We stayed in the Regent for five nights in a de Luxe room. Though it looked down into the ground floor bar area through a glass roof, there was plenty of light and no noise. The room was really spacious and attended twice a day - bathroom items, coffee etc topped up pronto. The bed was amazingly comfortable, with beautiful white linen which was completely changed daily [including duvet cover]. The bathroom was spacious, with fluffy towels, dressing gowns and slippers provided. The service throughout the hotel was wonderful - the staff friendly and efficient without exception. The hotel itself is stunning, with spacious public rooms, and always a seat to watch the world go by from!
The hotel is situated right opposite the Opera House and in the very heart of old [but renovated] Bordeaux. Coming from the airport by Jet bus, they let you off at Place Quinconces, which is only a few yards from the hotel. There are many good restaurants in the area, including Place du Parlement and Place C Julian - also all along the nearby side roads. We particularly enjoyed the Brasserie Bordeaux in Rue Remi - traditional French cooking, and Le Petit Commerce, 22 Rue du Parlement - mainly fish, and so fresh! The restaurant inside the Opera House is very pleasant, too - worth going in for an aperitif if nothing else! There are some 'tourist traps' restaurants, too, so look around!
If you like Opera and/or Classical Music do check out the Bordeaux Opera website. Worth booking tickets ahead! We saw Jenufa, which was a superb production. There was also free concerts during the day, as a competition for quartets was underway. Again, worth checking out. Several of the churches provide venues for evening concerts, as well.
Bordeuax does seem to be fairly run-down once you move from the centre, so it is worth staying in the heart of the town, even if the hotels might be more expensive. However, we booked Regent Grand earlier in the year when there was a 20% discount offer on. We feel we received excellent value in every way at a reasonable cost.
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- Also Known As:
- Regent Bordeaux
- Bordeaux Regent