Site Inspection at FirstName Bordeaux

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Site Inspection at FirstName Bordeaux
Curator’s statement

In December of 2023 and March of 2024, I traveled to visit FirstName Bordeaux. Prior to both stays, the staff were proactive in reaching out, offering upgrades for Prive rates and ensuring my stay was as seamless as possible. The boutique style rooms are extremely comfortable with modern amenities and luxury finishes. I recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a comfortable and personal stay in Bordeaux.

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FirstName Bordeaux

Experience the epitome of Bordeaux elegance at FirstName, where luxury and sophistication converge in the heart of wine country.

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While this hotel is located on the edge of the old city center of Bordeaux, it is only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the major sites. Further, there are tram and bus stops directly in front of the hotel, making it easy to get to Bordeaux and to or from the airport and the train station.

Don't let the exterior of the hotel fool you. The rooms at FirstName Bordeaux are sleek and modern. Our room was well-lit with plenty of light, and the windows offered a sweeping view of the adjacent park with a window seat.

The Carat room, which is a deluxe corner room, offers a walk-in closet with plenty of storage space, including shelves, a safe and a clothing steamer! Other upgraded amenities included a French press coffee maker and a tea kettle. The artistic finishes in the room made it feel like you were staying in someone's chic apartment, rather than a typical Hyatt hotel.

The large bathroom offers dual vanities, a soaking tub and a rainhead shower and a handheld shower (with adjustable water pressure settings!). The toilet is in a separate room with its own sink. Bath amenities are full-size Oceopin, and there are plush bathrobes in the room.

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This is one of the most comfortable hotel beds I’ve slept in, especially at this price point. The linens are high quality and cozy, and I was impressed with the quality of the mattress.

There is an on-site restaurant, Le Bada, with an ever-changing menu developed by a Michelin chef with a focus on zero-kilometre food and Bordeaux wines. On Sunday afternoons they offer brunch with live music.

Each floor has a kitchenette that has a microwave and a refrigerator that guests can use to store food or drinks. There are also complimentary local beverages and small snacks available to guests.

Need to Know

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Bordeaux. In need of further inspiration? Check out Jody Holman’s guide, Things to Do on a Culinary & Cultural Adventure in Bordeaux.

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