This is a lovely place to stay in Bordeaux: it is largely made so by the perfect host, Daniel, whose enthusiasm for the hotel and for his city is very infectious!
It is not a 'boutique hotel' and does not pretend to be but it provides an opportunity to stay in a unique environment (a unique 'hotel particulier' which has been carefully restored and furnished with antiques from the appropriate period).
The 2 bedrooms are comfortable and have all the amenities that you need including flat screen television and mini bar/fridge and kettle. The toilet is separate to the bathroom which, I think, is a great idea.
The furniture is very much in keeping with the style of the place: very definitely not chain hotel style comfort and a bit qurky but very much part of the experience.
Everyone mentions the breakfast because it really is exceptional: such a huge choice of food that it may seem overwhelming but just take what tempts from the array of cold meats, omelette, pastries (including the local speciality: canneles), yogurt, fruit.......you probably won't want to eat again until the evening!
The tour of the house was really interesting and it would be a great pity to stay here and not do the tour; Daniel has clearly spent a lot of time researching the history of the house and brings it to life with personal anecdotes.
On arrival, you may be taken aback by the unprepossessing entrance but the warmth of welcome will soon overcome this initial impression and you will enjoy your stay in this charming place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Bordeaux: a unique and precious witness the art of living in the XVIIIth century. At the end of the 18th century, a gentleman imbued with discerning taste, had a private mansion built in the heart of Bordeaux, next to the Public Gardens, that has today after extensive refurbishment been returned to its original splendour, and opened to the public. Liliane and Michel Korber have devoted over twenty years of loving care to refurnishing this monument and bringing it back to life. ... more less