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What We Love

  • Central location in the historic “Golden Triangle” and close to all the major sights
  • The Grand Hotel fills a series of 18th-century interconnected buildings, so no two rooms are the same
  • The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Pressoir d’Argent, serves a signature lobster dish made using a $40,000 silver Christofle press
  • The brunch spread at Brasserie Le Bordeaux

What To Know

  • Labyrinthine corridors can make finding your room difficult
  • Plenty of stairs to navigate in the hallways
  • The city center can get congested with traffic, so plan ahead to catch your train or flight
  • Better for couples than families
  • Winter in Bordeaux means short, gray days
  • Pets are allowed for an additional cost of approximately $30 per day
  • Smoking is not permitted on the property

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Taking full advantage of its setting in Bordeaux’s UNESCO-listed historical center, the stately Grand Hotel de Bordeaux brings the meaning of traditional hospitality back to the city’s hotel scene with a slew of period features and contemporary amenities.

The hotel is actually made up of interconnected 18th-century buildings across from Bordeaux’s famous Grand Théâtre, and it was renovated in 2007 by designer Jacques Garcia. Thanks to its idiosyncratic layout, no two of the 127 rooms and 21 suites are exactly the same, so if you find a room you like, ask for it next time.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/2047/prop-63145-1321387278-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”After a spa treatment, head to the rooftop Jacuzzi for relaxation and spectacular city views.”}

Adding a jaunty note of nostalgia are friendly doormen wearing tricorn hats who usher guests into the hushed lobby. Those with time to spare settle in for afternoon tea in the bright, summery-green Orangerie, or for a cocktail at the almost-secret Victor Bar.

Upstairs, along labyrinthine corridors, the guestrooms have been decorated with an eye toward the Napoleon III Empire style, replete with mahogany furniture upholstered in jewel-toned fabrics, flowing curtains, whimsical headboards and opulent bathrooms covered in pink and white marble — everything you’d need for your own 18th-century salon, only with modern amenities like WiFi and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs.

The hotel recently opened Les Bains de Léa, by Nuxe Spa, which has 12 treatment rooms, a hammam and a sauna, a fitness club and my favorite spot, a rooftop Jacuzzi terrace overlooking the city. The signature experience at the Grand Hotel, however, is dinner at the Michelin-starred Le Pressoir d’Argent, where guests can opt for a lobster dish made tableside by the gracious staff using one of only five Christofle silver lobster presses in the world.

How to Get There

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel
2-5 Place De La Comédie
Bordeaux, 33000 France