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Renowned for its celebrated brandy, Cognac is definitely a highlight for alcohol enthusiasts. But Cognac is more than just its spirits – it’s a captivating region boasting picturesque landscapes, delectable cuisine, and a myriad of attractions waiting to be 

discovered. Imagine spending a weekend here – a chance to unwind, explore, and indulge in the charms of this enchanting region. 

In this article, I’ve selected seven hotels in the Cognac region that promise an amazing stay while you explore the area. Some are located in the heart of Cognac town, close to many restaurants and distilleries, while others are nestled in the scenic countryside. The list includes luxurious hotels with spa facilities and others that are more simple but comfortable and centrally located.

 Before we start, to help you better explore the region, here are my guides to the best things to do in Cognac and the best distilleries to visit in Cognac
Let’s dive in!

Best hotels in the center of Cognac 

Logis des Tourelles

If you fancy a romantic weekend in Cognac, check out Logis des Tourelles, one of the best hotels in the region. The 4-start guest house is located in a historic 19th-century mansion, right in the center of the Cognac. A big outdoor swimming pool is awaiting you in their beautiful garden, which is especially inviting during the warmer season. The hotel offers warmly decorated family rooms with kitchen supplies and everything you need to enjoy a picnic in the garden. 

One of the best hotels in Cognac
Source: Logis des Tourelles

With its prime central location, you’ll find yourself within easy reach of the city’s renowned restaurants and numerous distilleries, all just a stroll away. For guests arriving by car, complimentary parking facilities are available for added convenience. Should you wish to explore the captivating surroundings of the Cognac region beyond the city center, the hotel offers a bike hire service, allowing you to embark on scenic adventures at your own pace.

You can book your room using this link.

Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa

Discover a truly unforgettable stay in Cognac at Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa, where history, luxury, and warm hospitality converge seamlessly. Originally established in 1838, this distinguished 5-star hotel sprawls across more than two hectares in the heart of Cognac. Boasting four distinct buildings, the meticulously designed rooms and suites exude an elegant French classicism, ensuring a refined and comfortable retreat for guests. Indulge in the finest amenities, including a contemporary brasserie, a sophisticated Jazz bar, a breathtaking rooftop lounge, and versatile meeting spaces.

Immerse yourself in relaxation at the hotel’s exceptional wellness area, featuring a 25-meter swimming pool, four tranquil treatment cabins, a state-of-the-art fitness room, as well as rejuvenating facilities such as a jacuzzi, hammam, and sauna. A highlight of your culinary journey awaits at the Michelin-starred restaurant, helmed by Chef Paolo Boscaro, where you’ll savor the exquisite flavors and culinary heritage of the Charente region.

Conveniently situated adjacent to the renowned Rémy Martin Prestigious Cognac house and just a short stroll from the charming old town of Cognac, Hôtel Chais Monnet offers a luxurious oasis in the heart of the city

Reserve your room at Chais Monne here.

Hôtel Quai des Pontis

Another charming hotel in Cognac is the 3-star Hôtel Quai des Pontis. Located on the banks of the Charente River in a century-old park, this hotel offers a unique experience, with traces of its industrial past, including an imposing chimney preserved by the current owners.

Situated in a former factory Hôtel Quai des Pontis offers rooms, lodges, and suites all coming with a private terrace. Just imagine yourself drinking your morning coffee or an afternoon Cognac-based cocktail on the terrace with exceptional views of the river and the historic town. The hotel features a bar, a lounge with a piano, and a swimming pool for the hot days in the region. It’s one of the most kids-friendly hotels in Cognac.

Hôtel Quai des Pontis is located in the Faubourg Saint-Jacques district, just across the bridge from the old center in Cognac. A pleasant stroll along the bridge will bring you to some of the most famous Cognac houses in town such as Hennessy and Château Royal de Cognac.

Book your room here.

Hotel Heritage

Located in the center of Cognac the hotel itself is a simple 3-star hotel but it’s very cozy and has everything you need for a pleasant stay. Hotel Heritage offers spacious and comfortable rooms, a shared lounge, a terrace, a restaurant, and a bar.

The hotel is located within walking distance of the market, the main shopping streets, and the big park of Cognac (Jardin Public). Other attractions nearby include the two main museums in the city,  Musée des Arts du Cognac and Musée d’Art et d’Histoire.  A great choice for a short weekend in Cognac if you arrive by train and want to stay in a central location.

You can book your stay here. 

Staying in the countryside around Cognac

While Cognac itself is a lovely town with plenty of stuff to do, if you have more than a few days to dedicate to the region, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the scenic countryside around Cognac. The best way to do that is to stay in one of the villages nearby, here are a few great options in the Cognac countryside. 

Hôtel L’Yeuse – Les Collectionneurs

Hôtel L’Yeuse, situated 2.5 km from Cognac near the banks of the Charente River, stands as a unique castle residence. The owner’s innovative approach grants graffiti artists carte blanche, resulting in personalized décor that adds an artistic touch to each of the 24 rooms, all boasting panoramic views of the Charente Valley, villages, and vineyards.

A beautiful hotel in the Cognac region
source : Hôtel L’Yeuse

Beyond its picturesque setting, Hôtel L’Yeuse offers a range of amenities for relaxation, including a spa, sauna, hot tub, and outdoor swimming pool. Additionally, guests can indulge in therapeutic massages. The hotel’s culinary offerings are equally enticing, with the “Table de Yeuse” restaurant serving creative cuisine crafted from local and seasonal ingredients, while the Remarkable Garden invites exploration, promising delightful discoveries amidst the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Book your stay in Hôtel L’Yeuse here. 

Domaine de Pladuc

Nestled within the picturesque Cognac region, the Domaine de Pladuc offers a captivating blend of history, tranquility, and hospitality. Originally a renowned cognac distillery dating back to the mid-18th century, this charming estate boasts magnificent architecture and a rich heritage. 

Today, it has been lovingly transformed into a quaint boutique hotel, featuring just five spacious and bright rooms adorned with meticulous attention to detail. With an outdoor swimming pool and a furnished terrace for outdoor dining, Domaine de Pladuc promises a truly peaceful and restorative escape. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or planning a special event, this idyllic retreat offers the perfect setting for unforgettable experiences in the heart of the Charente countryside.

Book your stay here

Le Relais de Saint-Preuil, The Originals Relais (Relais du Silence)

Sven and Stevan, the passionate proprietors of Le Relais de Saint-Preuil Hotel, epitomize hospitality excellence in the serene countryside near Cognac. Set amidst the rolling vineyards, this charming establishment radiates rustic allure and enduring charm, providing an idyllic escape for discerning travelers. 

With spacious family rooms and suites blending tradition with modern comforts, guests can relish panoramic views from the expansive terrace while savoring gourmet cuisine paired with local wines. Beyond relaxation, the hotel offers an array of recreational amenities including a gym, tennis court, children’s playground, and outdoor swimming pool, ensuring a rejuvenating stay for all. 

For those seeking adventure, bicycle rentals are available to explore the picturesque surroundings, while curated wine tours and cognac tastings offer immersive experiences guided by knowledgeable hosts. Whether indulging in gastronomic delights or embracing the tranquility of the countryside, a stay at Le Relais de Saint-Preuil promises cherished memories and moments of pure bliss.

Reserve your suite here.

If you need more information about things to do and see in Cognac, check out my other articles about Cognac.

Top 10 things to do in Cognac
The best distilleries to visit in Cognac

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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Ending your day dipping in refreshing water can easily uplift your stay in Bordeaux, especially as our wine capital tends to get very hot in the summer. 

And while there are quite a few stunning beaches in the region, there’s nothing like having a pool in your hotel. In this article, you’ll find the list of the best hotels with pools in Bordeaux. 

It’s worth noting that some of the luxury hotels on this list can be quite expensive, but I’ve also featured a few more budget-friendly alternatives. If you’re seeking even more relaxation, check out my recommendations for the best spa hotels in Bordeaux

Other related articles: where to stay in Bordeaux, best wine hotels in Bordeaux, family-friendly hotels in Bordeaux

Best hotels with pools in Bordeaux for a refreshing stay

Maison La Course

Located just next to Bordeaux’s main park, Jardin Public, Maison La Course is a romantic hidden gem you don’t want to miss. Set in a beautiful Haussmannian building, this hotel is a perfect place to enjoy the more elegant parts of Bordeaux, such as the Fondaudege and Chartrons neighborhoods

Maison La Couse offers five spacious rooms all carefully designed using a mix of old and modern.
The boutique guest house has a cozy terrace to eat your breakfast as well as a lounge area with a fireplace and comfy sofas. Its small pool is located on the rooftop and has an amazing view of the city rooftops.  While the rooms themselves don’t have a kitchen, there’s a central kitchen that all guests can use. 

Apart from the stylish decor they also pride themselves on their spa and wellness facilities. The hotel often organizes wine tastings and can help you plan a perfect stay in Bordeaux. 

Maison La Course is located within walking distance from the Grand Theatre and in proximity to many great restaurants and coffee places. 

Book your stay here

Villas Foch Boutique Hotel & Spa

For those of you looking for a luxury experience in the city center, Villas Foch is the place for you. A 5-star luxury hotel known for its spa facilities and specifically for its stunning indoor swimming pool. 

The hotel is located in one of Bordeaux’s beautiful 18th-century buildings, bursting with style and charm in every room. 

It’s located in proximity to the city center but within a quiet neighborhood. A few minutes walk will bring you to the Place des Quinconces, Jardin Public, Place de la Bourse, and the old town of Bordeaux. 

Book your stay here.

Le Palais Gallien Hôtel & Spa

Another fancy hotel with a pool in Bordeaux is Le Palais Gallien Hôtel. The 5-star hotel resides in a 19th-century building with a gorgeous facade and 18th-century limestone columns. 

The hotel offers a variety of beautiful rooms including a Prestige room with a private Jacuzzi and the 100m² Montesquieu Suite with a private cinema and sauna. 

Le Palais Gallien offers extensive spa facilities, including massages, beauty services, a jacuzzi and Turkish bath, personal trainers, and yoga classes, just to name a few.  The highlights of the hotel are its rooftop with a cocktail bar and the garden with a heated outdoor pool. 

Le Palais Gallien Hôtel & Spa in Bordeaux
Le Palais Gallien Hôtel & Spa – Lost in Bordeaux

The hotel is located in the quiet and posh Fondaudege neighborhood and has a great restaurant called La Table de Montaigne.

Book your room here.

Renaissance Bordeaux Hotel 

Moving now from Bordeaux’s historic center to one of the younger and trendier neighborhoods, Bassins a flot. The relatively new Renaissance Bordeaux is located at the port of Bordeaux, neighboring one of Bordeaux’s best markets Halles des Bacalan, and the famous wine museum, Cité du Vin

Renaissance Bordeaux Hotel features a big indoor swimming pool, a  restaurant, and a fitness center. One of its best features is its rooftop bar Gina, a popular place for cocktails in the summer

The 4-star hotel offers 149 spacious rooms and suites, all with a stunning view of either the river or the port of Bordeaux. 

Whenever you want to get to the center of Bordeaux, jump on tram B which will take you there in 10 minutes. Or you can have a pleasant walk on Bordeaux’s riverfront and get there in about 25 minutes.

Book your stay here.

Loft Luxe Hyper Centre

This is a perfect place for people who prefer an apartment over a hotel, but still desire a refreshing swim at the day’s end. The Luxe Loft with its clean modern design, features a stunning terrasse with a pool and an amazing city view. The apartment includes one big bed, perfect for a couple, a dining table, an equipped kitchen a TV, and more. 

The Luxe Loft is located in Triangle d’Or, the posh neighborhood in Bordeaux with many luxury boutiques and restaurants. 

Nearby you’ll also find the Grand Theatre, Bordeaux’s stunning opera house, and is overall perfectly located to discover Bordeaux. 

Book your stay here

B&B Maison Rosa

If you’re looking for a more cozy family-owned place, Maison Rosa is what you might be looking for. A warmly decorated guest house located in a typical Bordeaux house. There are only three guest rooms in B&B Maison Rosa so it’s a very small and cozy place. The house is designed as a family home and that’s exactly how you’ll feel staying there. 

Maison Rosa - one of the best hotels with pools in Bordeaux
Credit: Maison Rosa

In their charming garden, you’ll find an outdoor swimming pool, perfect for the hot summer days of Bordeaux. 

The guest house is located between Bordeaux’s two stunning parks Jardin Public and Parc Bordelaise. The nearest tram station is within a five-minute walk from the house, take line D and you’re in town in just a few minutes.

Book your stay here

Hôtel Maison Pavlov

Another stunning hotel offering Spa facilities with a pool is Hôtel Maison Pavlov. The hotel 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 only being a short tram ride from the city center. 

Hôtel Maison Pavlov is situated in a chartreuse (a French-style manor house) and offers eight rooms and suites hidden at the end of a lush garden. In the backyard, just next to the restaurant’s terrace, you’ll find the spacious heated pool. 

Maison Pavlov also has an amazing restaurant that brings many people from the city center, attracted to this calm, charming place. Everything is sourced from local farms, except for the restaurant’s aromatics and herbs, which are harvested directly from the property’s garden. 

Reserve your room or treatment here.

Is it your first time visiting Bordeaux?

If it’s your first time visiting Bordeaux I have a few articles that will help you 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 the city. Also, check the guide to the Bordeaux wine region to learn how to visit the wineries of the region.

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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*Note – Some of the links in this article include affiliate links for which I earn a small commission. It adds absolutely nothing to your cost and helps me continue writing about this amazing region. Don’t worry, I’m not getting rich here, I’ll never recommend anything I don’t believe in 🙂