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“Can't be beat”
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Hotel Bristol
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Pau
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Can't be beat”
Reviewed October 3, 2011

You can pay €250 at the luxurious Beaumont or €50 at the functional Ibis, but for €90 or so you just can't beat the Bristol. Owned and managed impeccably by M. Charles Fernandes, this is a beautiful building with lovely rooms right bang in the middle of town. Free parking too. The bathrooms are especially good, which in our view always counts for a lot. Accept no other suggestion - stay at the Bristol. S&S, Cambridge.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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HotelBristol64, Propriétaire at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, October 20, 2011
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Bonjour de PAU

Un grand merci pour votre gentille contribution.
Vos compliments nous vont droit au cœur, et nous en remercions.
En espérant fortement que vous reviendrez au BRISTOL.

Bien cordialement.

Michèle Fernandes
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richmond
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77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2011

The hotel was good and the room was just as we had wanted with a great view of the Pyrenees. Breakfast was fine and so was the service. A great welcome in a very interesting place. Pity about the weather in July!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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HotelBristol64, Propriétaire at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, October 20, 2011
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Bonjour du Bristol !

Merci beaucoup pour votre contribution,en espérant avoir le plaisir vous revoir une prochaine fois sous le soleil.

Très cordialement.

Michèle Fernandes
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sfo
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2011

Hotel Bristol is a true gem. Charles was absolutely the best host. We arrived later than planned and his welcome was so inviting. The restaurant recommendations and the sights were just icing on the cake. Pau is a lovely city. The private parking lot was an added plus for those traveling by car.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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HotelBristol64, Propriétaire at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, October 5, 2011
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Tout d’abord un grand merci pour tous ces compliments auxquels nous sommes très sensibles, et qui nous font beaucoup de bien.

Nous vous souhaitons une excellente continuation, et aurons toujours plaisir de vous revoir.

Très cordialement.

Michèle et Charles Fernandes
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2011

What a great hotel this is!

Right in the centre with free parking (more about that in a minute) the hosts are brilliant, the rooms magnificent, and we had the biggest bathroom we have ever had!

some other reviews mention that they don't speak much english!! Funny that! maybe it was because we were in France??
Get a grip people learn the language of the country you are visiting!!!
However do make sure that you park within the designated areas or Charles will have your liver for foie gras!!!!
une petite blague Charles!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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HotelBristol64, Propriétaire at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, October 5, 2011
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Que votre humour fait du bien ! Votre commentaire nous a fait beaucoup rire !

Merci infiniment pour toute votre gentillesse et au plaisir de vous revoir

Très cordialement.


Charles et Michèle Fernandes
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Florida
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2011

Hotel Bristol is easy to find when approaching Pau from the south and it has it's own small parking lot.

Our room was very large and comfortable. The bathroom was gigantic with a very large tub. We had reserved a larger double for €98.

The location is very good. It's within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, Boulevard des Pyrénées and the funiculaire .

We determined after it was too late that we should have taken advantage of the €10 breakfast. We spent more than that getting breakfast at a couple of difference places in Pau.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank C H
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HotelBristol64, Propriétaire at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, October 5, 2011
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Chère madame et cher monsieur


Merci beaucoup pour votre contribution, nous sommes très flattés de vous avoir fait passé un agréable séjour dans notre maison.

Nous sommes très sensibles aux avis, car notre principal souci est d’améliorer toujours notre service pour recevoir nos hôtes dans les meilleures conditions.

Très bonne continuation et en espérant vous revoir un jour dans notre belle ville.

Très cordialement.

Michèle et Charles Fernandes
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Meyssac, France
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2011

The hotel really does live up to all the 'great reviews' our bedroom and bathroom were large
comfortable and welcoming. First hotel in years we can say we had a 'good night sleep'.
The owners will go out of their way to point out places to visit and even mark maps for you so that you do not get lost. Pau itself is lovely and the Hotel is perfectly placed to walk to all the sights, bars and restaurants. We have a large vehicle but parking was never a problem and such a bonus not to have to look for spaces on crowded streets. We hope to return next year..................

Room Tip: We were in 105 and it was a fab bathroom
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rosemary797
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HotelBristol64, Propriétaire at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, September 3, 2011
Hello,

Many thanks for your review.
We hope too see you again next year !

Michèle Fernandes
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Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2011

We stayed 2 nights at the Bristol based on the comments in Tripadvisor. The welcome was warm and relaxed. The room spotless and the free (protected) parking a real bonus. Altogether an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Thank raypillai
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HotelBristol64, Propriétaire at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, August 22, 2011
Hello,

Many thanks for your coments.
We are very happy you had a good stay with us.

We hope to see you again very soon.

Best regards

Michèle Fernandes
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Property: Hotel Bristol
Address: 3 rue Gambetta, 64000 Pau, Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, France
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Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Bearn-Basque Country > Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees > Pau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Pau
#3 Business Hotel in Pau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bristol 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the 3-star Hotel Bristol. This 19th-century building, which was formerly the property of the Betharram Fathers, then of the bishopric in 1851, became a hotel in 1903. The hotel has been completely renovated since July 2006. Enjoying a central location in Pau, the hotel features 24 spacious soundproof bedrooms, equipped with telephone, free WIFI access, TV flat screen, TNT, canal+ and cable. ... more   less 
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