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“Amazaing value” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel de France
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7 rue Franklin, 33000 Bordeaux, France   |  
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Ranked #39 of 175 Hotels in Bordeaux
Bordeaux
1 review
“Amazaing value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The rooms are very small, but the location and the price is just amazing. Will definately stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lima, Peru
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Great hotel in the center of the old town; is a family business and the couple very helpful, the rooms are spacious and super comfortable and clean. If you need wifi go to the restaurant " Le Grand Cafe" (about two blocks from the hotel) order a cup of coffee (2 euros) and take care of your internet business. While in the restaurant try the salad de la mar ( seafood saled), is large enough for two people and is a complete meal (17 euros), comes with bread and don't forget to order half bottle of the Bordeaux wine. Back to the hotel, please make your reservations and enjoy your stay in Bordeaux. After arriving in the train station take the bus #16 (pay the driver 1.40 euros per person), exit in Gambeta and walk about 3 blocks to the hotel.

Room Tip: The hotel does not have an elevator. Book a room according to your specific physical needs.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Amazing location with very helpful staff! This beautiful hotel is small, but has so much character. It was easy to find and it was just what we needed. The rooms aren't particularly big and there is no lift, so if you travel with lots of baggage, probably not a good idea. If however, like us, you want a place to rest your head and not to spend your entire stay in a hotel room, it was perfect. Everything is within walking distance, including restaurants, cafes, patisseries, boutique shops and the sights. It was a charm and we can definitely say we will stay again in the future.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

A very charming little typically French hotel in classical style, clean and comfortable with great power shower and good quality liquid soap for hair and body in dispensers in shower and at basin. Internet is a killer as there is no WiFi. You need to request THE adsl cable in advance or risk another guest hogging it for the night. No English channels on TV either. But if you are simply there to share a bed with your partner, its ok. For breakfast, forget that Nespresso machines exist and dont be surprised if the owner pops out immediately to greet you, switch on kettle and disappear only to reappear as you leave the room. You are constantly under the eye of a surveillance camera so watch your table manners :)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

My companion and I have just returned from a 5 day wine exploration trip to St Emilion and our trip organiser had practically booked the entire place for our group.

the place is very clean and air conditioned, room size adequate to large for the type and sufficiently furnished with vintage furniture - wardrobe a bit small by modern standards. bathroom in our room was one of the modular ones they install in converted old buildings, quite adequate for our needs but XXL persons should ask for the top rooms.

The breakfast is a continental one but all pastries were fresh and more than sufficient quantities were available of all items.

The two lady owners of the property seemed very reserved and monosyllabic but their true nature appeared when our group returned in the early morning with missing keys or wanting the bar re-opened and they invariably complied without comment.

However for us two, we experienced their true heart of gold when we missed our coach to go to the Jurade Activity in St Emilion and after trying to find us a taxi by calling all the numbers in their possession (Beware, taxis cannot be found at night and weekends in the area) one of them grabbed her car keys and drove us herself to St Emilion and refused any form of compensation.

When departing, we mislaid one of our mobile phones and could not locate it before leaving. fortunately for us, the owners made a more thorough search themselves and sent it to us with the group leader who had stayed on for a couple more days

We will certainly lodge there again when visiting the area as long as these kind and gentle ladies are the hosts

Nadya Felice & Iro Cali-Corleo

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

The location can't be beat, the staff are very friendly and couldn't be more accommodating. We don't speak french but we were able to get our point across. our room was relatively quiet and clean however, the bathroom is VERY small and there is no elevator. you get what you pay for and we really couldn't complain.

Room Tip: There is no internet but our room (44) accessed internet across the street. It was also very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

The Hotel is very well located. It is a not a Hotel to go with kids. No elevator, no space at all for the pushchair and they don't have any cradle. The pictures of the website are much better than reality! The Hotel is quite old and is in need of refubisement. However, I must say that the owner is very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel de France

Address: 7 rue Franklin, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Gironde > Bordeaux
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 175 Hotels in Bordeaux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel de France 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
De France Bordeaux

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