We stayed here one night as an alternative stopover point en route to Italy and we were extremely pleased with the choice. The hotel itself occupies a corner plot on two streets and successfully marries together several buildings and a stable block into a really classy, Tardis like facility, despite the relatively ordinary facade.
Finding the car park entrance was fun, not least as both streets on to which the hotel faces are one way and very small. Despite the signs on the surrounding roads pointing in the right direction, it really is blink and you'll miss it. After having gone round the block once, our rule of thumb was that the entrance to the car park is just before the sign for the Best Western hotel affixed to the back of that building on the opposite side of the road. The directions will make sense when you get there! Once inside, a large courtyard opened up with an abundance of space for cars. A stroll through a lovely shaded courtyard past an old stable block and smart tables and chairs for drinks, led to reception. The owner appears to live on site above the stables and appeared immediately. The superior room we had faced inwards over the courtyard and was quirky, classy, quiet and cool. Whilst there was a lift, the staircase was effectively a glass encased space between what had been the external walls of the buildings. On the first floor there was even a snooker table which looked like a Gentleman's club. Odd, but it felt in keeping.
Bourg itself is a pleasant enough town with a few sights to detain you for the afternoon. Plenty of restaurants and pavement bars dotted the place although the previous correspondent was right. If you go on a Monday, the bars close at 7pm by and large, as do most, but not all, of the restaurants. Other than that, we'll be adding this one to our list. I suggest others do as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17 Rooms hotel, in the heart of Bourg-en-Bresse. Totally renovated in 2011, each room is different. Free parking, locked garage. Free jacuzzi and sauna. ... more less
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