Best Western Hotel Royal St Jean,  Bordeaux 

4.0/5  - based on 464 guest reviews.
15 Rue Charles Domercq, 33520, Bordeaux, France - See map
+33 5 56917216 +33 5 56 94 08 32



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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Easily accessible, our hotel the Best Western Royal St Jean is situated opposite the Saint-Jean train station, five minutes away from the center of Bordeaux and the Bypass. To facilitate your personal movements, the hotel is served by our new streetcar. You will be seduced by the noble Bordeaux Architecture of the 18th century. Allies comfort and style in a completely refurbished establishment, the Best Western Royal St Jean is open all the year. An elevator, room service, bar and parking area are at your disposal. Combining comfort, modernity and style, all the rooms are equipped with complete bathrooms (bath or showers), a desk, television, direct telephone, WIFI and mini-bar. To have a nice evening drink or take a coffee-break, the bar is at your disposal in the reception hall. We sell regional products (you will set out again with marvelous greedy memories), wine bottles of Chateau Aney or delicacies, let us stop from Bordeaux. At the reception you can take International, national and regional daily newspapers. Our team will have a pleasure of advertising you and helping you finding shows, sight-seeing tours, excursions and restaurants.

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Best Western Hotel Royal St Jean,Bordeaux
  • 4
    « Great Location, Friendly Staff »

    This was my third stay at this hotel and was I surprised to be given my previous room 103 again on my stay this time. The hotel is well located being just a 5 minute stroll from the railway station. It is handy for the tram in to the city centre with a stop 3 minutes away at Tauzia. The hotel does a very good breakfast though at €14 there maybe cheaper options close by. There are a few restaurants located near the railway station so dining out isn't too bad. The room was comfortable but could be susceptible to noise from outside but I always take ear plugs with me now to remedy this. The only slight downside on this visit was that the hotel is currently being refurbished and there was a lot of noise during the day from workmen doing up the hotel.

    « Best Western Quality »

    This hotel is half a block from the train station. The tram station is block away and it is quick and easy to get to the town center. The Royal st Jean is nicely decorated. The rooms are small but contain all that is needed, even a Nespresso coffee maker. The wonderful Breakfast is extra charge, but serves hot and cold items.

    « super nice room, charming and helpful reception »

    I had booked a room for Bordeaux over an internet portal and lost the confirmation of my booking. The receptionist at Best Western was extremely friendly and helpful in this chaotic situation. The room was super. Small, but very pretty and tidy and recently renovated. Breakfast was good too. I can really recommend it!!

    « Great for short stay, but small rooms limit enjoyment for longer stays »

    Advantages - location, good walk to Market des Capucins, flea market (a must), cafes and restaurants around, Carrefour supermarket. Well managed reception, quiet rooms with good TV, air conditioning THAT WORKS!, reasonable breakfast choice, Disadvantages are the small rooms (and tiny bathrooms, without bath). Sadly, this is a trend throughout Europe with rooms remodelled to maximise capacity. Those suffering from claustrophobia should avoid. Breakfast expensive at 14 euros - another common trend.

    « Perfect location near train station »

    Stayed here for one night. Perfect location near train station and tram stops. Great jumping off point for exploring the region. Friendly staff and clean and modern rooms. Simple breakfast, but exactly what we expected. Would definitely recommend.

    « Comfortable Sleep »

    We selected the hotel because it was close to the railway station, and we wanted minimum fuss to get our luggage to and from the station. The area is OK, and we mostly walked into the centre of the city, although the tram was close by. The room was on the small side but comfortable. The staff were very helpful and offered us a room immediately despite our very early arrival. They also helped us print train tickets.

    « Great location-good boutique hotel-satisfying service and price »

    Perfect location, Gare St. Jean is upfront, Carrefour is just behind. Tram is in front of the hotel and also at walking distance to main attractions if you want. Service-breakfast was at high quality, Nespresso is served at the reception area, definitely recommended for stay in Bordeaux. Rooms are large and comfortable enough. Great for those looking comfort-silence and good service at a rather small place at quality. Stayed two years ago for 4 nights and very satisfied.

    « Met our needs »

    I was looking for a hotel walking distance from the train station and this hotel is a short 5 minute walk. The hotel is clean, modern, with air conditioning and helpful staff. Room was a bit small, but fine for one night. If you want to go the city center transportation is one block. The neighborhood is ok, but we were back before dark. I would stay again.

    « Smart trendy, great spot for central hotel »

    Booked at last minute and very welcoming, helpful staff. Hotel is smart clean very well appointed and in an extremely useful position. Room was spacious and had an extremely comfortable bed. The position is super, not 5 but right opposite station. It has a small car park and a great but costly breakfast.

    « Great little hotel! »

    This was a perfect hotel for me and my family who where in Bordeaux for a wedding the train station St Jean is a 2minute walk away and there are places to eat close by the breakfast was good but not included and was €14 a day with plenty of selection to be honest we thought the lady said €7 but it was still good value for money and I couldn't be bothered to quibble over that we had a late night drink in bar area which was nice and it's only 4stop on the team to the centre of Bordeaux

  • 4
    « Lovely city hotel with a friendly atmosphere. »

    My wife and I stayed for 3 nights in August 2016. The hotel was perfect for a short break, very clean, staff very friendly and helpful and good location, however rooms are very small but as we were out every day it was fine. There is a shuttle which runs from the airport to the train station departing every hour on the hour for 7.40 euro, then the hotel is across the road from the train station. The old town of Bordeaux is a good 20 minutes walk from the hotel but a tram runs every 10 - 15 mins for 1.5 euro, located about 50 m from the hotel, very handy. However, the white building next door to the hotel although discreet and quiet is a strip club. There would appear to be a few of these in this area of town opposite the train station. The yellow open top bus tour is a must. The wine tour with Top Growth which you book at the tourist office is FANTASTIC, you collected and dropped off at the tourist office, really good fun and the wine is beautiful. Gordon Ramseys restaurant is a must eat at place, slightly expensive but the food and service are second to none - try the Beef Wellington! Definitely do not eat at Restaurant L'Entrecote located 3 to 4 doors down from tourist office, there is no menu as everyone is served the same thin garlic covered steak and fries - not good, really not good.

    « Five minute walk from Gare SNCF »

    Very close to station. Even an RAF navigator (sic) could find it. Easy check in, lovely staff good info. Tram stop only 100m down road, line c into city, again easy. Billet for ten trips €12.70. Stop right beside tourism office. Room was a bit on the tight side but bed was comfortable and the bath was very soakable in. Breakfast was well worth having and sets one up for the wine tasting. Overall a pleasant stay.

    « Accomodation »

    Very close to train station so a great location if travelling around Europe by train. Clean, small hotel but very comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff Right next to tram line so easy to get around Bordeaux.

    « Great location, great value »

    2 minutes walk from St Jean railway station. Tram line to the city centre is very close and costs 1.50 Euro. Very clean and well maintained. Breakfast was good, and the bar small but appropriate. Very friendly and helpful staff who spoke English very well

    « Decent Little Hotel! »

    We came to Bordeaux to visit the famous Saint Emilion vineyard, so the hotel wasn't a top priority. This place is a cool little spot to do just that. It has a really cozy reception area, nicely done. I read the trip advisor comments about the receptionist, and I did not have that experience; they were pretty helpful and attentive. We got a great restaurant suggestion (Le Gabriel Bistrot Bordeaux) and directions how to get there. BW also booked our tour and driver to Château Guadet...which was worth the price of admission. And speaking of price, this hotel was pretty ok for the price. Now lets go to the rooms, I don't mind small rooms, but they need to put the same thoughtful design they put into the reception area, to the rooms. Thats why I gave this hotel an "average". The bed was really comfortable. The location has a slightly high noise level, but it's not a deal breaker. Bathrooms were anything special; but again, little changes in design can make this place go from "Average" to "Very Good"!

    « Great location for station »

    Comfortable, clean , value for money if you book in advance. Station area a bit seedy. Station being developed. 2 mins from trams and buses, just 10 mins to central Bordeaux where you have lots of things to do.

    « Steps away from the railway station! »

    We stayed here for one night before our river cruise. We chose this hotel because of its location. We arrived after 9AM and just wanted a place near the train station. The hotel is literally steps away from Bordeaux St Jeane Gare. We can see the hotel as soon as we walked out of the train station! Walk to the right and cross a street. The lobby was cute and the staff was welcoming. Our room was one floor up with a balcony, however, we did not use it because it is facing a busy road. The room was comfortable for two people, the bathroom was a bit tight between the sink and the toilette. The hotel is on the tram line, super convenient to reach the town center and to the river cruise. We recommend this hotel if you need one night stay in Bordeaux.

    « A great little hotel, ideal for visitors arriving by train »

    Very close to Gare St Jean and only a 5-10 minute tram ride to the heart of the city. Excellent double glazing however, meant zero noise from either trains or traffic. All staff were helpful and friendly but top marks to the young woman who prepared all the breakfasts (and then cleared up - great solo effort :) ) - fab scrambled eggs and sausages plus the usual continentla buffet of croissants, meats and cheeses. Good choice of restaurants and cafes nearby - see picture for an example.

    « Comments »

    Good central location - rooms were small but with a bit more thought into the design could have been more comfortable. Parking was an issue - had to park locally (off property) which was costly. Made the overall cost of the stay much higher than more luxurious hotel brands.

    « Great location only meters from the railway station »

    Small modernised friendly hotel. Possible to take the tram to the city center. Tram stops just outside the hotel. City center 25 minutes walk away through some nice old parts of the city. Staff speaks good English and Russian. Breakfast is good. The area is usually quiet at night.

  • 4
    « Good place to stay for a visit to Bordeaux and area »

    The reception was very friendly. The hotel is clean. The location is very good for the station (Gare de St Jean), but not in a salubrious part of town!. There is a tram stop nearby to whisk you away to the good parts! We found this a perfectly good place to stay as a base, and the staff were exceptionally helpful. ESSENTIAL to book parking space ahead. if you are touring. Within easy reach of St Emilion - very much worth a visit.

    « I would give 3.5 stars if I could »

    Very convenient for the rail traveller. I had room 501, which surprisingly leads directly off the small reception / bar / breakfast area. Window gives onto very small courtyard. All the facilities are there, but it just did not do anything for me. No instructions on what to do with the Nespresso coffee maker. I would have preferred a kettle and coffee sachets. Television a long way away because of the shape of the room. Breakfast choice o.k. I would research alternatives if requiring to pass a night near the station again, but would not rule it out if competitively priced to others.

    « Weekend Stopover in Bordeaux »

    Nice hotel with decent albeit small rooms. Great breakfast selection. Conveniently located 15 mins walk from centre of old Bordeaux or 100m from tram stop with 5 minute journey to same area. Good value for the money. Handy off-road parking too.

    « Great little hotel »

    Small hotel near train station. Stayed 4 nights at reasonable rates. Close to all forms of transport. Bus, train and tram. Very pleasant staff and 24 hour reception. Rooms are small and comfortable. Despite being a part of a chain of hotels we felt it was a smart little boutique hotel.

    « Very comfortable rooms - small but perfect and good sleep. »

    Very comfortable rooms - small but perfect and good sleep.Stayed one night with family - three rooms. Staff were excellent (Thank you Adele), and gave good recommendation for dining and sights to see. Loved the old building. Perfect for us coming with TGV (Train station). Close to tram to the city and car-rental-office. Plenty of bars nearby and pod coffee in the rooms. Only negative point - is the price for breakfast when I was paying over 3 x Euro 100 for one night.

    « Bad service, small room, noisy, bad neighborhood, no parking »

    Cons: The room was tiny, the trains outside are very noisy, the neighborhood is abysmal, and the receptionist was extremely rude. There are only 7 parking spots and none were available so I had to pay 44 euros to park overnight in a public parking and they refused to reimburse me. Also, room was quite expensive. Pros: The next day a different receptionist was much nicer and the breakfast was good. Stay here only if you have to.

    « Handy for tram direct to city centre »

    I am an unadulterated 5* girl but had great problems booking and ended up here (blame Euro football). Great reception area but as soon as I stepped out of lift on 2nd floor the lemon painted walls with red gloss paint showed that a renovation was overdue. But, getting real, it was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Basic but very adequate. But the staff were very friendly and helpful and I enjoyed my stay. The Gare St Jean train station is directly opposite. The tram stop is a 1 minute walk away, just 5 minutes or so into the heart of the city (Place de Bourse). Bordeaux is a lovely place to visit and the fortune I saved on not booking a 5* will be useful for my next stay in this lovely city.

    « Service inconsiderate »

    Dissapointing. I am your customer and yet being rejected for having the breakfast in your hotel. Please post if you only accept residents for breakfast as i felt offended as a foreigner being rejected and/or being discrimated out. I do not understand if the breakfast is not open for public and it is new abd it is my first time to know. What do you feel? I requested your help to agree me for breakfast in.. No! You cant have breakfast here even you are willing tonpay!

    « Small, old and dark room with ongoing renovation »

    The hotel is perfectly located for the train station but about 2.2 km away from the main attractions, which doesn't seem far except that the area between Pont de Pierre and the hotel is a bit shady. The tram stops 2 min away from the hotel and takes you to Place de la Bourse for 1 EUR. We did the walk once, didn't like it, bought a pack of 10 tram ride tickets, and used them for the remainder of the trip. We arrived at noon but couldn't check in until 2 pm so we went sightseeing. After an afternoon of sightseeing, we checked in at the hotel and wanted to relax in the room for a bit before dinner. First, we were given a room on the 3rd floor, but we noticed that they were renovating outside of our room and asked for a different room. Then, we were given a room on the 1st room and were promised no construction. Unfortunately, this promise was false as renovation promptly started outside of our room. This was 5 pm on a Friday afternoon. We went to the reception and was promised no renovation after 6 pm. This promise was kept. Without the ongoing renovation, we would have ranked this hotel average. However, given the circumstances, we could not wait to leave the hotel. Although the reception ladies were friendly, they didn't keep their promise of providing us with a room without construction upon check in. We don't recommend staying in this hotel.

    « Strange room great breakfast »

    We were there for just one night, but room 205 is a very strange shape. I don't think there is a geometrical term for a space than kinks and curves like this. The main issue being a curved wall that must be the fire escape. Yes, we could have asked for a change, but the charming receptionist had allowed us to check in early. Otherwise it was clean and quiet, though neither the coffee machine nor the TV worked. So this review could have gained fewer stars but for the great value 'rapide' breakfast of orange juice, bread, jam pastries, cake and tea/coffee. All for €7! And all the staff were as charming and helpful as the first we met.

  • 4
    « Comfortable »

    Very comfortable stay staff were excellent, room perfect and good sleep. Loved the building, perfect for station and tram to the city. Plenty of bars nearby and pod coffee in the room and on tap. Only point against I would make is 14 euro for breakfast when I was paying 250 per night? Don't agree hey ho Wales won??

    « Convenient to the Bordeaux Train Station »

    I needed to stay overnight in Bordeaux to break up a long train ride through France. This hotel was conveniently located down the street from the train station. My room was small and compact but comfortable and very clean as it had been recently renovated. Other rooms were undergoing renovation as well. It was explained to me that the air conditioner was not yet hooked up in my room but I was able to keep the room temperature comfortable by leaving the window open. However, this let in the street noise during the night. The next morning I enjoyed excellent coffee made in the in-room Nespresso type machine. I was able to sightsee a bit of Bordeaux (before catching my afternoon train) by hopping on the tram which had a stop only two blocks from the hotel. I would recommend this hotel for anyone needing an overnight stay near the train station in Bordeaux.

    « what a pleasure! »

    As the saying goes: "nobody is perfect"; but here it is difficult to find an item to criticize in this hotel! From the first minute, with the welcome smile and help with luggage and directions, to the last day when I asked if the (free) newspaper of the previous day (which I had missed) was still to be found (yes, it came back from some storage room), everything was indeed perfect, and generous and lovely. The hotel is 100 meters across from the main railway station (all right, the quarter around train stations never are very nice, anywhere, and Bordeaux is no exception, so don't go for a sightseeing stroll there, even if the area appears safe), thus very practical if you come by train. Even from the airport there are buses that take you to this train station. The hotel is small, a parking spot for your car can be had (if you reserve in advance). A tram line takes you to the center of town or across it for 1.50€ very rapidly and comfortably. The decoration of the hall and breakfast room are of good taste, the rooms are small, but practical, clean, newly refurbished, with free wifi, air-condition, comfortable beds; bathroom also in mint condition. Well, here is another small "but": if you are a 250 pound American, with three suitcases, you might find the room and the shower too small. But there is a teakettle, a Nespresso machine, a flat TV; a lift to all floors, a small library with guides to the area you can borrow. Breakfast is gorgeous; with salmon, hot sausages, eggs, all kinds of pastry, breads, fruit, cereals, various milk products, freshly squeezed orange juice, newspapers, just about anything you could want. And here is the real surprise: the hotel has a certified eco-label. It is in my >30 years of travel in hotels of all classes (0* to 5*, B&B, hostels...all around the world) only the second one that does indeed adhere to the policy of saving of water and detergent! Towels are, as the card on the bathroom sink indicates) only changed on request (when left on the floor) and bed linen every 3rd day. Don't like it? You can request changes every day; but this is abusive. I find it frustrating that most hotels, in spite of all these cartons telling you to save the planet, change towels EVERY DAY and ofter change the bedsheets EVERY day, too! Which of course almost no one does at home...I congratulate the hotel management for this initiative! We (two couples) stayed 3 nights and will certainly come back to this extremely pleasant and friendly hotel and its personnel.

    « Hidden gem by the Station! Great for Disabled!!!! »

    Stayed here twice now, super location and really comfy beds...lets face it sometimes a trendy looking place sacrifices quality of sleep but not here. Staff are really pleasant and helpful with fluency in a few languages... Most impressive! The ground floor accessible rooms are excellent with proper wet rooms.

    « Great Location, helpful staff, great breakfasts. »

    The hotel is as near to the train station as you can get. Tram station a minutes walk away if you don't fancy the 15 min walk to the centre of Bordeaux. Staff were all very friendly and helpful, I asked for an early check in and late departure, this was granted without extra costs. I also asked for a quiet room on a high floor, this too was forthcoming. The room was more than adequate, very clean. However it was on the very small side and could do with modernizing. All amenities in the bathroom were good, towels were a bit threadbare but enough to get yourself dry! I think the hotel is undergoing a re-fit, some of the pictures of the rooms on the apple mac pc (in the hotel lobby) screensaver were modern and large. The IPod dock was a bonus and worked well. There was a coffee pod machine, which we didn't use. Small fridge in the room and a safe. Our room was quiet and the bed comfy. Free WiFi which worked well in our room. The breakfast was superb, lots of choice, sausages, eggs, toast, pastries, meats, cheese, yogurt, fruits, cereals, jams, tea, coffee, juices and lots more. We parked in the small secure carpark, which was pricey at 15 euros per night. All in all a great base for a short stay in Bordeaux. I would stay here again and recommend.

    « Good enough for a short stay »

    It's a nice, convenient hotel located very close to the rail station. We had some problems with the room for two days but hotel staff were very helpful and for the last night they put us in a brand new room on top floor which was great. But old rooms and the whole place, except of the dining area, really needs freshening up and modernisation so it doesn't look so tired.

    « Just what you need when on a long weekend »

    The hotel is a hop skip and a jump from the railway station and the express bus stop from the airport. The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. They took time to show the facilities available and really went out of their way to make you feel welcome. The library had an extensive collection on books on Bordeaux and the surrounds. It was comfy and had coffee available. The breakfast was available in two types express (pastries, bread jam juice and hot drink)and a fuller range. The room we had was compact but we were in a small hotel and did not expect to be in it for to long except to sleep. All facilities in the hotel were clean well cared for and well maintained. Would we go back - yes we would.

    « An average hotel but can be better »

    Was given a room on the ground floor, just beside the small library. Tried requesting for a higher floor but the hotel was fully booked on the first night. The room and it's bathroom was slightly bigger than the rest. I guess it was meant for wheelchair bound guests but it's okay because it was a bigger room. Looks newer too. Then on the second night of our stay, the bathroom flooded after taking a shower. Water flown out of the bathroom and into the room so I had to change to another room. Thankfully, the staff who was on the night shift was quick in preparing another room for the switch. Sad to say, it cause some inconvenience for me. After moving to the new room, I noticed the hairdryer was not working, so I had to request for another one. The second room condition was bad. Some of the fixtures were spoilt. Looks older too. Overall, the hotel was okay but it can be better. Good location because of the distance to the railway and tram stations. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful. They manage to rectify the bad situation as quickly as possible.

    « good hotel with excellent breakfast »

    it is a nice hotel, well located, convenient & with good service. It meets all standards of its level for Europe, which is fair. You would not be disappointed. Reception is very friendly. Breakfast was above my expectations. Along with usual set of meals we've enjoyed an opportunity to have self-made pressed orange juice (very tasty) & good espresso. The lobby area is very comfy & nicely decorated too. A tip: they have small private garage, which is closed unless you call the receotion & inform them in advance. Otherwise park for a short time in nearby train station parking & move the car to the garage after the check-in.

    « Small and Functional »

    We decided to stay here for our overnight trip as we found a pretty good offer on a hotel website. Best Western operates from a charming old building and the interior décor at the lobby is quite modern. Staff were all very friendly and young and they made us feel very welcomed. The inside of the hotel was smaller than I had expected as the walkways and aisles were quite narrow. We also couldn't fit more than 2 persons in the lift, especially with luggages. The room was quite small and I immediately felt like I was in a Japanese hotel due to the size. However, it was only for one night so it wasn't too much of a bother. The bed was comfortable enough but they could do better with the bathroom amenities. As for location, it was good for us as it was close to the Gare St. Jean and near to the rental car company where we had to pick up our rental the next day. It's easy to get into the city centre via the tram stop close by or you could also take a leisurely walk by the river to get to Place de la Bourse, which will take about 20-30 mins. Because this is an old building, the lift in the hotel does not go up to the 4th floor, which is the top floor. So, if you are given a room on the 4th floor, take note that you will have to take the lift to the 3rd floor and then take the stairs one more floor up. If this is a problem for you, make sure to highlight to the hotel that you need a room on a lift landing floor. Overall, if you are not too picky, Best Western Saint Jean would make a good comfortable short stay. If you need to be closer to the hustle and bustle, then this is not the ideal place for you.

  • 5
    « Great location, Great Staff, Great food »

    Staff went out of their way to provide excellent service, especially the chef whose breakfasts were freshly made, delicious and varied. Rooms were comfortable and spacious for Paris hotel rooms. Good location -- overall we liked this hotel very much and recommend it without reservation

    « Great staff, good value, wouldn't walk the area alone »

    We had a great stay at this lovely Best Western. The staff were very helpful with tips, booking taxis and getting around, the breakfast was good and the beds were comfortable. The only down side was the area at night didn't feel the most secure and I wouldn't have wanted to walk in it alone, and we were also woken by construction in the room next to us at 8.30 on Saturday morning. Not ideal when enjoying Bordeaux wine the night before and when wanting a lie-in on holiday! Otherwise I would happily recommend this place for a budget stay in a location that's easy to get to the centre.

    « Great staff...good value »

    We stayed the first night next door at Camponile and it was definitely a grade lower than here. The front desk staff were nice and heelpful. The lobby is very presentable. The rooms were what we expected. Small rooms but I dont think anyone books this place to stay in it all day. The bed worked fine.

    « Would recommend it »

    Obviously very handy for station and airport navette stop ( 7 Euros, but bus even cheaper though longer ride, don't take a taxi unless someone else is paying :-) ) Also handy for trams and about 20 walk to old town along river or back streets. Area around hotel a mix - daytime plenty of cafes etc but but seedy for late night- don't let this put you off, just turn a blind eye. Reception and staff very helpful, speak good English and willing to be flexible. Rooms small ( but typical French hotel) but clean, fresh and well-appointed. Mine had small balcony, with view over construction at station but not unpleasant. Noise from other rooms and street, but not so much to keep you awake. Good simple breakfast at reasonable cost but ah so easy to go out to cafe. Could have done with decent larger coffee- they have obviously been visited by the Nespresso rep so good if you are George Clooney but not so good if you want a latte. Overall, great place, friendly people, be prepared for extra few minutes to town but excellent value for money

    « Small, friendly comfortable hotel. »

    This is a gem of a hotel in a building you could easily miss. Although not near the centre of Bordeaux it was situated close to 2 tram stations offering frequent services to the City centre. The bedroom was small but amply furnished with tea and coffee making facilities and very clean. The bed had a very comfortable mattress and the room was quiet. The staff were extremely friendly - nothing was too much trouble. If you were prepared to pay for overnight parking, this was in a secure garage. The breakfast was excellent with a large choice of food, certainly the best breakfast we have had in any French hotel this year.

    « Good choice if you take the train »

    If you take the train to Bordeaux, this is a good choice. For us, it was a little too far from the city center and not the best neighborhood if you like to do a lot of walking. We stayed in one of their remodeled rooms on the first floor, which was very nice. The front desk staff are very helpful. Had some issues with spotty Internet.

    « Super Staff, Excellent Location »

    This was my second stay at this hotel a year after my previous one. The room I had was smaller than the previous one but had all the facilities including a mini bar, Nespresso machine and a kettle. There was a reasonable sized Bathroom/WC attached. The room was always clean. The hotel do a very good breakfast including scrambled eggs and sausages and the usual Continental food. The hotel is well situated being just a five minute walk from the train station. The area around the hotel is a bit rough around the edges but I had no problems. There is a tram stop at Tauzia that will take you towards the city centre in about 10 minutes.

    « Good, convenient hotel »

    Well located by the mail railway station, with two tram stops just a couple of minutes walk away. The area is a bit scruffy but seemed perfectly safe. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable with everything you need for a short stay. Staff are very helpful and speak good English. We were able to oak in the hotel garage, but space is very limited so I would recommend you reserve parking well in advance. I would recommend with hotel for a short stay in Bordeaux. Rooms are quite small but clean and comfortable. Ro

    « hotel close to central train station »

    stayed there for two nights. I needed to transfer to Bayonne with train and i had a big luggage so i choose this place to stay for. Not a very good neighborhood at nights but bordeaux is a small city and you can travel around easily with trams or buses. nice city by the way.

    « Excellent cheap hotel near RR station »

    6 of us stayed here when we wanted 1 night close to the RR station and rental car return. It's not the Marriott Marquis, but you don't get that with a Holiday Inn Price. The rooms were small and adequate. Beds very comfortable. Hair dryer,TV,Wifi, plenty of hot water and water pressure in the shower. VERY attentive staff helped with instructions taking local transport to the market, where to go for cheap coffee, dinner reservations at very nice restaurant and more. There was A/C but it wasn't very strong, so some of us opened the windows to the cool night air, but let in the noise. I slept on top of the covers which was fine. It may not be the best A/C in the summer. A few steps from the RR station and car rental was PERFECT location!

  • 4
    « Business stay in Bordeaux »

    A good little Hotel near train station. Also very close to tram station so location is good. Cute restaurant area that I had breakfast in daily at reasonable rate. All the staff fabulous and very helpful. Room clean but small - like rooms all over Europe. Free internet. I would stay again for sure. MB

    « We Moved Hotel!! »

    We selected this hotel from based on the score it had. However when we arrived we were not met with a hotel of its score of 8.2! The hotel is very nice on the ground floor but when we arrived at our room we found it very small. There is only enough room to open the door and the door to the bathroom fairs no better almost meeting the toilet. Our first night was OK although the A/C unit was loud. Our 2nd night was an although unpalatable affair. It was a Friday and as we soon came to learn outside the hotel is the gathering place for young people in their cars awaiting the tram from the nightclub. That would be fine apart from the car was turned into a disco. We hit our room at 10:30 and were still awake at 2am. We could hear the tremendous noise outside as well as the annoying ac unit and the guests in the rooms next to and above us. There is minimal noise insulation in this hotel! That said they hotel staff were very nice and did as much as they could to make this better/compensate. We checked out early the following morning and went to the Novotel Centre where it costs slightly more but the experience is better.

    « Good for a few nights »

    A nice little hotel. Comfortable rooms with air conditioning. Water/tea/kettle in room. Good shower.Comfy bed. Safe in room. Although not the best area did feel safe and it was close to railway station, Lovely staff. Breakfast 10 or 14 euros was ok.

    « Extended stay ... »

    Due to a heatwave over Europe and Madrid/Zaragoza in Spain being our next destination we decided to extend our stay in Bordeaux from 1 week to 2. We were not disappointed! Our stay was made more enjoyable by the efficient friendly staff, comfortable room, good selection of food for breakfast and a coffee maker in our room. Plus a great air conditioner! As other reviewers have mentioned it is close to the railway station (had no trouble with beggars - it's part and parcel of travelling!) We did numerous day trips as Bordeaux is well positioned for visits to vineyard/country side towns to the seaside. Overall a great place to stay when you are a slow traveller ?

    « Great for a one night stopover »

    We chose this hotel due its close location to the Gare St Jean Bordeaux train Station and based on trip adviser reviews, after finishing a river cruise we just required an overnight stop before moving on by early train to Carcassonn. We found the hotel very comfortable, well-appointed and in line with its 3 star rating. It was reasonably priced (pre-paid) centennial breakfast included with three hot dish options. Great for our one night stop over, it was perfect and met our requirements.

    « Ideal hotel for easy access to the station and airport bus »

    I was pleased to find that it was just a very short walk from the airport bus station to the hotel and that the station itself is just across the road. Perfect for an overnight between plane and train! Comfortable room, good air conditioning, safe and just a block to the tram that will whisk you to the Bourse building and the centre of town. Good value.

    « Very friendly hotel beside great transport hub »

    2 mins walk to Saint Jean station and airport bus. 10 mins tram ride to centre. Excellent reception staff. Great value 7 Euro breakfast. Great city. Air-conditioned bedrooms, which was essential in August - small but clean. On the negative side, station vicinity has a few beggers and feels a bit intimidating at night.

    « How to see the best of Bordeaux »

    The hotel was ideally located for me: near to the airport shuttle terminus and close to the railway station but without any noise. The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful, explaining to me how to get around the city and get the best out of my stay (3 days) which I did.

    « Make the rooms boutique and you'd have a fab hotel »

    I can't fault the staff or the location (a few mins stroll from the main station), even the decor in the public areas it fine. But, the rooms really are so small that we struggled to have more than one suitcase open at a time.

    « Excellent Service »

    We just came back from Bordeaux and were extremely pleased at the service from Royal Saint Jean. The staff are very friendly and go out of your way to look after every request. The breakfast was terrific. Hot and cold foods and plenty. Special call out goes to Anastasia, she was so pleasant and friendly.

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    « Very good for visiting bordeaux »

    Staff extremely good, room small, parking is not good make sure you reserve a parking space even though it is a bit expensive, walking distance into town or tram stop outside. Bathroom extractor fan did not work at time of visit and there is no window in bathroom so extractor would have been nice for steamed from shower

    « Good value and location »

    Just one block from the Gare St-Jean, this mid-range hotel was clean and comfortable. We stayed on a one-night stopover in Bordeaux, but I would have stayed longer. The desk service was very friendly, and there is even a wine tasting bar at reception. The breakfast buffet had decent variety and good breads/croissants, with a cute seating area that continues the wine-country theme. The hotel even sells bottles of Bordeaux wines if you need last-minute gifts or souvenirs! The hotel is also a half-block away from the very convenient tram, on the line that takes you to the center of town in only three or four stops.

    « Small but welcoming excellent hotel with great location »

    Even though the rooms are very small, everything else makes up for it. From breakfast to check-out it was great. We almost cancelled the second night and then changed our minds based on the staff's accomadating and kind attitude. Perfect stop if you need to be by the Gare St. Jean and the tram takes you straight to the city center.

    « friendly staff, small rooms »

    Location near the train station was very important. Room was tiny but somewhat expected. Shower was smaller than expected and quite uncomfortable. Staff was friendly but didn't know many answers. The woman who worked the front desk overnight was very nice. We had a very early train to catch and she gave us a wake-up call without us having to ask. She had coffee ready for us when we departed.

    « Spring Break »

    Difficult to find fault with this hotel, staff could not have been more helpful and polite. The room not overly large but comfortable, with air con, coffee maker, kettle and flat screen TV. the bathroom was small but well fitted and an excellent shower. Breakfast could not have been better with a good selection which included smoked salmon etc, etc, the coffee was also good, just the thing to get one going for the day.

    « Good hotel near station »

    Small, but good hotel near the St Jean railaway station in Bordeaux. Rooms are relatively small, could be somewhat cramped for two people with large bags, but clean and tidy enough, air-conditioned. Since our French is not good, were very pleased staff spoke good English. Courteous service staff at breakfast and reception, good breakfast although a bit expensive for the choice (14 Euros). Gargae available - best to book it in advance.

    « Impressed with St Jean Best Western »

    Was worried about quality of hotel before arrival. Did not need to be worried. Samantha at the front desk was accommodating and helpful when we checked in. They kept our bags while we went to Arcachon and our rooms were ready when we returned. They took special care to read our room requests and put our rooms next to each other with the correct type of bedding. Rooms are tiny, it is not a 5* hotel, but for a few nights its perfect and staff is warm and caring.

    « Okay for a 1 night stopover near train station »

    Definitely ask for a room in the front, it may be noisier overlooking the street but the rooms in the back are tiny and mildew-smelling. We refused the first room on the 3rd floor and were given a much better one, clean-smelling and slightly roomier on the 2nd floor, fine for a 1 night stay on our way from San Sebastian to Bergerac. Right across the street and down a block from St. Jean train station, very convenient.

    « Trip to France »

    Great value for Euro charged. Also near Bordeaux station. The breakfast provided was adequate for the price of the room. The front lobby did not have much comfort seating for the guests, but I understand that a renovation of the hotel is underway. I had a problem with the Nespresso machine that did not work because the electrical plug was faulty, however once I reported the problem it was fixed.


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·From: The north. Paris - Exit 1 Bordeaux direction city center / Gare Saint Jean to the Best Western Royal St Jean. ·From: The south. Spain-Bayonne direction Paris Exit 1 Bordeaux direction city center / Gare Saint Jean to the Best Western Royal St Jean. ·From: The east. Bergerac-Toulouse direction Libourne - Exit 1 Bordeaux Center to the Best Western Royal St Jean. ·From: The west. Arcachon - direction Paris. Exit 1 Bordeaux direction city center / Gare Saint Jean to the Best Western Royal St Jean.