Stayed in Sept 2012 for a conference.I knew Bordeaux and this hotel from the outside before staying.It looks wonderful and very posh.We always wanted to stay there and this was our chance.
The hotel is central in a lovely square near good gardens and town transport.It is advertised as the best hotel in town,so having stayed in others I was looking forward to the treat.
I have poor hips and made this known, nevertheless the bedroom was at the very back of the hotel two lifts away and down two very long coridors. This is not an exageration.
But what a let down.I suspect we were in the room your other reviewer who broke his toe was staying in or worse.There was far too much overstuffed furniture in the ridiculous tiny,and I mean tiny,room.the window was small over in a rear corner of the room,not bringing any light into the room.It looked out into a air shaft between buildings and was firmly locked with no key.The bed is big but takes up the whole room except where there is other useless standing, and built in ,furniture.There is a coffee table and two stuffed chairs .We put the table on one chair and put the other chair upside down on top to reach the window.After a battle with the desk I had a key for this window come up.It was locked again the next morning by the room staff.I called for the key again and begruggingly it was sent up.It is a "T" shaped key.
We learnt in time, that the spa ,while free to guests ,requires that you "Join" at a price.
We were warned by other members at the conference to avoid the roof bar unless you don't mind grossly, that is, grossly inflated prices.
I agree with other reviewers that the public rooms are good but you might not like overstuffed faux Victorian furniture,that is a matter of taste.
Unless you have no regard for money DO NOT TOUCH THE MINIBAR.There was a 50cl bottle of NON chateau bottled bordeaux above the bar on a paper mat.It looks like a complimentary welcome. BEWARE it is not ,and is priced at 35e.Also all the other items follow suit.
There are good reasons for having the toilet other than in the bathroom in a double room.The normal standard is that you put a small washbasin in the toilet if you are doing it,otherwise, as in this hotel, it defeats the purpose,and wastes more space.
I suspect that the hotel has tried to comply with some" hotel standard "to enable it to charge as much as it does ,but that the rooms simply were not big enough and they just crammed in the required objects to get inside the criteria. In my opinion It does not work. Be careful of your toes
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