I know that most people travel to Bordeaux for its vibrant city life, amazing wine, and beautiful surroundings, but why not make a real treat out of it on the way? Bordeaux has some amazing Spa hotels with spa treatments, pools, and luxury restaurants. In this article, I’ll help you find the best Spa hotels in Bordeaux.
Every hotel I decided to include on this list offers something unique but all of them offer unforgettable experiences. I tried to include hotels in different parts of the city as well as a few in its stunning surroundings. If you want to stay in Bordeaux and are not sure what’s the right neighborhood for you, I invite you to read my Bordeaux Districts guide first.
If you’re looking for a hotel located in a vineyard, be sure to look at my winery hotels list too. And now let’s dive into the best Spa hotels in Bordeaux.
Spa Hotels in Bordeaux
Villas Foch is a standout in this article for its beautiful architecture and its proximity to unbeatable sites like Jardin Public, Bordeaux’s most beautiful park. Classic Bordeaux architecture is similar to the architecture of Paris, both of which were largely built by the famous architect Georges-Eugène Haussmann, and Villas Foch offers no shortage of this beautiful style.
Villas Foch is a 5-star luxury hotel that perfectly combines a modern interior design with Bordeaux’s famous architecture and 18th-century limestone. If you want to feel like a prince or princess in Sleeping Beauty (Bordeaux’s nickname), this is the place for you.
It has on staff a butler, a bellhop, a concierge, a driver, room service, and a bar on site. Its spa facilities include a lovely heated swimming pool, a sauna as well as a fitness room. Its quiet yet central location and amazing facilities make it one of the best Spa hotels to stay in Bordeaux.
Reserve your room here.
Hôtel de sèze is a 4-star hotel in the fancy Triangle d’Or district next to many luxury boutiques and wine and chocolate shops. Situated in a beautiful 18th-century building, the hotel has 55 rooms with 18th-century decor that gives it an exquisite look. It also harbors a spa, a beautiful library, and a golf course (15 minutes by shuttle).
When it comes to location, this is one of the best choices on this list. It falls along the Allées de Tourny, which is the central boulevard in Bordeaux. This means that it is steps away from Place des Quinconces, the Grand Théâtre (my favorite Bordeaux building), and the Eglise Notre Dame, Bordeaux’s hidden church.
The spa is lovely and beneath the hustle and bustle of the city. It boasts a Hammam, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Sensory Shower, Ice Fountain, and Herbal Tea Room. The restaurant, the Comptoir, is a favorite among the Bordelais and is frequently full for lunch. It is also available for breakfast for hotel guests, either as a continental or a full breakfast.
Reserve your room or treatment here.
Le Palais Gallien Hôtel & Spa looks like it should be exclusively a hotel for royalty. It is located in the quiet and posh Fondaudege neighborhood in Bordeaux. The 5-star rating of the hotel is immediately apparent as soon as you see the gorgeous facade, 18th-century limestone columns illuminated by discrete soft lighting.
As stylish as all the other hotels on this list, a major bonus is its beautiful pool out back lined in wooden deck and bookended by manicured hedges. Enter the building through its gorgeous marbled entryway with the classical-style hanging lantern and squared archways.
The sports facilities and spa have much to offer, including massages, beauty services, a jacuzzi and Turkish bath, personal trainers, and yoga classes, just to name a few. There is a parking garage for those who drive into Bordeaux hoping to visit some vineyards during their stay.
Many guests laud the staff for being extremely friendly and helpful, and they appreciate the quiet nature of the neighborhood while still being very close to the center. Many of the rooms overlook the rooftops of Bordeaux. The hotel is also home to an amazing chef’s restaurant called La Table de Montaigne.
Hôtel Maison Pavlov is located in one of Bordeaux’s best suburbs, le Bouscat, and has a direct tram line to the city center. The hotel offers the serenity and isolation of the countryside while actually only being a short tram ride from the city center.
The hotel is a standalone building made with … you guessed it, 18th-century limestone. The owners imagined it with wellness at its center.
The restaurant is renowned not only for its delicious dishes but from its direct-from-the-source nature. Everything is sourced from local farms, with the exception of the restaurant’s aromatics and herbs, which are harvested directly from the property’s garden. They even get their honey from local beehives. The rooms are spacious, and you will be welcomed with a tray of little candies and other treasures from local providers.
The spacious pool is heated and directly in the backyard. Children are even given alarm bracelets for security. The hotel also offers fitness classes and private coaching.
Reserve your room or treatment here.
Everyone’s heard of the Radisson, and this one offers everything that the world-renowned brand brings to mind. It also has an amazing rooftop overlooking Bordeaux’s port and the Base sous Marine building, an old submarine that is now hosting one of the best immersive exhibitions in town.
The neighborhood, known as Bassin à Flot, is home to many of the city’s hipper clubs and restaurants and is where many boats come in and out. It’s also next to Les Halles de Bacalan, a food court that is the perfect place to try all French cuisine at once, and the Cité du Vin, the city’s endlessly interesting wine museum overlooking the Garonne River.
Its spa, Sothys, offers every treatment imaginable, including makeup application sessions, and sells many of its own products.
Reserve your room or treatment here.
This is the most central and famous hotel in Bordeaux, where all the stars stay on their visit to Bordeaux. The decor is a bit outdated, but the service is amazing. It’s one of the only 5-star hotels in Bordeaux. The rooftop is also highly sought after for its views overlooking the Grand Théâtre and the Garonne River beyond that.
Its spa, of course, does not disappoint. The Spa Guerlain consists of a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hammam, and sauna. The spa has 10 treatment rooms including 2 couple rooms and an outdoor terrace with a hot tub.
Grab a coffee on their terrace that overlooks Place de la Comédie to people-watch. In the winter, they replace the outdoor decor with bubbles that have heating inside, as if you’d been placed inside a snow globe without the snow (that’s kind of the idea).
This grand dame boasts 19th-century furniture in all of the rooms and will make you feel like royalty. The hotel’s 2 Michelin star restaurant is called the Pressoir d’Argent and is owned by the famous British chef Gordon Ramsay.
Book your room, table, or treatment here.
Spa hotels around Bordeaux (Gironde)
If you’re willing to drop a dime on staying at heaven-on-Earth, Les Sources de Caudalie is an excellent option, located in the luxurious Chatêau Smith Haut Lafitte vineyards. This is where the king and queen of England stayed on their visit to Bordeaux in September.
You can stay in a suite on the property. Each of them has been designed with its own unique design using antique furniture and mood lighting. Also, if you’re looking to pair the wines with great food, there’s no need to leave the property as the hotel offers a few dining options: a two-star Michelin restaurant, a bistro, a bar, and a grocery store.
The spa is focused on what the property calls “vinotherapy.” The entire spa is made of all-natural materials and the water for the hammam comes from a natural hot spring in the area. It includes an outdoor pool and jacuzzi.
So if you’re looking for a sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere in the magnificent grounds of one of the best wineries of Pessac Leognan, this hotel Les Sources de Caudalie is your place.
You can book your stay here.
Located in the heart of my favorite wine sub-region, Pessac Léognan, Chatêau Leognan’s impressive facade will make you feel like you’ve entered Never Never Land. Built from beautiful stone, it boasts two turrets that frame a covered front porch, and it is buffeted by its beautiful vineyards.
The spa is special in that the services are offered in yurts or lodges, which overlook the vineyards, countryside, or lake – up to you!
After your spa treatment and a vineyard tour, consider any of the château’s other activities – Thursday acoustic nights, family lunches, the property’s guingette (French for pop-up party), or Cocktail Fridays.
The rooms are tastefully and beautifully done with natural earth tones highlighted by notes of luxury in the form of crystal chandeliers and velvet chairs.
Book your room, tour, or treatment here.
Ha(a)ïtza is the sister hotel of La C(o)orniche, a beautiful hotel and restaurant overlooking the region’s famous sand dune, Dune du Pilat. The design is one of Philippe Starck’s projects in the region, which successfully created a delicate style with warm white tones and touches of steel.
The highlight of the hotel is the covered swimming pool under a glass roof that’s open all year long. Ha(a)itza also offers other great facilities like a spa, a fitness room, and a hairdresser.
The hotel is located on the main street of Pyla sur Mer, the quiet town of Dune du Pilat. Within a few minutes walk from the hotel you can enjoy the calm beaches of Dune du Pilat which are the best ones to go to when the main beaches are getting too crowded.
Book your room here.
For more hotel options in Arcachon, check out my article about the best hotels in Arcachon.
Is it your first time visiting Bordeaux?
I have a few articles that will help you to get the best out of your first stay.
Start with my 50 favorite things to do in Bordeaux followed by my ultimate guide to Bordeaux, which will get you familiar with all the “must” places to visit in Bordeaux. To help you to choose a hotel in Bordeaux I’ve gathered a list of the best hotels in the center of Bordeaux as well as a guide to the districts of Bordeaux to help you choose your preferred location.
You can also get plenty of tips on things to do in the Southwest of France via lost in Bordeaux’s social media accounts and email list, check them out here:
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