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“Cheap, central and cheerful”
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Hotel Gambetta
Ranked #104 of 177 Hotels in Bordeaux
Reviewed May 26, 2014

My cousin and I stayed here for two nights on the weekend of the May bank holiday. We chose the hotel purely for the price and location.
The room was tidy, beds comfortable and we had hot water. The receptionist was very helpful, and patient, when we had to ask him for help with our room key for the third time in a row!
Location is great and you really do get what you pay for, it was comfortable and warm but it was a little noisy in the morning due to the bin men and shops opening below (this seems to be very common throughout Bordeaux!) there was a bit of noise from other guests early in the morning but again this can only be expected and wasn't too loud.
Cheap and cheerful but not for the light sleepers.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We loved the location of this simple but ample hotel ! Simply furnished and newly decorated in a modern style but for value and location it cannot be beaten - service excellent with friendly and knowledgeable staff - they spoke English ! We didn't do breakfast as so many little cafés nearby at the 'gate' ( Porte dijeaux) including an amazing ice cream shop opposite and down a little in the same street - Also at the Porte dijeaux a wonderful canele shop Mmmmm and off that little square some great breakfast cafés - walkable to city centre, cathedral etc and even down to the quays ! Parking nearby at place gambetta just a couple blocks away on foot - we arrived by car from the airport and the next day drove on to stay in the dordogne !!! Enjoy ;-)

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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gambetta33, Responsable réception at Hotel Gambetta, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

Dear guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a nice comment.
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed staying with us.
For next time, we inform you that we have a new arrangement with the "Parking des Grands Hommes" located on Place des Grands Hommes, a few meters from the hotel !
Best regards
A. Crance

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Stayed for 1 night on the 14th. The hotel is in a great location, its very small, very basic. It depends what you want, we literally just slept and left as we went for a night out. The carpet had a few staines & they could probably do with replacing the sheets but hey it was for a few hours and the price was reasonable. If your staying for a few days I would suggest you try a different hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is definitely a cheap and cheerful hotel. It has been recently re-decorated. The location is excellent (right in the city centre), just beware you will need to pay for parking but that's the case anywhere in the centre of Bordeaux.
Our main gripe was that our room is directly opposite the breakfast room making it very noisy during serving times.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Stayed here in May for 2 nights, excellent location, very close to shops and restaurants - room was adequate - small and plain but you get what you paid for. Staff didn't speak much english - and internet was down for the 3 days i was there which was a pain but didn't matter too much.
For what we paid it was sufficient

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a wonderful tourist hotel ideally located close to all the main attractions in the city centre near some fantastic public spaces and buzzing bars, cafes and restaurants.
While it is by no means a luxurious proposition, it is clean and well-run and represents very good value for quite an expensive town. Unpretentious and basic.
Bed was comfortable and room was larger than expected but it overlooked a derelict building to the rear which attracted a lot of pigeons so I couldn't keep my windows open...no big deal. Bathroom is basic but clean and toiletries reflect the budget price point.
I didn't take the breakfast so I can't comment on this.
Wi-Fi was good enough.
Staff were very helpful especially upon departure; they advised me to take the regular bus (1.50 euro and not the 8 euro Airport shuttle bus) from Place Gambetta instead of a taxi (45 euro). The bus runs four times an hour from 5.30am and is very prompt with a journey time of less than 40 minutes.
One of the night receptionists, a young enough guy in his 20s, recommended that I visit a local wine bar, L'autre Petit Bois; this was an unmissable experience (which i would have missed had i not asked for a recommendation!).
I was very pleased with this hotel, a fine stay.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is a standard and fairly typical basich tourist hotel.Rooms are small, but clean. There was only one A/C outlet in the entire room. Tiny but well functioning lavatory/shower room.

The rating is brought up by one notch due to friendly and very helpful staff, limited to one hall receptionist at all times.

OK, standard continental breakfast in 1st floor breakfast room.

Good location, walking distance to many good restaurants and 10 minutes to riverside tram stop.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Gambetta

Address: 66 rue de la Porte Dijeaux, 33000, Bordeaux, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Bordeaux
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #104 of 177 Hotels in Bordeaux
Price Range: $86 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Gambetta 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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