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
- 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
The hotel is very well located. A very short walk takes one to the city center.
We were driving a car and were able to park it in the hotel parking place. We have to paid for that but it is absolutely fine.
Our room was very nice. It was pretty big and very confortable. The furniture and decoration was outstanding.
We stayed some days in Bordeaux, after that we visited other places in France and finally came back to the Burdigala. Our second room was even nicer. The breakfast was good and the service very efficient and friendly.
We are very satisfied and wouldn’t hesitated to choose this nice hotel again.
Free upgrade to a suite at check in is always a good start
Aside from that bit of good fortune the hotel and staff were still excellent. Service was impeccable and the suite was fantastic
Good location just out of the centre but still only a 5 min walk in. Highly recommended
Had a wonderful weekend stay at this hotel when visiting Bordeaux. Everything was perfect upon check in to check out. Staff extremely professional and friendly. The hotel had a cozy friendly "home away from home" feel. The rooms are well appointed and generous in size (stayed in a suite) The breakfast buffet was lovely and the restaurant staff always present, ready to assist. The coffee machine makes wonderful coffee but a little confusing to use at first, despite having to explain the function continuously throughout the morning to guests it was always approached with good humour and kindness. Thank you to all staff who made our stay a wonderful experience!
Front desk team very welcoming and lucky enough to be given an upgrade to a suite. This was a genuine suite with large, separate seating area, good sized bedroom , walk in wardrobe and a large bathroom. In room safe. Bed very comfortable and large, a nice big shower but taps on hand basin splashed the floor every time I used them. Free wifi worked well.
Breakfast offerings very nice but coffee machine overly complicated, slow and situated in a confined space so it made it challenging to move around the room. I would not want to be there when the breakfast room was full.
Hotel located a bit outside of the city centre but a fairly easy 10-15 minute walk from the centre.
This hotel is centrally located in the city and easy walking distance to fine restaurants and the city center. The room was very modern, large and comfortable. The bathroom was also large. The staff was helpful with their excellent restaurant recommendations. I highly recommend this hotel.