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Bedroom at Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa

A New Harper Alliance Hotel in Bordeaux

By Andrew Harper

The Harper Way | November 11, 2011

  Regent Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa  

For years, we have recommended hotels in the storied Bordeaux region of France, and now we can also offer special rates and amenities at one of the very best: the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa. From the Harper Collection: “Imposing hotel dating from 1904, in an elegant 1776 limestone building opposite the Grand Théâtre. Renovated by Parisian designer Jacques Garcia, its voluptuous interiors recall the original property’s glamour with décor evoking the era of Napoleon III. The 150 accommodations include 22 luxury suites. One exceptionally pretty and comfortable Junior Suite was generously sized and offered a cozy salon, three step-up teak balconies affording views across central Bordeaux, and a bath with a large soaking tub, separate shower and striking red-marble counter. Lavish dining room serves gourmet seafood cuisine; also brasserie and bar/lounge. New 10,000-square-foot spa with indoor pool and gym. Quintessentially French but decidedly modern in comfort, this is the distinguished hotel that this lovely city has long deserved.”

Andrew Harper members receive preferred rates; an upgrade upon check-in, when available; a welcome bottle of Bordeaux wine per room; a €50 food and beverage credit per room; and 4 p.m. late checkout, when available. Rates also include room tax and daily buffet breakfast served at Brasserie l'Europe. As befits a hotel set in one of the world’s greatest wine regions, the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa also offers dedicated Wine Concierges. They can assist with arranging tours and tastings at some of Bordeaux’s best chateaux, both big names and hidden gems. Guests who reserve a suite gain access to the most iconic wineries. Many visitors confine their travels in France mostly to Paris, Normandy and Provence, but underrated Bordeaux rewards visitors with beautiful wines, fine cuisine, historic architecture, charming villages and exquisite spas. A visit to Bordeaux, Basque Country and/or the Dordogne would make a truly memorable off-the-beaten-track itinerary.

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Andrew Harper Photo Andrew Harper is the editor of The Hideaway Report, a luxury travel newsletter that first appeared in 1979. He travels anonymously and pays his own expenses in pursuit of unique properties that offer unusually high levels of personal service. Hotels have no idea who he is, so he is treated exactly as you might be.

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