What We Love
- A charismatic hotel in France's wine-loving Bordeaux, with an optional rooftop pool suiteLa Course's spot-on location, in the heart of Bordeaux
- Sampling the region's best in the hotel's wine cellar
- Enjoying the beautifully decorated interiors of the lounge and library
What To Know
- This is a boutique property with only seven rooms
- Complimentary bike rentals are available
- Free WiFi
Situated in the heart of Bordeaux, La Course offers a considered insight into the area’s wine-growing history through its fabulous interior decor. A sense of journey lies at the heart of this historic building; from the past to the future, and from the vineyards to the palate – it’s all wrapped up within these exotic and elegant walls. Whilst you’re immersed in the city enough within La Course’s captivating concept, head out to find yourself just a short walk from many of the city’s best sights, including the City of Wine museum and the CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain.
It would be utterly remiss not to sample the region’s produce, and La Course’s wine cellar affords you every opportunity to do so. Situated in an atmospheric subterranean space, you can enjoy a relaxing tipple in the hanging rattan egg chair, or take it to the terrace, which is charmingly lit by a fairy-light-strewn tree. Unwind with a workout in the fitness room (it might be dinky, but it does manage to squeeze in a hammam) before retiring to your gorgeous guest room; those who opt for the rooftop suite can enjoy a private pool and stunning city views.
How to Get There
I absolutely loved my recent stay at La Course. The guest house was very welcoming but equally luxurious. Our room (which had a spice island theme) was extremely comfortable with a large double shower en suite. The staff did everything they could to make us feel right at home. The town centre is a very short journey on the tram or can be reached via pleasant walk along the river - there are even bikes you can borrow. Would love to return!
Stayed here for two nights. Room was lovely and clean with bath, robes & nice toiletries. Lovely walled courtyard to sit in and have breakfast. Self-service wine by the glass did not really work, better to buy a bottle as the dispenser for glasses was not functional. Very homely ambience and great location facing 'jardin public' but within walking distance to centre through the nice garden during the day. Bordeaux is beautiful. Hotel could do with more hands-on service (only one girl who seemed to be doing everything) considering the room rate but very relaxing.
We were lucky enough to stay in the rooftop suite. It has a private pool and patio, and the entire roof is glass so you can look at the sky while lying in bed. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast of croissants, eggs, and breads were delicious. Beautiful hotel and maybe a half mile walk to the town center. There are a lot of stairs to get to the room though. Overall wonderful and relaxing place to stay.
We emailed and put in our booking.com reservation we would arrive at 5pm, which is after a normal check in time of 4pm. I got a response from the hotel that this was no problem. We arrived at 4:45pm and were told the room was not ready - in fact, the cleaner hadn't started. I had a terrible headache and had to lay down on the sofa in the common area for TWO HOURS while we waited. My fiance had to go outside to ring the doorbell to get their attention again when we saw the cleaner leave the room.
The hotel itself was a nice design and I did feel sorry for the front desk girl, she was nice throughout the stay and did everything from answer the door to cook our eggs for breakfast. Unfortunately, the extremely delayed check in ruined a bit of our trip in Bordeaux - we were only there for 24 hours. For the quality of design of the hotel and the price, I expected way more - and perhaps a bit more apology. They acted like it was normal. Once I was in the room though, the shower amenities were nice, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom had nice design. I really wanted to like this hotel, but I can't recommend that experience.
This place has instantly become a favourite place to stay in Bordeaux and we’ll definitely be staying again. My partner and I are regular visitors to Bordeaux, previously we’ve stayed at the Hotel De Seze but definitely prefer La Course. The interior decor is stunning, particularly the gorgeous living room and very cool wine cellar (where they can arrange tastings of local wines). Rooms very comfortable, huge beds, great air con. Nice little touches really make the difference at this place (self service wine taps - very fun and cool idea, self service coffee machine, umbrellas and even bikes for guests which are free to borrow) as well as a gym and steam room downstairs. We had to check out early to get our flight back to the UK and were told we’d be too early for breakfast, but were offered coffee, great fresh pastries and bread with preserves and freshly made fruit salad; made me wonder what the usual breakfast must be like! Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. All in all very impressed and looking forward to coming back (for longer next time!)