Le Domaine de Raba

Talence, Gironde
Hotel


An 18th-century chateau on the outskirts of Bordeaux, now a hotel with unusual rooms, amazing food and a floating spa on a lake

Bedroom

9 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

This informal hotel is only 20 minutes from Bordeaux, yet feels like a world unto itself. It’s surrounded by fine parkland and there’s plenty to do rain or shine, or retreat to your room for some peace and quiet too.

Choose from gorgeously appointed bedrooms with sitting areas in the former guesthouse, or in unusual safari-style tents with private terraces next to the lake. Relax with a book in the chateau’s downstairs sitting room, watch a film in the delightful little cinema or head to the spa for a treatment. There’s also a small swimming pool and a gym, and in the summer, there are plenty of places to relax outside with live music on the weekends.

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to eating with the two in-house, well-regarded restaurants. Try fine-dining steakhouse Marguerite or Les Petits Caprices for globally-inspired sharing plates; Les Chais for wine, cheese and charcuterie or the retro cocktail bar, Contre-Jour. Stroll through the woods surrounding the hotel, visit nearby wineries, or drive into Bordeaux for art galleries, museums and shops.

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We think you'll love

  • Having so much to enjoy on your doorstep: fantastic restaurants, cocktail and wine bars, a spa, lake and cinema
  • Meeting the lovely staff and charming manager, Karen
  • The quaint 'world unto itself' atmosphere
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You should know

  • You're surrounded by parkland but not in deep countryside

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 12pm
Booking restrictions
Cot available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Breakfast included with Safari Tent/Lodge stays. Starters from €5. Mains from €11.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €196
4 Safari tents for 2
From €196
5 Doubles
From €250

Reviews

This place was a real surprise, a delightful one. Picture a gorgeous chateau with exquisite modern/classic decoration and its two fabulous restaurants next to what could almost be a luxury lodge in Kenya...only a few minutes from the centre of Bordeaux. Huge fun just for the experience and filled with a hugely enthusiastic and likeable staff.

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The chateau was built in the 18th-century on the outskirts of Bordeaux - which has now become the university district - next to the modern business school. There's a university bus stop that takes you to the town centre or the train station in about an hour. For day trips further afield drive to the wine town of St Émilion in 45 minutes, and in an hour, the stunning coastline bordered by forest and the largest sand dune in Europe, the Dune du Pilat with the seaside town of Arcachon a few minutes further.

Introducing

Le Domaine de Raba

Le Domaine de Raba is part of the Millésime Collection of French hotels - a group passionate about restoring old buildings, culture, good food and wine and giving guests a unique and memorable experience. You'll meet Karen, the charming and warm manager, and her team of friendly staff.