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“Excellent B&B with great character”
Review of L'Arene Bordeaux

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L'Arene Bordeaux
Ranked #36 of 94 Bordeaux B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

My fiancé and I spent two nights here only just last week (mid July) and were delighted with our choice in staying here. This is a newly renovated old terrace building that has been renovated to an excellent standard while losing none of it's old charm. We stayed in the larger of the rooms and were delighted with the space and thought the decor was very chic which ties in excellently with what Bordeaux has to offer. All mod cons included in the room, including an espresso machine, iPod speakers and antique french furniture which was a lovely touch. The bathroom was also superb, huge walk in shower, very comfortable all round.

10 minutes walk from the centre of the city which was perfect as it was nice and quiet at night yet not too far from the hussle and bussle of the city.

Jean Marie, our host for the few days, was a pure gentleman, assisting us finding an excellent restaurant, providing a glass of wine in the petite garden upon arrival, and allowing us to print our boarding passes for our flight home on his PC which avoided major panic for us! The best thing I found about Jean Marie was that he was non intrusive, which I loved and I think is very important. He provided a perfect service without the annoying 'overhelpful' questions and comments that you often encounter in such a place. But when we needed him he was there straight away providing excellent advice.

The breakfast by the way was top notch, better than most breakfasts I have come across while staying in hotels in France. Beautiful is the word i'd use. The previous post mentions homemade jams and I want to mention them also - WOW!! The nicest i've ever had.

I'd recommend this to anyone, and especially couples because it's quite a romantic place to stay. Why go to Bordeaux and stay in a boring/typical hotel when you can stay in a place that brings you into the heart of the French experience?!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We were the first guests at this new B&B just next to the hart of Bordeaux old city center. Just a ten minutes walk to the most beautiful spots in Bordeaux, while the B&B is in a quiet and more residential area with a surprising view at L'arene. Nice classy rooms.
The host and hostess were very friendly and helpful (they made diner reservations for us, gave us some very good sight seeing tips, printed out maps,...)
Breakfast was excellent with home made jams, fresh juice, local patisserie,...
Small minus might be the price, bit high end.
We would definitely recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2017
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Stayed: July 2017
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Stayed: May 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017
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Reviewed April 1, 2017
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Room Tip: Chambre 3 pour la vue sur les ruines du palais Gallien
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  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends
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Address: 29 rue Emile Fourcand, 33000, Bordeaux, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Bordeaux
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Ranked #36 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Bordeaux
Price Range: $112 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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This elegantly furnished and restored house overlooking the "Palais Gallien", the roman arena in the ancient city of Bordeaux, is the perfect luxury B&B stop-off on travels through southwest France on the way to Spain. ... more   less 
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