Reviewed 5 February, 2020
Located conveniently for the train station, not in a fantastic location for bars and restaurants but an easy fifteen minute walk to the nightlife round the station. Rooms are basic but spotlessly clean. Everything you would need when you are spending all day sightseeing and only needing somewhere to shower and sleep, second time here and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again the next time I’m in Bordeaux.
A PLEASANT SURPRISE
Reviewed 21 January, 2020
Stranded in Bordeaux overnight due to a delayed train (no fault of SNCF), I was allocated this hotel by SNCF, and it was excellent. Although it took me and other displaced passengers a little bit of effort to find the hotel (this was the fault of SNCF this time), it was worth the 5 minute walk from the station. The hotel is modern, clean, well furnished, and the bed was excellent. Breakfast was generous and of good quality. Staff were friendly, even when dealing singlehandedly with an influx of frustrated and tired passengers. Yes, I would definitely return if I find myself in Bordeaux again.
Good one night stay
Reviewed 30 November, 2019
We stayed in the hotel for one night. We arrived ahead of time but the room was ready for check-in which was very good since we came from a 3-hour train journey. The room was fairly new and there was a lot of plugs which is very handy. It is a short walk from the train station.
Seriously good value, so I can overlook a few negatives
Reviewed 10 October, 2019
The fact that this hotel is so new and represents extremely good value for money means that I can forgive its limitations and generally pretty basic amenities. It's close to the main railway station and the nearest tram stop is only some 5 minutes' walk away, so you can get to the rest of the city pretty easily. It isn't the most inspiring of locations, being situated in an area that is being redeveloped, so at times you are likely to get some construction noise, but this is by no means continuous.
The rooms are undeniably small, and the bathrooms particularly so, and storage space is minimal (no wardrobes, just a small clothes rail, and no drawers or even shelves on which to put stuff, so you will end up either leaving most of your clobber in your case, or simply leaving it on the floor, which isn't great. No complimentary toiletries, so bring your own; no tea/coffee making facilities. Our room was quite stuffy, so you may well end up leaving the window open, thus inviting in the odd biting insect.
There isn't much in the way of public seating areas; just a small group of sofas around the TV in the reception area. The staff seemed okay and friendly enough.
Breakfast is available for an add-on charge of 6.85 euros per day, and it's not at all bad (be warned that you would have a bit of a walk to find somewhere else as the immediate area isn't big on eating places). The breakfast room is quite small, so finding a place can be problematic at busy periods. There's a fairly basic choice (orange or 'mixed fruit' juice; just two cereals; scrambled egg and bacon the only hot options; plus various breads, croissants, and the like). Also, the 'view' from the breakfast room must be one of the least inspiring I've ever come across...
So far, so basic - but we only paid the equivalent of £39 per head per night, so a stay here won't exactly break the bank. For a couple of nights or a long weekend, it's certainly worth considering (and it's one of the few hotels in Bordeaux which offers twin rooms rather than only doubles).
Close to Bordeaux main railway station
Reviewed 13 March, 2019
Easy to reach from the main railway station (walking distance), that hotel is new, clean and comfortable, for a reasonable price. The suroundings are not pretty at the moment, new buildings are coming... Difficult to find a restaurant in the close nearby.