The Ibis Budget Bordeaux Aeroport Hotel, without question, provides the least amount of travel related services that we have ever experienced. My wife and I arrived at the hotel early in the evening of September 19, tired and hungry after a long trip from Sarlat. We found that the hotel has no restaurant other than ;for breakfast and as they could not recommend one within walking distance, we settled for snacks from the vending machine. All we wanted at that point was to check our emails and to get to sleep as we had to leave the hotel at 4:30 a.m. to check in for a 6:00 a.m. international flight.
Our room was very small, clean, and quiet. It was equipped with a flat screen TV and Wi-Fi. I believe it is the only hotel we have ever stayed at where the shower is actually in the room. Happily, the toilet was in its own small enclosed cubicle.
We were told when we checked in that the hotel serves a continental breakfast but that it would not be ready for us because we were leaving too early. When we asked about printing our boarding passes, we were advised to go to another hotel to see if we could have them printed there. When we asked about transportation to the airport, we were told that they would call a taxi for us but when we came down to the lobby at 4:00 a.m., we found that this had not been done. Fortunately, the employee preparing the hotel's 6:30 a.m. breakfast buffet did call us a taxi and it came in time. He also got us a coffee and a croissant.
Because we had previously stayed at and been satisfied with the Ibis Airport Hotel in Paris, we assumed that the service in Bordeaux would be at about the same level. We were completely mistaken. The Ibis Budget Bordeaux proved, beyond question, that "you get what you pay for" and, in this case, even less.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated 874 yards (800 m) from Bordeaux-Merignac airport and 7.5 miles (12 km) from the center of Bordeaux (a city listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO), the ibis budget Bordeaux Aeroport offers soundproofed, air-conditioned rooms that can accommodate 1, 2 or 3 people, with private bathroom, flat-screen TV and free WIFI connection. Free car park, closed from 11pm to 6am. THE IBIS BUDGET BORDEAUX AEROPORT hotel is ideally located for business or leisure trips, just 6 miles/10 km from central Bordeaux. Less than a 15 minute walk from the airport, or take the bus from the stop just behind the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Budget Bordeaux Aeroport Merignac