Grand Hotel Francais - Best Western  3 stars

12 Rue Du Temple, Bordeaux, France, FR-33000  show mapSave
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Situated on the beautiful beach, the 3-star Grand Hotel Francais - Best Western offers 35 rooms. Founded in 1875, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2012.

The hotel boasts great location next to Grand Theatre - Opera National de Bordeaux, Wine & Trade Museum and Cafe Theatre des Beaux-Arts. Just 1km from the center of Bordeaux known for Saint-André Cathedral, Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux and Rue Ste Catherine.

The comfortable hotel offers quick access to bistros, shops and restaurants.

This hotel is located within a 5-minute walk of the Gambetta tram stop. 15 minutes by car from Mйrignac airport.


All large guestrooms have satellite TV, a laptop-size safe, Wi-Fi, a minibar and coffee/tea making facilities and boast elegant interior. They come with coffee/tea makers and a fridge as well as bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a bathtub.


In the morning a complimentary continental breakfast is served. At the welcoming coffee bar guests will enjoy a selection of wines.


The hotel offers a lift, a safe deposit box and a news stand for general needs and a photocopier, conference facilities and internet connection for corporate travelers.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of rooms   35.

City Center Bordeaux - 1700 ft
Airports Mйrignac (BOD) - 6.8 mi, Friday Harbor SPB (FBS) - 42.6 mi
Train Stations Gare de Saint-Jean - 1.6 mi, Gare de Bordeaux Saint-Jean - 1.6 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Restaurant Le Cafe Regent (cuisine: French, Pizza & Pasta) - 600 ft, Le Pressoir D'Argent (cuisine: French) - 900 ft
Beaches Le Pont Jacques Chaban Delmas - 1.1 mi
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  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Maid Service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



from  1 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Comfort Room
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Grand Hotel Francais - Best Western Comfort Room
Bed type: Two Single Beds or Queen Size Bed or Double Bed
Size: 175 sq. feet

Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Club Room
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    Grand Hotel Francais - Best Western Club Room

    Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.The room offers access to the luxurious Executive Club Lounge.

    Standing Room
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    Grand Hotel Francais - Best Western Standing Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Or Twin Beds
    Size: 130 sq. feet

    Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a small sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    Room facilities

      Grand Hotel Francais - Best Western LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Cinéma UGC
        700 ft
      • Alcheringa ou Le Temps du Rêve
        700 ft
      • Alexis Marechal
        700 ft
      • la cathedrale St andre
        1000 ft
      • La tour pey- berland
        1000 ft
      • St Michel Bordeaux
        1000 ft
      • basilique st seurin
        1700 ft
      • la maison du sculpteur
        2300 ft
      • L'Autre Agence
        3000 ft
      • Art'Pulsion Espace de votre Communication
        3700 ft
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        1400 ft
      Places of interest
      • place bardineau
        2300 ft
      • Association Culturelle Israélite
        3000 ft
      • fontaine figueyreau
        4300 ft
      • Association Zen de Bordeaux
        4600 ft
      Sport related
      • Aliénor Loisirs
        2300 ft
      Shopping areas
      • Rue Sainte-Catherine
        2300 ft
      • Christophe Robin
        3000 ft
      Monuments and Landmarks
      • Great Bell Bordeaux
        2000 ft
      • Mairie
        1000 ft
      • museum d'histoire naturelle
        2300 ft
      • Bordeaux Wines Museum
        5000 ft
      • jardin botanique
        2700 ft
      • jardin public
        2700 ft
      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
      • Nosy Be Import
        4600 ft
      • Canari Au
        1.0 mi
      • Alhambra Productions
        400 ft
      • Box Office
        1000 ft
      • Apsaras Groupe de Recherche et de Création Théâtrale
        4300 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Grand Theatre - Opera National de Bordeaux
        1.0 mi
        Place de la Comedie, Bordeaux
      • Musee d'Histoire Naturelle
        5200 ft
        28 rue Albert-1er, Bordeaux
      • Wine & Trade Museum
        1.0 mi
        41 Rue Borie, Bordeaux
      • Le Pont Jacques Chaban Delmas
        1.1 mi
        Entree du port de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
      • Cap Sciences
        1.7 mi
        Hangar 20, Quai de Bacalan, Bordeaux

      Near the hotel

      • Notre Dame Church (Eglise Notre Dame la Grande)
        800 ft
        1 Rue Mably, Bordeaux
      • St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)
        1700 ft
        place Pey Berland, Bordeaux
      • Tower of Pey-Berland
        1600 ft
        Place Pey-Berland, Bordeaux
      • Musee des Beaux-Arts
        1500 ft
        20, cours d'Albret, Bordeaux
      • Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
        1600 ft
        Place Pey-Berland, Bordeaux
      • Port of the Moon
        2000 ft
      • Musee National des Douanes
        2200 ft
        1 Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Restaurant Le Cafe Regent

        51% likes this, based on 70 reviews
        Cuisine: French, Pizza & Pasta
        Price Range: USD 21 - USD 42

        600 ft
        46, Place Gambetta

        Phone: 33 5 56 44 16 20

      • Le Pressoir D'Argent

        73% likes this, based on 134 reviews
        Cuisine: French

        900 ft
        5 Cours D'Intendance

        Phone: 0557304304

      • Elvis

        82% likes this, based on 93 reviews
        Cuisine: French

        1200 ft
        13, rue des Piliers de la Tutelle
      • PLUME Small Kitchen

        77% likes this, based on 91 reviews
        Cuisine: European
        Price Range: USD 7 - USD 17

        1400 ft
        32 rue de Cheverus

        Phone: 0981186955

      • Le Bouchon Bordelais

        78% likes this, based on 109 reviews
        Cuisine: French

        1500 ft
        2 Rue Courbin

        Phone: 05 56 44 33 00

      Grand Hotel Francais - Best Western Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grand Hotel Francais - Best Western

      Average guest rating

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      Based on 179 reviews

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      • Group of friends

        The hotel is perfectly located. Close to the Cour de l'Intendance,very nice street in the historical center of the city. You don't need to take taxis or buses. The hotel is very "french"decorated and very quiet.

        The bathroom is very small and the bed is located in a bad way, very close to the bathroom's door making very difficult its access. Very old and not comfortable system for using the Wardrobe!!!!! Not for a room rated 167 euros

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Room is of adequate size, comfortable bed, modern design. VEry fine location in the pedestrian district of Bordeux center.

        Since the hotel charges for the first night in advance, if you are staying only one night be careful that you are not inadvertantly double charged for your stay That is whas happened to us 6/5/10.,.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The staff of the hotel were very kind with smle. The location was great. It was a 20 meters behind main streets, so it was very quiet and convinient.

        I stayed there 8 days but the breakfast was completely the same everyday and there were not so many vrieties of food.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Central position. Perfectly correct for the price. Staff friendly.

        Only criticism but not the hotel's fault - the parking. It would have been good to indicate which underground car park was the closest.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Location was good, central to the city.

        Stayed twice, Sun 4th and Sat 11th July, both riooms were tiny. My bathroom at home was bigger than either room. There was no Airport Shuttle either and that was advertised, €35 each way taxi fare

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Bath was very small and the shower did not work. Also there were no spoons in our room when using the coffeee making facilities. Also the room we stayed in 104 was very noisy during the early evening and night.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Great central location. Well-furnished & comfortable rooms in a small hotel. Really appreciated the free use of a laptop!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Wonderful old-world charm and great staff.

        Breakfast is pretty basic - even for France

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Location, price, comfprt

        Check out time should be 12.00 noon as internationally usual

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers


        No parking, thin walls in bathroom

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Great location, clean, friendly - allowed us late check-out for sick boyfriend.

        No complaints

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Good sized room, very comfortable bed, great bathroom

        Breakfast wasn't great.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Great location, nice casual clean hotel, our room was large with excellent shower and bath. Breakfasts great, wifi, couple of commual sittling lounges, newspapers and bilingual staff.

        Reception staff gave us wrong information a couple of times about basic things such as museum opening times. We extended our stay but this was not recorded properly.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Centrally located in the old part of Bordeaux close to shops, restaurants and bars. Hotel is in the "pedestrianised" part and our room at the back of the hotel was very quiet. Very friendly and helpful staff, fair amount of choice at breakfast, although at busy times some things were not available. The hotel did its best to keep up supplies and the waiting period was acceptable. Tram stops in the next street made travelling around a doddle.

        Breakfast was a bit manic as the serving area is quite small, but it was liveable with - just.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The location was great (very central) and the staff were excellent. Not impressed with "club room" on 4th floor - either its size or the alarming colour scheme (dark yellow wallpaper and red carpet). Plenty of choice for breakfast - freshly squeezed orange was great, vending machine coffee a disappointment.

        • Average rating
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