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BEST WESTERN Grand Hotel Francais

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A no frills 3 star hotel. Nicely and recently decorated and very clean. Apart from a few seats and the breakfast area, no common use spaces. The breakfast was fine, if not great. Very little hot food - just scrambled egg and some not very appetising sausages. Mainly cheese, cold meat, bread, cakes, jams and cereal. Freshly pressed orange juice... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two room for five nights at this hotel, and it was ideal for a short Autumn break in Bordeaux. The hotel is perfectly situated in the old part of the city, close to two main streets, but on a pedestrianised side street. There is a tram route nearby, and the river bank is a short walk away, as... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

mid-range hotel, simple decor but entrance and main reception area classy. Very varied and delicious breakfast buffet with locally sourced products. A fresh orange juice press is great. but the details of food layout even more impressive.Quiet location despite being in city centre

1 Thank 68rob
Canberra, Australia
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484 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

To be fair we'll start with positives: 👍PROS: LOCATION: As other reviews noted - in middle of the beautiful Old Town. A tram stop is right nearby (fantastic tram system here) + there's a few supermarkets nearby & other great shopping although of course, brand name/expensive around Old Town. Only a few blocks to more affordable shopping + malls with... More 

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BWGHF, Propriétaire at BEST WESTERN Grand Hotel Francais, responded to this review

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in our hotel and would like to introduce you our sincere apologies for not been able to satisfy your expectations. As you point out, our location is ideal, all points of tourist interest, and various kinds of shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. We... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Unfortunately we only had one night here but the hotel is excellent. From the entry into the lobby, small but elegant, to wonderful front desk staff the experience begins with warmth. The initial entry to the rooms is a little disappointing as the furnishings could be considered very basic. But then the bed and bedding are excellent quality and the... More 

Thank TravelingPaul49
Atlanta, GA
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hotel is down a side street but in the middle of everything. You can walk everywhere in the city. The employees are wonderful - very helpful, very friendly. The room was very clean, well appointed and a decent size.... with air conditioning. Breakfast had many options and was a typical European breakfast. We left our coats hanging in the... More 

Thank SpartyUSA
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Out second visit was consistent with the first. A warm welcome and friendly check in. Diverse and delicious breakfast for powering up before a long day of walking and wine tasting. I really enjoyed a bread with swirled chocolate inside of it. Make it yourself fresh squeezed OJ is a lot of fun to watch and tasty. Nice selection of... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located in a centralized location in Bordeaux close to fine shopping areas and great restaurants. It's about 6 blocks from the river. I drove here to drop off luggage before returning the car to the train station. It can be done but the streets are one way and extremely narrow, along with pedestrian walkways. There is one... More 

Thank jebgg
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50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The Grande francais is a lovely little hotel situated on a quiet side street but in pretty much the centre of the happening scene in Bordeaux. Service was very good from breakfast through to reception and housekeeping. Although rooms are a little small it's what you expect and the location and quality of the hotel more than make up for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Location is good to most of the key tourist venues. The room we were in the first night was very spacious, however on our return a week latter they put us in a room that was tiny, however we are charged at the same rate. If WiFi is important to you give this hotel a big miss, I could only... More 

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Address: 12 rue du Temple, 33000, Bordeaux, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Bordeaux
Price Range: $184 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Grand Hotel Francais 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bordeaux
Bordeaux Best Western
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#4 Green Hotel in Bordeaux
#15 Business Hotel in Bordeaux
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“I think most are probably quiet but ask for one not overlooking the street.”
 of 5 bubbles ShannonD654, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“room 301 was great for us”
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“Take a room on a higher floor, they have a small but sufficient elevator.”
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