One of my travel buddies and I researched hotels in Bordeaux before going to France and figured it had to be good based on the reviews...This place was worse than the pits.
We chose this hotel because it was close to the railway station, we were spending limited time in four major cities.
The room was cramped (I've been to Europe, you can expect this), the air conditioning did not work, and when I complained to the front desk, all of a sudden, no one spoke English. I ended up with mosquito bites all over because the room was so stuffy the only thing we could do is open the windows.
The worst issue we had with this hotel (Yes, there's more...) was the area that it was located...It was rundown, seedy, and scary around sundown. There were a few decent places around the hotel to have meals, but if you wanted to sit outside,you ran the risk of being approached by one of Bordeaux's several homeless/mentally ill patrons.
We were more than happy to leave after three days...Never again...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fully renovated in 2010, the Mercure Bordeaux Gare Saint Jean hotel has 99 quiet, spacious and air-conditioned rooms. You can easily reach the heart of the city center from this hotel, which is 273 yards (250 m) from the TGV train station in the Saint-Jean district (a UNESCO world heritage site). It is an ideal place for your business meetings and tourist trips. The hotel offers Wi-Fi, a bar, a restaurant, 1615 sq. ft. (150 m²) of conference space and an indoor car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Bordeaux Gare Saint Jean Hotel Bordeaux
- Hotel Bordeaux City Centre
- Holiday Inn Bordeaux
- City Centre Hotel Bordeaux