This was our first visit to Bordeaux but certainly not our last! The St. James was a great choice for our visit. The location is excellent – outside of Bordeaux but not as far as St. Emellion.
Lets start with the Food, since it is the real highlight!! Dinner was outstanding – one of our best meals outside of NY. It was so adventurous and innovative and what a fabulous use of citrus and spices. Even if you do not stay here, you should dine here. Service at dinner was also excellent – professional, even (balanced), well-timed, attentive but not too intrusive. Tables are large and spread nicely. Breakfast is also wonderful by the way!
The hotel is quite modern and has many nice art pieces. The view from the terrace is amazing especially at night!
We had the Jacuzzi suite – which would probably be lovely for a couple but was too small for our family of 4 – we chose this because we thought it would be nice to have the Jacuzzi – and it was – but we would have been more comfortable with the option of two rooms. Rooms could be much better cared for......
Hotel staff was wonderful and helpful – gave us many recommendations. However, they do not book wine tours for you – you need to do this in town at the office of tourism (OR on line ahead of time!) Some info from the hotel in advance of the logistics of wine touring would have been appreciated.
All in all a great place to visit the area and to eat fabulously well!
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- Also Known As:
- Hauterive Saint James Hotel