My partner and I found ourselves in Bordeaux with 2 nights to spare, and we were able to last-minute book a suite for 75 Euros/night (plus local tax: 4.5Euros). We chose the Bordeaux Lac area because (a) it was within a 10 minute drive to a nearby tramline to the city; it was a 5 minute drive to an enormous shopping centre (Auchan), and not too far to the airport via the ring road.
Check-in was smooth - our "best" French was replied to in English, so, so-much for our French! We received our security keys and went to our suite. The suite consisted of a small kitchen, almost fully equipped - but there was no washing-up liquid nor tea-towels, and worse, no bottle-opener (though reception put that right when we complained.) Still, I suppose we should have known to bring our own? There was a smallish LCD TV which received many (mostly French) channels, but the BBC World Service and a USA news service were available.
The double bedroom was smallish but it did have ample cupboard space, and the adjoining ensuite was OK though the light globes were blown; these were also replaced promptly when we notified reception. One thing about the shower/bath, there's not a lot of room and minimal enclosed screening around the shower, so to avoid water going everywhere you needed to use low pressure.
But the real problem for us was that the suite was very warm, so we went to turn on the Aircon. Oops! We found to our dismay that there wasn't any! So we opened the windows and had to endure the noise of the traffic, and the bites of mosquitoes! Definitely not a place to say when the temperatures have been in the high 20's, low 30's. However, on the plus side, the tariff included free in-room Internet Access and secured free parking. A buffet continental breakfast was also available for 8 euros/pp.
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- Only 5 min. the Bordeaux Parc des Expos, the Congress Palace and the Grand Stade, enjoy the residence for a stopover or for your short and long stays with its furnished and equipped apartment. And join the city center of Bordeaux in less than 10 min. ... more less
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