Out and about My week-end à la lyonnaise

A refreshing staycation

Published on 30/05/2024

Who said that hotels with a pool were only for holidays ? There's nothing better than a little staycation to take a refreshing dip. Here's our pick.

Before crawlé

Opposite the Musée des Confluences, visible on the other bank of the Rhône, Hôtel Novotel Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences**** has a bar, a restaurant, a children’s play area and an outdoor pool lined with deckchairs. It’s the perfect place for a stay after a concert at Halle Tony Garnier or a match at Matmut Stadium. Make the most of it with a few laps in the pool before your evening begins. 

Hôtel Novotel Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences****
70 avenue Leclerc, Lyon 7

Olympic-sized pool

Lying at the foot of Croix-Rousse Hill, Hôtel Lyon Métropole**** boasts France’s largest urban spa, covering 8000 sq. m. It has a 25-metre indoor pool, many relaxation, treatment and well-being areas (sauna, hammam, Iyashi dome, sculpting massages, and more), as well as an outdoor Olympic pool and an open-air hydromassage trail.

Hôtel Lyon Métropole****
85 quai Joseph-Gillet, Lyon 4

Hilltop pool

At the top of Mont Cindre, twenty-or-so minutes from Lyon’s 9th district, Ermitage Hôtel**** lies at the crossroads of a number of walking paths. The semi-open-air pool looks out over the woods, offering a spectacular view of Lyon and the rolling Monts d’Or.

L'Ermitage Hôtel****
Chemin de l'Ermitage, Saint-Cyr-Au-Mont-D'Or

Secret pool

Tucked away in the Techlid technology park, the futuristic Golden Tulip Lyon Ouest**** hotel hides a pleasant spa with a pool, frequented by business visitors and residents of the western Lyon area.

Golden Tulip Lyon Ouest****
145 Chemin de Paisy, Limonest

Green break

With a trapper’s hut, a tent with all mod cons, an orienteering course and leafy green grounds, Lyon Country House offers a lungful of fresh air, just ten minutes from the Presqu’île by public transport! Don’t bring your rubber ring, as you won’t find a pool here; but there are some old stone baths at the entrance to the estate to take a dip.

Lyon Country House
3 montée du Vernay, Caluire-et-Cuire

Swim with a view

On the side of Fourvière Hill, overlooking Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon), the pool at Villa Florentine***** boasts one of the finest views over the city. You can combine this with a romantic meal at the restaurant, Les Terrasses, to get a stunning view of Lyon’s skyline.

Villa Florentine*****
25 Montée Saint-Barthélemy, Lyon 5