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Relais de Margaux
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Margaux
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
799 reviews
187 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
“expensive and awful”
Reviewed November 6, 2006

The front of house staff were welcoming , but there the luxury ended. The hotel is an unashamed money making venture, The room was in serious need of a makeover, and the restaurant was poorly run and had even run out of Margaux wines! I wanted a swim after my long drive, and was charged 30euros for the privilege. The leisure centre consisted of a postage stamp pool with some wave makers up one side, and a waft of aromatherapy. If I had wanted to use it the following morning before departing, I would have had to spend a further 30 euros.
For a hotel of this alleged class, everything was extra, from the extortionate rates for internet access to use of hotel bicycles.
I would advise anyone visiting the vineyardsof Bordeaux to make a wide detour of this undesirable property.

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  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 16, 2005

We had a wonderful stay here after "trying" to stay in the centre of Bordeaux! Having spent 1 night in that awful place we desperately looked to check in elsewhere, Relais de Margaux was the best decision we ever made!

Staff were extremely welcoming and friendly, rooms were fantastic and comfortable, pool and grounds well maintained and adequate. As for the dining experience, WOW! Food and wines were outstanding.

You DO need a car unless you are into walking, but this is not a fault of the hotel. The area itself is packed full with fantastic chateaux to explore and taste wines. We would go back to this hotel, and the Medoc area again.

  • Stayed August 2002
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Reviewed July 1, 2004

This is not at all a "small luxury hotel" of the world!!! You have dirty rooms the staff is not friendly the property needs a lot of attention the house a lot of paint the rooms some new furniture and YES the food at the restaurant is great the wine list is outstanding But you are in Bordeaux who wounders !! Don´t stay here ! Eat and go !!

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Property: Relais de Margaux
Address: 5 route de l Ile Vincent, 33460 Margaux, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Margaux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Margaux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais de Margaux 4*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located alongside the Gironde set in 55 hectares of land in the heartland of the famous Medoc wine country, the Relais de Margaux is only 40 minutes from Bordeaux city centre and the Merignac International Airport of Bordeaux. The “Relais de Margaux” is an ideal holiday resort to discover this beautiful region, visit prestigious wine castles, discover oenological and to spend a few days of relaxation.Here wine, country and sports activities harmonize wonderfully well. ... more   less 
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