The lobby is spacious with walls and floors in warm whites and winter wheats, greys and sparkly crystal. There are three separate seating pockets with one of them being a place where you can truly hang out in to while away some time.
The reno’ed rooms (done in 2011) are a good size and in keeping with the colors of the lobby, with the addition of a splash of orange and rust. In traditional Euro fashion, the water closet is kept separate from the washroom where you can shower or bathe and complete all of your morning and nighttime ablutions.
Bathrooms have black granite flooring and although we loved the smell of the Bois d`Orange Roger & Gallet toiletries, we were disappointed that they weren’t the Anick Goutal ones that were referred to in our in-room brochure. However, we see that the hotel is now carrying the luxe Paris brand, Carita Spa toiletries, so things seem to be all sorted out now.
The hotel has a restaurant, Jardin de Burdigala, that’s used for all meals and a spiffy bar where we had a daily nightcap and, often, the yummy club sandwich. There is also a small courtyard off of the bar for when the weather’s nice. We did try the main restaurant too, but we must admit, having just come from visiting some of the poshest restaurants to be found on the planet in Paris, we didn't find the restaurant to be quite in that league, although the food was good and beautiful to look at.
All in all, this hotel has some nice things going for it: its chic and comfortable style, good location, and decent price considering what you get. Oh yeah: And it’s in Bordeaux, which just keeps getting hipper with each passing day.
We found rates that start at €185 ($248) for a 269 sq. ft. Classic Room and go up to €518 ($695) for a 614 sq. ft. Deluxe Suite, both including breakfast and WiFi.
[Photo Gallery: Janice Tober / Photo above: MGallery/Hotel Burdigala]
Disclosure: Janice stayed as a guest of the hotel.