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Hi, wondering if anyone can help with suggestions for a good moderate-priced hotel in Bordeaux? To give an idea of our expectations, we have stayed in Familia Hotel in Paris and found it OK - small rooms of course, less than impressive breakfasts, but friendly and comfortable enough. We are Accor A/Club members who have used Ibis a lot and generally find them OK. We also use the Logis de France chain of hotels quite a lot.

We are not people who hang around in our hotels when travelling. So long as it is clean, comfortable and friendly, we are happy. We prefer to dine downtown (it's part of exploring the town), so a pleasant neighbourhood walking distance from downtown is good. The only other requirement is parking, as we'll have a car.

I found 2 Ibis's: Bordeaux Centre St Jean near the rail station, and the Bordeaux Centre Bastide across the Pont Pierre on the right bank of the river. Both get OK reviews on Tripadvisor, the St Jean one gets some negative comment about its neighbourhood, and both are about 20 mins walk from downtown.

But we are not wedded to Ibis - I include these details only to give an idea of what matters to us. Any comments that people can offer on these and/or other hotels in a similar or only slightly higher price bracket to Ibis would be very helpful. Thanks...

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    From my trip report last summer:

    We stayed at the Hotel de l’Opéra (http://www.hotel-bordeaux-centre.com/ ) which was fine. The room is small, giving into a narrow courtyard or large air shaft, depending on point of view, but it is well located and the price is right: 55 € per night with a complimentary bottle of Bordeaux and two so-so canneles; these were offered for weekend guests, but we had to push to get them (available only by request at the moment of reservation). The hotel, as its name indicates, is right by the opera house. We had previously stayed there, with a room giving out to the street. Those rooms might be larger than the back rooms, but will be noisier, especially if the windows are kept open. I did not notice any AC except for a unit blowing over the entry of the stairwell. The central location of the hotel is what makes it appealing. When we arrived at the airport, I was considering the airport shuttle, which we had just missed, when I noticed a city bus at the stop just behind the shuttle stop. It turns out that for 1.50 € per person, one can get from the airport to the Esplanade des Quinconces which is one block form the hotel and in the center of Bordeaux.

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