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4.5
Very Good 1828 Reviews
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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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1828 Reviews
Outstanding service from start to finish
Reviewed 3 days ago

This hotel is in a prime location right in the centre of Bordeaux with everything you would want to see in walking distance. We arrived early, but they put our room on priority to be cleaned and it was ready within the promised 30 minutes. There was a short line at reception when we arrived, but the guest services manager immediately came out and used her desk to speed up the check-in procedure for those waiting. This is impressive and rare!

The rooms are stunning, with beautiful decor that matches the period feel of the hotel overall. The concierge took time to propose a walking tour for us and mark it out on the map with various recommendations. All in all the service was superb. The hotel is expensive, but the wonderful service makes it worth the price!

And yet again IHG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived on Wednesday for a 3 night stay, from Lucie at reception who greeted us on arrival, to every other member of staff who we met, I can’t say enough for their professionalism and friendliness to us and others.
Spend a few hours on different day/nights in the bar area and everytime we enjoyed ourselves. The room as certainty a throw back to olden days from a decorative point of view but really nice.
As a spire ambassador we received an upgraded room, which was brilliant, hotel is in the best location to discover the city.

If I’m Bordeaux would stay here without hesitation

5 star location.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in this wonderful hotel was such a wonderful treat for myself and my husband as we were away for a 4 day break without the kids. It was business but as it was a conference there was a fair bit of pleasure involved.
Having stayed in a few French city centre hotels I was well aware if the fact that the rooms are rarely big and usually old fashioned in decor. This hotel didn’t disappoint with both ticking the box!
The service however was excellent and nothing too much trouble!
The so called riots weren’t even enough to put us off. Although it has to be said we are both from Nothern Ireland.

Luxury as it should be
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic location, fantastic service starting from the very foot steps of the hotel, excellent guest relation service, top level concierge. Rooms even better that on the professional photos at the web site. In room service could not be more polite and friendly.

Great hotel in Boudeaux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Intercontinental La Grand in Bordeaux. We stayed for 2 nights before we did a river cruise in the area. It is one of those very well preserved grand old hotels. Fabulous devour everywhere. Spacious rooms. Comfortable beds. Very good room amenities. And of course, first class service from all the staff. All speak great English. Fun to explore the hotel. Lots of interesting rooms and decor. It has a great location, on the square. Easy walking to many great restaurants. Lots of shops. Very close walk to the City Open Top Bus Tours stand. Highly recommended.