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“Excellent overnight stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Le Griffon d'Or

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Hotel Le Griffon d'Or
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Bourg-en-Bresse
Certificate of Excellence
Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent overnight stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed here enroute to our ski trip. We had 1 superior room and 1 twin room, both beautifully decorated, appointed, spotlessly clean with a lovely spa aroma. The hosts, husband and wife, were really friendly and welcoming. This is a small family run boutique hotel which has been thoughtfully decorated and is very well maintained by the owners with thought and care for their guests. We will certainly stay here enroute to our next ski trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Guildford
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

We booked this hotel on the basis of other reviews and were not disappointed. Our room was recently renovated and tastefully decorated. Free off street parking was a great bonus and the buffet breakfast very satisfactory with fresh local ingredients. The position is very central and we enjoyed walking to a restaurant, We didn't try all the facilities this time but hope to return.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lyon, France
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

This small hotel was highly recommended by the director of the local tourist office. It has recently been renovated and each room has it's own decoration. The spa and sauna are clean and a great moment to relax (and inclusive of room price). The hotel is calm, well equipped, highly central, and parking (included in price). Only 80€ per night. The breakfast is of high quality (no tea bags - proper tea leaves) with delicious and original jams, honey and marmelade, 13 euros. Probably the best hotel in Bourg-en-Bresse. Don't miss the great restaurant just opposite called "Au Petit Saint-Pierre", that was once a brothel, now owned by Rodolf and Michel, they are passionnate about their food, and the secrets hidden behind the walls of their "maison close". Lunch menu at 15€.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RussellLyon
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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

its so rare to find family hotels in France where the family owners have spent any money since 1980 ! the Le griffin d'Or is an exception , the care taken with the renovation of an old bulding is very precise to make maximum use of space and to integrate green energy as well. its very very comfortable in all respects.
We loved the junior suite (Euro 124 in November), we loved Bourge market, one of the best in France ( wednesdays) we loved the breakfast and we loved the attitude of the owners who were exceptionally and discreetly polite.
good free parking and close to all the sights and restaurants, no time to try the small spa but would def. go there again and its not often we return to hotels but this ne is worth a second visit maybe in the early summer

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank 885jilly157
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East Fremantle
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51 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Have just had the absolute pleasure of staying at this beautiful hotel north of Lyon. Only 1 year ago the family re-opened the hotel with stylish,comfortable stunning ambience. Loved the lounge area to relax in, and even a relaxing spa & sauna after a day's walking in the countryside. Very reasonably priced, gorgeous breakfast and the friendliest welcome you could ever hope for. Off street parking also available.

Loved stating here and wish it were longer!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bury UK
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Stayed overnight on a road trip to Italy from UK.
Lovely room in a quiet location, with on site parking and close to the town centre. Was perfect for a walk around the town. The staff were attentive and breakfast was very good.
Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John W
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francoisandre, Propriétaire / gérant at Hotel Le Griffon d'Or, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear John W
thank you very much for your comment about us.
It's always a pleasure for us to satisfy each guest.
Best regards.
François André
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Gloucestershire
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Immaculate presentation, spotlessly clean. The owners were extremely helpful and clearly enjoy what they do.
There is a billiard room and a 3D TV room. Furnishings throughout were smart and elegant. There is also a sauna / spa on site that is free for guests to use. We didn't have time to take advantage of this unfortunately but it looked great!
Only slight downside was the breakfast, which we felt was a little on the pricey side (total 52Euros for 4 of us) but only cold food on offer. What was there was good quality, but we would have expected there to be some cooked options for the price.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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francoisandre, Propriétaire / gérant at Hotel Le Griffon d'Or, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Good morning,
with delay, i will answer to your comment on our hotel. Thank you very much for your opinion. We dont have a real kitchen with oven or cooker, but we can offer for a couple of weeks scrambled eggs on demand. Step by step we try to offer new things.
Thank you again and see you another time
François André
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Property: Hotel Le Griffon d'Or
Address: 10 rue du 4 Septembre, 01000, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Ain > Bourg-en-Bresse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Bourg-en-Bresse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Griffon d'Or 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17 Rooms hotel, in the heart of Bourg-en-Bresse. Totally renovated in 2011, each room is different. Free parking, locked garage. Free jacuzzi and sauna. ... more   less 
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