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Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux

4.0 of 5 3, place Camille Hostein, 33270 Bouliac, France
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival into Bordeaux, Le St James Hotel is only 45 minutes away from the airport yet located in a utterly charming village. Architecture is a key feature of this new hotel, filled with works of art and avante garde décor and furnishings. The cookery school is excellent and I came away with an appreciation for the detailed attention paid... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear LinJ228, We would like to thank you for the glowing report that you have posted on Trip Advisor. We have shared the report with the team – this sort of feedback is a great source of motivation for everyone. Your positive comments on the staff are particularly pleasing as making people happy is what our job is all about!... More 

Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
73 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Just not our cup of tea. It is an unusual place and setting and on one hand, this makes it interesting. At the other hand, we might sound old-fashioned but we love the more typical R&C locations. Rooms are good and was nice to swim but .... hmmmm, could have been better after all.

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear Lialis, Many thanks for posting your feedback on your stay with us in October. We effectively have a very different style of property – designed by the famous architect Jean Nouvel – and we fully understand that it will not necessarily be to everyone’s taste! We wish to keep the design of the rooms and the property in general... More 

Antwerp Province, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Only a few kilometers ouside of Bordeaux in the hills and nature you find Saint James Hotel and Restaurant and Bistro. an old quiet village Bouliac on top of a hill outlooking over the city of Bordeaux. When i pass Bordeaux I always overnight in saint James is the very best and top of the bill. This hotel is really... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear Patrick L, Many thanks for your kind comments concerning the Saint-James. I am delighted that you enjoy staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. Kindest regards, Anthony Torkington General manager More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the “The Great Soutwest Gourmet Experience” package at Le Saint James on a recent trip to the Bordeaux area. This included a night in a deluxe room, dinner in the St James restaurant and breakfast. Everything was excellent! This is an unusual hotel, especially for Relais & Chateaux. Some may find the style unappealing, however,... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear HappyTravels62014, Many thanks for having posted your comments on Trip Advisor. Your comments are a great encouragement for the team and you have highlighted many of the services that we have to offer! Our role is to make guests happy and ensure that they enjoy their time with us. I am delighted that this was the case for you.... More 

Panama City, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. I was not aware of the architecture or restaurant when I booked this room. I went strictly by the Relais & Chateau name. We stayed at a different Relais & Chateau the night before-which was a castle. That said, we enjoyed this hotel for what it was. Each one is different... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear toothm8ker, Many thanks for your glowing report following your recent stay with us. As you noticed it is the team that makes the difference and your comments will be a great source of motivation for them. We are delighted that you liked Jean Nouvel’s architecture – one of his goals was effectively to enable guests to benefit from the... More 

Hoeilaart
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156 reviews 156 reviews
34 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is honest to clearly say that we didn't like the architecture and the style of the hotel at all. This probably has affected my judgement. To the advantage of the hotel I must say that the location is very good and nice, overlooking their vineyard and the city of Bordeaux. Also the reception was very kind and welcoming. The... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear janbnl, Many thanks for having taken the time to share your comments following your recent stay with us. As you underline we are very well situated within 10 minutes of Bordeaux and with lovely views of the river and Bordeaux itself. Our vineyard is the second smallest in Bordeaux and produces 300 to 600 bottles a year. You were... More 

Harpenden
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was our first time at Le Saint-James and we look forward to returning. The staff were extremely helpful, friendly and efficient during our stay. The hotel is a striking combination of old and new architecture and with its art gallery and modern furniture it provides a welcome alternative to classic French hotels. There is an attractive garden with vines... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear RobertL, We thank you for having taken the time to share your views on the Saint-James following your recent stay with us. Guest feedback is a great source of motivation for all the team. We are delighted that you liked Jean Nouvel’s architecture – one of his goals was effectively to enable guests to benefit from the panoramic views... More 

Versailles, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

First time we went there was for our engagement 3 years ago. We came back this year again in the same suite (top one with the Jacuzzi on the terrace). Suite is spacy enough and furniture is quite original. Low windows allow the view on Bordeaux from your bed. But the most amazing view on Bordeaux and its surroundings is... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear dugasp, Many thanks for your lovely feedback following your recent stay with us. Your comments have been shared with the team and they will be a great source of motivation. We strive on a daily basis to make our guests as happy as possible and your comments push us even more to make things as near to perfect as... More 

Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A hotel stay can be influenced by many things and without doubt our very positive experience at the Le Saint James owes much to the General Manager Anthony Torkington and his staff. We were most fortunate to be upgraded to chambre 10, a blissful experience if ever one is to be had in a hotel room. This space is magnificent... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear ChemProf9, Many thaks for your lovely feedback following your recent stay with us. I have shard your glowing report with the team and we have also looked at the few points that we can improve upon. As you noticed it is the team that makes the difference and your comments will be a great source of motivation for them.... More 

Ontario's Highlands, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
5 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I just finished a short but thoroughly enjoyable stay at Le Saint-James. From the moment we arrived, our every whim was catered to with precision and care. Carolyne at the front desk handled our reservation with ease and grace. She welcomed us by name on our arrival and she and the rest of the staff did whatever... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear M C, Please let me thank you for havieng taken the time to share your views on the Saint-James following your recent stay with us. Guest feedback is a great source of motivation for all the team with whom I have shared your comments. "Getting things right" and constantly trying to improve where necessary are essential elements of day... More 

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Additional Information about Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux

Address: 3, place Camille Hostein, 33270 Bouliac, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Gironde > Bouliac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Hauterive Saint James Hotel

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