Hotel Review: Bayonne Etche Ona in Bordeaux, France

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Hotel Review: Bayonne Etche Ona in Bordeaux, France

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Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona photo © Nancy D. Brown

Bordeaux; a fascinating city, exciting wine region, historic university town and UNESCO World Heritage site. I don’t have to convince you that there is plenty to see and do in Bordeaux. If you are looking for a four star hotel, located within Bordeaux’s Golden Triangle, look no further than Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona. This Best Western Premier hotel blends old world charm and architecture with modern comfort and conveniences.

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Enjoy a glass of wine in the lobby. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

With its city center location, you’ll be able to walk everywhere. From a city tour in the morning, to walking the streets at night, we felt very safe in Bordeaux. Stroll along the Garonne River, or visit the many museums.

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Best Western Premier suite. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

This Best Western hotel has 61 rooms and 4 suites, located off La Rue Ste Catherine, and is situated in two historic XVIIIth 18th century buildings, also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our suite, room #211, featured a queen bed with a separate living room, including a 40 inch flat screen tv, in addition to two bathrooms. One bathroom included a rainfall shower and the other bathroom had a bathtub. Our room included robes and slippers and the bed had a nice memory foam mattress topper. In addition, our room included a mini bar, Nespresso coffee machine and a 50 cl bottle of water upon arrival. Another plus for those of us who travel with carry on luggage, there is a hair dryer in the bathroom.

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Room service photo © Nancy D. Brown

After a day of exploring the city center, I have no idea why you would want to work out in a downstairs fitness center, but if you prefer to exercise in a gym, there is a facility on site. I imagine some type of fitness center must be a requirement to be accepted in the Best Western Premier category, because I don’t think this gym gets a lot of use. If you are interested, a personal trainer is available upon request for an additional fee.

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Fitness center photo © Nancy D. Brown

Need to know:

Hotel room rates range from $175 to $350 a night. As always, check the website for current rates and pricing.
Drinks are served in the lobby. They do not serve cocktails, however they have a D-vine wine vending machine, which serves wine at the ideal temperature.
Fitness room on site.
The hotel does not have private parking, however, customers are entitled to a special rate at the nearby « Grands Hommes » parking lot (subject to availability) just over 800 feet from the hotel (15€ per day on my visit.)
4-star Best Western Premier hotel.
Breakfast buffet is 17 € per person and is served from 7:00 – 10:30 a.m. Room service available for an additional fee.
61 rooms, including 4 suites.
Pets are not accepted in the hotel.
2€/person/night city tax
Complimentary WiFi

Insider Tips:
Conseils/bons plans éventuels: Check with the reception for tips about restaurants, day trips, exhibitions… For additional insider tips follow luxury travel writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter or Instagram @Nancydbrown and HBEO Best Western Bordeaux on Instagram and @BestWestern on Twitter.

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Breakfast buffet photo © Nancy D. Brown

Check-in: 3:30 p.m.

Check-out: 11:30 a.m.

If You Go:
Best Western Premier Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona 00 33 (0)5 56 48 00 88
4 Rue Martignac Bordeaux
33000 Bordeaux, France

Hotel Bayonne Etche Ona review, video and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. As is typical in the industry, I received a complimentary media stay, however, all opinions are my own. For additional information on the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine in South West France click here.

2018-02-10T19:44:37+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Europe, France, Lodging, Wine Country|