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
Lovely hotel, staff and food. The breakfast offering was amazing. Hotel decor is lovely. Very clean. Location is great as only 5-10 minutes to the beautiful centre. Would definitely recommend and stay again.
Had a free day on our trip decided to arrive in Bordeaux a day early. I chose this hotel for it's location and valet parking since we're driving. I honestly have to say it was a bit more impressive then I expected. As soon as you enter it's pretty clear this is a nice hotel. Super friendly reception staff with beautiful lobby and lounge areas. The bar is very nice with covered outside seating. The small tables at the bar have cool charging ports which is nice. Had some good Rose' while waiting for our room to be ready. Hotel has a nice park close by and it's about 5-10 minute walk to the Arch Dijeaux where there is an awesome restaurant Le Dijeaux(ate there 4 days in a row) and only another couple minutes to everything else cool.
Our room ended up being on the third floor 315 . Clean nice size room with nice big windows that open. Good size closet with a safe inside. Comes with coffee and mini fridge, luggage rack, TV(which I was able to watch my IPad very important), AC. Bathroom was clean. Separate toilette which is nice. The shower was decent size with wide rain shower head(which had a lot of grime and could use a good cleaning or replaced). Still worked good. We had an actual king bed. Most importantly is was actually comfortable. Only the second hotel out of 7 that had a good bed. The view from our room was kinda limited and that's ok. Great room that was comfortable. What's important is that I finally got a decent night sleep.
We almost never go on vacation with out it being planned. I'm glad this time we chose not to because I was able to find this Gem of a hotel. Great staff and finally a good bed. Very satisfied with this hotel. I would return and stay again.
We stayed for two days for our visit before heading out for Dordogne region , it was clean, comfortable room , fine food restaurant and specially very helpful and friendly staff, walking distance to old Town !
That’s way on our return we stayed last night in the same hotel, definitely we’ll repeat it in our future visits as well.
Special Thanks to Stephane and for all the staffs for their help and recommendations .