Golf du Medoc Hotel et Spa MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- You've got a choice between two top 18-hole golf courses
- La Table du Médoc's impressive list of Bordeaux wines
- The location: Golf du Médoc is surrounded by vineyards (yet just a 30-minute drive from Bordeaux)
What To Know
- You'll be better off renting a car; there's little to see within walking distance
- The hotel is popular with conference groups
- Pets are permitted at an additional cost of $20 per day
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
In northern Bordeaux, Golf du Médoc is a sprawling golf and spa retreat surrounded by the region’s famous vineyards. The low-rise resort is also surrounded by two 18-hole courses: Les Vignes, a challenging course set in maritime pine forest, and the lauded Chateaux course, where the fairways are lined with heather and each hole is named for a different vintage from the local wine producing area, Médoc. The 79 guestrooms are more comfortable than chic, with a griege color scheme, chunky leather-look headboards and subtle tartan prints on the chairs and footstools. Superior Rooms and Suites come with a private terrace overlooking the greens. Beyond the fairways, the resort has a spa with an indoor pool, hammam, and gym; opt for the signature Albatros massage, which incorporates golf balls and essential oils. Regional dishes are paired with Bordeaux wines at Le Table du Médoc, and the more casual Clubhouse offers all-day dining, with a patio overlooking the grounds.
In the Area
In Bordeaux town (a 30-minute drive from the resort) make a beeline for the Triangle d’Or (Golden Triangle), home to the Grand Thèatre-Opera de Bordeaux, the Musée d’Aquitaine and the Musée des Beaux Arts. Beyond the city, explore the region’s beaches and the Dune du Pyla, Europe’s tallest sand dune. Aracahon Bay is the oyster capital of France; head to La Boîte à Huîtres, a little wood-paneled restaurant that serves the freshest oysters in town. Explore the area by hopping from one vineyard to the next; several offer free tours and tastings.
How to Get There
Ideally located 30 minutes from Bordeaux Airport this is a great golfing resort and hotel. 2 good challenging 18 hole courses await as does top rated food and comfortable accommodation. Staff are friendly,the views stunning and the buggies have Sat-Nav - awesome.
If you aren't into golf I'm not sure I'd go out here but for golfers it's fantastic. Two excellent courses serviced by a first class resort with very comfortable rooms. We took the Signature package that included rounds of golf at the two Medoc courses and St Emillionais along with three nights accommodation which proved really good value.
It's a little on the exxy side with regard to food and beverage but very good quality.
Not super glamorous but perfect I thought . Not too big , but spacious, everything on the same site . Two fine , challenging but fair golf courses in great nick . Nice hotel rooms, good restaurant, decent spa. Any quibbles ? Have some alcohol in the minibar , improve the wi fi , provide new water each day . These are minor things but would improve the resort from great to outstanding. I’ll definitely go back .
We were looking for a little break without kids for our anniversary, and were curious about starting Golf. The experience was above expectations. Splendid refined hotel, amazing service, and really nice first golf experience.
That is exactly the kind of refined modern french approche of luxury hospitality we were looking for. Merci to Mr Paris and his team to make it so enjoyable.
This not your typical MGallery boutique city hotel but a more typical golf and spa resort.
Overall, it is at the luxury end of a 5 star hotel.
Other main points to consider from my view if you have read the previous reviews:
The emphasis is on golf (2 18 hole courses), not the spa which is modest with a lovely steam room but no sauna and only a small pool (<10m).
The rooms have nice comfy beds but are not very spacious.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
Restaurant does not charge outrageous prices but has an OK menu - only the wine is expensive as everywhere in France.
If you have a platinum card from Accor, do not expect an upgrade. All you get is the free drink also available to Goldcard members.
Not cheap and with some defects but I enjoyed it and would come back here.