We needed a hotel near the train station for a one-night stay while we waited to meet up with our Backroads bike tour group. Often the neighborhoods around train stations are a little seedy, and the hotels too, but the Bordeaux station area seemed clean and safe, and the Best Western couldn't have been better.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. They gave us directions for walking to the downtown historic area -- an easy 20 minute walk, or a ten minute tram ride. They directed us to the best of the brasseries across from the station for supper. And when my husband needed to assemble the bike we'd brought with us, they let him turn a corner of the lobby into a temporary bike shop. :-)
The room was small (by American standards) but had every modern comfort you'd expect. Good shower, good bed. We were not bothered by street noise. The hotel breakfast was excellent and varied.
In all, this is a great hotel for the price. If you need to be near the train station, I would recommend it 100%.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mansion of the 18th century offers guests a new reception, a lounge bar, a breakfast room and a library. The hotel highlights the heritage of the Bordeaux region through the creation of a cellar area that is conducive to the discovery of local wine estates, all in a cozy atmosphere, cozy with a modern twist. Located 10 mm or 30 mm tram walk along the banks of the Garonne, the tourist heart of Bordeaux. A courtesy tray with Nespresso coffee machine in the room, free wifi, a buffet breakfast of homemade products, business corner accessible 24h / 24h and a library for relaxation and reading. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Royal Saint Jean Hotel Bordeaux
- Best Western Bordeaux
- Best Western Hotel Bordeaux