Upon leaving the Basque coast, we looked forward to visiting the metropolitan city of Bordeaux. While many people think of Bordeaux as wine country, which it is, it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site and city of culture and history. The GPS guided our rental car into the Golden Triangle and Hotel de Tourny in the historic city center. This boutique hotel would serve as our home base of exploration for the next several days.
The 15 room hotel, opened in 2015, featured 3 single rooms, 9 double rooms and 3 suites in comfort, superior and executive levels. The property is actually two 18th century private mansions. Our room, #26, was the comfort category with a double bed and rented for 175€ on our January visit. Some rooms open onto a balcony. All rooms include air-conditioning and individual heat controls, complimentary wifi, flat screen television with international channels, hairdryer, and safety deposit box.
Each room was individually decorated by co-owner Sandrine Burgeat. We loved the cheerful, bright colors in the compact bathroom. Bath amenities by Home Product Rituals.
Breakfast is an additional fee of 15€ per person and includes meats, cheeses, yogurt, fruit, pastries, homemade cake, fresh juice and coffee. Room service is available 24 hrs, daily according to room category.
The hotel does not have a bar. However, customers can order a glass of Grands Cru vintage wines, thanks to the “D-vine” wine vending machine (www.10-vins.com)
Need to know:
Rates range from $150 to $530, not including tax. Mandatory tourist tax : 1.35€ in 2017. Check the website for current specials and prices as rates fluctuate.
On site parking is not available, but customers are entitled to special pricing negotiated by the hotel. We took advantage of the online rate and Q Park garage parking lot, a three minute walk from the hotel.
The hotel is a member of the « Hôtels de Charme et de Caractère » label. (www.hotels-charme.uk )
Complimentary breakfast package.
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
Free WiFi/internet access available throughout the hotel (rooms and communal areas)
Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.
Insider tips: The hotel works with many restaurants in Bordeaux and staff is able to suggest places for all tastes and budgets. They also have a wine partnership and customers can book wine tours at the hotel. A reception room is steps from the hotel for your business events. (www.salontourny.com).
If You Go:
Hotel Tourny +33 5 56 81 56 73
16 Rue Huguerie, 33000
Hotel Tourny review, video and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. As is typical in the industry, I received a complimentary media stay, however, all opinions are my own.