The Normandie is in a great location in the middle of Bordeaux and beside the Bordeaux wine school and tourist office. It's a short walk to most all sites to see in Bordeaux and convenient to great bars, cafes and restaurants. Staying at the Normandie you should expect nothing more than a 3 star experience, but a good 3 star experience. Like many reviewers before, don't expect exceptional service on a real frills. The rooms are clean, comfortable beds and the bathrooms are a decent size. We had a superior room that was quite nice and a decent size with a desk and couple of chairs in the corner. Wireless signal was ok in the room...we were on the 2nd floor and while our computer worked the ipads were unable to get a strong enough connection to be useful.
Be careful not to just grab a coffee and something quick for breakfast or they will hit you for the full 16 Euros per person....Grab your coffee and crossaint just outside the hotel at the many cafes a short walk away. Also, if driving in the hotel has no parking, but their is underground parking just in the square for about 20-25 Euros per day.
Overall...a good place to stay in Bordeaux if just looking for a place to lay your head at night. Don't expect any help booking restaurants, maps of Bordeaux, etc. Book this for a nice, clean, 3 star option in a great location. Just might be worth springing a few extra Euros for a better hotel to enhance a wonderful experience to be had in Bordeaux.
- Also Known As:
- De Normandie Hotel