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
This was a great hotel for a short break in Bordeaux. When we arrived we thought it may be a little far out from the centre, but we needn’t have worried as it was less than a 10 minute walk to the edge of the historic centre and less than 20 minutes to the main square and tourist centre. It’s a very pleasant walk in a safe, clean area so this was no issue for us at all and we enjoyed the walk each day. The hotel was lovely – very clean, luxurious and nicely decorated. Our room, on the first floor, was very quiet and we slept well. A nice touch was a mobile phone provided in the room for guests to use on their visit, free of charge. Every member of staff we dealt with was exceptionally helpful and friendly and the concierge gave us some great recommendations of things to see and do, all of which lived up to his recommendations. We didn’t eat in the restaurant but had some lovely cocktails in the bar, where there was live music on the Friday night. We would highly recommend the hotel and would definitely stay there again if we went back to Bordeaux.
Newly renovated room, good location, for me it's in a walking distance to the city centre, 12mins walk to the Grand Theater area, and very friendly service from the check in counter staff. 👍 😉👌Worth to stay in Bordeaux
There is nothing negative that I can say about this hotel. Par excellent customer service from Maria at the reception. She explains thoroughly the map location around the area. Recommended restaurants to dine. To the management I highly recommend her for the job since she is just there for her internship. The room was so cozy which explains the bright separate shower with dresser from the toilet. I love it that I have my space to do my make up. It’s like being in my own home. Toiletries, super brand Elimis. Unlimited supply of still and plain water. Persoanlized delivery of my train ticket to my room by Maria. Express checkout. Breakfast buffet looks really good. Sad I was not able to try it since I slept in during my stay but I went there this morning for hot water for my noodles to go since I have a train to catch. I highly recommend this hotel to everyone who visits Bordeaux. Luxury service. I will stay here again if given the chance to visit again in the future. Good Customer service always plays a big role for me. Keep up the good work!
The accommodations and service are very good , unfortunately is located about 15 min walk from the main city attractions and eateries. There are a few restaurant options nearby and most unfortunately the hotel's restaura t has a very limited menu.
We stayed 3 nights here and experienced good sleep quality
We were in the 3rd floor (street to the side) and there was no traffic noise to disturb us. The soundproofing between rooms was also very good.
The bed was so comfortable as were the pillows and linens.
There were no bathrobes and slippers in our room but when we phoned to ask for them they were delivered immediately.
Housekeeping was a bit mean with the toilet paper - 2 half finished rolls on the holder. They replaced one when we were completely run out!
Breakfast was very nice. I particularly enjoyed the raspberry mini muffins - so delicious.
The little glasses of smoothies were so tasty but I would have liked a medium size instead of a shot glass.
All the breakfast staff were friendly and helpful - as were reception.
The hotel bar was ok. We had drinks before going out on the first night, but the ambience is not so good - unless you want to watch football on the screen above the bar.
We asked the hotel to call us a taxi to the train station . His meter started at 11euros and this made an expensive (almost 30euro) ride.
We used Uber from then on - a lot cheaper and no pick up charge.
It was easy to get the bus from the station (number 1 bus and 1.70e) to go back to Hotel.
Our best meal out in Bordeaux was the brasserie (L’Petit Brasserie) which is less than a 1 minute walk from hotel door. Just turn left and cross to the next block. Fantastic food and service there.