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Hotel Bristol

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a regular visitor to Pau, and I always stay at Hotel Bristol. The proprietor is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable. And the location is perfect for access to restaurants, beautiful walks along the Blvd do Pyrenees, and the Chateau.

Thank Fiona H
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is my second stay at Hotel Bristol. The first was 6 years ago. I should have returned earlier to this exceptional hotel which I have never forgotten. The location is central within Pau, with good car parking available within the hotel grounds. The rooms are uniquely decorated, very comfortable/chic with good space and facilities. The staff / owners are... More 

Thank TakingYouWIthMe
Hong Kong
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Bristol is in the centre of Pau. It is a grand building with a small lift. Rooms are clean and comfortable and each seemed to be different. The impression was that most guests were traveling business people. We spent 4 nights here. It is a good base to explore the region. There is a comfortable large lounge and a... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's in the centre of town with parking so very convenient for the shops and restaurants. The beds are comfortable and although it's basic it's nicely decorated.The proprietors are on hand for any queries or questions.

Thank Christine J
Malvern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

More like a quality B&B, than a hotel the Bristol is well situated in central Pau. With it's own private parking our motorcycle was secure. The welcome and general service was friendly and effective. Our room was of good size, air conditioned and the bathroom well appointed. In all an excellent option.

Thank Hogbaggy
Ribadesella, Spain
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The hotel is in a great position for central Pau and a great location from which to explore the Pyrenees. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby. The hosts were great and very helpful. The room was large, clean and comfortable but could have benefited from tea and coffee making facilities although drinks were available on the terrace that fronts the... More 

Thank IanHicken
Gueyze, France
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Stayed here for one night on a shopping trip to Pau. This hotel is located minutes walk from the main area of the town, its shops, restaurants and attractions. It has free parking, which is a must in Pau, as parking can be hard to find. The hotel is in great condition, tastefully decorated rooms and public areas. Has a... More 

Thank gerryseaton
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Historic building with modern comfort inside. Located in down town, walking distance for restaurants and Chateau de Pau. Parking with no cost. Air conditioning in rooms, free wi-fi, spacious rooms with modern bathrooms. The couple in charge of the hotel are very friendly with good suggestions for visiting and eating, they are great with kids. Nice regional breakfast.

Thank José Carlos S
Cambridge, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The rooms are spacious and well appointed. Enjoy a very satisfying European breakfast before continuing your visit or leaving on your journey. Our whole visit both to the hotel and Pau was delightful. Our introduction to the city was enhanced by the kind help of the proprietors.

Thank r0semary22
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We took 2 rooms for 2 nights and were very pleased with every aspect of our stay. Warm, friendly assistance, large, clean rooms with renewed bathrooms, a perfect location just around the corner from the centre of town and 15 minutes walk to beautiful views of the Pyrenees Try out a bit of French and a smile and you will... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the 3-star Hotel Bristol. This 19th-century building, which was formerly the property of the Betharram Fathers, then of the bishopric in 1851, became a hotel in 1903. The hotel has been completely renovated since July 2006. Enjoying a central location in Pau, the hotel features 24 spacious soundproof bedrooms, equipped with telephone, free WIFI access, TV flat screen, TNT, canal+ and cable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bristol

Address: 3 rue Gambetta, 64000 Pau, Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Pyrenees-Atlantiques > Bearn-Basque Country > Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees > Pau
Price Range: ₹ 5,671 - ₹ 6,980 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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#2 Family Hotel in Pau
#3 Business Hotel in Pau
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“We had room 105”
 of 5 bubbles mjsnz1, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Assume all rooms are good - 2 out of 2 have been great for us.”
 of 5 bubbles PuzzledWanderer, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Away from road maybe best!”
 of 5 bubbles Ashbang, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Some top floor rooms have a great view of the Pyrenees mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles LWGandM, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Our room overlooked the street but due to having shutters, we weren't disturbed by traffic noise at all”
 of 5 bubbles elizabethhE3809UW, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
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