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Hotel De France - Bordeaux

2 star Hotel Bordeaux

7 Rue Franklin - Bordeaux

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 85.00
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Located in the city center of Bordeaux close to the city's major attractions, Hotel De France is a small, cozy hotel that offers all the comforts you may desire for your stay in Bordeaux. You will find the traditional French atmosphere and elegance of Southwestern France and a unique décor at the Hotel De France.

This welcoming 3-floor hotel offers comfortable, spacious, bright, and well equipped accommodations, as well as a breakfast room, a helpful and efficient staff, and a luggage storage room. An Internet point and complimentary wired Internet access is available throughout public areas to keep guests connected, and nearby parking is available for a surcharge.

The nearby famous pedestrian rue Sainte-Catherine street is just waiting for shopping enthusiasts, while just a few streets away you will enjoy the sight of the Garonne river or the majestic Place des Quinconces. Plenty of cafés, bars, and restaurants are within walking distance.

The entire property is smoke-free.

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Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
Based on 186 hotel reviews © 2015 Venere.com

We had a delightful stay in this ideally placed little hotel. The beds were roomy ...

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Breakfast at Hotel De France

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel De France

  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • City tour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 4 PM and 10 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


This property's check-in hours vary depending on time of year:
  • June-September: 2-10 PM daily
  • April-May and October: 3-10 PM Monday-Saturday and 3-9 PM Sunday
  • November-March: 4-10 PM Monday-Saturday and 4-8 PM Sunday
  • Guests planning to arrive before or after normal check-in hours must contact this property at least 24 hours in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    Policy

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    • No onsite parking is available.

    City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 8 for adults and EUR 5 for children (approximately)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.85 per person, per night
     

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    National rating

    This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

    Hotel De France is also known as

    De France Bordeaux

    8.3

    Clean

    9.2

    Location

    7.4

    Quiet

    5.5

    Spacious

    8.5

    Service

    Hotel De France reviews

    7.9 Good
    • May 2014
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • France

    Good

    6.6 Fair
    • October 2013
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Australia

    This is a 2 star hotel which offers modestly priced accommodation in a central location in Bordeaux. As such, the rooms are of course quite small and there is no lift. The owner(?) at the desk was very helpful, and helped with our luggage without being requested, and with getting a taxi. It's worth being aware that the stairs are steep and narrow, which could be a problem for older visitors or those with large cases, but that said, it's a convenient and inexpensive option for a stay in Bordeaux.

    7.0 Good
    • July 2013
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • Italy

    The woman at the desk spoke a very poor English, and my French is very poor too, so the communication was quite hard, but she was nice and tried to help anyway. Central position, no lift to the rooms, it was very hot so we left the window open and it was noisy at night (Saturday night). Good location at a decent price (our rate was 77 euro w/o breakfast). Public parking at a few metres from the hotel, we paid 10 euros for a 15 hours stay.

    8.4 Very Good
    • November 2012
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with older children
    • Brazil

    Best hotel!

    8.4 Very Good
    • August 2012
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • France

    A friend recommended the Hotel de France and it was as expected - very central, good value, good decor, friendly staff. I cannot fault it - the only slight drawbacks were noise from the street (perhaps normal at night for a central location) and small size of room (to be expected and perfectly acceptable for me).

    6.0 Fair
    • July 2012
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Hong Kong

    staff very helpful. there is no lift for heavy lugguages and could be tough for certain travellers.

    10 Outstanding!
    • April 2012
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • USA

    Great hotel, right in the center of town. We strongly recommend this hotel to every person visiting Bordeaux. Follow the instructions from the train station, take bus # 16 to Gambeta and you're 3 blocks from the hotel. The only drawback is the lack of elevator; but if you need the exercise this is the place to start; the hotel is a family business and they are very friendly, helpful, the service is first class.

    8.3 Very Good
    • September 2011
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • USA

    No lift. Didn't inquire about this ahead of time, so it's my fault for not asking. Our room, first floor European, 2nd floor American, 18 steps per level a bit much for this 70-ish traveller - with luggage. Very noisy street. The first night (Saturday) really bad; the next two, not so bad. These the only criticisms though - comfortable room, very good bed, toilet and shower good, staff excellent, good breakfast.

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • August 2011
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • France

    Great value hotel right in the hub of the restored old city. Our room was very clean and had everything , including free high-speed internet, not wifi - they gave us the cable at reception when we asked.... It's not a luxury hotel and the rooms are not huge ,but who cares - How long are you going to spend in there anyway? It must surely be just about unbeatable for price and location and a decent shower. The people on reception were helpful and friendly, and helped us get the max out of our stay. Cool.

    7.7 Good
    • August 2011
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Sweden

    The hotel was small, room and common areas (no elevator). As we stayed only one night it was okey for us.The breakfast was a nice surprise. The staff were warm and friendly.No sad faces only smiles. The situation is excellent , easy to reach.

    5.7 Ordinary
    • March 2011
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Hong Kong

    value for money and good location, otherwise this must be the smallest rooms I have seen in Europe!

    7.8 Good
    • June 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Australia

    we enjoyed our couple of days at the hotel de france in bordeaux. The location, service and reasonable cost were the key factors. John and Marg Kelly Perth, Australia

    8.9 Excellent
    • May 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Czech Republic

    really 2star hotel,well equiped,clean,quiet,cheap, in amazing location.Generally Bordeaux is fantastic city with great possibilities and surroundings.We left hotel at 9 am and return at 11 pm.Hotel is not luxurios,but we enjoy the city and for sleep in quiet place It was very goog.Breakfast cost 8 euro/per and is standart.

    8.7 Excellent
    • April 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Switzerland

    we staid 4 days and it was a pleasure. The rooms are a bit small and if you can, ask for the rooms opposite from the road. It was a bit noicy because there is a theater almost in front of the hotel. The personnal ia very friendly and helpfull.

    2.1
    • April 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • France

    Apart the great location the hotel is crap. Never seen such small room. The bathroom without heating was actually a fridge. Every morning at 8:00 works on buildings around were waking us up. The cleaning lady was starting at 9:00 to clean all the empty rooms without taking care about guest sleeping on the other rooms even if you get your room at 15:00. The insonorization is zero. It's a great place for max 1 night of stay.

    6.8 Fair
    • January 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    No mention of property not having a lift, first floor of rooms actually starts on third floor! Meals were a plus as their are numerous excellent locations within easy walking, not next to property, so if it is raining they will seem far.

    7.6 Good
    • December 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • Austria

    Very nice little hotel, friendly staff, small but clean room, ideal location for shopping and eating out, but also to explore the surroundings, since public transport (tram) is around the corner. 2 mins walk to airport shuttle bus stop. I recommend it and would stay there again.

    9.0 Wonderful!
    • November 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • USA

    Excellent location on quiet side street in very upscale area. Close to shopping, sights, and restaurants. Owners were very nice and helpful. Tiny room and bath, but overall comfortable and clean. Wired computer access wouldn't work on American laptops.

    5.6 Ordinary
    • October 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • Japan

    Room is wide and clean, but no dryer. Next building is now under construction in October 2009(I think it will be take few years), after 7:30AM you cannot sleep well. Shower is powerful, hot, really satisfied. You could find Calfour (famous super market) just in front of this hotel, good and famous cheese shop is located same block, and first floor of this hotel is HugoBoss.

    9.6 Outstanding!
    • October 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • USA

    The only possible negative to our stay at the Hotel de France might be the small room. I noted, however, that according to the floor plan posted on the door, ours (#201) was larger than most! The location, the staff, the ambiance--all were excellent. The two short blocks' walk to the Jet Bus stop (airport shuttle)was a real plus.

    9.6 Outstanding!
    • October 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Norway

    We enjoyed staying at Hotel de France. Friendly owners and staff and a good breakfast.

    7.1 Good
    • September 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    Clients looking for clean and comfortable accommodation in a central area with en suite facilities. Accommodation suitable for clients looking for a short stay. The managers offered a good service. Hotel De France is in an excellent location.

    9.8 Outstanding!
    • August 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • New Zealand

    Location excellent, being close to the city centre, but quiet, up a side street. Breakfast was deliciously french. The proprietors were welcoming and friendly. They happily stored our baggage for our very late departure after checkout on our last day so we could continue to enjoy the beautiful city without carrying it all day. Highly recommended.

    6.8 Fair
    • August 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Italy

    very good location. the room was very very very little, no words about the shower. A negative remarks about cleanliness of the room and public areas

    5.8 Ordinary
    • August 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Norway

    The hotel is quite cheap and is ideally located a couple of minutes from the shoppingstreet in Bordeaux. The rooms are very small and the decor is quite old... The bathroom is extremely small and there is only a "closet door" between the bathroom and the actual room. The stairs up to the third floor was very steep and there is no elevator - be prepared to carry your own heavy suitcase! During our stay there were a lot of noise from some work going on in the street, but a few days later we had a room facing the back yard and this was a lot better (allthough the bathroom was even smaller). I may sound very negative, but considering the price it's actually not too bad!

    8.4 Very Good
    • July 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • France

    Other reviewers have said that the rooms are very small. I though 'who cares, it's for sleeping, not ballroom dancing'. But it's true, my room was really, really small. If you are a fatso you might not fit in the bathroom. Other than that, the staff are very friendly and welcoming, the location is great, Bordeaux is an interesting city. I would recommend this small, unpretentious hotel for people planning to spend a night or two in the city.

    8.1 Very Good
    • June 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • France

    bien situé, propre, bon accueil. Bon rapport qualité/prix mais espace trop restreint chambre et sdb.

    7.9 Good
    • June 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    Good value for a centrally located hotel. No big reception area or lounge but perfectly adequate for a place to stay and staff were friendly. Dropping bags off can be tricky as the hotel is in a narrow street used by buses. Recommended.

    9.4 Outstanding!
    • May 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    Fantastic value for money and a great location. I would reccommend this hotel to anyone. Owner's English not great but that was not problem, excellent service and welcome. Rooms are a little small and stairs to top rooms may bother less fit or able but that is no big problem, they are clean and very well maintained rooms. Great stay.

    9.2 Wonderful!
    • May 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • France

    Excellent hospitality, great location. Good value.

    8.0 Very Good
    • May 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Switzerland

    We knew the room would be small, so that was OK (it was REALLY small, as was the bathroom). It was only for sleeping after all, but we did see some larger rooms off the corridor. Clean hotel extremely well situated, and very pleasant, helpful couple running it. Breakfast fine, with good croissants and fruit juices (shame about the TV on all the time). Bordeaux is an attractive city which has been extensively cleaned in recent years to reveal lovely old buildings. Nice to have car-free town centre. Plenty of restaurants to choose from nearby.

    9.6 Outstanding!
    • March 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • USA

    Extremely clean facility, very good and friendly service. Recommendations for dinner (Antan Cinema Restaurant) were great. The room was very small but also very clean and functional. Very clean but small bathroom. The walls in the hall and the floor are pure white and provide nice clean feel to the whole facility. Great location and quiet room. There was no elevator and the stairs are a bit steep. This was not a problem for us having only a small suitcase, but might create an issue for other visitors. I would stay there again.

    6.0 Fair
    • March 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    TINY room but great location!

    9.4 Outstanding!
    • January 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • USA

    The rooms are small, but perfectly comfortable. The location couldn't be better. You can walk everywhere in Bordeaux from the hotel or easily catch transportation nearby. The staff is very helpful and pleasant. I would definitely stay there again.

    8.7 Excellent
    • January 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • United Kingdom

    This hotel is in an excellent location, especially if you catch the bus from the airport as it is a five minute walk away from the drop off and pick up points. The rooms aren't huge and the bathrooms are very small but if you're planning to be out and about then they are perfectly adequate. Breakfast is extra but it's a buffet so you can help yourself to as much as you want and the breakfast room is lovely. The owners are really friendly and overall, this hotel is great value for money.

    8.5 Excellent
    • January 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • France

    Charming hotel in the city center, quite in the night and easy to reach scene.

    7.2 Good
    • November 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • New Zealand

    Central city location enables easy walking access to shops, cafes & information centre, although a little difficult to locate when relying only on GPS. Reception staff helpful. However, no lift or car parking which is available in nearby undergroung public car park. Payment machine would not read my credit card so only coin could be used.

    9.8 Outstanding!
    • October 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • United Kingdom

    lovely little hotel great staff central location

    8.9 Excellent
    • September 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    We found the staff very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Cleanliness is first-rate. The white paint provides good light reflection. The hotel is in an excellent situation for sight-seeing and travelling around Bordeaux. We enjoyed our stay very much and will try and use this hotel for our next visit. We too appreciated the decor and paintings.

    8.7 Excellent
    • September 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    We were allowed to check in early (we were lucky as our area had already been serviced) - this was offered very readily. Service was prompt, very pleasant and efficient but informal. The breakfasts are lovely - serve-yourself from a pretty and well-stocked kitchen. Central location made everything easy. Parking in underground carpark very close-by - expensive (E16.50 for 24hrs) but that seemed fairly standard in Bordeaux.

    8.2 Very Good
    • July 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    Good basic clean hotel room in the centre of the city. Good value considering the location, but don't expect much space or luxury. Also, some may struggle with the steep stairs as there's no lift. All in all though good for budget travelling.

    5.3 Ordinary
    • July 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • United Kingdom

    I was there for one night in July 2008, travelling through Bordeaux. Friendly and helpful service; good central but quiet location in town No lift and rooms are all on upper floors, so not too good if you have a heavy bag or mobility problem. My room was clean but basic for the price. Perhaps this was because I was on my own? Shower room floor tiles were badly cracked in one area. Bedroom windows looked out on narrow light well between buildings; leaving window open for ventilation proved a mistake as drain vent was just outside and smell in the morning was v. bad.

    9.9 Outstanding!
    • June 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • USA

    Out of 5 hotels that I stayed in in France, this was the one I LOVED. The hotel is beautifully decorated with white walls and tasteful colors, including paintings by the grandmother of the family which runs the hotel which are quite charming. The nicest breakfast was provided in a very pleasant room. Bath and bedroom fixtures and connections worked beautifully and were spotless. AND the price was right! Nice clientele also and a very good location near wonderful shopping. I always felt safe on the streets near the hotel. Very helpful staff with details such as where to find a coin laundry...

    9.2 Wonderful!
    • June 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • USA

    This is a very modest small hotel with very small rooms, bed comfortable but very low to the floor,we had a step up bathroom in our room. Very, very clean. The most helpful staff that I've had the pleasure to deal with in quite some time. Absolutely perfect location, right in the "Golden Triangle" area, on a walking only street so very quiet. Price was hard to believe for location. Next trip to Bordeaux will try to stay there again.

    7.0 Good
    • May 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • United Kingdom

    Went to visit grand-daughter and we shared the room. No proper door on bathroom/toilet and loo almost too cramped to use. Apart from that we enjoyed the staff who were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.

    9.3 Wonderful!
    • April 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    Friendly staff and great location. Room was very bright and clean, but it was a little cold. Neither lift nor hair dryer, but you should not expect too much for that price. Good value for money.

    8.6 Excellent
    • April 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    Really loved the proximity to the centre. Difficult to find with a car, so guests should be recommended to go straight to the local car park.

    7.9 Good
    • March 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    convienient location for shops and other areas at a reasonable price. A small hotel, Not an amazing hotel but clean with some charm. An under ground secure public car park at Place de Grand Hommes is 50 yds away. 16 euro per day to park. This hotel is a low cost place, greawt for a short stay, bedding clean, plenty of hot water. As you can tell I was pleased. Hotel staff offered to carry bags up the stairs, no lift.

    8.2 Very Good
    • November 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    a brilliant small central hotel,in a smart area.Quite difficult for taxis to find,have your map to hand.The service is good and helpful,the area even though it was rugby semifinals was quiet and well behaved.Outstanding restaurant nearby.Rooms a bit small and that has put some stress on the fixtures and fittings.Be aware if you need to go to the airport it can take a long time by bus or taxi as the motorway is closed during and after accidents,it takes a skilfull and knowledgeable taxi driver to get round this blockage.

    9.2 Wonderful!
    • November 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • United Kingdom

    excellent value. excellant location.

    7.5 Good
    • October 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Sweden

    Very good location, but very small rooms. Good value for money.

    7.5 Good
    • October 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • France

    Effectivement les chambres sont vraiment petites mais néanmoins correctes. Situtation parfaitement adaptée à un court séjour pour découvrir Bordeaux. Sinon personnel trsè accueillant (possibilité des laisser les bagages quelques heures pour se promner le dernier jour).

    8.7 Excellent
    • September 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • Spain

    Hotel de France está situado en el mejor sitio de Bordeaux, lo que permite ir caminando a casi todos los sitios, volver tarde dando un paseo sin miedo a que esté solitario, etc. La gente del hotel es muy profesional y agradable y te dan información buena sobre sitios para comer, etc. Las habitaciones son un poco pequeñas, pero muy cómodas; el desayuno está bien y la relación calidad-precio es excelente. La única pega es que no hay ascensor y puede ser incómodo subir y bajar con maletas para gente mayor o con incapacidad.

    6.7 Fair
    • September 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • USA

    The hotel claims to have made recent renovations, yet this is only apparent in the common areas. In our room, the bathroom door knob was missing and the door did not slide in its track properly, the sink drain was broken, and the wallpaper was peeling. The location is excellent.

    8.0 Very Good
    • August 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • Norway

    Very friendly staff, centrally positioned, excellent value for money. Steep and long stairs may cause problems for some. Recommended.

    8.0 Very Good
    • August 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Belgium

    The only problem is not in the hotel but in the city, Bordeaux is a very noisy city, there was noise all around the night...

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • August 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Sweden

    A clean and nice hotel situated in the heart of Bordeaux.

    9.7 Outstanding!
    • June 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • USA

    Located in the heart of the city of Bordeaux, I enjoyed my stay. The people were wonderfully kind and helpful. I was able to have unlimited internet in my room (my own computer).

    9.6 Outstanding!
    • May 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • USA

    Enjoyed our 4 day stay. Location great. Easy access to public transportation. Staff helpful and courteous. No elevator but only 3 stories. We were on top level. Not a problem for us but maybe for some. Very clean. As described. Would stay there again on our next trip to Bordeaux.

    8.4 Very Good
    • April 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Ireland

    it is a lovely hotel we got one of the back rooms on the second floor size didnt matter to us as we where out all day as its a lovely city close to the heart of bordeaux's shopping district if you come into bordeaux on the TGV catch the tram C to last stop from there you catch tram B 1st stop get off an its alittle up on the right hand side , there are lovely resturants close by we had a fantastic time there an the staff at hotel de france where very helpfull an charming people even though our french was realy bad ;@ if you do go i hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did

    8.0 Very Good
    • March 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Germany

    Excellent value with EXTREMELY helpful staff (they gave great restaurant recommendations). Biggest downside is that the room REEKED of stale smoke. Hotel is tricky to find but proximity to good shopping/eating can't be beat. The stairs might present a challenge to some (our room was up about 6 flights of stairs but we appreciated the exercise after eating so much!).

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • March 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Ireland

    We were very happy with the Hotel de France. Rooms are extremely small, but we knew that before we booked and they're fine for a long weekend. Excellent location and overall superb value.

    9.4 Outstanding!
    • December 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • USA

    While our room (Chambre 101) was very small, it was immaculate and tastefully furnished. Our hostess, Beniko, was gracious and helpful, as was her husband, Vincent and receptionist, Francois. Upon our frequent returns from seeing Bordeaux and outlying areas, we were welcomed as friends as well as guests. We would definitely recommend Hotel de France to anyone visiting Bordeaux, with one caveat; inquire about a larger room if there are more than one of you!

    8.9 Excellent
    • October 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    Fantastic staff, welcoming and helpful this hotel is great for the price we paid and we would stay again.

    6.9 Fair
    • September 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • Ireland

    This hotel, was great. the location was ideal, just minutes away from shops and pubs etc. The room was spotless, yet a bit small. The service was great, and very welcoming. I'd definitely return to this hotel.

    9.6 Outstanding!
    • September 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • Canada

    The hotel is located in the centre-if you come by train, take tram B to the end station and then tram C-one stop, the hotel is about 3-4 min. on foot from there. People were very helpful at the train station to give me directions, there is Espace office that sells tickets for the tram if the ticket machine does not work.The room in the hotel was even nicer than on the photograph, very elegant with beatiful windows and draperies and a nice, modern bathroom. Also the hotel has a very nice breakfast room. Overall I was happy with my stay there, even though I could hear my neighbours talking through the bathroom wall next door, with closed bathroom door it was better. The only minus was that at night my neighbour above woke me up by walking back and forth and making noise (was packing I think), I am not sure whether the floor was not thick enough or the person walked heavily. Still, I would return to the hotel.

    9.9 Outstanding!
    • September 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Australia

    This place was FANTASTIC for its price - certainly weren't expecting the awesome location and quality of the hotel and guest service for this price! Highly recommend the hotel and Bordeaux! The tourist information centre in Bordeaux is also very helpful especially with winery tours and there is a great, cheap wine bar across the road from the one in the centre of town!

    7.4 Good
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    Está realmente en el centro histórico. Las habitaciones están razonablemente limpias aunque son pequeñas. Tiene tres pisos pero carece de ascensor y sólo hay un pequeño comedor como espacio común. La situación y la relación calidad-precio lo convierten en una buena opción si no tiene problemas en las piernas.

    8.4 Very Good
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Australia

    In a trendy area, and close to transport. Very good value for money. The room was small, but adequate. The bathroom was really small.There is no lift and steep stairs. Breakfast was good.

    6.1 Fair
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with young children
    • Spain

    We're a family travelling with a little 11 months old baby. First of all we arrived at 2 pm and the personal told us that we must wait at least until 4 pm to get the room because they had some problem with the cleaning service. In the afternoon we go out and nobody told us that we had a code to access to the hotel after 8 pm because it's closed. We´re sucessfull because other persons were going into the hotel at this same moment. In this moment the electricity didn't work and we were without this for two hours. And finally we'had our travel prepared to go at 6 am but it was no possible to pay and to do the check out after 8 pm and before 7:30 am. There was a person that specially came at 6:30 to let us make the check out. Thanks to her to do this for us. The price, situation and quality are very interesting but try to get all information from employees after go out if you don't want to have any problem.

    8.2 Very Good
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    This is a good small hotel, situated in a smart area in the centre of Bordeaux. It is very well priced and our room was small but pleasantly decorated. The only issue is the lack of lift which would mean that anybody with a lot of baggage should be prepared to do some lugging. I would recommend this hotel to anybody looking for a well-situated, cheap, and quite French hotel.

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • Belgium

    A small room, but in a friendly and welcoming hotel, right in the centre of Bordeaux for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended

    9.0 Wonderful!
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • Sweden

    Friendly and helpfull staff!

    9.0 Wonderful!
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Sweden

    - Very pleased to find that the staff did all talk good english. - Very pleased with how the staff helped us with additional services. - As the temperature was between 26 and 36 C it would have been good if the room would be equiped with a fan or even better, with AC.

    9.4 Outstanding!
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • France

    Très bon hôtel rapport qualité prix avec un personnel très aimable et disponible

    7.6 Good
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Czech Republic

    Staff - kind

    5.9 Ordinary
    • August 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    Nos costo mucho encontrar el hotel, esta situado en una zona peatonal a la que no se puede acceder con en coche, y el los alrededores es muy dificil aparcar. Estuvimoes en una tercera planta sin ascensor. La habitación es bastante pequeña, el aseo es con ducha aunque no tan pequeño. La televisión sin canales en español, el personal no habla español pero son amables. Esta bien situado en la zona peatonal y centrica para una visita a la ciudad. Aunque llegamos a las tres de la tarde, tuvimos que esperar porque la habitación no estaba lista. Como en casi todos los hoteles de Francia en los que estuvimos, te dan un código para entrar si regresas después de las 22h, ya que la recepción no funciona por la noche. Te cobran una pequeña tasa por persona y día de la que no te han avisado en ningún sitio

    6.7 Fair
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Norway

    Great loacation (even if hard to find for taxidriver), rooms located on 2nd and 3rd floor without elevator. Small, but clean rooms and delicate continental breakfast. Good value for money.

    9.7 Outstanding!
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • Canada

    Don't miss this place - wonderful, pristinely clean, excellent location, fantastic price - an outstanding value. No elevator makes challenging for those not wishing to use stairs; no in-room fan makes summer travel somewhat uncomfortable on hot days.

    3.7
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Canada

    the environment is particularly noisy... all night: people shouting in the street, cars, tram, etc. it was impossible to sleep at all... (the absence of air conditionning made the temperature so high in the room that it was impossible to close the window).

    8.3 Very Good
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Australia

    The hotel met all our expectations, however, lack of air conditioning was it's only downfall. We were there in mid July and a/c was definately required. Bathroom was very spacious compared to other hotels in France. Hotel staff were very helpful and spoke very good english. 2 min walk to the main centre of Bordeaux and key shopping streets. 5 min walk to the tourist office. Highly recommend the half day wine trip to Blanye for 23euro pp.

    9.4 Outstanding!
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • United Kingdom

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the hotel is ideally located for the city centre and only a minutes walk from a number of quality bistros. The rooms aren't very spacious but adequate for a short stay and excellent value for money. We cannot fault the cleanliness or the helpfulness of the staff.

    9.5 Outstanding!
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • France

    très bon accueil et recommendations concernant les sites à visiter à Bordeaux

    9.6 Outstanding!
    • June 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Single leisure traveller
    • Australia

    This is a very reasonably priced comfortable hotel in a really great location just off Cours de l'Intendance. The area has restricted access for cars but the tram from the station goes down Cours de l'Intendance. Although the hotel rooms are a bit small they are very pleasant with french windows and flower baskets. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. The old buildings in the area are beautiful and there is great shopping!

    8.0 Very Good
    • May 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • France

    J'avais écrit un commentaire sur ma réservation de l'hôtel via votre site (chambre non fumeur impérative) et demander si l'hôtel prenait les cheques vacances. Je n'ai jamais eu de réponses, et lorsque nous sommes arrivés à l'hôtel, la réceptionniste n'avait pas de chambre non fumeur, il s'est avéré qu'elle n'avait pas reçu ma demande de chambre non-fumeur.

    8.9 Excellent
    • May 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    Es un hotel pequeño pero acogedor, y a un precio estupendo ya que esta situado en pleno centro de Burdeos. Las habitaciones no tienen mucho espacio, nada de lujos, pero todo esta limpio e impecable. El trato que recibimos tanto cuando llegamos como cuando nos fuimos fue muy bueno.

    9.8 Outstanding!
    • March 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Single leisure traveller
    • United Kingdom

    I really cannot fault the Hotel De France, the management made us feel very welcome and were more than helpful with any questions we had. We had a wonderful stay, it was sadly tarnished a little by attempts to get back to the airport... There was little or no information available in the city that we could find on the buses out to the airport and while the hotel quoted us about e20 to get to the airport the journey was over e30, i'm also fairly sure that they passed a sign or two for the airport. Never the less, the trip was excellent, the hotel was in a great location, and was in great condition. Ten out of ten! And a BIG thank you for the help!

    8.1 Very Good
    • March 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • France

    good hotel with professional employees. A very good rate price/quality. Nice stay.

    6.8 Fair
    • October 2005
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • USA

    Bordeaux is small, so anywhere in the city is close to everything. It was very easy to access this city on the Tram. The hotel is quite small, as are the rooms. I would not recommend these beds to tal people, as even my feet were sticking off the bed a bit (I'm 5' 6''). It was certainly noisy at night, but the man at the front desk assured us that that was not a usual occurence. He did not, however, offer anything to make up for my lack of sleep. Overall, the hotel seemed nice, but I was only able to sleep for three hours before a long day of travel. Perhaps I would have had a better review if it hadn't have been for the noise.

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    7.8 Good
    • September 2013
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    10 Outstanding!
    • March 2013
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • Spain

    7.9 Good
    • October 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    7.8 Good
    • July 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    8.4 Very Good
    • May 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    7.6 Good
    • October 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    8.2 Very Good
    • August 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    8.8 Excellent
    • March 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    9.0 Wonderful!
    • March 2007
    • Venere Guest
    • Couple
    • Spain

    7.1 Good
    • July 2006
    • Venere Guest
    • Spain

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    Room Details

    Hotel De France has 20 guest rooms. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers visiting the Bordeaux Golden Triangle area will have access to free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and phones.

    Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Additional comforts include soundproofing.

    Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be provided on request.

    Accommodation Services

    • Telephone
    • Soundproof rooms
    • Ironing facilities on request
    • Satellite TV
    • TV
    • Desk
    • Hairdryer on request
    • High speed Internet access
    • Wireless Internet access

    How to reach Hotel De France

    By car
    Follow the direction to Bordeaux Centre Ville, drive along the Cours St Louis, Cours Portal, Cours de Verdun, Cours Georges Clemenceau. In Place Gambetta turn into the Cours de l'Intendance. Turn then into rue Franklin, where you will find the hotel, at number 7.

    By train
    From St Jean train station, you can take a taxi or the tramway (about 12 minutes). The tram costs approximately €1,30.

    By airplane
    From Bordeaux Mérignac airport, you can take the Air France shuttle service or a taxi. The shuttle costs €6,00 and stops close to the hotel.

    Distances from Hotel De France

    Les Grands Hommes - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
    Notre Dame Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
    Place Gambetta - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
    Grand Theater of Bordeaux - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Maison du Vin de Bordeaux - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Bordeaux Wine School - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Decoratives Arts Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
    National Centre Jean Moulin - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
    Girondins Monument - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
    Cathedrale St. Andre - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
    Hotel de Ville - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
    Musee des Beaux-Arts - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
    Place des Quinconces - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
    Parliament Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
    Pey Berland Tower - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
    The preferred airport for Hotel De France is Bordeaux (BOD-Merignac) - 9.1 km / 5.6 mi.

    Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

    Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.