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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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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

Property Manager
Suzanna Clarke
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

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 Bordeaux

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.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Fairytale view in historic heart - spacious two bedroom, elevator, wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

October in Bordeaux

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the apartment. It is centrally located with easy walks to the waterfront, markets, shopping, and restaurants. A car wasn't needed. The apartment itself was clean, spacious and comfortably accomodated four people. Check in and out were straightforward and flexible. If I were to return to Bordeaux, I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming spacious apartment in historic Bordeaux

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful apartment for two weeks with our two little children. The apartment itself was lovely and had all the comforts of home. The lift acess was great as we had a pram and lots of luggage. Wi-fi and international telephone calls were included which was fantastic. The location was gorgeous, with views of Porte Cailhau from the living room window, and only a stone's throw from the riverside. Two tram lines are only moments away. The historic city centre is equally convenient to reach on foot. Also loved the nespresso machine and great reading material about Bordeaux and the wines. We would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted these guests enjoyed their stay at The Key to Bordeaux so much. It's an ideal apartment for families, with two bedrooms and accommodation for up to six. It's located in the historic center and all the conveniences you need are near by; a small supermarket is only two minutes' walk, and good restaurants are in the square around the corner. (There is a gelato shop in the same street - so you can indulge yourself in the summer months.)
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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

Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning/laundry fee $106

A refundable security deposit of 200 euros is payable in cash on arrival, and will be returned after the apartment is checked and there are no breakages.

There is a three night minimum stay.

The price shown is for up to four guests. There is a 10 euros surcharge 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.
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Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) There is a day bed which folds out to make a comfortable double bed., Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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