The city of Bordeaux is experiencing an urban revival. since it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the old city has been beautifully renovated-- it is vibrant, full of young people, and has an excellent restaurant and bar scene. Le Boutique is an idiosyncratic and entirely pleasant spot for a short stay. The rooms are well appointed but even the superior rooms are very small. If you have any serious amounts of luggage, you will not enjoy having to carry your bags up the winding staircase, not to mention having no room to open your suitcase. The large flat screen TV at the foot of the bed was a welcome feature. More memorable, but perhaps less convenient, are the odd things--like an over-sized Jacuzzi bathtub in the middle of the room and no shower. We thought these were declared no-no's a long time ago.
Parking is a nightmare, as you will discover when you try to get to the nearby-but-difficult-to-access public parking at Les Grands Hommes mall. The interior garden courtyard at the hotel does provide a welcome hideaway from the noisy urban landscape.
The front desk staff is helpful and attentive while simultaneously being misinformed and blasé´: for example, we asked for a 6:30 wake up call, and they called at 6:45 with no apology; we asked them how long it would take to drive to the airport at 8 AM—they said at least 45 minutes to an hour—we were there in 15 minutes.
With a little more practical sense of what guests need and a lot less bling-bling, this hotel could actual be a great spot in Bordeaux.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Boutique Hotel Bordeaux is situated in a magnificent stone building from the 18th century right in the heart of Bordeaux. Entirely renovated in 2011 the interior of the hotel is contemporary and design. Built around a private garden, the Boutique Hotels offers calm and tranquillity in a vibrant city centre. The rooms have been deigned and decorated to offer a unique experience of luxury and comfort with all of the modern convenience such as air conditioning, king size beds. ... more less
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