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Hotel Le Bord'O
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   43 rue Saint Nicolas, 17000 La Rochelle, France   |  
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Ranked #17 of 47 Hotels in La Rochelle
utrecht
1 review
“a nice place to go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2008

Very nice location for this hotel, very near the nice harbor of the city. The staff is very helpful and the hotel is very clean. What is really fantastic over there is de bike storage. A place especially foreseen for the bikes and that s been proposed by de desk when we did the reservation. Nothing is more difficult than taking your bikes and having to leave then on de car. It's not a luxury hotel and that's the reason that it’s not to expensive. The rooms not small not big just ok but the bathroom tiny. And it was more or less noisy in the morning. Also breakfast was correct. Anyhow, the little things that were disturbing were completely forgotten by the kindliness of the staff. A nice stay in a nice location.

  • Liked — location and friendlyness of the staff
  • Disliked — small bathroom
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reading
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11 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2008

La Rochelle is an expensive town to stay in and Hotel de Bordeaux offered quite basic accommodation for around EUR 75 per night. The front reception staff were friendly and helpful but we were checked into a TINY room right at the top of the main flight of stairs between the cleaners' cupboards. The cleaners started work at around 8am and clanged around very loudly, waking us up each morning.
On two of our three days, we were told that the cleaners would not clean our room because we were leaving it too late (we left around 11:15am) despite the information leaflet stating rooms would be cleaned up until 12:30 pm.
The room was also very small, two people and two suitcases was far too much of a squeeze to be comfortable.
Overall, we were disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Leeds, UK
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51 hotel reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2007

We stayed at the hotel as part of a cycling trip round the area. La Rochelle is a gorgeous little town...but as a result of that, hotels are expensive and I struggled to find a hotel in the centre of town within the price range I wanted to pay. Bearing that in mind, the Bordeaux did perfectly well for us. The location is excellent. The street was a bit noisy....but they can't make people be quiet for us!!

It's a very simple hotel, no real frills. Our room was a good size and was very clean. The bathroom was small...but also clean. Yes the walls were thin, but not badly so for us. Our room was next to the communal WC so there was some flushing going on...but no more disturbing noises ;)

Breakfast was decent - you could probably get a better breakfast from a cafe in the town, but it was easier for us at the hotel. What was impressive though was the storage facility for bikes. We often struggle for a hotel to find space for our two bikes - the night we stayed, there were 8 bikes booked in, and the hotel staff didn't bat an eyelid.

If we went back to La Rochelle, I'd probably try a different hotel as I suspect we could find better within the price range, but the Bordeaux was absolutely fine.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — Just a bit lacklustre.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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colleen75
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2007

I stayed in the hotel for 3 nights - the staff are perfectly friendly and I would say that the hotel is adequate - after all it's not very expensive and is in the middle of town right beside the port. The downside is that the walls are paperthin and my earplugs came in very useful. The other bizarre thing was that the shower hose did not attach to the wall so you had to do a kind of a balancing procedure to wash your hair!

Stayed August 2007
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New York City
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2007

We stayed for a few days in July 2006 during the week of the annual "Franco Folies" concerts. I was staying with friends during the concert days so I can't comment on the noise levels in the hotel during it, but I did notice that at least one of the concert venues was down the block from the hotel and that the concerts ran past 11PM.

Pros: Location, location, location. Can't be beat. Less than a 5 minute walk to the main/interesting part of town. Rooms were clean and the staff was very friendly (maybe that was because we spoke French?).

Cons: Small rooms, Volume restricted on TV sets so as not to disturb neighbors. Extremely tiny bathroom.

It's not a glamorous hotel by any means, but it suited us just fine.

Stayed July 2006
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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2006

We decided on a long weekend to La Rochelle but never being there before we werent sure what to expect. Searching for a hotel was the first challenge, but after a very amusing broken english response via email when asking for a room availabilty, this was the one for us. If anything it was going to be amusing weekend !!
Hotel itself was okay, bit of a strange layout being the split of two streets, but a very good location. It was very close to the main areas including the harbour. There is no need for car hire or public transport if you are only here for a weekend.

The hotel itself is on a busy street as there's an irish bar yards away which gets packed at weekends with tourists and La Rochelle kids alike, who pour into the street and roll themselves hme so can be noisey - unless you join in the fun!
The rooms are average, bed, bathroom (although there is an option not to go for shared, but why would you?) but are kept very tidy. Even when we put the note on the door to not have the room cleaned when we went for breakfast it still was!
The walls are quite thin, which can be a bit annoying if you are trying to sleep and the people next door want to party all night long!
All in all, it wasnt a bad place, it was what we sort of expected, but as I mentioned before great location and a great price for everything you would want to do in La Rochelle. If we were to go back, we probably would go back here.

  • Liked — Location, Easy Access to the town
  • Disliked — Thin walls!
  • Tips/Secrets — Go to Andre's Restaurant on seafront for great seafood
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Northern Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2006

We stayed here at the end of May 06 and were pleasantly surprised - as it was around a French bank holiday weekend almost everywhere else was full and as it was a good deal cheaper than most other places i was a bit worried! Thankfully my fears were unfounded! The hotel is clean, bright and tastefully decorated, but as others have mentioned there is no lift and the bathroom in our room was, er, "cosy"! The location is absolutlely superb with loads of restaurants, bars and cafes within 2 mins walking distance. However, one drawback to the location is the parking... it's on a pedestrian street and the surrounding streets are very narrow, mostly one way with pay and display parking. There were no hotel spaces available during our stay and we did have some difficulties finding a space, then having to feed the meter twice a day. It's 500m from the train station. (it should be noted that most of the other hotels in La Rochelle face a similar parking problem)

Breakfast was acceptable with unlimited refills of tea, coffee and hot chocolate, and €6 seemed to be around the norm for all the cafes in the area. All in all I would rate this hotel highly if you are travelling on a budget, as it is clean, bright and right in the heart of the old part of the town. However, I did find it a little noisy, both with traffic noise and other residents. The lack of a lift and the limited parking would also discourage me from recommending it to people who have mobility problems or young children. But for young couples like us it is great!

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 43 rue Saint Nicolas, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 47 Hotels in La Rochelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Le Bord'O 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 30 metres from the Old Port and 500 metres from the station, we are delighted to welcome you to our hotel situated in a friendly and pleasant town centre setting in the heart of an area where there is plenty going on.We are just 5 minutes on foot from the Aquarium and the Conference Centre (Espace Encan), and 10 minutes from the hospital and the exhibition centre.We have done some important investments in 2010 to give you a better confort.We're looking forward to welcoming you ! ... more   less 
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