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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. You'll more than likely find some delicious kind of claret or summer rosé to be had at the best places to stay in Bordeaux too.

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, our pick of the best places to stay in Bordeaux ranges from historical townhouses in the Chartrons district to an eco-friendly B&B and contemporary designer hotel (for self catering options go to our online partner 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 best places to stay in Bordeaux

For contemporary city centre chic

The best places to stay in Bordeaux are an eclectic mix! Our favourites in the contemporary bracket are:

  • Seeko'o Hotel - This luxury design hotel might look out of place to some; a modern cube sat amongst 18th century buildings on Bordeaux's waterfront. It offers forty five up to the minute suites, all mood lighting and designer furniture. And it claims to be very environmentally friendly. A lively bar serves great cocktails plus the spa is well worth a visit.
  • Hôtel l’Avant Scène may look traditional on the outside, but inside the rooms have been done up to the nines in contemporary style: sleek minimalist furnishings, hardwood floors, and Bose hi-fi systems as standard.

City centre B&Bs

If you don't want to blow the budget then the best places to stay in Bordeaux can be the city centre B&Bs and guesthouses.

  • La Villa Chaleemar is very centrally located and ideal if you want to be in the thick of things. The rooms have a Scandanavian feel with light painted wooden furniture. When the weather's good there's even a patio for sitting out.

Amongst the vineyards

If you don't need to be in the centre of town, book a room in one of the best places to stay in Bordeaux where you can wake up amid the vines. Perhaps even arrange your own private tasting...

  • Chateau de Pitray is slightly further afield and offers four grand bedrooms for B&B guests. The building is gothic in style with fairy tale turrets and a creeper clad facade. Facilities include a swimming pool and tours of the award winning vines can be arranged.
  • Le Relais de Franc Mayne is a wine lovers paradise in a perfect spot. Rooms have been beautifully decorated all with an individual theme from Out of Africa to Pop Art....take your pick! No restaurant, but plenty to choose from in near by St Emilion.

For an apartment or holiday villa

  • For larger groups or families, an apartment or villa might be more appropriate. We recommend you visit our online partner for a comprehensive range.

Browse our pick of the best places to stay in Bordeaux and start to plan your visit.

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  • Mama Shelter


    Bordeaux's outpost of Mama Shelter is a hip, boutique hotel designed to be simple and comfortable. The bar and restaurant areas are trendy hang outs with a buzzing atmosphere. Enjoy a relaxed lunch or sun downer drinks on the rooftop terrace. A fantastic base for business or weekend trips.

    97 rooms from $77
    Value chic  -  Small doubles from just €69 per night.
    Sights nearby  -  CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • La Villa Chaleemar


    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.

    3 rooms from $89
    City Style
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Hôtel l’Avant Scène


    Contemporary rooms in a traditional setting surrounded by antique dealers and wine merchants. Ten sleek-chic white washed rooms with wooden floors and fireplaces blend traditional facades with modern comforts. A perfect city spot.

    10 rooms from $110
    City Style  -  A boutique hotel, lovingly restored, with contemproary rooms. A quiet base yet close to great nightlife.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the lovely nearby Notre Dame Church.
    Full of character
  • Le Clos de Meyre


    A glorious chateau with a working vineyard in the heart of Bordeaux. Traditional and elegant rooms and suites have floral fabrics, lots of natural light, and antique furnishings. Beautiful grounds, pool, and wine tastings. A wonderfully typical way to discover Bordeaux.

    8 rooms from $101
    Foodies  -  With its own vineyard and enchanting village restaurants around, the chateau is a haven for foodies and wine lovers.
    Wine tasting  -  Iin the heart of Medoc, the chateau has been planted with vines for more than three centuries.
    Good wine list  -  Fantastic collection from its 300 year old vineyard.
    Views  -  Splendid views over the vineyards.
  • Le Castel de Camillac

    Bordeaux (Camillac)

    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 glorious french country escape.

    3 rooms from $107
    Romantic Break  -  A regal chateau situated in the hills overlooking the Dordogne, the perfect weekend away for two.
    Sights nearby  -  Situated just 35kms from Bordeaux. Make a day trip to visit the historical sights and museums.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the lovely gardens, or further afield through the local vineyards.
    Kayaking  -  There are Canoes available nearby, ask at the front desk for details.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau de Castelneau

    St Émilion

    A traditional countryside Chateau surrounded by scenic vineyards, with a peaceful garden and swimming pool. Rooms are filled with homely touches - rugs, paintings and fine furniture. A comfortable and serene spot for total relaxation, local exploring or wine tasting just 10 mins from St Emilion.

    3 rooms from $107
    Sights nearby  -  St Emilion and a miriad of medieval villages are close by
    Local markets  -  Visit a different local market every day!
    Great walks  -  Walk through the hectares of vineyards
    Full of character  -  Surrounded by vineyards
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • L'Arbre Rouge

    Bordeaux (Génissac)

    A gorgeous 18th century farmhouse with a stylish contemporary interior. The hotel's location on the banks of the Dordogne river affords wonderful views & the lapping of the water adds to the supreme peace and tranquility. Take a dip in the heated indoor pool and dry off on the leafy roof terrace.

    5 rooms from $110
    Sights nearby  -  Just 15 minutes from the village of Saint Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor heated swimming pool with counter-current swimming
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • L'Autre Vie

    Bordeaux (Camiran)

    Family owned and run boutique bed and breakfast consisting of four luxurious double rooms set in an idyllic 18th century French farmhouse. Each room has a private terrace with stunning views across the surrounding vineyards. Glorious pool with outdoor deck for relaxing.

    4 rooms from $112
    Sights nearby  -  Pictureque villages nearby including country's smallest village and UNESCO listed Saint Emilion village
    Kayaking  -  Canoeing
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Ecolodge des Chartrons


    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 gorgeous rooms in neutral tones - simply lovely, and family friendly.

    5 rooms from $113
    City Style  -  A stunning, beautifully renovated, 18th century property nestled in the heart of Bordeaux.
    Great walks  -  For a breath of fresh air in the city centre, take a stroll along the river banks.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the vast and impressive Palais de la Bourse.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau Julie

    Bordeaux (Virsac)

    A relaxed family friendly hotel set in a grand 18th century Chateau, in the middle of peaceful vineyards with stunning views and a private fishing lake. Five simple yet spacious bedrooms with seating areas, and a charming communal dining room where table d'hote meals are served. Great value too!

    5 rooms from $129
    Full of character  -  A restored chateau with plenty of original features still on display
    Fishing  -  A large fishing lake
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
  • 5 Lasserre


    Contemporary B&B in St Emilion wine region. Spacious rooms have exposed brick walls, countryside views and large bathrooms; apartment has full kitchen and living spaces. Outdoor pool, gardens and terrace. Massages available. Chic, peaceful and grown up.

    3 rooms from $151
    Country Escape  -  With only three bedrooms, miles of vineyards, gothic castles nearby and jazz concerts, enjoy getting away from it all here
    Sights nearby  -  12km from Saint Emilion, listed as World Heritage by the Unesco
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Chateau Grattequina

    Bordeaux (Blanquefort)

    A stunning 19th century Chateau overlooking the Garonne River. Bedrooms are huge with wooden floors, pretty fabrics and large modern bathrooms. Some have private balconies. Local wine and regional cuisine. With a number of large function rooms and a stunning terrace - it is perfect for any event.

    10 rooms from $160
    Sights nearby  -  Just 15 mins from the centre of Bordeaux
    Views  -  Gorgeous views over the Garonne River
    Full of character
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Le St James


    Unusual, very contemporary design hotel with gourmet food. Spectacularly modern rooms and suites set in separate pavilion conversions. Lots of natural light, terraces onto gardens, glorious swimming pool, and fabulous food. Somewhere for restoring wellbeing.

    15 rooms from $174
    Total relaxation
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
  • Seeko'o Hotel


    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.

    45 rooms from $174
    City Style  -  A boutique design hotel, minimilistic in and out. Choose the Panoramic suite for spectacular views.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll along the Garone River.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Le Boutique Hotel


    An elegant townhouse hotel. Chic contemporary rooms filled with sunlight, parquet floors, modern art and giant stand-alone bath tubs. A romantic city break geared up for wine lovers and culture vultures.

    20 rooms from $190
    Families  -  There are two self-catering apartments.
    Spa  -  In-room treatments available.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet
  • Château de Pitray

    Bordeaux (Gardegan)

    Picture-book château with a highly-regarded vineyard and friendly hosts. A fairytale chateau with turrets and vineyards. An element of grandeur with high ceilings, stonework, and chandeliers. A glorious B&B with wonderful wines.

    4 rooms from $202
    Country Escape  -  A whimsical chateau in stunning parklands and vinyards will take you miles away from it all.
    Great walks  -  The estate has 200 acres of woodlands, fields and vineyards to be explored.
    Swimming Pool  -  Garden Pool.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • La Reserve au Pavillon du Chateau Raba


    A glorious sandstone chateau in the heart of south Bordeaux. Boutique rooms and suites offer the height of luxury with four poster beds, creamy furnishings, and works of art. Fabulous fine dining restaurant and an excellent wine list, spa treatments, and pool. Totally pampering, very sophisticated.

    9 rooms from $202
    Foodies  -  Fantastic fine dining restaurant.
    Romantic Break
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and Indoor Pools
  • Hostellerie de la Plaisance

    Bordeaux (Saint Emilion)

    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.

    17 rooms from $263
    Foodies  -  Foodies will enjoy the exquisite food and wine inspired by the surrounding produce.
    Great walks  -  This old stone monastery boasts lovely gardens for an after dinner stroll.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Monolith church about the Catacombs.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Fodors
  • Hotel de Seze


    This grand hotel in a fine 18th Century building offers guests comfortable accommodation in large rooms with elegant furniture and traditional interiors. There's a smart restaurant and bar with cigar lounge, plus a small spa with treatment rooms, a hot tub and sauna. Ideal base for wine lovers.

    55 rooms from $236
    Local exploring  -  Ideally located for exploring Bordeaux's highlights and getting out and about in the surrounding vineyards
    Sights nearby  -  Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux
  • Les Sources de Caudalie


    A beautiful chateau, vineyard, spa hotel, and Five Star setting. Classical, elegant, and luxurious rooms and suites. Fantastic French cuisine in two restaurants, a world class wine list, and a unique natural spa set on a hot spring. Wonderfully indulgent.

    49 rooms from $236
    Garden  -  Fabulous gardens and vineyards to explore and taste from.
    Spa breaks  -  The chateau is positioned over a natural hot spring.
    Good wine list  -  Some of the world's finest wines.
    Foodies  -  Fantastic French cooking.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, CN Traveller
  • Chateau Cordeillan Bages


    A beautiful 17th century manor house surrounded by its own vineyards and not far from the coast. Contemporary chic bedrooms and suites, an excellent French restaurant serving cuisine typical of the region, swimming pool, and an extensive wine cellar. Romantic, gourmet, and luxurious.

    24 rooms from $246
    Foodies  -  Fabulous local cuisine paints a picture of the region.
    Views  -  Stunning views over the gardens and vineyards.
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
  • Le Relais de Franc Mayne

    Bordeaux (Saint Emilion)

    A sun-soaked sandstone house, set on seven acres of idyllic vineyards. Elegant rooms with individual themes, from Out of Africa to Pop Art. A truly stunning country B&B with lovely natural pool. A wine lovers’ paradise!

    12 rooms from $247
    Country Escape  -  A gorgeous country house and working winery turned boutique hotel, set on a seven acre vineyard.
    Sights nearby  -  Enjoy the Romanesque churches and mediaeval ruins in St-Emilion, walking distance from the hotel.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodors
  • Yndo Hotel


    A contemporary hotel with a modern town house feel inside a stunning 19th-century private mansion. Designer furniture in elegant rooms alongside original period features. Evening and lunchtime meals can be ordered on request at 'The Table.' A luxurious, trendy spot in this exciting city.

    12 rooms from $269
    Wine tasting  -  Explore the famous Bordeaux wine region, and sample the different vintages
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the heart of Bordeaux's historic district, the property is ideally placed to see all of the city's attractions.
    Designer  -  There are designer pieces and artworks spread throughout the property
    Great walks  -  Bordeaux's Public Garden
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