Hotel Burdigala Bordeaux MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Hotel Burdigala for three nights in July. We were extremely happy with our Family Duplex room. It was beautifully decorated, extremely spacious, lots of storage and had everything we needed (including Bvlgari bathroom products). The staff were extremely friendly and while the hotel is slightly out of the central area of the city, it is only a short walk or uber ride and the size of the rooms more than compensates for this distance. We highlighted recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Bordeaux who wants style, service and value for money.
We always stay in Burdigala when visting Bordeaux.
Rooms are clean, large and modern.
The hotel is a short walk to the city centre.
Staff as always are friendly, helpful and go out of their way to assist.
We had a drink at the bar and loved it. Breakfast was also fantastic!
Highly recommend this hotel and can't wait to come back.
Room was amazing, staff were even better. This is one of the finest hotels I have ever stayed in, and we travel as a family around 4 times a year.
Drinks are very expensive, really frustrated to pay €3.50 for a tonic to go with a gin. BUT, its the same everywhere in Bordeaux.
But still a 5 stars from me, absolute fantastic and a great location to tour the city. 5 mins walk and you are there.
We would definately go back and definately reccomend.