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Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux

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3, place Camille Hostein, 33270 Bouliac, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here in easter 2015, for a quick getaway with my wife. Bouliac is a beautiful location that gets you at reach of Bordeaux and the wineries in the region. This hotel was created around the michelin-star restaurant of the same name. The building was designed by the famous architect Jean Nouvel and offers beautiful views over the Garone river... More 

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

Dear CamilitoC, Many thanks for highlighting what we have to offer and thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay with us. Kindest regards Anthony Torkington General manager More 

antwerp
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great setting with an incredible view on Bordeaux and surroundings. From the room you have a permanent changing tableau that changes every minute. The service was superb and the meal we had in the gastronomic restaurant was worth every penny. It's really worth a stopover and it stays as a not to forget experience. Very well trained personnel and very... More 

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

Dear resqtaurant, Many thanks for you glowing report that I have passed onto the team. I am glad that you enjoyed the views and that the staff met with your expectations! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards Anthony Torkington General manager More 

Tabanac, Aquitaine, France
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296 reviews 296 reviews
78 hotel reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights after selling our house near Bordeaux and finding ourselves "homeless" for a short time. We have eaten in both the gourmet hotel restaurant and at L'Esperance on many occasions over the years, but had never stayed in the hotel. We chose the hotel for 2 main reasons ... Firstly, we are devotees of Relais... More 

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

Dear LesH221, Many Thanks for your glowing report following your stay with us. House moving is always a stressful time and I am delighted that you felt at home with us. Your comments will be a great source of motivation to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back and we wish you a very Happy and Healthy New... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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 

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129 reviews 129 reviews
75 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
35 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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 

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