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City Résidence Bordeaux Centre

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had 2 rooms as had teenage children with us. A lot of people before hand had slated this place to stay, but to be perfectly frank, it was just what we needed. All we were after were 2 rooms with cooking facilities, ensuite and single beds. That's exactly what we got. Ok, if you're after 5 star, then look elsewhere as the residence is squashed in a corner of a habitable area near a school, plus you may not like the odd bit of damage here and there (we had a cracked window - on the internal double glazing). Reception were very polite and it was great that we could leave our bags there after we had checked out. Easy access to the tram (don't bother driving in Bordeaux) and if you wanted, there was breakfast and dinner on site for a fee. I imagine it may get a little stuffy in summer, but you wouldn't want to be spending time in your rooms then anyway!!

Leisure trip to visit "La Cité Du Vin" and sights of the city. I chose this space for location, price and amenities. Fair price for what it presents. Ideal for young people. I recommend an early booking.

Stayed here for three nights over New Year. Very reasonable price, an easy walk to the centre of the town or a short tram ride. Close to the river and bars and restaurants. It’s an apartment (well really a room with basis cooking facilities; fridge, microwave, hob etc). Staff all very friendly. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay this is it.

This review is based on the price / quality ratio. This place was literally 50% cheaper then the cheapest hotels in centre we saw. This is NOT a four star hotel – it’s a good budget accommodation that gets 4 stars for what they are trying to achieve. The rooms itself were a good size and you get a small kitchen. The bathroom has nice hot water, but there is mold inbetween the tiles in the grout (the bathroom wasn’t “dirty” just some minor mold issues). The room was quiet and dark, the bed was clean. They even have soap for you to use (and dish soap as well). Be aware – you need to wash the dishes and take out the trash yourself otherwise you are charged Euro 50. This seems like a weird policy, but wasn’t that big of a deal. The location is great! It’s a 20 minute walk to old town and you are right in front of hanger 14 and the sunday food market. It’s in a quiet location, and very peaceful. If you want a no frills, cheap and central hotel – would recommend this.

I’ve got nothing bad to say about the room, it’s simple and it has everything you need for your stay. However, we did encounter a problem. There were roadworks just outside the hotel and in the middle of the night, they cut of our water … we weren’t advised beforehand even though the staff knew about it – it’s a shame but I understand why. Of course we were mad, especially because we went out drinking and we were in dire need to hydrate ourselves thankfully though I had my small water bottle, but that was it. Despite this small problem I still recommend this place but try to get some information about roadworks before your arrival so you don’t suffer the same fate!

Stayed at this hotel for four nights. It's less than 5 minutes walk from the tram stop and a cool 20 minutes beachfront walk to the city centre..the staff were super friendly and helpful, especially the breakfast staff. Breakfast was mini croissants, juice, coffee, bread, butter, jam and cereal. The room is spacious enough, there was ac and bed not bad. They do not offer change of towels, you need to pay for it and the ones they do provide is thin and flimsy. No cleaning done during the stay. If you don't take the garbage out, you're fined £50. That's not said anywhere before you book but on a sign in the room. If you want basic, then this is your place. If you would like more than the basics and the necessities(clean towels etc)...go somewhere else. I am not fussy, I've stayed in lots of hotels but I won't stay here again. Lack of cleaning and that sign was the deal breaker for me.

A no frills accommodation. Good location for city, quiet at night and on site secure parking. Straight forward check in process and lift access to upper floors available. Access code for late night entry.

Great way to keep motivated to stay and explore the city! - Rooms were dirty, old mattress, half the very dim lights didnt work and the widows faced another perssons balcony and window. Worst thing of all was the air (kitchenette) extractor fan located right next to the bed which whistled like a drowning camel all night long, eventually had to climb up and stuff it full of a wet towel. You are also charged an extra €50 if you dont empty the room bin yourself of checkout. Staff seem nice, breakfast was ok.

We love Bordeaux, this trip was one down memory lane for us. This apartment hotel is fairly basic, the parking is on-site in an underground dimly-lit car park. There was a newish range-rover with a bike rack attached parked there with it's side window smashed, reception said it had been like it for a couple of days. Presumably the owners were away on their bikes and hadn't been informed. The rooms were clean and frugally furnished, bed comfort ok. Wifi good. The noise from the basketball court next door was bad in the daytime, but wait-we 'aint heard nuthin' yet! At night there was a concert and the noise was absolutely mind-blowing for streets around the hotel, finishing with a ww3 fireworks show at midnight. Maybe I'm just old and grumpy, but it wasn't exactly a peaceful night's sleep for us. Breakfast was ok, usual French effort, I just longed for some bacon and fried eggs at this point in our trip.

Excellent location for exploring Bordeaux, secure parking is available and the price is very reasonable. The accommodation is basic (and rooms are in need of some renovation, there were some sizeable patches of damp in ours) but it does everything you need; rooms come with a small kitchen area and an adequate bathroom. If, like us, you just need a place to sleep and will spend most of your time out exploring the stunning city of Bordeaux, then this is a good low cost alternative to expensive hotels.

14 Bis, Place Paul Avisseau Bordeaux Gironde

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bordeaux Wine and Trade Museum and Contemporary Art Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas

Located in Chartrons, City Résidence Bordeaux Centre is within a 5-minute walk of Bordeaux Wine and Trade Museum and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Contemporary Art Museum. The 79 rooms at this 3-star residence include kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves. Located in central Bordeaux, the residence is also near Aquitaine Museum and Place des Quinconces.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 79 soundproofed rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Guests can expect free WiFi and 52-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and hair dryers. Other standard amenities include free weekday newspapers and desks. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

City Résidence Bordeaux Centre features free WiFi in public areas and a terrace. You can take advantage of free offsite parking if you drive. A multilingual staff is on hand to help with luggage storage, and offer sightseeing advice.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

20.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 305 reviews