Hip Bordeaux? A Peek Inside the Seeko’o Hotel
We spent some time in Bordeaux this summer and we have one question: When did Bordeaux get to be so hip? To prove this point, we give you the 45-room Seeko’o Hotel, in the up-and-coming Chartrons district.
Formerly a wine shipping area, this warehouse neighborhood had fallen into a state of decrepitude before the current mayor thought that enough was enough and government and businesses started investing in the buildings. Now you’ll find trendy shops, galleries and restaurants all along the river in these cool reno’ed warehouses.
Across the street from one of the quays is the Seeko’o Hotel – a modern vision in white – angular and austere. “Seeko’o” is the Inuit word for “iceberg” and it’s a fitting name. King Kong Architecture designed the building and clad the outside in white Corian. Standing taller than the buildings surrounding it, it doesn’t feel obtrusive but, rather, takes command of its space.
(Since pictures speak a thousand words, be sure to have a look at the pics in the photo gallery!)
Made up of five types of rooms, ranging from the Executive rooms to the Panoramic Suite, décor is simple and modern in calming whites and greys. Free Wifi is available in all rooms.
The hotel has a little coffee area off of the lobby and a cool bar that serves food as well as yummy cocktails. There is also a sauna and steam room for some chill time.
Rates in September for the Executive Room start at €141 ($191) but we really like the Superior Room with Terrace at €216 ($292).
[Photos: Janice Tober]