one of the best baker and butcher in the whole city – pubs, bars, etc.) without the disadvantages (crowd and noise, both remaining a comfortable 5 minutes away from the apartment).

It will accommodate 2 people and is perfect for a couple. It’s made of one large living-room (270sqft) with high ceiling, a brand new fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, toilets. The bedroom (with brand new queen size bed, bought july 2014) and study are on the mezzanine. Wood beams ceiling and parquet floor give the place its unique character.
There is an elementary school across the street, which means that there’s no one opposite every day after 6pm, on weekends, on school holidays and of course during the whole summer.

Guest access

At your disposal during your stay:
Bedsheets, pillows, towels, as well as bathroom necessities (shower gel, shampoo, hair dryer), TV (Warning! the TV is not plugged to any aerial or dish, so it can only be used with your laptop to watch DVDs etc.), WIFI, mp3 speakers, washing machine.

Interaction with guests

I'll be happy to provide you with useful tips, addresses re. the city and guidebooks.

Other things to note

Location minimum: 2 nuits.

Wireless Internet
Smoking allowed
Cleaning Fee $53 NZD
Security Deposit $531 NZD
Weekly Discount: 19%
Weekend Price $122 NZD / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 2PM

- Check-in time is between 3pm and 7pm maximum: i'd appreciate it very much if you could tell me your time of arrival at least a couple days before.
- Check-out before 3pm.
- No pets
- I am a light smoker and I always try not to have a stinky smoker's apartment: I smoke at the window and I'd appreciate it very much if you could do the same :)
- Leave the flat as clean as you found it.
- Make yourself at home... and respect the place where i live all year round! There are many places to party in the neighbourhood so please don't party in the apartment! Thanks :)

3 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Jeff User Profile
December 2014
We had a really great experience staying for three nights at Alban's place for the Fete des Lumieres. Alban provided excellent communication throughout, the apartment was great and in a perfect super central location in the old town. We were greeted with a bottle of wine, chocolates and walnuts - such a nice touch! Alban even booked us into a couple of his favourite restaurants without us even asking, which was really nice of him. One of these is literally 30 seconds walk from the apartment! He also gave us lots of great tips on other places to eat, bakeries, wine bars, markets, etc. The apartment is very nice with a big lounge, nice modern kitchen and loft style bedroom area (which does have very low ceilings so be aware of that if that's an issue for you). The view out of the lounge window is of the nice church across the road. There are several heaters which keep the apartment nice and warm in winter. Alban is a very thoughtful host and sent us a text during our stay to make sure everything was OK. Don't hesitate to stay here.

Timo User Profile
January 2015
The apartment is very cosy and beautiful and everything is as nice as in the photos and description. The location is great and the view from the window over to the church is beautiful. The apartment is well equipped and Alban has a very detailed instructions on how everything works to make it easier for the guests. He also provided us a lot of books and travel tips about Lyon, there was a wine bottle and chocolate waiting for us and Alban had even an extra set of keys made for us. We had an excellent stay after the initial miscommunication on timetables of check-in and my very late arrival due to work schedules in Paris. Thanks for everything and sorry for the problems caused by my late arrival. We left a bottle of wine and some chocolate in return, so hope you enjoy them. :)
Alban User Profile
Response from Alban:
thx again Timo, but u really didn't need to do that! (but for sure i'm glad u did ;)
January 2015

Rik User Profile
July 2014
We had an amazing time at Alban's loft! It is located in a very nice part of Lyon, close to everything you need or would want to see. To get there, you climb three stories up a stone spiral stair case that makes you feel like you are visiting a medieval tower to arrive at a beautifully furnished place with a high ceiling with age-old wooden beams. Nice kitchen and a cozy entresol above for the bedroom. Alban was the perfect host informing us of all the little details and telling us all about Lyon. We would definitely recommend Alban and his loft and Lyon, to anyone keen on visiting and wanting to feel part of the city buzz! Tip: Just a stone's throw up the Saone is an amazing daily (except Mondays) and huge morning market that will supply you with just about every kind of food you can dream of!

Audrey User Profile
April 2014
We had a wonderful time in Lyon. Alban's place was perfect for our visit to Lyon. It was very accessible and he has a really charming place. He was very responsive throughout our correspondence and was very accommodating to my request. He even took the effort to type out a note for us to make sure we have everything we needed at his place and also gave us some good recommendations around Lyon. I strongly recommend his place to anyone going to Lyon. It has been such a pleasure staying at his place. Thanks Alban. :-)

Kiko User Profile
April 2014
I had a blast at Alban's place at Lyon. He is an mazing host, very attentive and full of nice tips of the city and the best food contacts in town. Hehe. Besides the apartment is extremely cosy and very well decorated. Trend and Fun. Lyon is a place to go, and Alban is the guy to receive!

Bethany User Profile
March 2014
We had the most fabulous stay in Lyon. Alban's loft was the cherry on top! He was so helpful and friendly. He told us the best places to eat and shop, left us a bottle of wine and treats, and was just all around wonderful. His apartment was clean and modern but with the super old character one would expect in a loft in Vieux-Lyon. We were 5 minute walk to all the sites but far enough to feel like a local. We have no complaints at all. There are great views of an old Cathedral and it is 1 min to the river and bridge. Thank you sooo much Alban!

Jonathan User Profile
December 2013
We stayed at Alban's place with my wife for 2 days right after our wedding in Lyon. It's been the perfect place for us to rest and relax after a very intense day. The apartment made us feel at home as soon as we got in, well decorated (the 2 surfboard on the wall won us immediately anyway) and very comfy, we truly appreciated staying here for 2 days. The area is lovely, quiet and very close from everything you'd want when in Lyon. Finally, Alban wasn't here but he made our arrival and departure very smooth. If you go to Lyon, I highly recommend you get in touch with Alban to stay at his. Thanks again for having us. Bonus: He left us some chocolate in a bowl with a congrats note for our wedding which was a very delicate attention on our arrival.

Lyon, FranceJoined in April 2013
Alban User Profile

Après 2 ans incroyables à parcourir le monde, je suis de retour à Lyon et j'ai retrouvé mon appartement et mon métier avec grand plaisir (j'enseigne l'anglais en lycée et BTS). je suis aussi apnéiste et instructeur d'apnée, je cours, chante sous la douche, et rejoins souvent ma compagne le week-end à Bruxelles. Bienvenue chez moi!

After 2 amazing years traveling the world, I'm happy to be back home in Lyon where I found my apartment and my job again (I teach English to A-level and post A-level students). I'm also a freediver and freediving instructor, I run, I sing in the shower and I often go to my girlfriend's in Brussels on weekends. Welcome to my home!

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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