Best Western Grand Hotel Francais
Lonely Planet review
From the outside at least, this three-star place isn't like any other hotel in the Best Western chain, with just a small blue, red and gold logo discretely placed above a splendid 18th-century former private mansion.
Even the lobby, with its grand Bordelaise staircase and exposed sandstone walls, shows none of the usual hallmarks of a chain hotel. It's only when you enter the rooms that this place takes on slightly more of a could-be-anywhere-in-the-world feel, but that said, the 35 rooms here are attractive, with gold leaf designs embossing red bedspreads, royal blue or red carpeting and bright, clean bathrooms. They're all air-conditioned (Bordeaux can swelter in summer) and come with the bonus of tea and coffee making facilities, as well as minibars, TVs, telephones, and a lift. Wi-fi is available in all rooms and there's an online computer in the lobby (both chargeable by the hour). Pet pooches are welcome.
Services & facilities
- Pets allowed
- Parking nearby
- Smoke-free property
- Free breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Location. Located in central Bordeaux, Best Western Grand Hotel Francais is within walking distance of Les Grands Hommes, Cathedrale St. Andre, and Maison du Vin de Bordeaux. Nearby points of interest also include Aquitaine Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts.
Hotel Features. Best Western Grand Hotel Francais features complimentary newspapers in the lobby and an elevator (lift). This Bordeaux property has 3 meeting rooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The hotel serves a complimentary buffet breakfast. This is a smoke-free property.
Guestrooms. 35 air-conditioned guestrooms at Best Western Grand Hotel Francais feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to phones, guestrooms offer free local calls (restrictions may apply). Cable television is provided. Rooms also include irons/ironing boards and clock radios. Housekeeping is available daily.