Grand Hotel De Bordeaux and Spa
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Situated in the heart of the golden triangle opposite the Grand Theatre, the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux and Spa provides luxury accommodation oozing with French charm in the centre of Bordeaux. The striking neoclassical façade of The Grande Hotel de Bordeaux and Spa has been authentically restored to its original state and is one of the most iconic and historic buildings in the city.
All rooms at the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux and Spa feature 18th and 19th century décor as well as classic Bordeaux stone and warm-tone fabrics. Each of the rooms and suites include a high-tech Loewe television, marble bathroom with heated floor, dressing gown and slippers, Anne Semonin luxury bathroom products, free Wi-Fi internet access, air conditioning, mini-bar and unlimited access to the fitness club.
Guests enjoying a stay at the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux and Spa are invited to experience The Spa. Occupying the top three floors of the hotel, The Spa has an extensive menu of indulgent treatments and overlooks the rooftops of Bordeaux and features a panoramic Jacuzzi terrace. The hotel is also home to Michelin starred restaurant Le Pressoir D’Argent as well as 2 additional restaurants and 3 chic lounge bars.
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First Class Service & Weekend des Grand Crus
Stay Date: 05/2017, VolcanoGirl_11 wrote this review.
The moment we arrived at this 200+ year old neoclassical beauty mirroring the Opera House, the doorman swooped down and kindly gathered our carry-ons for us. A very warm welcome by reception and it was nice being addressed by name during our three d… See more
The moment we arrived at this 200+ year old neoclassical beauty mirroring the Opera House, the doorman swooped down and kindly gathered our carry-ons for us. A very warm welcome by reception and it was nice being addressed by name during our three day stay. While not as grand as its sister hotel le grande dame Intercontinental Hotel Le Grand Paris, the entrance lobby area and adjoining bar/cafe is exquisitely designed with intriguing templar like touches, leaving us wondering about its history. We arrived during the day and took the C tram from Bordeaux TGV station to Quinconces followed by a short walk to the hotel. My husband arrived after work and was accidentally taken to the Continental Hotel on the other side of town, friends paid 17E direct. There is a back hotel entrance that takes you directly to a closer tram station but Bordeaux is a gorgeous, flat city with a waterfront(found a Gien factory outlet along the river on our way to the Musee du Vin) and we walked everywhere. The concierge's restaurant recommendation in the antique district was spot on, we were the only non-Frenchies and enjoyed a delicious, reasonably priced lunch outdoors. We were fortunately upgraded to an executive suite due to my husband's status, (as were our friends) and the ornate, theater like interior was beautiful. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. We requested a quiet room, so there was no Opera House view but we slept very well. There are LED adjustable reading lights on each side of the bed for late night reading and two luggage racks which were very helpful. There were two entrance doors, two toilets(but no sink to wash our hands within), one shower room, one bathroom(with bathtub), two mini-bars (one stocked) and an umbrella in the closet. You could close the partition between the living room and the bedroom if necessary. Fresh lemon verbena scented toiletries, shampoo and conditioner. The air-conditioning helped keep us cool during the summer like weather and the curtains blocked the sunlight out during Daily bottle of complimentary water was much appreciated after a long day of wine tasting and for us pill poppers. The sitting room comfortably seated six, we invited our friends to enjoy the complimentary bottle of Champagne(thank you!) with the best canneles in Bordeaux(recommended by the concierge). The breakfast buffet on the first floor had an eggs station, the omelets with everything and extra cheese were very filling, the local pastry cannele, prune and hazelnut financiers, smoked salmon, surprisingly good scrambled eggs, charcuterie, local yogurts, gyoza dumplings(!), fresh watermelon and pineapple were all delicious! Everyone could find something to eat! We were there for the annual Weekend des Grand Vins event and the hotel was a 5-6 minute stroll to the bus pick-up point on the far side of Quinconces Square. We enjoyed great weather but with the wine-tastings, dinner and vineyard visits, did not have time for the rooftop Beach Bar. The hotel is adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town Walk and we hope to walk it our next visit during the wine harvest! Collapse
Problem "but we upgrade you" was the answer for all issues.
Stay Date: 05/2017, Davidtravel_9 wrote this review.
The room was dark "..but we upgraded you" I mean really dark example could not read numbers on security safe. There was no shower (including on in the bathtub with a bar "...but we upgrade you" There was almost no place to put razor by the sink ".. … See more
The room was dark "..but we upgraded you" I mean really dark example could not read numbers on security safe. There was no shower (including on in the bathtub with a bar "...but we upgrade you" There was almost no place to put razor by the sink ".. but we upgrade you." We we ask about light in the room, a showering system, space by the sink, the front desk personnel kept telling us how luck we were to get upgraded, but they had no other rooms. NOT FIVE STARS Then there were the concierges. They would made reservation at restaurants, but did no send us conformation until we requested them. I needed to check TripAdvisor to stay out of overly touristic restaurants. Some nights had to find my own restaurants. NOT FIVE STARS. The bath water was not hot, shaving was not fun. Had to request breakfast be included, showing the front desk I would save money by rebooking my final two day on internet prices. The internet was slow, but they seem to be working on it. I give them two stars: 1) For a great location 2) For one employee Nicolas who tried to help, got a lamb for our room and a table for by the bathroom sink. Final I ask to speak to the manager four times, the staff never gave me an opportunity to speak to her. ON OUR VISIT THIS WAS NOT A FIVE STAR HOTEL! Collapse
Amazing location and first class accommodation!
Stay Date: 05/2017, tphilli2 wrote this review.
We had an amazing visit in Bordeaux for my wife's 40th birthday! I booked a three night stay and worked with the hotel staff to plan for my wife's big day. Champagne, roses and a room with a balcony overlooking the square. Georges, the concierge a… See more
We had an amazing visit in Bordeaux for my wife's 40th birthday! I booked a three night stay and worked with the hotel staff to plan for my wife's big day. Champagne, roses and a room with a balcony overlooking the square. Georges, the concierge assisted with restaurant reservations and made sure every knew about her birthday! Beautiful hotel and ideal location. Will definitely return! Collapse
Great Location, Poor Maintenance
Stay Date: 05/2017, S H wrote this review.
At first sight this is a very impressive building with a perfect location across from the Opera House in Bordeaux. Convenient to many sights in the city and the local tramways. Upscale shopping district. The public areas are nice enough but the hallw… See more
At first sight this is a very impressive building with a perfect location across from the Opera House in Bordeaux. Convenient to many sights in the city and the local tramways. Upscale shopping district. The public areas are nice enough but the hallways are dark and have heavy drapery simulating wallpaper. There is also an overpowering airfreshener odor in the hallways. The building is an old neoclassic structure, parts of which date to the 18th century and decorated by a noted individual whose tastes tend to be heavy and dramatic. We had two interconnected opera view suites. The corner suite had a bar in the living room which took up a lot of space, and the attached bedroom was exactly enough to accommodate a king bed nothing more. Our problems began late on the first night when we discovered that both bathrooms had problems. One bathroom had a broken shower head and the other had a slow draining bathtub. Engineering came up and fixed both problems but it meant a delay in bed time and there was no housekeeping follow up to ensure that the place was tidied after the engineers visit. On the second day my husband walked over to the window to get a view of the opera house and a heavy drapery rod fell on his head. Once again, we called engineering to fix it although he could not rearrange the drapes well enough to keep out the street lights. It was the next day before the problem was fully fixed. We were concerned that this could potentially be a serious injury and continued to observe my husband to make sure that he was O.K. As it turned out, except for soreness and some swelling there appears to be at this point no permanent damage. The hotel appeared quite indifferent to these issues almost as if this was the norm. The only person who expressed any concern whatsoever was Nicolas Mahieux the guest relations manager who had previously been most professional and thoughtful in volunteering to provide extra lighting in the rooms (dark at night) and was helpful in several other ways. Except for this, the hotel maintained a strange silence about these episodes, quite uncharacteristic of Intercontinental standards. In over two decades of being an Intercontinental Ambassador/Royal Ambassador I have never encountered such lack of concern. The Concierge services were not of the standards that I have experienced at other properties. In fact, the Concierge team at the Intercontinental Le Grand in Paris tried to contact the Bordeaux team on several occasions over several days to set up some travel arrangements for us and only got a response just before we were to about to depart Paris for Bordeaux. Once in Bordeaux, we kept getting contradictory information on when one could visit the Opera House (one would think that since it was right across from the hotel, the team would be better informed about it). We never did get to visit the place. Generally unimpressive experience. The strongest point of this property is its location and clearly there are some excellent staff members one encounters. But, overall, this was not a good experience for us and well below Intercontinental standards. Guests should plan on wearing a suit of armor and bring strong flashlights to move through the hallways. Collapse
August in Bordeaux
Stay Date: 08/2016, jbrown714 wrote this review.
A nice place for people watching. We had a very good lunch there. Overall, it's tough to get a bad meal in Bordeaux. We ate and drank our way around town. But that's what holidays are for. We did not try the rooms since we were staying at a spa outsi… See more
A nice place for people watching. We had a very good lunch there. Overall, it's tough to get a bad meal in Bordeaux. We ate and drank our way around town. But that's what holidays are for. We did not try the rooms since we were staying at a spa outside of town Collapse
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