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Au Coeur de Bordeaux - Chambres et Table d'hotes
Ranked #4 of 88 Bordeaux B&B and Inns
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Dublin
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4 reviews
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“A fantastic hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

My wife and I spent three nights in Bordeaux staying in Au Coeur de Bordeaux.Our hosts were extremely welcoming and provided us with useful information about the city and a glass of cognac on our arrival. Our room was beautiful in a Baroque style and very comfortable. Although my wife was pregnant and was unable to indulge in wine tasting I still managed to get to taste many lovely wines of the region. This hotel had a superb location with only a short walk to many of the charming squares and sites of this beautiful city. Our breakfast of meats, cheese and fresh coffee and croissants was very tasty and enjoyable. Overall our stay in Au Coeur de Bordeaux was an excellent experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Great little hotel very close to Lots of nice restaurant. Service very personnel starting with texts before we arrive to assist our arrival. We arrived and let our selves in with no problem. Very nice room. Left early before breakfast. Sebastian insisted on laying out some coffee and breakfast for us that was well received. Would go back.

Room Tip: This is small hotel and we were happy with room on 1st floor.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

My family and I have just spent two nights with Seb and Aude and we could not have wished for a better entry to Bordeaux or indeed France. Their attention to detail, the genuine care and the very comfortable accomodation made this a visit we will long remember. I researched B&Bs on Trip Advisor and read the reviews prior to making the booking. They were all very positive but probably undersold this exceptional property. Located in the heart of old Bordeaux you are within easy walking distance to all the key attractions. Transport to and from the accom is easy and not expensive. My family and I will always be grateful to Seb and Aude for allowing us to share their little piece of French paradise.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

I don't know how to properly express how happy my friends and I were to have stayed in Au Couer de Bordeaux. Seb & Aude were absolutely wonderful. When we arrived, they showed us a map and marked several places in the city that were worth visiting as well as notable shopping and eating areas. They also recommended us wonderful places to eat and the recommendations did not disappoint. My friends and I did not wake up on time for the breakfast hour and they prepared us something to eat and brought it to us. The room itself was gorgeous as well, cozy, clean, and felt just like home. The location is good too; it is near enough to walk to landmarks and shopping areas but not too near that the area is noisy. I highly recommend this place for anyone going to Bordeaux!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Au Coeur de Bordeaux is cosy and beautiful. The house is full of identity and it is really in the heart of the city. Sebastian is such a wonderful host. Always full of energy and in a great mood helping you with everything he can. He really helps us to get in the mood of Bourdeaux and we are very thankful for that! Au Coeur de Bordeaux was the best choice! (Not to mention that he speaks perfect English!)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Spent 3 nights in this delightful B and B. Charming decor mixing antiques with fun velvets. Delicious breakfast. Second what everyone says about the homemade jams wish the pear one had been for sale! Extremely comfortable beds and totally modern bathroom (so up to date we took some time to figure out the shower system in the bathtub...but we are singularly un mechanical) a bit tricky to ascend and descend from the tub for a couple of seniors .
Excellent location after one day had figured out the trams and several buses. Handy mini - mart around the corner and mini fridge in room.

Sebastian is an extraordinary host excellent English & Spanish eager to take care of all our needs even made a dinner reservation for our return to Paris. A fascinating family wish we had learned more about their travels and former work with refugees. Fun to meet young people so full of energy and enthusiasm!

Room Tip: Room on first floor was quiet but means one winding flight of stairs.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights in the room on the groundfloor. It was not possible to get an other room for that period. In the evening is was sometimes rather noisy because of other guest in the " living room" directly next door. So do not rent this room on the ground floor !
Breakfast was ok but simple, and every day the same. Our host was overacting being helpfull, we got a bit tired of all the advices.

Room Tip: Not on the ground floor !!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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aucoeurdebordeaux, Propriétaire at Au Coeur de Bordeaux - Chambres et Table d'hotes, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Guests,

We thank you for taking the time to provide your personal view about your stay at Au Coeur de Bordeaux. We will here provide additional information to make sure everybody has a comprehensive view of your stay.

You booked the room Montrose which is, indeed on the ground floor as clearly described in the booking form. It is our cheapest room but a lot of people really love being here. It is especially convinient when you have luggages or when you don't want to climb stairs. We added an extra window to ensure soundproof with the street was perfect and since, some refered to this room as a cocoon (see booking.com comments). We also make specific attention to detail in description about the location of each room so that guests know which room they booked and on which floor they are.

When we welcomed you and after a drink with you, we were very surprised you immediately commented (even before you entered the room), you didn't like the room and didn't want to stay there. We together had a look at your booking form and you agreed you forgot this was detailed in the room description.
We therefore decided to propose you an alternative and offered you to move for the 2nd and 3rd night to Armailhac room (on the 2nd floor). You mentioned you prefered to try one night and will decide the next day.
In the morning of the 2nd day, both you and your husband told me there was no noise and you were very happy to stay in this room for the rest of the stay.

We are therefore surprised you mention no other room was avaialable (since alternative was offered) and it was sometimes rather noisy. Perhaps something happened you didn't tell me about?

We think it isn't very kind toward people who stayed in this room and enjoyed their stay to state "do not stay in this room". You may prefer to say "We didn't like this room" as your personal opinion. Other people liked it a lot and actually come back asking specifically for this one.

In all honesty, one part of your message hurt me personally: "Our host was overacting being helpfull". We run this B&B with my wife because we genuinely like people and do what we can to make sure our guests enjoy their stay in Bordeaux. We do not overact and we are very sad you felt we did.
We can understand you may have preferred not to be welcomed in a warm atmosphere, not to have a glass of cognac with me in the evening (as you did), or to chat with us in the morning. We however do this because we like it and choose to run a warm Chambre d'Hotes rather than an cold Hotel?

Finally, I remember asking you when you left, how was your stay and if you had comments to help us to further improve, how was the room... You answer was quite the opposite to those comments.

We are sorry your stay didn't go as you wished especially because it was a gift to your husband. Bed and room were poor, host overacts and discussions annoyed you. We however prefer to think Au Coeur de Bordeaux may have not been the right place for you and hope your future stays in other B&B will be much better.

I am also sure this reply provides future guests a more balanced view of our Bed & Breakfast.

With kind regards,

Sebastien & Aude
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Property: Au Coeur de Bordeaux - Chambres et Table d'hotes
Address: 28 rue Boulan, 33000, Bordeaux, France
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Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Bordeaux
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #4 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Bordeaux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Au Coeur de Bordeaux - Chambres d'Hotes: In the heart of Bordeaux, this former charming hotel refurbished with taste and antiques offers 5 rooms incl. 2 suites. For Business or Leisure, the upscale quality at an affordable price and the alternative to impersonal hotels. Balconies, wifi, private bathroom, air conditionned. Au Coeur de Bordeaux - Cave a Vin : Registered wine seller, we offer a selection of hidden gems from small bordelese properties's at affordable prices. Upon request, we organize French Tapas with matching wines evenings made out of local produces (foie gras, selected cured meats and cheeses) and sensitization to wine tasting techniques. Join us and live to beat of Au Coeur de Bordeaux (The Heart of Bordeaux) ... more   less 
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