After a horrible day of surviving the June 13, 2014, train service strike on a trip from Paris to Bordeaux we were ready for some luxury.
The Grand provided just what we needed starting with a beautiful city view balcony room overlooking the Opera. The very expensive Moscow Mules served in the bar even made a more mellow transition enjoyable.
The property is old world classic even down to the pillowed wall fabrics in the rooms. We felt we had gone back to the 17th century except the chamber pots were missing. What was present was a very efficient air conditioner on the eighty plus degree day in Southern France.
As other reviewers have pointed out this property is not for the handicapped. There are stairs where you don't expect stairs and no elevators in those areas to compensate. Even our balcony required stair climbing to get to the nice sitting area. The wife does not do stairs well, but we managed and the staff went out of their way to assist to even offering her the freight elevator at one point. We were aware of the situation prior to booking and knew what to expect. She is a trooper.
We managed and I don't think there is a fix for the situation other than starting all over again and that would just not be right.
We did not eat in signature Michelin Star restaurant because it was "temporarily" closed. We did have a €40.00 breakfast of coffee, small pastry and orange juice.
If you are on a budget the Grand might not be your cup of tea. It is a nice splurge.
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- Also Known As:
- Regent Bordeaux
- Bordeaux Regent