Tuesday, 1 September 2015
REVIEW: The Mercure Bordeaux Centre Hotel
Staying in a hotel is always such a treat, don't you think? And when crashing with friends, at hostels or AirBnB flats for the rest of a trip, you really appreciate a night or two in a hotel and it also won't break the bank.
So, welcome to the four star Mercure Bordeaux Centre Hotel!
We arrived quite late at night (so please excuse the lighting of my pics) and were a smidge confused upon hopping out of the taxi at the hotel, just a short journey from the train station. We appeared to be surrounded by large, unattractive, grey buildings. Hmm, this was not the Bordeaux of which we had seen photos.
But upon heading out to explore the next day, it transpired we were just a 15 minute walk from central Bordeaux, and just round the corner were the characteristically French, beautiful buildings we'd been hoping for.
The location was ideal really as it was super easy to pop back whenever we wanted to.
Although the exterior of the hotel may not be Instagram-worthy, the interior is absolutely gorgeous. The whole hotel is super stylishly furnished and delightfully clean and modern.
Equally pleasant to learn was that the drinks in our mini-fridge were complimentary!
If that wasn't enough we were also left some welcome chocolates which went down a treat after our flight.
We were left out an array of mini toiletries, which was great, although there was no conditioner and the shampoo/shower gel was one big squeezy bottle attached to the shower wall as opposed to individual ones.
The shower was great though and the towels were lovely and big (unlike a lot of towels on the Continent.)
Right, on to the most important bit of any hotel stay: BREAKFAST!
The Mercure Bordeaux Centre did not disappoint.
And inside, there was so much breakfasty goodness! Yup, Amber and I went. to. TOWN!
Divine croissants and pains aux chocolat, an array of breads, brioche, various spreads and jams, cakes, macarons, cereals, seedy mixes, various yoghurts, fresh fruit salad AND whole fruits, cold meats and cheeses, bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, pancakes and maple syrup, teas, coffees, loads of juices, hot chocolate... It was amazing.
And of course, we made sure to try pretty much everything. Every day.
Dayum, can I go back just for this breakfast please? I should say that I didn't spot much for the gluten-free/vegan amongst you, but it's possible that the hotel would've sorted something out had you given them any dietary requirements in advance.
Throughout our stay, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, and that is really so important in my opinion.
We had a wonderful stay at the Mercure Bordeaux Centre Hotel and I'd thoroughly recommend it.
Find out more about the hotel here. We were kindly offered a press rate however this post is completely honest and I mean every word. Word.
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