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

Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces, Bordeaux, France
  • Apartment861 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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.

Property Manager

Suzanna Clarke

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 22, 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 Downtown

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 double, Day bed folds out to become a double bed
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • 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.


      • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        combination tub/shower, Plus washing machine
      • Bathroom 2
      • The bathroom has a bathtub, with a shower over it, a handbasin plus a washing machine. There is also a separate toilet.

      Location Type

        • Monument View
          Ancient city gate Porte Cailhau


            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Elevator
                      Good size elevator will carry four people or two people plus luggage
                    • Heating
                      Electric radiators. Temperature can be altered to suit.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable sofa and extra chairs; desk and chair; TV and bookshelves
                    • Parking
                      Parking is available at a choice of nearby parking stations You can pre-book a parking spot online - we send you a link in the Arrival Information
                    • Telephone
                      Free calls to landlines in more than 80 countries, and free cell phone calls to France and the UK.
                    • Towels Provided
                      One bath towel, plus hand towel supplied for each guest
                    • Washing Machine
                      Drying rack available


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          There is a hob, microwave and dishwasher
                        • Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                          Oil, vinegar, salt, pepper plus other pantry items. Wine on arrival, to be replaced on an honour system
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  A selection of novels and travel guides
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • library
                                        • arboretum
                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • duty free shops
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • botanical garden
                                        • 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

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          5 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews


                                                          Tillie H.Kirkland

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

                                                          Fairy tale apartment, perfectly located

                                                          Sally S.Lisbon, Portugal

                                                          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!

                                                          Great location and spacious, very clean apartment

                                                          Robert H.Northville, Michigan

                                                          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.

                                                          October in Bordeaux

                                                          MoniqueVictoria, BC, Canada

                                                          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.

                                                          Charming spacious apartment in historic Bordeaux


                                                          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.

                                                          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.)


                                                          Hôtel de Ville - Quinconces, Bordeaux, France

                                                          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.

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

                                                          5 Reviews
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