Hotel Mama Shelter Hotel 0 star
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19, rue Poquelin Bordeaux, France
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The newest member of the family, the Mama Shelter Bordeaux opened on October 15, 2013. Decorated in pure Starck brand style , with the arty, fun and very trendy atmosphere that the now famous Mama Shelter trademark is known for.

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      Mama Shelter   -   © Francis Amiand / Mama Shelter Bordeaux

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      Mama Shelter   -   © Francis Amiand / Mama Shelter Bordeaux

       
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    Location 6.5 /10

    Unlike its counterparts in Paris, Marseille and Lyon, the Mama Shelter Bordeaux is not located in an up and coming neighborhood of the city but rather in its historical center close to the cathedral and the Town Hall.
    The Mama Shelter has taken up residence in a former administrative building featuring 1930s-1940s architecture, known as 'La Tour du Gaz' (the gas tower), at number 19 rue Poquelin Molière on Place Saint Christoly. The Gare Saint Jean train station is just 10 minutes from the hotel, while the airport is a 30-minute drive away.
    Not far from Place Saint Christoly guests will the largest independent bookstore in France: Librairie Mollat.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    As far as the guestrooms are concerned, the contrast with the communal areas is striking. The 97 rooms spread over 5 floors stand out with their refined style. Minimalism reigns supreme here, with only a white table, a wardrobe, stools, a chair and an i-Mac to watch plenty of free movies, check emails, listen to music and take selfies.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    Like the other Mama Shelters, the exterior of the Bordeaux establishment gives no clue as to what awaits inside. In this case, the facade is that of an office building in 1930s-1940s style.
    You just have to walk through the door of the hotel to understand what a Mama Shelter and the Starck universe are. Those who have had the opportunity to discover one of the Mama Shelter Bordeaux's three elder siblings can skip the next few lines as the overall concept is the same for all the hotels.
    The rest, those who eagerly awaited the arrival of THE Mama Shelter in their city, or those who are simply curious, will be transported to another world. Warning, visitors should keep in mind that they are entering into Philippe Starck's head. From their first steps, some see it as a beautiful mess, but most recognize the designer's talent for creating a quite trendy, arty yet organized bric-a-brac.
    Whether in the guestrooms or the bar/restaurant, there is always a vast array of objects and furniture in various colors and styles. In a nutshell, the Mama Shelter touch is characterized by ceilings covered with graffiti, masks of children's characters, dining and coffee tables, designer chairs, benches, lamps of all styles, a giant table football, garlands of buoys hanging above the huge long bar and raw concrete columns.
    While it all may seem a little hotchpotch, everything is designed to create a fun and trendy atmosphere. There is no doubt that one day, the entire hipster population of Bordeaux will delight in the breathtaking views that the 300m² roof terrace offers.
    As far as the guestrooms are concerned, the contrast with the communal areas is striking. The 97 rooms spread over 5 floors stand out with their refined style. Minimalism reigns supreme here, with only a white table, a wardrobe, stools, a chair and an i-Mac to watch plenty of free movies, check emails, listen to music and take selfies.

    To know

    Even though each Mama Shelter has its own characteristics, guests who have stayed at one of the other hotels in the group will not feel out of place. As for the uniniated, they can enjoy discovering the Starck universe!

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Animals allowed

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score nc/10