Chateau Hotel & Spa Grand Barrail

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Fairytale castle surrounded by vineyards
  • 10 minutes’ drive from St Emilion & an hour from Bordeaux
  • The gourmet restaurant has a Michelin-recommended wine list
  • There’s a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi & outdoor pool

"Fairytale Belle Époque château" -- Fodor's

Map & Directions

The hotel is an hour by car or taxi from Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport. St Emilion is a 10-minute drive away, or just under an hour on foot. Free parking is provided on site.

Rooms & Rates

Check Rates


Chateau Grand Barrail is a 19th-century castle set in seven acres of grounds in the Aquitaine countryside. The chateau is ringed by vineyards, offering far-reaching views, and there are bikes available to hire (extra charge applies) if you fancy exploring the neighbouring villages.

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from St Emilion, a UNESCO site and "the prettiest of the wine towns", according to Rough Guides. It’s also one of the most popular so visit in morning, before the coach tours arrive. Bordeaux, where you can "stroll the most graceful streets in France" (The Daily Telegraph), is an hour away by car.

The restaurant serves gourmet French cuisine and has "a particularly interesting wine list", says The Michelin Guide. A less elaborate lunchtime set menu is also available from Monday-Saturday. Guests can dine out on the terrace (summer only) or in the stained-glass conservatory, where the décor is said to have been inspired by The Petit Trianon Palace, Marie Antoinette's hideaway in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. In the adjoining wing, there is a spa with a steam room, sauna and an indoor Jacuzzi with vineyard views. Grape-based spa treatments are available and outside you’ll find a pool (heated in high season).

Most of the rooms are in the more modern, villa-style wing near the pool and views are of the vineyards or parkland. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and Deluxe Rooms and above are supplied with Nespresso machines. Opt for an Executive Room to stay in the historic chateau.



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

National Rating
This property has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

Know Before You Go

  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 24 for adults and EUR 15 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per pet, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Have a Problem? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/ or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

More Great Deals & Tips

Chateau Hotel & Spa Grand Barrail