Le Burdigala – Bordeaux, France
The unusual name Burdigala, is what the Celts named the small settlement on the Garonne that is now Bordeaux. But there’s nothing old about this newly revamped gem of a hotel. Tucked away close to the Meriadeck district, it’s cool, contemporary and very welcoming. The city is recognized for its history and architecture, and the Hotel Burdigala has embraced it all.
From here you can explore the delights of Bordeaux itself, and the vineyards surrounding it, then end the day on the roof terrace sampling some of the region’s finest produce.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For being in the centre of one of France’s best wine regions.
Location:In the heart of the city of Bordeaux – 25 minutes from the airport.
Rooms:83 cosy and contemporary rooms and suites.
Children:Les enfants? Oui!
Accessibility:There are specially adapted rooms for guests with limited mobility.
Open From:All year round.
Price:from £240 per room, per night.
Each of the rooms and suites is contemporary in design, with modern artwork, and decorated in warm, neutral colours. The Classic, Executive and Deluxe Rooms are ideal city boltholes, whilst the split level Duplex Rooms are perfect for longer stays – they are suites to all intents and purposes. For families, the Suites are exceptionally spacious and can sleep up to four.
The day begins with an extravagant breakfast, with local meats and cheeses and delicious fresh pastries. And if you’re not eating out in one of the city’s notable restaurants, then dinner at Madame B will not disappoint. The menu is full of traditional dishes, with seasonal produce sourced locally, and it’s all in a cool and elegant setting.
The hub of one of France’s most famous wine regions, there’s no shortage of places to explore in and around Bordeaux if you’re an oenophile. The chateaux Margaux, Latour, Lafite-Rothschild and Pétrus are just the tip of the iceberg, and we can safely say, that it’s easy to spend a few days going from one famous house to the next. And make sure you visit the wine museum. The city of Bordeaux itself, often driven past and not visited, is definitely worth a closer inspection.
Compact, and easily accessible on foot, it has grand squares and wide boulevards, with magnificent 18th century buildings and a slew of stunning modern architecture. It is a city that has undergone a renaissance, and is one of the country’s most cosmopolitan destinations. Beautiful public gardens line the rivers and its cathedral and Place de la Bourse are stunning. And along with this, come a very fine collection of restaurants and bistrots, beckoning you from the pavements.
Whilst there are no specific children’s facilities, Burdigala welcomes families. The suites are perfect for up to four, and there are babysitting services available.
In the heart of the city of Bordeaux – 25 minutes from the airport.