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
This is Day 7 of an 11 day stay. What a find! The luxury guesthouse is small, quiet, exceptionally clean and lives up to the ‘luxury’ title.
Our room is spacious with a balcony overlooking the courtyard. The shower is huge, and the two hand basins are a great idea (the toilet is separate). The breakfasts are wonderful: fresh fruit salad, freshly squeezed orange juice, yoghurt or fromage blanc, a basketful of an assortment of freshly baked breads/croissants, and in addition a choice of eggs, bacon or a selection of cheese / meats. The coffee is hot and delicious.
All of the staff are friendly and extremely helpful. We get by in French but everyone speaks English if necessary.
The small area near the wine cellar has been cleverly designed to accommodate showers and a sauna, three exercise machines, and there’s sufficient room for the yoga mats. Bottled water is plentiful.
The lounge area is comfortable, warm and welcoming. The freshly baked cake for the late afternoon /evening is a nice touch.
We arrived late from our long flight so were a little tired.
On arrival a wonderful young lady offered us a glass of wine and showed us to our room. She arranged dinner for us at a nearby restaurant...amazing place...and within an easy walk.
Rooms were great, service excellent, great location and breakfast was superb. Lovely balcony.
We wished we stayed longer!
La Course is a beautifully restored house in a quiet but convenient part of Bordeaux. However as a hotel it’s lacking some important basics. We arrived at 3:45 for a guaranteed 4:00 check in but were told we couldn’t get into our room till 5. This was a bit of a blow after a 6 hour train journey. The woman on reception was very sweet but didn’t seem to have any idea what she was doing. Breakfast was okay but again lacking some basics like hot milk. For the price you could do a lot better.
One of the best boutique hotels I have stayed in. Beautifully decorated and renovated property. Staff exceptional - friendly, polite and accomodating. Superb breakfast. Bikes were an added bonus. Would stay again and recommend unreservedly to others
Our third visit to La Course in as many years, and definitely not the last.
It’s so much more than a B&B. The rooms are fabulous, all decorated in a different style but spotlessly clean and with linen and lovely fluffy towels changed each day. When you arrive downstairs for breakfast it seems like you just have a basket of bread, but you are also offered fruit salad, yogurt and eggs cooked any way you like.
The lounge area is somewhat under-utilised, but we took advantage on a couple of evenings to sit by the fire and read with a glass of wine from the dispenser in the kitchen. This is a great idea!
The location is perfect for walking into the centre of town for shopping or for dinner, and it’s an easy drive out of town to visit the wine areas and the Chateaux.
We are fully stocked with wine following this trip but will definitely be visiting again.