One-of-a kind property, the 4-star, 19th-century Château Grand Barrail Hôtel is located in the right-bank area of Bordeaux, next to a medieval town. With Saint-Emilion’s most famous wine-producing châteaux at its doorstep, it is less than an hour-drive to Bordeaux.
Surrounded by a 7-acre park, Château Grand Barrail Hôtel offers gorgeous guest rooms, split between the château and its outbuildings, and a gourmet restaurant. Run by Chef Romain Gondras, it serves innovative, mouth-watering cuisine matched with carefully selected Bordeaux’s fine wines to tempt every palate.
Indulge in the hotel’s spa, offering a comprehensive array of Cinq Mondes body treatments to relax you, pamper your body and delight your senses.
The hotel’s friendly and committed staff is always on hand to cater to your every need. Offering each guest a warm and personalized welcome, Château Grand Barrail Hôtel is sure to meet most demanding expectations.
Facilities: King-size bed (1.80 m) or twin beds, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi access, minibar, air conditioner, individual safety box, bathroom with bathtub, or shower and hairdryer.
With their curtains and sofas upholstered in wool tartan, these rooms feature bold yet well-balanced decoration. Measuring 30 square meters, they provide views over extensive vineyards; adjoining rooms for family stays are also available.
They blend hottest decoration trends, period-style and Blanc d’Ivoire elements. The one that is housed in the Residence offers all modern comforts in a château-like setting. Set within La Maison du Bien-Etre spa complex, these “Cocoon” rooms are a great place to recharge your batteries. La Maison du Vignoble provides panoramic views that are sure to bowl you over with their breath-taking beauty. Measuring approximately 34 square meters these rooms can accommodate 1 to 3 people. Facilities: Nespresso coffee machine, separate WC, bathroom with massaging jet shower. For guests staying with their family or friends adjoining rooms for duplex-style accommodation (4 duplex-style units) are on offer at La Maison du Vignoble.
With their Gustave III-style woodwork, these rooms are set at the heart of the Château and measure approximately 35 square meters. Featuring furniture and décor elements by most well-known manufacturers, such as Pierre Frey, Mise en Demeure and Près de Brou, they blend poetry and realism and offer unobstructed views over the park or the vineyards. Facilities: Nespresso coffee machine.
Measuring approximately 57 square meters, these spacious and comfortable suites (one with hot tub) include a seating area with large desk, offer unobstructed views of the park or the vineyards and can accommodate 1 to 3 people. Facilities: 2 flat-screen TV’s with satellite channels, Nespresso coffee machine, separate WC.
Spacious and refined, this suite blends perfectly into the charming and elegant château setting while providing every modern comfort. A unique place to travel in time. Facilities: Nespresso coffee machine, bathrobes.
24-hour reception. Check-in from 3:00 / Check-out at noon. Free hot and cold drinks upon arrival.
American buffet breakfast. Room service (07:30 to 11:00 & 19:30 to 21:30). Cheese & cold cuts platter available throughout the day, on request. Concierge service. Excursions to châteaux and wine-tasting sessions. Transfers to Bordeaux/Saint-Emilion Airport, Bordeaux/Saint-Emilion and Libourne/Saint-Emilion train stations are available with an extra charge & upon reservation. An outdoor swimming pool is available for guests’ use (heated during high season).
One child up to the age of 12 stays free of charge in his parents’ room (breakfast non-included). Baby cots (upon request). Baby chairs available in the breakfast room (upon request).
46 guest rooms, ranging from Superior Room to Royal Suite.
Small pets allowed (30€ per day).
Free parking available.
Spa (saunas, hot tub, hammams, rest areas in humid/dry zone, fitness room, Cinq Mondes spa treatments, some grape-based).
Gourmet restaurant with terrace (open during high season), function rooms for your meetings and private events, smoking room, cigar bar.
Welcomes you to an unparalleled wellness experience, with friendly and helpful, highly skilled and professional beauticians at your disposal to bring you a complete satisfaction. With a plethora of very special face and body treatments to choose from, they will help your stress and fatigue melt away, rebalance your energies and make you feel happy and serene. Offering guests a range of beauty treatments tailored to their wishes and needs, the Spa wants every one of them to feel special. Your satisfaction is the utmost goal.
You may choose to indulge to à la carte treatments or experience the 3.5-hour wellbeing package “Saint-Emilion’s Magic”, including a comprehensive, stimulating grape-based face and body wellness treatment, a fresh fruit plate and a soft drink. The face and body treatments on offer at Spa Saint-Emilion are performed using high-quality, all-natural beauty products by a French brand “Cinq Mondes”. Taking inspiration from beauty recipes and rituals from around the world, they will make your senses travel.
Spa Saint-Emilion’s facilities are at guests’ disposal for a truly relaxing experience, complete with uninterrupted views over extensive vineyards, referred to as the world’s most celebrated ones. The spa features a hot tub, two hammams, two saunas, rest areas in humid/dry zone, sleekly designed, relaxing treatment rooms and a fitness room with cardio equipment. Matching with the surroundings, grape-based beauty products by ESPRESSENS are also available at Spa Saint-Emilion’s store, to make your memorable spa experience like at home.
The Château Grand Barrail Hôtel offers three private function rooms to host your seminars and other events.
Housed in the Château, Millésime function room features dressed-stone walls and a private patio, and can accommodate up to 53 people. An adjoining tasting room is also available for guests’ use.
Ideally located in La Maison du Bien-Être, Coté Parc function room offers magnificent views of the park and can accommodate up to 55 people.
With its stone walls, La Marzelle room includes a 45 square meter terrace giving onto extensive lush vineyards and can accommodate up to 85 people.
The fully equipped function rooms feature a screen, video projector and paperboard, and provide Wi-Fi access. Paper, pencils, mineral water and candies are also available.
A medieval hilltop town built some two thousand years ago, Saint-Emilion is a true open-sky museum.
Set in south-western France in the Gironde department, halfway between Libourne and Castrillon, the town of Saint-Emilion is just 50 km to Bordeaux. The two latter are both world-renowned for their celebrated vintages, or grands crus.
Saint-Emilion is not only famous for the great wines it produces. It also holds a wealth of cultural landscapes and is a UNESCO-listed town since 1999.
The medieval town of Saint-Emilion is just waiting to be explored. Check out its many monuments (cloisters, a world’s unique monolithic church, a collegiate church, wash houses, 173 acres of underground galleries, etc.), stroll along its narrow cobbled streets, take in panoramic views over the vineyards opening from the monolithic church’s bell tower or enjoy a glass of our specialty wine: the Saint-Emilion Merveilleux.
Saint-Emilion is a must-visit place for both good wine enthusiasts and history lovers.
Things to do in Saint-Emilion
Maison du Vin at Saint-Emilion: Featuring an exhibition themed around wine-making, Les Saisons de la Vigne et du Vin, it offers a photographic and cultural insight into wine growing, producing and labelling. A video room can also be found on site, for those wishing to discover Saint-Emilion Vineyards and wines.
To test your nose and train it to Saint-Emilion wines’ flavors, “la Table des Arômes” welcomes kids and adults.
La Route des Vins Authentiques: Starting from the Tourist information office, it takes you through Saint-Emilion Vineyards, together with a guide to introduce you the place, the wines it produces and the ways they are classified and named.
A great occasion to meet wine-growers and visit a wine-growing property, with a fermenting room and barrel storehouse to take a look to and some vineyards to wander about. To round off the excursion, try out some of the Château’s wines.
Saint-Emilion’s Underground Galleries: One-of-a-kind excursion, it takes you to Europe’s unique Saint-Emilion’s Underground Galleries. Let your guide shed some light on the age-old mysteries and legends that used to haunt the place since a monk named Emilion lived here as a hermit. You will also be introduced to Saint-Emilion’s other major monuments, such as an amazing monolithic church, catacombs and Europe’s biggest underground church.
A historical tour through Saint-Emilion: For 1.5 hour, a guide will take you all the way from the town’s oldest monasteries to ramparts, sharing with you some milestones of the town’s history, since its foundation to nowadays. Take a dip into the past and open up some mysteries of the monolithic church!
The Villemaurine Château – Visiting quarries: Just meters from the medieval town centre, the castle harbors a unique network of quarries.
Set off for an exciting and memorable walk with an expert guide by your side, lighting the way with a lantern, to discover a fermenting room and some other wine-making facilities. The excursion is followed by a wine-tasting session.
The monolithic church’s bell tower: Take on the challenge of climbing the 196 steps of the famous monolithic church that will take you to 68 meters of altitude. Then catch your breath before gasping at the unobstructed, 360° view of the town and the surrounding vineyards.
Château du Roy’s watch tower: A 13th-century donjon that was once part of the medieval town, the building now houses the Jurade harvest festival. Climb the 118 steps to take in magnificent views of the village and sweeping landscapes stretching to the horizon.
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From Paris: Take Motorway A10 (Paris-Bordeaux) – Saint-André-de-Cubzac Exit (39a) – then N89 National Road towards Libourne – go through Libourne towards Saint-Emilion – take D-243 Departmental Road towards Saint-Emilion.
From Bordeaux: Take N89/E70 National Road towards Libourne – Exit n°9 Libourne Est – then the 2nd exit towards Saint-Emilion (D-243 Departmental Road).
From train stations and airports
Libourne Train Station (3 km away): TGV line linking Paris, Bordeaux and Toulouse – Paris to Libourne travel time: 3 hours. A 5-minute drive from the hotel.
Bordeaux – St-Jean Train Station (40 km away): Shuttle service available, upon reservation.
Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport (40 km away): Airport shuttle service available upon reservation. A 30-minute drive from the hotel.
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