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“Disappointing”
Review of Relais de Margaux

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Relais de Margaux
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Margaux
Limerick, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 21 July 2009

Booked the Relais de Margaux last minute but there were a number of rooms
available. Requested a double room. Room was nice, clean, spaceous. Location
lovely. The problem arose when going to bed. Discovered our double bed was
two single beds held together by a sheet. I know this is standard in alot of hotels
and normally I don't have an issue. But usually in other hotels the connection of
the two single mattresses is a little stronger than a sheet. Needless to say during
the night the mattresses started to separate and my partner awoke the next morning
lying in the middle with a pain in his back. I mentioned this at check out and go a "oops
look" and a shrug of the shoulders. Knowing the area better now I'd have kept going
and gone to another town/city.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank JazzLimerick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2009

We have just returned from Relais Margaux and having read some of the reports I was a little apprehensive.However it was fine and although very quiet in terms of people around we enjoyed our stay.
Contrary to previous comments there is an outdoor pool (free) although it is secreted at the back of the hotel and not signposted.
The hotel is a little out of the way somewhat and if you are expecting any nightlife /entertainment forget it.But the staff were reasonable enough and as we speak French we had no problems getting across our requirements(iron etc)

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
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Thank vindetable
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London
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19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2009

We stayed here over the New Year period. We also had this booked for us as part of a travel package deal, so at least I don't know how much this was per night :-p The room itself was nice - although a bit tired looking. The bathroom wasn't very clean and the light-bulbs were out, so virtually in darkness. The day spa was nice, i had a body scrub which was gorgeous and a massage which was shocking. My husband also had a massage and made the same comment, it wasn't very firm at all. The facilities seemed nice though - the spa gave you free slippers to take home which was a lovely touch. They took my husband to a nice quiet room to have tea after his treatment, however i missed out on that all together. The NYE dinner was lovely, however VERY VERY expensive. Not nearly good enough for what we paid for. There was however a great jazz band and fireworks which made the evening quite special. So that made up for the price. The internet access was charged per minute which I thought for this kind of hotel was very poor service. There was also a chess board in the relaxation area which was missing pieces. Little things like that made this hotel feel quite tired. Although I can imagine if you go as a couple, and one plays golf the other can get spa treatments, it could be quite a nice get away if you get the room at a reasonable price. The breakfast was good quality and plentiful.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank worldtravellers91
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Henley-on-Thames
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2008

We were booked into Relais Margaux for a family celebration for 2 nights. Having viewed the website and having eaten in the Brasserie a few times I was really looking forward to it but found it very disappointing. I tried to book treatments in the spa some weeks in advance but it was already fully booked so I thought I would just revel in a luxury room and make the most of it. However, the room was more like a commercial travellers overnight stay room than a luxury room. I found it slightly depressing in spite of the glorious sunshine outside. The bathroom was luxurious but the washbasin and bath would not drain away, we informed the hotel on the first morning and they did something to improve the washbasin initially, but by the time it had been used twice it was as bad as before and the bath did not change. I thought that I would have a swim but decided against it when I discovered that it would cost me 30 euros per day for the privilege! The food at the celebration was superb and the breakfats were good but we found that we had been charged for a dinner that we did not have when were checking out . There was no offer of staff to take our luggage or to show us to our room when we checked in or when we checkedout , in spite of the fact that we are getting on a bit. All in all a very disappointing stay for us and we will not consider going back.

  • Liked — The food
  • Disliked — The bedroom
  • Stayed November 2008
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2 Thank JMSHenley
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Bordeaux, France
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2008

Spent a weekend at "Le Relais Margaux"
This is a nice hotel, part of it is new, we stayed in the new part. The room was a nice size, the bathroom was nice also. Don't touch the minibar, prices are stupid.

The staff are very kind and efficient. Didn't try the Spa, as there was no availability, but that was our falt for not booking.
Breakfast was nice, good selection. Dinner one night in "le brasserie" was fine a little expensive, but good food.

There are two small points abouth this hotel... it's quite along way from the small village of Margaux, and in Margaux there is almost nothing to do. To eat out, somewhere good you either have to go to Pauliac (quite a limited selection also) or back into Bordeaux, both take 25 mins...
The second point is the sound proofing in the rooms (or lack of it....) in the new part of the hotel.. you could hear everthing going on in each room either side of ours. We know all about one couples programme for the week, thier stocks and shares etc...

Over all a very nice place to stay, perhaps out of season so it's no so expensive.

  • Liked — service
  • Disliked — living with the couple next door
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jay175
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Dubai
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2008

In France, there are not much places like Relais Margaux. Location is fantastic you can really walk to Chateau Margaux, it would take you 10-15 minutes however for wine lovers looking for exclusive place to stay, Relais Margaux Hotel is really charming.

Visiting the property through a hotel golf car, was great and we could appreciate the beauty of the site.

Rooms are deco in a classic way respecting architecture of the place. Spa is at the level of those top therapists / beauty centre in Asia and Middle East. Staff is extremely caring on what products to take in regards to skin, and not always what most expensive to take and this is probably due to specific trainings.

Brasserie is great with large view on the Golf area. If you go for a weekend you should really drive around, first inside magnificent "route des chateaux", then if you have time i would suggest to go to Arcachon. We were recommended by their staff, to try "Cafe de la Place", which was a great choice. A typical french brasserie with great style and great dishes.

The Spa at Relais Margaux is definitely a must, and if i was living in France i would go at least 2 times in the year, for a fresh break minded.

  • Liked — Large park to walk through, and the gold (if you practice)
  • Disliked — Small lobby area
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank romain
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
791 reviews
186 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2006

The front of house staff were welcoming , but there the luxury ended. The hotel is an unashamed money making venture, The room was in serious need of a makeover, and the restaurant was poorly run and had even run out of Margaux wines! I wanted a swim after my long drive, and was charged 30euros for the privilege. The leisure centre consisted of a postage stamp pool with some wave makers up one side, and a waft of aromatherapy. If I had wanted to use it the following morning before departing, I would have had to spend a further 30 euros.
For a hotel of this alleged class, everything was extra, from the extortionate rates for internet access to use of hotel bicycles.
I would advise anyone visiting the vineyardsof Bordeaux to make a wide detour of this undesirable property.

  • Liked — leaving it
  • Disliked — the rip off factor
  • Tips/Secrets — don't go
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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5 Thank crawfie
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Property: Relais de Margaux
Address: 5 route de l Ile Vincent, 33460 Margaux, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Gironde > Margaux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Margaux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais de Margaux 4*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located alongside the Gironde set in 55 hectares of land in the heartland of the famous Medoc wine country, the Relais de Margaux is only 40 minutes from Bordeaux city centre and the Merignac International Airport of Bordeaux. The “Relais de Margaux” is an ideal holiday resort to discover this beautiful region, visit prestigious wine castles, discover oenological and to spend a few days of relaxation.Here wine, country and sports activities harmonize wonderfully well. ... more   less 
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