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Laundry in Paris and Lyon

In Paris we are staying in a hotel with a laundry room that uses the “WeWash” app for payment. Anyone familiar with using this app? Any other concerns with doing our laundry in this type of hotel laundry room?

In Lyon, it says that our unit includes a washer/dryer. In the room photos, all I see is a single unit. I’m assuming it is one of those combo washer dryer machines. Are these common in France/Europe? Anything we should know here?

Hoping these options will help us pack light!

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I find those combo washer/dryers leave clothes wrinkled. I hang my clothes to dry if the W/D are combined.

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The combo machines are common throughout Europe, I think mainly due to space constraints. My Mum used hers just for washing, things were hung to dry over a rack. The dryer part of the combo usually took forever to dry and things still came out dampish. Hopefully the technology has improved since then (30 years ago) and I bet you will find some kind of a folding rack in the unit.

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No, the combo w/d has not improved. We had to purchase a new one in Croatia for our apt last June. As stated above, hang your clothes to dry unless you are just doing socks and undies. Everything else comes out a wrinkled mess. Not just a crease, hard to iron out wrinkles.

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A tip for you. Instead of packing or buying laundry soap we packed wash sheets. Like dryer sheets but for wash. Not great at sink wash but the washing machine seemed to work OK. As to drying we found the towel wall heater unit things were fine for drying clothes

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We also take laundry soap sheets to do laundry. In my experience, when they say there is a washer and dryer it is almost never 2 separate machines. I did have an apartment in Paris once that had a washer in the kitchen and a dryer in the bedroom closet. Last year we were in a house in Belgium with a washer and dryer in the garage. Otherwise it’s a washer/dryer combo or a washer and drying rack. In either of those scenarios I hang my laundry to dry.