Bordeaux conjures up all sorts of images, but wine is likely to be at the forefront, the area having been connected with the wine industry since Roman times. Bordeaux, as a city, is an important port, a cultural hub, a centre for foodies and a destination which offers various types of accommodation.
Capital of the Aquitaine region and located in the Gironde département, Bordeaux sits on a bend of the River Garonne, before the Garonne meets the Gironde estuary and finally the Atlantic. In 2007, the city and its elegant streets – adorned with 18th-century buildings – were declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city has also been classified as a ‘City of Art and History’. The atmosphere is vibrant, the architecture stunning and there’s fantastic shopping, but it’s also a city with a relaxed pace of life.
Within the city, accommodation ranges from historical townhouses in the Chartrons district to an eco-friendly B&B and contemporary designer hotel. Head out into the countryside and you’ll find neat rows of vines filling the landscape with many a turreted château offering an elegant style of living. The choices are endless.
The order by which the hotels are listed bears no reflection on our preference.
Gastronomic treats are in store at this luxury five-star country retreat. The interiors exude understated elegance with beautiful furniture, paintings, and neutral tones. The surrounding vineyards produce wonderful wines to go with award-winning cuisine. A spoiling retreat.
Boutique and quirky come together under one roof in this white ice-cube shaped design hotel. The rooms are more like sky-lit cocoons with their white-washed walls and surround-windows. It also has a trendy bar and slick meeting facilities. A unique hotel.
A wine lovers’ paradise and truly idyllic spot to unwind in against the backdrop of the vines and the sun-soaked sandstone house. Elegant rooms with individual themes, from Out of Africa to Pop Art. A truly stunning country B&B.
Working vineyard meets delightful château B&B. Four elegant rooms with wooden floor boards, high ceilings, fireplaces, and views over the vineyards. A peaceful country escape with wonderful vintage wines.
A Renaissance-style château with esteemed chef makes an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding parkland on foot or on horse back. Wonderfully picturesque with turrets and creepers. Beautiful rooms with four-poster beds. A luxurious jewel in Perigord.
Contemporary rooms in a traditional setting surrounded by antique dealers and wine merchants. 9 sleek-chic white washed rooms with wooden floors and fireplaces blend traditional facades with modern comforts. A perfect city spot.
An eco-friendly B&B within walking distance of Bordeaux’s historical centre. Sandstones, ochres, killim rugs, paintings, and wonderful courtyard - a real home from home with a charming ambience. Five simple rooms in neutral tones - simply lovely, and family friendly.
A family-run B&B, set among vineyards and full of character and charm. Exquisite interiors with oak panelling, paintings, and elegant furniture. A beautiful sun-soaked sandstone building with tennis court and swimming pool.
A delightful Bordelaise B&B with excellent eco credentials. Individually decorated rooms -some with balconies, some with fireplaces, some with vibrant colours, some in neutral tones. Charming simplicity with the added extras of a spa, courtyard, and garden.
A friendly, central B&B with charming rooms in neutral tones with lots of natural light. A lofty ambience in this home from home. The perfect place from which to explore Bordeaux.