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Fairytale view in historic heart - spacious two bedroom, elevator, wifi

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Situated in the historic center of Bordeaux, with a view over the 'fairytale castle' of Porte Cailhau, The Key to Bordeaux is very close to the river and the famous Place de la Bourse.

This two bedroom apartment is spacious (80 sq meters). There is one double bed in the main bedroom and two singles in the second bedroom, plus a fold-out day bed in the main bedroom which sleeps two. Amenities include an elevator, dishwasher and washing machine, Wi-Fi, Cable TV and free telephone calls to most countries.

The apartment is in a quiet street, very close to the river. In the surrounding area are numerous restaurants, cafes, wine shops and small boutiques.

To reach other areas in the city, you need only walk for a couple of minutes to the tram stop, and the line will take you to the main train station and many other significant locations in the city.

It is rare to find a spacious, two bedroom apartment that is so centrally located.

More Details
Registration Number : 33063000577E5

Property Manager
Suzanna Clarke
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2018

About Suzanna Clarke

My husband and I are writers and love French food, wine, architecture and culture. It is a joy to be able to live for a few weeks a year in Bordeaux. When we are not there, we are happy to be able to share this experience with others.

Suzanna Clarke purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Suzanna Clarke chose Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces

The Key to Bordeaux is ideally located in the historic center of Bordeaux. We loved the romance of being able to look out at the 'fairytale castle' Porte Cailhau; the apartment is large, with high ceilings and in a traditional French style, and we can step out and go to a wide variety of restaurants within meters of the front door.

What makes this apartment unique

It's rare to find a two bedroom apartment in an historic building that is so centrally located and can also offer a delightful view and an elevator.


Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parties and events are not permitted.
  • We must know the name of any guests who are staying, including overnight visitors. Extra guests without notice will be €50 per night additional charge
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , Plus washing machine
  • The bathroom has a bathtub, with a shower over it, a handbasin plus a washing machine. There is also a separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , Day bed folds out to become a double bed
  • Main bedroom has King size Bed (1), Double Bed (1) - a day bed which folds out to make a comfortable double bed. Second bedroom has two single beds.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
We can recommend the services of a private car and driver on request. The House Book in the apartment has lots of useful information including restaurant recommendations, markets and food supplies, plus doctors and dentists


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Fairytale view in historic heart - spacious two bedroom, elevator, wifi
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Authentic experience, very clean apartment

  • 4 of 5

- Very clean

- Well-equipped, even has laundry tablets, dish detergent etc.

- View out one of the windows in the living room is what you see in the photo, is indeed very romantic

- Quieter neighbourhood, supermarket just 30 secs away, many bakeries nearby (husband went to a different one every morning and they were just a few minutes walk)

- Walk to the main tourists spots

- wifi works very well

- Staying amongst local french neighbours, makes for an authentic experience.

- Very efficient check-in and out.


- Apartment needs a little investment - desperately need new kitchen knives, brighter lights and/or more lighting, fixing of cracks in the walls etc.

- Nearest carpark - Saliniere - is a 10 minute walk through "less scenic" neighbourhood along the tram tracks, best pick another close enough one

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in old Bordeaux. I definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Great location, comfortable beds, all amenities available. Would stay again.

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4, stayed 4 nights in July.

Fab location, historic district. Arrangements with Charlotte for access and departure went smoothly. Fans in bedroom to help circulate air. Comfortable beds. Washing machine was a great plus. Well equipped kitchen. We wanted for nothing. Would definitely stay again. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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  • 4 of 5

Nice and clean. Great property managers! Very central location.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Lisbon, Portugal

Fairy tale apartment, perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

The apartment, view and location could not be better--airy and spacious, and right in the heart of the historic district of Bordeaux. Fleur and Charlotte were lovely to deal with--merci beaucoup!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Northville, Michigan

Great location and spacious, very clean apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in Bordeaux and eloping the surrounding wine country. The apartment suited us very well. There are 2 good size bedrooms, and a nice living area. The kitchen is very well equipped as well.

The staff we worked with were all very accommodating and very nice people.

It is close to the river and also convenient to many restaurants, wine bars, and a grocery store. It is not quite as convenient to the bus or train, but trams are nearby if you need them. We like to do a lot of walking, and central Bordeaux is very good for that. All in all, we highly recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Across the road
Nearest Ferry
62 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Gare St Jean
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Number 21
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
Choice of several restaurants very close by.
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Car: not necessary

The Key to Bordeaux apartment is an ideal base for sightseeing. It is located in the heart of the historic center of the city, close to the Place de la Bourse, and just one street back from the river.

Within meters of the apartment building, along cobbled streets are top-class restaurants, as well as bistros, bars and cafes. There is even a gelato bar and great little wine bar right opposite.

The linear park along the river front is within metres of the apartment, and is a hive of activity - walking, cycling, picnics on the grass, dance classes, and frequent markets. Every Saturday there is a huge open air food market at nearby St Michel, and on Sundays on along the riverfront is the biggest antiques market in the region.

The apartment is also close to Rue St Catherine - the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe - museums, art galleries and the famous Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux.

Further afield you can visit famous vineyards and elegant châteaux; pretty villages and the beautiful beaches surrounding the Bay of Arcachon.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.49
Additional Guest Fee $17.62 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $234.99

The price shown is for up to four guests. There is a 15 euros surcharge per night for additional guests. (Children older than five.)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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