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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is literally right outside the train station. If coming into town or leaving by train, it couldn't be better situated. There are good restaurants for budget and not so budget spenders just outside the door. And a v-cub station (a.k.a. bike-sharing). It is otherwise quite average, even a little below. On arrival my room smelled overwhelmingly like bleach... More 

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scotland and france
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

Hotel close to main railway station and trams to old city ( 15 mins ) or walk ( 25 mins ). There is an hourly 30 minute shuttle coach from the airport ( booking unnecessary but possible by internet ) . Area is very busy, slightly untidy but has some good restaurants and felt quite safe. The hotel receptionists are... More 

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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The staff are friendly and speak English. The buffet breakfast is OK, what you would expect in a less expensive establishment. Nice croissants. The bed has a plastic sheet on it which feels weird and made me too hot most nights. The doors and stairwell are very noisy so if you are unlucky enough to have other guests who don't... More 

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County Westmeath, Ireland
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

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
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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
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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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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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
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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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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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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Bonjour Je suis désolé si vous ne vous êtes pas senti en sécurité , normalement quand vous êtes dans nos... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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 > Nouvelle-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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“Ask for room at back for a quiet one.”
 of 5 bubbles weedougie, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Choose room facing garden not street.”
 of 5 bubbles litCopenhagen, Oct 10, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for room with garden view at rear - very quiet at night”
 of 5 bubbles Imjatanaja, Jul 10, 2015 | Read review
“2nd floor double room with balcony overlooking station square is compact but comfortable with great views, though there was some noise outside during the night.”
 of 5 bubbles scotabroad2015, Mar 30, 2015 | Read review
“- Avoid during the summer since the rooms lack A/C. - Room away from the train station are quieter from street sounds.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulLuehrmann, Oct 17, 2014 | Read review
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