An excellent base for exploring this classic French city of wine
Slick contemporary design combined with good old-fashioned luxury
Friendly, professional staff and an exemplary level of service
What To Know
The Burdigala’s façade is classic 18th-century Bordeaux; its 20th-century neighbors are not quite as pretty
No spa or pool, and the "fitness room" is a five-minute walk away and costs an additional $14 per day
It's a short walk to the old town, with its shops, restaurants and museum
Parking on site
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Plush five-star digs with an 18th-century façade and mod interiors near the center of historic Bordeaux
Built in the 18th century, Hotel Burdigala's façade is classic Bordeaux. Inside, though, the plush contemporary decor is far from understated. Three dramatic tulip chairs designed by Marcel Wanders dominate the open-plan ground floor in front of the circular restaurant, a curtained-off area with a giant skylight above the tables. The cozy bar is separated from the restaurant by a long glass wine cellar, displaying some very fine wines from the region.
Bed and Bath
The 83 guestrooms are all about luxe comfort. Colors are muted, but the look is anything but minimalist; think crisp white linens, giant pillows and textured throws on the bed, sofas laden with golden cushions and a backdrop of striped curtains and flock wallpaper. Bathrooms have mosaic walls, tubs and powerful walk-in showers.
The buffet breakfast offers all the French favorites, from mini-patisseries, crepes and pancakes to sausages and eggs, fresh fruit and an impressive selection of donuts, macaroons and canelé (typical Bordeaux cakes: small, dense, caramelized and delicious). At lunch and dinner the hotel's restaurant serves innovative dishes (try the guinea fowl with chanterelles and parsnip and cocoa sauce, or sautéed sturgeon with maki tempura). The comfortable bar serves snacks and has a covered terrace.
In the Area
Find out about wine, the lifeblood of Bordeaux, at the Musée du Vin et du Négoce; learn about the winemaking process from vine to bottle, and enjoy a tasting session. Finish a day’s shopping at the Grand Bar Castan, one of Bordeaux’s exceptional restaurants, where the food often complements wine rather than the other way around. Splash out on fancy food at Le Chapon Fin or go low-key at La Remise, for reasonably priced fare in a cozy setting. Rent a car or book a tour to visit some of the stunning chateaux in the surrounding countryside.
Hotel Burdigala Bordeaux MGallery by Sofitel
115 Rue Georges Bonnac
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Burdigala Hotel is Bordeaux (BOD-Merignac) - 8.4 km / 5.2 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.