Libourne is not far from Bordeaux but it feels more rural. The hotel is just across from the river and a short walk to the restaurants, bars and shops in this typical French market town. Bordeaux city can be visited easily on a day trip as can the picturesque town of St Emilion and surrounding vineyards.
The hotel is a typical modern Mercure - bed and bathrooms are all adequate for a short stay, decorated in a contemporary style and functional. The hotel has a comfortable lounge and bar area - most Mercure hotel bars offer an interesting list of wines by the glass and this one had a range of local wines too. Simple meals are available in the bar although I think these are pre-prepared by a traiteur and then heated / finished off by the bar staff. That said, they looked reasonably OK and would do if time was short. However, there are a couple of very good restaurants in the town in easy walking distance as well as cafes/brasseries and the Mercure staff will provide helpful recommendations. There is also a small outside terrace where breakfast (and bar dinner) can be taken.
The clientele appeared to be a mix of business people and tourists stopping over on the way south. There is locked parking available (at a cost of 7 Euros per night I think) although it is also easy to park free along the quayside in the evenings.
All the staff were professional and friendly. We enjoyed our short stay and would definitely return if we were in the area again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 3 star hotel with 81 airconditioned rooms located in the centre of Libourne, on the banks of the Dordogne. Mercure welcomes you throughout the year for your professional meetings and holiday visits. Close to the St Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac wine areas, our wine bar will help you discover the great diversity of our rich wine making industry. 70 sqm meeting room for organising your meetings. Pay parking available, direct access to Bordeaux, 30 mins along the expressway. ... more less
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