Don't let the name fool you the hotel is not in the city, in fact it is 10 minutes walk away (not far) and is in a very good place for access to the river front. It is a little difficult to find at first as it is behind the houses however if you turn in as if to enter the parking Cite Mondiale and turn right as you cross the tram lines the entrance is immediately next to the parking which is in fact under the site. The hotel entry is plain and does not look quite the same as the brochure pictures which show the offices in the centre however the hotel itself is clean and comfortable with decent sized rooms all the necessary facilities and very friendly and helpful staff, the full price is a touch too much but if you can get a price deal it is excellent, parking is best arranged in the hotel so do not enter the parking until you have booked in and got a ticket. Have breakfast at the hotel (book on-line in advance to save a little money) it is worth it and with superb views over the river from the balcony restaurant, sitting in the sun on the terrace, it is a great way to start the day. If you do not want to walk into the city centre get the tram for 1.4 euro and certainly book some tours at the tourist office in the square. For evening meals the hotel restaurant is expensive and only stays open till 10pm so we avoided it however a short walk either way on the front provides plenty of choice, turning left out of the hotel is best and there is a range from 5 to 25 euros as you walk along. If on a budget go to Molly Malone's Irish bar for good food, drinks and a good evening or further along the road, same in the city at the far end of the main shopping streets. Almost opposite are swings etc for small children and a skate park. Overall the hotel is a good place to use as a base and we would certainly return again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the city center, on the banks of the Garonne river, right in the heart of a historic district of Bordeaux. Restaurant, terrace, room service, function room, 5 meeting rooms and a park. The hotel has a maritime themed decor. Annual closure from midday on 23 December 2006 until the morning of 2 January 2007. ... more less
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