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19 rue Poquelin Moliere, 33000, Bordeaux France
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#20 of 196 hotels in Bordeaux
Travelers' Choice
Located on the Place Saint-Christoly, in the historic center, Mama Shelter Bordeaux welcomes travelers in the 97 rooms designed by Philip Starck, that are defined by high quality comfort with 5-star bedding. The restaurant is an opportunity for Mama to honor Bordeaux, with a menu elaborated by Michelin-starred chef Guy Savoy. This menu echoes the qualities of the city, from its values to its generosity. On sunny days, enjoy a delicious dinner or sip on an original cocktail on our rooftop, whose views are truly breathtaking. Much like a long sip of a heady red wine, Mama knows how to get you to relax and to warm up, how to please and enchant, how to make food taste even more delicious and how to give you the best sleep you've had in a while. The bonus features of this Mama : live concerts, shows, DJs, Mama's Gift Shop, foosballs, movies on demand ... The debit/credit card used to guarantee the booking or for the prepayment will be requested upon check-in.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Nice travel wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom19 contributions32 helpful votes
I arrived at the end of the morning and I was surprised that my room was ready, very good night, good breakfast but problem in the organization of the breakfast service, I still have very good memories of our stay
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Florence Dupont, Directeur général at Mama Shelter Bordeaux
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Hello likinsA606, Thank you to have taking time to write a comment. It was a pleasure to welcome you! I hope the next time, organization of breakfast will be upgraded, I am sorry for this time. See you soon! Mama loves you!
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Laura D wrote a review Sep 2021
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The hotel is cool but the room was absolutely boiling! We put up with it for one night and then reported it to reception who told us the a/c worked but it clearly didn’t as they’d put a dyson fan in the room (which made no difference). The second night we spoke to a nice man on reception who kindly transferred us to a smaller room which was fine but we’d paid for a bigger room. On leaving we raised the issue again to which the receptionist again insisted there was a/c (despite the receptionist the night before being honest and telling us there was a problem in that level -level 3). To blatantly lie to customers is not acceptable. The customer service from the two women at reception was very bad. If we go again I’d rather pay a little more for a hotel with real air con and honest staff.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Chris M wrote a review Sep 2021
Nice, France31 contributions29 helpful votes
The atmosphere, decor, and especially the staff are so fun here! Hotel has good food, a nice variety of drinks, and of course the rooms were clean. Location is 2 blocks from the main pedestrian streets and within walking distance to SOOOO many places. It is a ped only area, so arriving by taxi is no issue, and there is probably parking close by. I mention only as a awareness. Love love love this place and will definitely go back while in Bordeaux!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Florence Dupont, Directeur général at Mama Shelter Bordeaux
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Hello Chris M, Mama loves loves loves to read some nice comments like yours! Thank you so much, I hope to see you soon, Mama loves you!
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Travelforbusiness wrote a review Aug 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8 contributions3 helpful votes
Finally we found our best hotel in Bordeaux, we had already come several times to Bordeaux and each time we were disappointed with the choice of our hotel, but this time we liked our stay, already for its location but also for the professionalism of the staff and the decoration of our rooms and common areas, certainly the price is higher but the quality of the service is clearly superior to other hotels in Bordeaux, from now on we will come back here
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Date of stay: August 2021
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BonRepas21 wrote a review Aug 2021
Cordes sur Ciel, France3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great hospitality. The roof terrace was super for an Apero with great views of Toulouse, and the restaurant and Music hit the spot. The hotel is right in the centre of the city and well placed for shops, restaurants, and Bars. We will certainly be returning.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
$123 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mama Shelter Bordeaux
Which popular attractions are close to Mama Shelter Bordeaux?
Nearby attractions include Clock Escape (0.2 miles), Casse-Tête Bordelais (0.09 miles), and Bar a Vin (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mama Shelter Bordeaux?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mama Shelter Bordeaux?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mama Shelter Bordeaux?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mama Shelter Bordeaux?
Conveniently located restaurants include Suzzi, Restaurant Influences, and Bo-tannique.
Is Mama Shelter Bordeaux located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Bordeaux.
Are pets allowed at Mama Shelter Bordeaux?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Mama Shelter Bordeaux offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mama Shelter Bordeaux?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Mama Shelter Bordeaux?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Port de la Lune (1.5 miles), Palais de Justice (0.3 miles), and Halle des Chartrons (0.9 miles).
Is Mama Shelter Bordeaux accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.