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Hotel California

22 rue Charles Domercq | Face a la Gare St Jean "Parvis Louis Armand", 33800, Bordeaux, France
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County Westmeath, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

basic enough but just across the road from train station so convenient.could do with an update.staff very helpful and friendly. busy bar just outside but you would expect this across the road from main train station. Still slept ok though

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Oregon
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The Hotel California is located right across from the Bordeaux train station, with a noisy bar out front. It's seen better days, and could use some paint, new carpeting--a major upgrade. The one bright point was the staff, who were very cheerful, polite, and accommodating. Still, I have to think there are better hotels for $100/night.

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Lyon, France
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We were on first floor with maid storage outside our room and they gave no consideration and banged and clanged every morning until I had a crack at them. Room was very small and shower below average. Hate to be there in summer with a stand up fan that blew out hot air so thankfully weather was mild. Reception not... More 

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Cambridgeshire, UK
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We stayed 3 nights and found this hotel to be clean, convenient for transport into the city and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room (216) was small but had everything we needed, including the electric kettle and coffee making facilities. We would choose to stay again, if we ever visit Bordeaux again. Wi Fi was only available... More 

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Isabelle D, Propriétaire at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thank you very much see you later sincerely Isabelle More 

Copenhagen
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I spent only one night at Hotel California in beginning of October. It was recommended by my fellow contributers from TripAdvisor. Cheap and fine value for Money. In all it was a very good stay with nice well-equipped room and excellent breakfast. The only thing which should be improved is Wi-Fi in the rooms as soon as possible. I will... More 

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Isabelle D, Directeur général at Hotel California, responded to this review

thank you very much see you later sincerely Isabelle More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Hotel is handy to train station, right across the street. The room was clean, bed OK. But if you turned the sink water on beyond a little, the water flew out of the sink and onto your legs. There was no drain stopper in the sink. And the phone did not work, so I could not get a wake-up call.... More 

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Isabelle D, Propriétaire at Hotel California, responded to this review
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Bonjour Et oui la prochaine fois il faudra payer 130 euros pour être sure d'avoir le confort optimum mais c'est... More 

Shawinigan, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great! The hotel is located in one of the most busy area in town. The problem is that when you leave, you will have to hand your keys at the front desk that will hook it up on the wall behind him/her to show everybody that you are not in your room and they will leave to go clean up... More 

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Isabelle D, Propriétaire at Hotel California, responded to this review
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Bonjour Je suis désolé si vous ne vous êtes pas senti en sécurité , normalement quand vous êtes dans nos... More 

New York City, New York
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We were spending one night in Bordeaux before heading back to Paris and wanted a place near the train station. We tried to get some information from the Tourist Office near the station but they were not very helpful (which seemed to be the case throughout the region), At any rate, we noticed this hotel and were lucky enough to... More 

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Isabelle D, Propriétaire at Hotel California, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much we are happy , see you again sincerely Isabelle More 

Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I spent one night in Hotel California as a stop-over for train journeys which could not be completed in one day. The hotel's situation is super convenient for the Bordeaux main train station being opposite the main entrance. The staff are friendly and helpful, most speak English. The style of the hotel is very traditional (in the French tradition) being... More 

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Isabelle D, Propriétaire at Hotel California, responded to this review
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Bonjour Merci beaucoup pour votre message , nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passé un exellent séjour en notre compagnie... More 

Leuven, Belgium
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We had to stay in Bordeaux 3 nights and booked in a hurry already 2 nights in another hotel. There we decided to check Trip Advisor and discovered this hotel. Near the railway station seemed noisy but we took the risk, based on some good comments. Those positive comments were 100% correct. The check-in was super friendly, we could leave... More 

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Isabelle D, Propriétaire at Hotel California, responded to this review
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Bonjour Je vous remercie d'avoir pris le temps de laisser un avis et impressions . Nous sommes ravis que vous... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated opposite the Saint-Jean railway station and the fountain, the California is a characterful, family hotel (an 18th century stone building) with 20 comfortable rooms each one decorated differently. The rooms have showers, telephone-alarm, TV and new duvets on the beds. They are soundproofed and most of them have views of the garden. The hotel has Business Center Access (Internet Wi-Fi, Fax service...). An excellently placed establishment 10 minutes by tramway from the town centre where you can visit all the attractions: shops, churches, museums... Or take the TER (regional express train) to visit the vineyards or the Arcachon Basin. A fast-food restaurant is available from 8am to 10pm serving paninis, pasta. Breakfast is served in the dining room from 7am to 11am. The staff will give you a warm welcome and do everithing possible to make your stay an agreeable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: 22 rue Charles Domercq | Face a la Gare St Jean "Parvis Louis Armand", 33800, Bordeaux, France
Location: France > Aquitaine > Gironde > Bordeaux
Price Range: $75 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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