We checked in fine, the receptionist was really nice (and all the others we met on our 3 night stay). You need to ask for the "welcome drinks" but I was too shy so didn't, but the other times I asked about the packed lunch. The packed lunch was a very very basic ham sandwich, a little madeleine cake and a bottle of warm water.
The breakfast was pretty awful too. The room where the guests go to is in the attic, it's quite cosy and was spacious enough during our April stay. But the quality was very substandard. The croissants and pain au choclat's weren't very fresh tasting (very much like they'd been bought from Carrefour). There were also a few different cereals, also bread rolls, spreadable cheese, ham, pots of yoghurt. You had a choice of teas, hot choc sachets or instant coffee and fruit juice. But if you're expecting anything hot like sausages and bacon, then you're out of luck.
The room: I was expecting the room to be fairly basic (had done some research beforehand) and small (it is in the City after all). The only thing going for this room was the bed was comfortable, even though the top cover on the bed was slightly torn!
You got tea, coffee and biscuits (biscuits were really nice!)
No English speaking channels on TV, even BBC World.
The carpet was extremely stained, but hoovered. The bathroom was clean, but no toilet roll holder! Had hand soap dispenser by the basin, but no where to put your toiletries (I think there was a shelf once as the plugs were still in the wall!) and you had a shower gel dispenser in the shower. The towels were paper thin, but clean.
Now... the windows... like a lot of people have said, the windows are wafer thin! They have tried to improve the giant French doors by adding another layer of perspex, but it makes no difference to the volume that comes through them from the street below.
We were staying around the side from the main street in room 101 and had a cafe directly below us. They packed away their metallic tables and chairs at 1am for an hour and then brought them back out at 6am!!! Every night we had to tolerate this noise. :(
I did feel sorry for people staying the other side of the hotel though as they had a bus stop directly below.
I certainly wouldn't recommend a stay at this hotel and would suggest you spend a little more.
Only pro's I have for this hotel is that the reception staff is nice and the beds feel like they've been recently updated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Coeur de City Bordeaux Clémenceau is ideally situated in the historic centre of Bordeaux, precisely in the "Golden Triangle".The rooms of the hotel are modern and nicely furnished. You will have a choice between a single, double, twin, triple or quadruple rooms.To guarantee your comfort, Coeur de city Hotel Bordeaux Clémenceau includes in the price of your room a complimentary welcome drink, breakfast, lunch box and the Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. ... more less
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