I must admit that when I made the online reservation for this hotel, I was less than excited since I'm not fond of chain hotels. Having stayed just one night at the Etche-Ona, I now count this hotel among my very favorites. This is not a "prestigious" hotel, yet everything about it was just perfect. The location, the wonderful staff, the tastefully modern guest room and public spaces, the breakfast buffet -- everything was perfect in every way.
The location could not be better. Directly across the street from the Grand Theatre and in the heart of the centre ville, yet tucked away in a quiet, side street, the hotel is within walking distance of lots of tourist attractions, including several really good, really popular restaurants. There is a pedestrian zone close by with lots of shops, and the waterfront with its beautiful "miroir d'eau" is minutes away. Absolutely perfect location.
The staff is among the nicest and friendliest I've encountered. In addition to helping me with questions about restaurants, taxis, and the like, the women at the reception desk went out of their way to engage me in conversation, which I really appreciated since I was traveling alone.
I really loved my room. It was modern and spare and spotlessly clean. Good natural lighting, too. The bathroom was more than adequate, and I was delighted to find two wash cloths! And the shower worked equally well as a handheld and stationery shower. Complimentary bottles of water were a nice touch.
The breakfast buffet was ample: yogurt, fruit, scrambled eggs, hard cooked eggs, sausage, smoked salmon, a variety of bread and cheese, juices, and hot beverages. Nice presentation.
I would come here again and again, and I would recommend this hotel heartily to any traveller. less
Bordeauxhotel, Directeur général at Best Western Premier Hotel Bayonne Etche-Ona, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your comment. We are sincerely delighted that you have appreciated our property and discover easily our beautifull city.
It will be a pleasure to welcome you again. Don't hesitate to contact us . We will find some other places to visit, restaurants to taste ......
Have a lovely day and winter time